I had such a great weekend! My friend Sandie (she has a brand new blog by the way...) and I hung out at her house while her husband and daughter were out of town! It was a wonderful retreat with crafting, chick flicks and pizza for 24 hours!!
I had really wanted to make a carrying case for my new laptop, so I gathered all my goodies and away I went.
The bottom half was a piece of matlesse' that I had in my stash. I quilted the top half and the flap using a diamond pattern. I also quilted the strap by layering it with quilt batting and sewing channels down the strap. I added D rings on the sides of the cover to attach the handle when I need to.
The inside, has Velco to secure the flap. I love how the cover has little bits of purple in the flowers to compliment the laptop color.
I made a little pouch to tie on to one of the D-rings. It holds my ear plugs for when I need them.
But my favorite part, was making the embellishment. I made it so it Velro's on and can removed when the cover needs to be washed. (It is mostly white after all.) I used Tim Holts grungeboard for the wings, the tag and the back of the piece. The wings are covered with Tim Holtz's crackle paint in white and then antiqued. The crown has gold and silver glitter mixed together. For my name tag I printed my name on some fabric paper and died the edges with coffee. Then I covered the grungboard tag with a scrap of fabric and used rhinestone brad fasteners to attach the wings.
I'm really happy with the the way it came out. I can't wait to travel with it to Minnesota for The Creative Connection Event in September!!
See you all on Friday for the Where Bloggers Create party!!!