Monday, January 24, 2011

castle peeps!

I had so much fun making this crayon roll! And I can’t imagine any young boy or girl that wouldn’t delight in all its castle glory. The only thing I’m worried about is keeping it away from the recipient's mother!
I bought fat quarters of castle peeps in every colourway a while ago, but haven’t had a special enough project for it yet. But I didn’t hesitate to cut it for this – part of a little care package for our friends in Brisbane. While their house was spared the worst, the cleanup of their backyard and garage and neighbours’ houses is unimaginable. Hopefully this, along with some baked goods, will help pick up their spirits.

Fabric: Castle Peeps by Lizzy House
Modifications: Cut the inside and outside fabric pieces 6 inches wide instead of 5 – to accommodate the height of the towers on the outside.
It’s the second time I’ve made a crayon roll using this tutorial. It’s really simple and easy to follow and the measurements work out perfectly. It was fun cutting the strips to take advantage of the fabric design. Don’t you just love how the peeps appear on the inside when it’s unraveled?

By the way, have you checked out the auctions and raffles on make it perfect yet? As of last week they’d already accounted for $45,000 in donations to the Queensland Flood Appeal. Truly outstanding. While the auctions end tonight, most of the raffles continue until Wednesday – a $5 or $10 donation buys you a ticket in the raffle.

Tomorrow morning Toni's posting a Raffles Master List on make it perfect, so have a look! I’ve entered already for a sewing machine from the red thread and an amazing Dr Seuss pillow at a cuppa and a catch up.



  1. The crayon roll looks fabulous and works really well in that Castle Peeps fabric. I love love love love the fabric! I haven't made a pencil roll yet, mig have to pop it on the to-do list as I am sure they make great gifts for kids :)

  2. I love the crayon roll, it will brighten the day of any child, I'm sure. Also, I think it's amazing what people can accomplish when they gat together to help. Specially quilters!! If we tuned all that good vibe more often, surely the world would be a much better place!

  3. Love the crayon roll, so adorable in castle peeps! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link!

  4. I really like the castle on the outside it is adorable.

  5. How gorgeous! The castles are just perfect for projects like this.


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