Monday, January 3, 2011
Made by You Mondays
So, today I thought I'd show you something that I've been working on, a cover for my laptop. Since my computer is small, it's hard to find covers that fit it, it's not a standard laptop & it's not an I Pad, so it doesn't fit into most of the covers that are currently available. It's portable, but who wants to carry their computer around for the elements to destroy. I started with a sage green piece of eco felt that I recently bought, not having any specific projects to use it for & cut a piece just a bit wider & not quite 3 times as tall as the computer, to create a wallet style cover. I used pinking shears (vintage ones that were my grandmother's) & pinked the upper edge, then stitched up the sides with bright pink, contrasting embroidery thread. I added little embroidered flowers & a heart in the middle & topped it all off with bees hand stamped on reclaimed, vintage shirt fabric & cross stitched them, in a honey gold color, onto the bag. I think it turned out sweet & looks like nothing else available & I like the retro colors. Now my laptop is all safe & protected from the elements :)
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