Monday, March 03, 2008

At long last

Necessity has pulled me from the non-sewing doldrums. My new computer fits nicely in the "Pleated Beauty" bag that I made. It's quite convenient for toting my laptop to work and back along with the rest of my crap essentials. Unfortunately, as messy as the insides of my purses tend to get I'm afraid the computer may get a bit dusty.

Instead of an entire bag for the laptop I made a little zip-up sleeve that will just slip right into my purse. Initially I planned to make a larger version of this DS case with a few improvements to the method of construction. It worked but I'm still not in love with the pattern.

I do love the finished sleeve however. It's made from some wool suiting with a foundation pieced patchwork panel and Peltex to give it form and a little bit of padding.

I realize that these aren't the most Spring-y fabrics and I feel like I should have some of that cabin-fever that seems to be going around lately. It's very difficult to feel that way in LA. The changes in the weather are so slight and gradual that it feels like no change at all. Instead you just feel a stagnant blah. At least I do. So, sorry not to inspire you with some happy color. Perhaps a new beauty bag is in the cards. Maybe a little yellow could force some sunny feelings out of me.

7 comments:

  1. Yay! It looks great. I love the browns and oranges and blues, but I didn't realize that they weren't springy until you mentioned it. I guess it comes from living in CA as well. The sleeve looks wonderful.

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  2. pretty! I like sandwiching strips between blocks of color... Good idea to just give it its own sleeping bag...

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  3. I think the color combinations are quite cheery, actually. The gray wool is a nice contrast and makes the colors on the strip pop.

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  4. I love this -- the gray wool is fabulous and it will really hold up nicely. The inside of my work bag in which I tote around all my, ah, crap, turned out to have on the bottom an old, thoroughly smushed up banana. I was lucky that the bag itself washed up nicely and that only one thing was ruined, but jeez -- no more leaving food floating around in there! I love bags-within-bags, in any case.

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  5. Oh, that's awesome. I've been meaning to sew myself up a laptop case, but it will be in no way as brilliant as this. Ad I love the colors, even if they're not technically springy.

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  6. I love the patchwork strip with the wool. it's a fabulous combination.

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  7. I love the gray wool too, very classy. Is that the 15" Macbook Pro? I have been wanting to make a case for mine too, would you mind explaining how to do it?

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