So I had been picking up a few little things here and there to send them a "We Care" package. Then I saw this cute tutorial on The Pleated Poppy for a crayon rollup, and the "What If?" juices began to flow....
|Photo courtesy of The Pleated Poppy|
What if I made it a little larger for markers instead of crayons? And, what if I put velcro on the end instead of the button and elastic? And, what if I embroidered their names on them? Oh yes!!!
Earlier this year I bought a second-hand Bernina Artista 180 with the embroidery module from a friend in our Guild.
|The machine description is hiding behind that cute pincushion :*)|
I've been using the machine regularly for my piecing projects, but I had not had time to play around with the embroidery module. And I had never done any embroidery before - so this was a little challenging and a lot intimidating!!! But it was the perfect project to begin my machine embroidery adventure....
So I sat down one Saturday morning with the instructions in front of me, and by golly I did it!!! Yes, it took me all day, and it was close to midnight when I finished up the projects - but I did it!!! =^..^=
It was really kind of easy once I figured out how to do it - isn't that usually the truth? LOL!!!
Both names, embroidered and ready to go into the project....whew!!!
I used a fun Adventure Heroes fabric for Adam's roll-up....can you see the Incredible Hulk peeking out through the markers? Adam is really into Hulk right now :*)
The velcro part was a little fussy getting everything lined up, but it wasn't too bad and I like it much better than elastic and buttons....
I had a little more difficulty with Reaghan's name - the machine kept telling me there were too many letters and that I needed to either reduce the size or rotate the letters. The problem with that was that everytime I tried to do one of those, it kept reverting back to Adam's name! Of course, after much investigation and a few choice words, it was finally determined that the problem was "Operator Error" LOL!!!
I used this really cute "lined paper doodling" fabric with peace symbols on it for her inner fabric - the same fabric I used for her Chalkboard Wallhanging last year (see HERE) :*)
The kids were so excited to receive a package from Grandma & Grandpa,
and they LOVED their marker roll-ups!
Reaghan asked me "How'd you get our names on there?" I just said, "It's magic, Honey!"
And what was their favorite part of the gift? That I had included the markers
so they could sit down and play with them right away LOL!!!
Kids are SO cute!!!
Hugs & Blessings!