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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10 comments:

Adriana Iris said...

too cute...Love it!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. It is so adorable! I love it! : ) I think the color is perfect!

Unknown Mami said...

It is adorable!

Happy New Year!

Rowell Reviews said...

Adorable! Stopping by through the Twitter hop. Feel free to come on over. Billie
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LindaFaye said...

This is pretty cute. so simple!! I would make a cute one too, but I share the computer with my hubby and I don't think he'll go for cute... we'll see!!

Anestazia said...

Hey there! Thanks for following, I'm following you back! I love the laptop case, super cute. There's also quite a few patterns on the web for crocheting your own. There was one I planned on making, but got halfway through and got bored (like most of my projects, hehe) Maybe I'll dig out the pattern and yarn again!

Anestazia <3
http://yourworkistodiscoveryourworld.blogspot.com/

Mamabear said...

so sweet!! love the mouse gray! I found your blog on SITS....may have to start following you! Love it!

Crocheted Little Things said...

I think it turned out amazing! Thank you for joining our blog hop :) Really nice to connect with you
Lu

Grace Matthews said...

Love it!!!

Fellow Blog Hopper:)

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SoledMateBlog said...

That would be perfect for an iPad/iPhone! So cute!