Friday, 31 January 2014

Small stuff

A couple of recent things to keep this space up to date.

First, this is a laptop case for Number One Daughter who recently went through the trauma of having to replace a broken laptop. I used a tutorial from Sewplicity which has a useful guide for measurements for any size laptop.  This tutorial includes instructions for corded fabric handles, but I happened to have a piece of grey webbing so I used that instead.  The zip was in stock as well - love it when that happens.

Fabric Stats:
  • Wildwood Fabric, Foxes on White
  • Petit Street, Spots Grey
  • Annali, Scribble Lines, White

And here is a plus pouch made from left over scraps. The background is shot cotton (Kaffe's, I think, rather than Oakshott).  You can't see very well in the photo, but I placed the pieces in alternate directions to get the slightly different colour.  It was great to use up more scraps.  Yes, the eagle-eyed will notice that for the photo I propped it on the liberty hoard box.

A pair of long wrist warmers for an orange-loving friend who broke her wrist and was feeling the cold after the plaster came off.  Here they are after blocking on a cake rack.  The pattern is a free one from Purl Bee.
Yarn stats:  Malabrigo Sock in Terracotta, although it looks more like seville marmalade to me.  

Linking up with Lily's Quilts Small Blog Meet.


  1. The foxes are adorable and I love your plus bags, I bet the differences in the shot cottons are more obvious in reality.

  2. Hi I've popped over from lily quilts, your bags are lovely especially the laptop bag.

    Peg x

  3. Nice laptop case. It's both pretty and functional.

  4. Hi, I have popped over from Lily's Quilts. Your Plus pouch looks great, I would love to make one in white & reds. Also I went back over some of your older posts and your Gameboard quilt top looks great, did you finish it off as is or add borders? And your Red Geese quilt looks fabulous. from Jenny (no blog) from Australia

  5. Hi, over from Lily's quilts. Absolutely love that laptop case. What a lucky daughter. And the plus pouch is gorgeous. Hoping to try some plus blocks soon!


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