Saturday, July 23, 2011

One for Jordy.

As nephews go, my sisters' boy Jordy rates up there with the cutest :) He has the biggest, most gorgeous eyes framed with the longest eyelashes...I really don't know how his parents ever say the word no to him :)

Jordy has a special place in my heart, that's for sure. For part of his birthday gift last year, I set about making him a pencil roll.

It was going really well...the colours were great, I found a matching hair elastic for the closure, I loved the fabrics...until I got up to the binding bit. I have some issues with binding. So when the binding didn't look right, I re-did it. And re-did it again. And again....until the project was thrown into my too-hard basket for an extended stay.



Having worked through some of my binding issues lately :) and with Jordy's birthday coming up, I decided to pull this project out and have another go.


Now, either my binding technique has improved, or I've relaxed my perfection criteria, or I just got lucky LOL, because the binding went on very easily...and on the first attempt :) Gotta love that!


Wooohoooo...my UFO pile is getting smaller!


Have a great Saturday.

TTFN xxx





4 comments:

Leisa said...

It looks perfect - he will absolutely LOVE it - especially when it's handmade from Aunty Suzie. xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the bright colours - the perfect gift for a budding artist!

Linda said...

Hooray, its of your desk, just make sure you post it in time. He will love it.
xx

Tracey said...

It looks just fine to me although so did the other attempts LOL.
I would so love to make one of these Hint, hint, wink, wink.
Love me :-)