Yep! This is where it all starts? Pondering what the next project will be that will present itself on my cutting table.
OK, at least I have decided that I want to work on a laptop sleeve and I want to use this piece of kinda heavy vinyle that I had covered my outdoor swing with and had a little piece left-over. I like to use this for the laptop because it will keep water out and it has a backing that will help to protect its precious cargo.
Next I get it all "hooped up" and decide on a design . I am making progress.
Now I have decided on my fabric for my lining. I like this piece because it is nice and slick and yet it is quiet durable.
I liked my design - it is a butterfly and butterflies -to me- are a symbol of transformations. I added the wording " Begin Somewhere"
Sometimes that is the best advice I can take !
This is how the back looks , I am rather pleased with the envelope closure that I thought of
This is how my liner looks . It is so nice and slick to allow you to slide things in and out.
But now that it is completely finished - it turned out to be the wrong size. I had used a formula that I got online and as usual I ended up with a boo-boo. The length is correct, but the height is half an inch too little. POOH! I guess I am back to the drawing board. I have discovered that laptops are "tricky" little numbers and they change according to the thickness of the machine which throws off every other measurement. !Grrr! O Well another day - a new lesson tackled. I think I will blame it all on my fibromyalgia fog! Maybe tomorrow will be a little different. Wonder why I love sewing so much and yet I am not very talented . But, I do love it - whether it is trying to dream up a project or being allowed to enjoy all the beauties of all the fabrics - what an honor.