Saturday, November 3, 2012

For my Junior Artist :)

A while back I showed you the fabric
that I had made at Spoonflower 
from a drawing that my oldest grandson made.
Well today is his birthday 
and I wanted to give him an art caddy 
so that he could create some more special things.
I had a remnant of Lightning McQueen fabric
that I knew would come in handy one day.

Well yesterday Cherise from Sewingly Along
and I had a play date :)
(why should children have all the fun?????)
We spent the evening cross stitching and chatting.
But before that, we decided to check out  
the new Hobby Lobby in Huntington Beach.
Holy Cow that place is HUGE!
 Cherise found the cutest gingerbread couple
salt & pepper shakers (at 50% off) 
who doesn't love a great deal????
and I bought some colored pencils,
 a drawing pad, a pencil sharpener and a gum eraser.

I used Peltex to give the caddy some strength
 and I used clear vinyl and  velcro to make a flap
 to keep the pencils in place.
The drawing pad slides into a sleeve that I made
to keep it in place as well.
I made a zippered pouch on the front 
to hold the eraser and sharpener.
The birthday boy is spending the day today
 with his parents and siblings at Disneyland. 
He won't get this until tomorrow.
Hope he likes it :)


  1. he will love it!!! you are such a good nana

  2. Oh that's cute - I have a g-nephew turning 5 in February - something like that would be perfect for him :D What kid doesn't love getting drawing supplies???!! I remember being mega excited to get a new box of crayons and a colouring book in my stocking when I was little - I can still remember the smell of the crayons --- oh my :)

  3. Wow Karen! It's looks so awesome! You did that fast! I'm sure he'll LOVE it!!! Great job! Thanks for a wonderful evening and awesome food! By the way... Can I please have the lasagna recipe! Thanks! :)

  4. Very nice :-)! I have to checkout Hobby Lobby!

  5. It looks fabulous.I sure he will be very glad.Happy belated birthday to him and was mine too!