Thursday, December 8, 2011

New purse

I am not a big purse kind of person.  I want something small - just big enough for my wallet, keys, and phone - but once in a while I need something bigger.  For our upcoming holiday trip to visit family I went looking for something and couldn't find what I wanted so I went looking online and found a great and easy tutorial for a cute pleated purse.  

It took about an hour and a half (which included hunting around for the right fabric combo).  I also added a small pocket on the inside.  It's just the right size too!  I can fit my normal purse things plus a book, iPad, and water bottle.  I'm very tempted to make a few more since it was so simple and easy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quilted ipad cover

Back in November I spent some time reading up on iPad covers.  Let me tell you that once again the quilt blogging world is amazing and I found so many different tutorials and instructions online.  In the end, I didn't find just what I wanted (which was a way to have it covered with an envelope style case but still be able to plug it in) so I decided to wing it and make my own.  It was a fun little project made up of green and purple postage stamp squares.  I quilted it with double straight lines in a grid.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  

The hardest part was figuring out how to make the edges so that they were open so I can plug it in and still leave it covered and protected.  I wouldn't recommend this method - I had to undo the edges 4 times to get them straight.