Hey there! How was everyone's weekend? Mine was extremely restful and very nice. Saturday was scheduled to be a really busy day...we were going to go to a cheerleading competition (just to watch) and then ice skating with friends, and then to church (because I forgot that DH was not working Sunday). Well, I woke up Saturday morning to my little guy standing next to my bed. I said "hey Buddy!" and he said, "Mommy, did you recognize that it's snowing outside?" (Did I "recognize?" How cute!) Uh, no, I didn't recognize that, but it could be the answer to all of my un-prayed prayers for the day. So I went over to the window with him, and sure enough, we had time warped from October to February. It was coming down hard! Everything was coated with about 3-4"...even Mr. Plow was out. Perfect! I got to cancel going to the cheer competition, and we all agreed to save ice skating for another day, and then I realized that DH did not have to work on Sunday, so we didn't go to church Saturday night...it was a day of loafing. Movie watching, card playing, minimal cleaning/laundry (minimal)...and some sewing!
I've had my laptop since June, and I have been wanting to sew a cover for it since about...June. ;) It was hard to decide, because there are so many styles and different tutorials out there, but I settled on this one because I just wanted something simple that would keep it from getting scratched up, but one that I didn't have to mess with a zipper or pouch every time I wanted to use it.
So I dug out some fabric - actually, it was a skirt from Goodwill! - and some felt, because I thought that would give it a little padding without being puffy. I do not like puffy. I'm not a puffy person.
Anyway, it was really easy to sew...just basic straight lines and all. It took very little of my precious time. ;) And when I finished, I was happy, but not really.
I mean, it's fine...it does a job...it's made of cute fabric...but I don't know. I just wasn't thrilled. For one thing, I mentioned that this fabric used to be a skirt. Well, do you see the seam about an inch up from the tab (in the first picture)? That bothered me. So...I busted out my ribbon stash and made a little cute thingy to slap on top of the seam, and slapped a button on the tab. Lots of slapping involved here.
So...it's definitely better. Cuter! But I still wasn't completely happy, because...
...because I tend to be lazy and I don't want to mess with taking this thing on & off my computer every time I want to use it. And since I don't have x-ray vision, this is a problem.
So I thought, well, the fabric (skirt) cost me about $3. And I've got about an hour invested into this thing. So if I ruin it, no real harm done. Deep breath...
OK, so after I cut out a little "TV screen" around the screen, I did the "lazy girl hem" all around it, which is just a zigzag stitch that goes halfway on the fabric & halfway off. It's sort of like faux-serging, but not really. I don't know. I just didn't want it to look all ghetto like it does in the picture above.
Because nothing says "class" more than covering a computer with some used piece of clothing I scavenged from Goodwill.
Anyway, it all worked out, and now I have a cute laptop cover that I don't have to mess with. I can finally move on with my life!