Wednesday, April 8, 2015

On-the-Go Chalkboard Notebooks

I've had an idea to make the kids a coloring/drawing folder for long trips.
When I saw the chalkboard fabric over at Canadian National Fabric, I knew I had to give it a try!
As I started to browse their awesome selection of wovens, the Wild Horses collection from Michael Miller popped out at me.
The colors would go beautifully with the black of the chalkboard fabric.
And, to add to my certainty, it came in a 'boy' color and a 'girl' color.

Matching solids were soon found--Art Gallery's Pure Elements in Pansy and Fresh Water.
For the record, I had chosen Verve Violet as a match, but she was kind enough to send me a better match along with it!

So I started making them, assembly-line style.

A snap pocket for the chalk.
(Yes, I know...that pocket flap sticks out a little more than intended...the drawbacks of doing assembly line style on a pattern/tutorial-in-progress!)
A pocket for the cloth.

And we were all set to go.

They definitely met with approval and had to be thoroughly tested out.

The chalkboard fabric is not listed at Canadian National Fabric anymore but it is still available by request if you contact her!

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Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas!