In an effort to keep up my creativity with as little effort as possible I did invest in some colouring books (always a favourite activity of mine in my childhood and with my own children) and some lovely coloured pencils which I can never resist. My absolute favourites are the Inktense pencils by Derwent, stunning colours with a real depth and intensity of colour as the name implies. However recently I discovered the Lyra brand, favoured by Steiner schools I believe - a lovely 'feel' to them when I use them and a similar depth of colour. I had to buy them individually so no tin to keep them in as with the Derwent brand. What was I to do to keep my pencils safe?
I made my own pencil case! Using a tutorial by Noodlehead I slightly altered the measurements to accommodate the gorgeous fairy tale pictures on my retro styled Little Red Riding Hood fabric. As you would expect from Noodlehead, it is also fully lined, and ... quilted no less ... with iron on wadding so no actual quilting involved, but it is lovely and sqiushy and provides extra protection for my pencils. I so don't have a problem with over-attachment to my art materials :)
|I love you coloured pencils xxx|