For Christmas I made my eldest niece (who is turning 4 this year) a cupcake pouch/pencil-pouch-thingy that holds a coloured pencil set with pink and purple cupcake pencil toppers, and a colour co-ordinated matching Black Apple doll.
I'm really proud of myself, actually.
They all turned out so well!
Onto the pictures:
Pencils with pencil toppers. (Basically based upon this tutorial here: http://whimsy-girl.blogspot.com/2008/11/felt-dessert-picks-tutorial.html
The pouch. The cupcakes were just made by drawing a cupcake shape thing in Photoshop, printing it out and using a scalpel to make a stencil, then painted with watered down acrylic. The fabric colours are actually a lot brighter irl.
An inside shot with the pencils.
I didn't make this, but it's SO CUTE that I had to add it! (Also, I realise that coloured pencils aren't usually great at being erased, but I doubt my niece will care...) It's from a stationary-kinda supply store near here called Smiggle. I love it, the whole place is seperated into colours, it's like being inside a rainbow. And these erasers are like little rubber popsicles.
The whole bunch, including the colouring book that I gave to her with it.
I almost forgot the doll! If you'll notice, her hair is the same felt the purple cupcake toppers were made out of, and her dress is the same fabric as inside the pouch. Unfortunately this picture doesn't do her much justice, she's so adorable and cuddly in person. The picture makes her look misshapen.
Thanks for looking!