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Crayolas get cozy!

You stinkers! You emailed me and asked me to show you what I’m making for Christmas presents. So, I guess I’m caving and starting with those people that I know don’t read the blog… my children. This is for Morgan. I believe she will love it. It’s made from scraps I found in my sewing closet. She saw me working on it and asked, “Mommy, are you making another quilt?!” It’s perfect to fill with her coloring books and all the crayons fit neatly in their place. The fabric was “prequilted”. There’s no pattern for this one… just did it from scratch but made sure it would hold several coloring books. I bet you could do it too! Do you have a little crafter on your list? If so, I suggest you give it a try. If you aren’t friends with a sewing machine, you can find something similar here.

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  • Katie
    November 18, 2008 at 11:39 am


    Seriously – could I be one of your kids?

  • Mandy
    November 18, 2008 at 11:50 am

    That is the cutest thing…I could give it a try on the machine…or the one on etsy is cute too! Precious and a great idea…I am thinking good present for my 3 year old when baby brother arrives in Jan. Too cute! Mandy

  • Ashley
    November 18, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    GREAT IDEA! You are so creative!! Now, if I only had a sewing machine…..maybe a x-mas gift for me!! Ha ha! Morgan will love her gift. Hope all is well with you and the family.

  • Mrs. Breezy
    November 18, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    humm…wonder if i can do it too 🙂

  • Shireen
    November 18, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    That is SO creative and so darn cute! Morgan’s gonna LOVE it! I hope you capture her expression as she opens it on Christmas morning!
    You’re a wonderful mommy, Darby.

  • Jessica
    November 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Cute!! My mom has a pattern sitting around for a roll-up fabric crayon-holder (same idea for the crayons, but not a bag)… I love the idea of the bag though to hold all the coloring books! I’m gonna have to remind my mom about this project 😉 Can’t wait to see what else you’re working on…

  • laura
    November 18, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    darby, i read your blog all the time & had to comment today…my friend sherry makes the crayon bags you linked to (easy edges on etsy). love reading your blog & erika's too!

  • Ashley
    November 18, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Girl, Please! That is cute!!!! What a sweet and thoughtful gift! No doubt she’s going to LOVE it!

  • Jennifer
    November 18, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I want one of my own!

    I really need to start sewing…that machine from my mother-in-law is collecting dust! I have so many things that I’d like to try, but I just don’t seem to be getting there yet. Instead, I’ll suggest things for you to try :)… like the velvet and gingham tree skirt available online at Pottery Barn Kids. Take a look. I instantly thought of you when I saw it and thought you could whip it up in no time.

    Can’t wait to see what else you’re busy making!

  • the sweet life with olives
    November 18, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    You are too cool for school. Seriously, where do you come up with these ideas… let alone the time to execute them so gracefully???

  • andi
    November 18, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    L.O.V.E. it sooo much! Would you want to make a couple to sell? Maybe if the price is right I could purchase a couple for some cousins?

  • becky
    November 18, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    oh you have made my day. i have seen a roll up crayon holder, but to put that on the back of a bag…love love love. you know i have a little picaso here. thank goodness paycheck week falls when i need to go to the fabric sto!!

  • Dianne
    November 18, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    You constantly amaze me!

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  • Megan
    November 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I love the crayon bag! I'll have to keep it in mind for my niece next Christmas. This Christmas, I'm making her a princess/super hero cape.
    Your crayon bag reminded me of a crayon apron I saw in a catalogue. I found a cute one at Target, too.

  • The Nebrigs
    November 18, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    oh!! too cute!!!

  • Bethany
    November 18, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Ahhhh, GENIUS! No kidding, just five minutes ago I told Towns that if I found yet another color crayon in the floor I was going to throw them all in the trash can! Isn’t that horrible? But considering I pick about 457 up out of the floor on a daily basis…or maybe more. You’re so smart, D!

  • andi
    November 18, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Yep. Would LOVE to borrow the bed if you wouldn’t mind. I am not ready to change his room to “big” boy yet. Since he’s my last baby. I would love to borrow it. Ben could pick it up tomorrow night. I am putting his mattress on the floor for tonight. I am so thankful someone told me about the little boy. I REALLY appreciate it!

  • duchess
    November 18, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    How smart & creative are you?
    I bet they'd be a hot seller in your ETSY shop.

  • Carly
    November 18, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I love it and I know that sweet Morgan will too! Question for you, where do you buy the majority of the fabric that you use to make your childlren clothes?

  • Kellie Patton
    November 19, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Man you are creative and good and QUICK!!!!

  • the brown's
    November 19, 2008 at 9:59 am

    oh my stars, i am in love with that! i was a crayon freak when i was little and would have LOVED that!!

    you are beyond creative…

  • Lindsey
    November 19, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    LOVE it. i bet elle would love one too. but i’m not so sure i could just whip it up like you do?! i’m with whoever said you could sell them in your etsy shop!

  • thewheelerfamily
    November 19, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Darby, I am friends with Lauren Hauge and Lucy Henderly and I live in Fairhope. I have been reading your blog for a couple of months now and I always enjoy your posts. I finally had to comment on this adorable bag! I too am a sewer and I have sewn a similar bag for my daughter and for birthday presents for her friends. My bag only holds 8 crayons and holds a very small coloring book (Dover Little Activity Books) I find at Cracker Barrel of all places. It’s perfect for carrying to church or the doctor’s office, etc…
    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I admire your craftiness and have enjoyed getting to know through this crazy “blog world”.

  • LeslieW.
    November 19, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Love it! Sorry about the peer pressure! 😉 I hadn’t even thought about sewing for the girl’s presents! I wondering about what to do for everyone else!…the obligatory gifts, like in-laws!

  • pve design
    November 20, 2008 at 6:41 am

    So sweet, Let me look, we had a small bag with a flap and inside a similar pockets to hold crayons which came in handy in places while waiting for food, or take-off! You should sell these!

  • The DiVito's
    November 20, 2008 at 9:16 am

    You are so creative.. I love to read your blog, hope you don’t mind a stranger reading it…

  • megan
    November 20, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Great job! I would have loved to have had one of these when I was a kid.

  • ahinderliter76
    November 26, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Oh my gosh that is the cutest thing ever! I have been reading your Blog every so often. We have a mutual friend Jana Currie. She had told me about you when you moved back to Dothan from Talle. I always get Jana to sew me stuff but I might could acutally try that one for myself! My little Hensley would LOVE that! You are like the most craftiest person ever! Thanks for the idea! Oh and congrats on your baby!

  • Abbie
    December 1, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Very cute! and handy. I’m sure she’ll love it.

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