Thursday, April 21, 2011

baby quilt square

Made this baby cow w/a pacifier for a dear friend's baby shower, in which we (several friends of ours and I) came up with the idea to make her a baby quilt. Each person at the shower would make an animal, or whatever they'd like, from felt or other scraps of fabric, and A would stitch the pieces together, since she said she was bored and needed something to do. ;)

Anyway, I'll post a photo of the quilt when I get to it, but here's my contribution. The intricate pieces took a while to stitch together, but the result was super cute and she was happy! And that's all that matters. :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

First-eva 13" Macbook Pro laptop case...

Dimensions: 14" x 10"; handles each 14.25" long. Front pocket holds the battery pack nice and snug. :) $75

Part of the reason I haven't been blogging is that I've hit a wall with sewing. Perhaps with the baby coming in 2 months' time, my anxiety level has gone way up. Two weekends ago I attempted to cover a plush rocking chair for the nursery, and broke down crying b/c I was so tired, and it seemed like such an undertaking (but who can blame me when rockers/gliders that I like cost at least $500?) But suddenly, last weekend, a surge of energy returned and I was able to tackle some of these custom orders--finally!

Anyway, the idea of making laptop cases came from a dear friend of mine when I showed her my giraffe & elephant clutches a while back. Since the clutches were semi-circle shaped and a fairly large size to be considered a "clutch", she suggested that I make laptop cases. So I actually had been hoping to explore this for quite some time now, and just never got around to it--until another friend of mine asked if I could make one for her sister's 13" macbook pro.

My confession: the process (for some reason) wasn't as easy as it should've been...or could've been. I blame it on my dislike for putting zippers in...and this one was a bit more challenging since I had to put the zipper into essentially 3 layers of fabric (lining, outer fabric, padding), and then have the laptop fit snugly. Probably the part I'd like to figure out how to do better is how to sew the lining in after putting the zipper in...

I have to say, I'm actually very pleased with how it turned out, and hope that IF I were to make new ones, that it'd go a lot faster. This was 2 nights worth of work, which isn't bad, esp. since I was thinking it through in the process. Anyway, hope my friend likes it! =)

Giraffes + Diapers = Giraffe Diaper Bag!

I received another custom order from a fellow expectant mom, and she wanted the diaper bag with the giraffe print & off-white canvas here it is! I really like how it turned out and hope she likes it!

Actually am in the process of making another for a friend, who also wanted the giraffe print but with the same color scheme as the original elephant diaper bag. I think I'm going to be making one for myself when my baby comes too! :)
For sale for $80. Any customization may be more. Thanks for looking!