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My ds has two girl friends we have known forever, and their birthdays are all within a week of each other. Therefore, it gets expensive! They will all be 8 in a few weeks (where does the time go????) and I wanted to make something for the girls. Any ideas? I can sew and knit (and crochet), but I reckon I don't really have time for knitting something, as their birthdays are in about 2 weeks (yikes). So maybe sewing?<br><br>
A top?<br>
A bag?<br>
A bag with their name on it?<br>
HELP!<br><br>
If you have any ideas, do you know of any patterns? (I am being cheeky now!)
 

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Is 8 too old for a <a href="http://www.skiptomylou.org/2007/04/25/on-a-roll/" target="_blank">crayon roll</a> or wallet? Those are quick and easy. I made <a href="http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/KristyDi/Crafty/c12820b3.jpg" target="_blank">this</a> <a href="http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/KristyDi/Crafty/ab6cb05d.jpg" target="_blank">one</a> for a friend's toddler and it was well received. You could easily make it for 16 normal sized crayons rather than the 8 larger toddler sized crayons. I looked all over for a pattern for something like this, but didn't find one. I wound up making my own and would be happy to share the measurement of the pieces if you like. There are several tutorials for crayon rolls on the web.<br><br>
I think an 8 year old would like either a <a href="http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2008/08/lazy-days-skirt-free-pattern.html" target="_blank">lazy day skirt</a> or a <a href="http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-market-skirt.html" target="_blank">market skirt</a>.
 

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Wow! I love those skirts! How adorable. I bet either of those skirts would be well received. A personalized tote bag would make a nice gift. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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i have been making colored pencil rolls for this age set.<br>
and plan to make this for dear niece (8 yo) bday this summer (they are halfway done): <a href="http://lifewithmonkey.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/hair-curler-sewing-tutorial/" target="_blank">http://lifewithmonkey.wordpress.com/...wing-tutorial/</a><br>
i am sure you will do something they will love! Good luck!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is 8 too old for a <a href="http://www.skiptomylou.org/2007/04/25/on-a-roll/" target="_blank">crayon roll</a> or wallet? Those are quick and easy. I made <a href="http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/KristyDi/Crafty/c12820b3.jpg" target="_blank">this</a> <a href="http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn162/KristyDi/Crafty/ab6cb05d.jpg" target="_blank">one</a> for a friend's toddler and it was well received. You could easily make it for 16 normal sized crayons rather than the 8 larger toddler sized crayons. I looked all over for a pattern for something like this, but didn't find one. I wound up making my own and would be happy to share the measurement of the pieces if you like. There are several tutorials for crayon rolls on the web.<br><br>
I think an 8 year old would like either a <a href="http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2008/08/lazy-days-skirt-free-pattern.html" target="_blank">lazy day skirt</a> or a <a href="http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-market-skirt.html" target="_blank">market skirt</a>.</div>
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Instead of a crayon roll, I would do a 'marker' roll or colored pencil roll.
 

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Thanks so much for the ideas. I was thinking of a crayon/coloring pencil roll, and then I found <a href="http://oneredrobin.com/2006/11/30/how-to-make-a-notebook-pencil-holder/" target="_blank">this</a>: But the lazy day skirt is also very tempting.<br><br>
Oh decisions, decisions!
 

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For Christmas I made my kids an apron each and packaged it up with a couple of pots of cake sprinkles. I would maybe add a box of cake mix that the girls would be able to make themselves.
 

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Oh, I love the idea of the aprons and cake as well! Maybe that will be for Christmas....
 

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Maybe a quillow? We made those in middle school. It's a blanket with a pocket on it that folds into a pillow. (Quilt + pillow)
 
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