I made the mistake of taking a very late in the day snooze on Saturday afternoon. The consequence was that I could not sleep that night and ended up staying up till 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, working on this "marker folio" for my daughter:
She loves this princess fabric. I only had a half yard and it had been cut into for her quilt that I've been working on- but she's brought it to bed with her and used it as a "blankie" for her dolls.
I looked and looked for a crayon roll type of pattern that would accommodate markers and a large sketch pad. I wasn't interested in a tote bag type of pattern. I finally decided I would have to make my own pattern, which was admittedly tough for me. The left side obviously holds markers and the right side is a pocket that can hold a coloring book and a sketch pad.
Overall, I am not super thrilled with the results but I know my two year old won't care. The thing that bothers me is how warped the left side has become with all of the markers in there. I knew that would happen but I didn't know how to prevent it and I didn't think it would be this obvious.
I have the supplies to make my five year old son one as well and I am leaning towards chickening out and maybe just putting the art supplies in his stocking. Is that horrible? I am wondering if he might enjoy a pillow with a Star Wars paper pieced lego character instead......
I am linking up with Le Challenge this month, as their theme is "ink." I don't know if this is really common with other kids, but I've found that my kids definitely prefer markers to crayons.
Thanks for reading!