They are A in size and a week to an opening. They are also made with vegetable inks, recycled paper and cardboard. So not only will you get an original work of art, but you will be helping the environment - how good is that!! They are $18.00 each plus $3.00 postage (Aus)
If you have so many fine line markers that they no longer all fit in their holder, do you stop collecting them?
Hell no!!!!! You just make a bigger holder!!!
Well, that is my way of thinking anyway. And then of course the next question is what to make the newer, bigger holder out of. Because I have been doing a fair amount of crocheting lately, it seemed only logical to crochet one.....and here is how it all came together.
And there you have it...........more room for even more pens!
I don't have a set pattern for this. It all depends on how large you want it to be but I used 8ply wool, 2mm hook and it is done in single crochet.
You have to love school holidays - if you are a kid, which I am not, but I do have kids and sometimes keeping them amused can be taxing and expensive. But this week I have killed two birds with one stone. This project kept the kids amused for an hour, I got a bit more vegie growing happening and it was inexpensive.
I am still struggling to remove the tree stumps from the prime vegetable garden spot. So this Spring / Summer I am growing my produce in containers.
We took a trip to Bunnings where I got some buckets for 72c each (much to the 13 year old horror - he thought we were stocking up for a big spring clean) and trays to go under them for $1.50 each
Then, once hubby was at work, I borrowed his cordless drill and drilled some holes. I put them around the base rather than on the base, because the buckets are flat on the bottom and I didn't want the pots to get water logged (thanks for the tip Mum)
I also removed the handles.
Then we added the potting mix with some compost, and potted the plants. We used pumpkin, tomatoes, cucumbers and spring onions. All of which we previously grew from seeds.
Now all I have to do is keep the kids interested enough to water them on a regular basis :)