I saw some crayon rolls posted on Etsy a while back and I got to thinking about how I could improve on a great idea. After a night of brainstorming and pattern making, I whipped up a couple of these Crayon Wallets for my shop.
There's so many things I love about my latest creation.
- They're made using scrap fabric, which makes the Craft Rat in me very excited.
- They've got pockets for crayons and scratch paper, which keep kids busy and moms relaxed (at least for a few minutes!).
- The pockets all face the center of the wallet so nothing will fall out and get lost in the bottom of a purse or diaper bag.
- The wallets close with hook-and-loop tape (a.k.a. velcro), which means that kids can open and close the wallet by themselves. I thought a lot about this part of the design –what good is a crayon keeper if the kids need mom to open and close it?
Right now, I have two Crayon Wallets in my shop: one in a modern bouquet print and another in a tropical sharks print. I'm planning to have eight more completed by Dec. 5, which is the date of my first craft fair. I know a lot of the folks attending the craft fair are parents, so I'm crossing my fingers and hoping these wallets will be a hot item.