Friday, December 19, 2008

for her teacher

i picked up a pack of fabric crayons right after thanksgiving and hid them away where they were forgotten, until yesterday. we were trying to decide on a gift to make for esme's kindergarten teacher when we stumbled upon them and decided to give it a try. esme' drew a picture on a white piece of paper...


then mama ironed it onto a piece of fabric and...


it became a pocket on a very special bag!


a couple things:: it seems to work better if you color nice and dark. try explaining this to a 5 year old! and i think a white piece of fabric would let the picture show a little brighter, but we were using natural colored muslin from my fabric stash. and most importantly, if you have a small child just learning to read and write, like i do, they might be tempted to write words on their picture. i had to demonstrate the concept of reversed images to esme' by having her write her name on a small piece of paper and ironing it onto a scrap of fabric. she wrote words on her picture anyway and we had to cut them off. *sigh*




we have many more fabric crayon projects planned:: pillow cases, tee shirts, book bags, journal covers, bedtime bags... oh the things we can color! WHEE!

9 comments:

kraftykash said...

Ok...I would love to know the measurements on a pillow case. I have some fabric that would be great for my girl. Esme's teacher will lovethat bag and carry it around for along time to come. Great idea!

Michelle said...

We learned how to do this in Girl Scouts when I was a little girl. One of my mom's friends adopted a baby, and I wanted to do a onesie for her with a sheep (nursery theme) and her name. I got every letter correctly written backwards except the "d", so it said Amamba. Luckily, they thought it was cute because of the sheep! ;0)

The Cook said...

Great idea, I want to make one for the Grandma's.

erika~ the inspired mama said...

aw, michelle, i think "amanba" is cute too! :)

krafty kash:: i will post all about it when we make pillow cases. you can measure existing cases too. esme' picked out some flannel at jo ann's black friday sale and i think it would make a sweet pillow case... we'll see what she thinks!

cook:: i think these will make fabulous grandma gifts! we are making them for grandparents too :)

xo,
erika

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Putting this in the memory for next year! That's awesome!!

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