Crayon Roll, originally uploaded by celabbe.
My husband gave me a sewing machine for Christmas and I was so excited. I immediately found a project for a crayon roll at Prudent Baby and bought the materials. Unfortunately, my momentum died with buying the fabric, which is not an uncommon situation for me.
I'm listening to Gretchen Rubin's book The Happiness Project again and was particularly struck by her suggestion that one should spend out. By spend out, she means that we should use the items that we have. We should use our wedding china or that special candle that you are waiting for the perfect occasion to use.
Although I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to properly complete the crayon roll, I also knew that it did not make any sense to have the fabric, ribbon, and sewing machine just sitting in my house waiting for that magical time when I would feel that my skills were worthy of attempting the project. Once I started, it took me less than two hours to complete the crayon roll, and those two hours included finding the sewing machine manual to make sure that I was threading the machine properly.
The Wee One is going to love it for Valentine's Day.