Monday, February 15, 2010

Flying Away


No....not me, my mini laptop.

It's heading off all the way to San Francisco to an art retreat, so I thought it deserved to travel in a little bit of style.


I made a very simple padded (iron-on wadding) envelope with snap closures, and then added some handles. It's a little bit wonky, but I was in a big hurry to get it finished.

Bec picked up the gorgeous Ikea fabric for me a few weeks ago - the thought of actually visiting Ikea myself fills me with dread.

Farewell little laptop.... I hope you have fun - and you'd better send me a bloody postcard!

18 comments:

Amanda said...

OOOh I love it..It's so cute and I want a mini laptop dangit :P

Sarah-Jo said...

oh me too me too!
and I really do need one for work, seriously I do! hahaha

so gosh darn cute and the colour is punchy!

Pippi creates said...

What a gorgeous fabric! Pity you don't get to escort it on its journey!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I'm sure your laptop will have a great time ... and if not, it's sure dressed in style.

one little acorn said...

Cute bag Cam. I love Ikea fabric - I used some for a panel of a skirt a while ago.

If you head to Ikea late on a Thursday, you can generally avoid the worst of the crowds (it's worth a bit of a look at the fabric at least). It's open to 9.

I live about 10 minutes away, email me and we could meet and take a wander together if you want some company!

yardage girl said...

Love it - the colours work really well and it will be easily recognised during its journey. What's with the bag going without you - a sad state of affairs!

beccasauras said...

what a nice friend you are, doing without it for a few weeks! I haven't cut my fabric yet, waiting for the right project- something in the house maybe. I'm procrastinating hard at the packing, it feels a bit like studying- new top nearly finished haha.

Jennifer Rose said...

ikea is evil lol one giant rat maze. but its hard to resist the prices and I do really like a lot of the stuff there

that is a really nice bag for the laptop :D

Andi said...

Gorgeous!!

Cathy (Tinniegirl) said...

It's beautiful Cam, and I am indebted to you for the loan of the laptop and the stylish bag for it to travel in.

I'm sure between me and the bag we'll manage more than a postcard.

Sandrine said...

How kind of you to prepare your little laptop for your friend fab trip!love the bag and the fabric choice ...I used it too in the past and love the little birdies:)

ambette said...

Haha, I hate going to Ikea as well! I avoid it whenever possible.

Cool laptop case though! :D

The Creative Beast said...

oh, that laptop case is DIVINE!! i can't wait to see it in person next week...

if you send me your address, i'll be happy to send a postcard to the designer of the beautiful laptop case =-)

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

These are gorgeous Cam...I had a request for one of these in the shop the other day..Any chance of a couple in Handmade Heaven?
Liesa

sewjourn said...

What a kind friend! Bag is great. At least a postcard I'd say.

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh - it looks fabulous! But don't you need to escort it?

Marita said...

Gorgeous bag and lovely fabric. I wish we had Ikea in Hobart. The only time I visited the Melb Ikea it was crazy busy. Hope the bag has a lovely adventure!

Megan.K. said...

You are so generous Cam. What a wonderful gift. Ill send you a postcard from Byron if you want to send a laptop my way!! Hell, I'll send two postcards!
I'm with you on Ikea...love what they sell but stress out big time when I have to go there... plus the nearest one is 2 1/2hrs drive away.