Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, though the paint ain’t flowin’, rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, brush roll!

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Two, count ’em two, brush roll projects today!  I found out that a friend of mine is a painter.  She told me that her teacher had the coolest fabric roll to carry her brushes.  I, of course, took that as a challenge, and said I could make her one.

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She picked out this faboo day of the dead fabric from my collection.

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Pardon me, fine ladies, you are  looking quite skeletal today!

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She has 21 brushes that she uses.  I measured the length and determined that the interior needed to be10-1/2″ high finished.    The pockets needed to be 5″ tall to hold the brushes, and 1″ wide each.

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I found one brush for the photo shoot, so 20 colored pencils are actors portraying paint brushes.  I added the flap on the top so the brushes don’t leap out as she flings around her brush roll.  Satin pigtail cord ties this puppy up nicely.

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This is my makeup brush roll for my upcoming European adventure.  Decided to make it look Hawaiian, for that little touch of home on the road.

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The brushes have varied sizes of stems/sticks/handles.  The pockets are sewn to accommodate that.

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Don’t they look happy and cheerful in their floral home?  Once again, a flap to prevent flinging.  I also made a shaped flap for the tie end.

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I think I have found my mission:  to organize brushes, one roll at a time.  If anybody wants to make their own brush roll and would like pointers, let me know.

Now go out there and make something pretty!

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