Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunday's project

A while back I bought some chalkboard embroidery designs from Sewing For Sarah Embroidery (, but never got around to buying the chalkboard fabric. It's not an easy fabric to find around town and I could buy it online, but it costs at least $10 a yard online plus shipping. That was not an option for me, so I called Hancock's Fabric yesterday to find out if they had any in stock. Hancock's is about 25 minutes from our house, so it's not someplace I go often. It turns out, the fabric was $6.99 a yard minus 30%. Lucky me got two yards for less than it would cost me online for one yard. It is going to be discontinued at Hancock's, but I'm not too worried since it was listed as discontinued since 2007 and they still have a bunch left.

Sunday afternoon I started playing around with ideas and came up with a coloring/chalk tote for each of my kids. Only my daughter's is done, but will finish up my son's tonight, hopefully. After I got it together I realized it needs some stabilizer. So, need to open up the ends, add a piece of stabilizer and sew it back up, add handles and some Velcro to keep it closed.
The tote has two pockets on the inside for coloring books, paper, etc. and 28 crayon/colored pencils/etc. spots. The outside has a 6 slots for chalk/crayons, two chalkboards to draw on and a tic-tac-toe chalkboard. The font is Dunno. What do you think?

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