Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekend Project and Deck-Ade the Halls

My DD starts college tomorrow.  Seems just like yesterday she was starting Pre-K

My how time flies!
We gave her a laptop for part of her graduation gift.  She has been shopping for a sleeve to protect it while it is in her book bag.  The ones she really likes are super expensive so I offered to make her one.  She went into my stash and chose the fabric.  I went to Jennifer’s and found a wonderful tutorial here and here.

Photo used with permission from Jennifer @ Sewplicity
I turned this… 
Into this…

DD did not want handles since this will be carried inside a larger bag.  We can always add them later if she changes her mind.

It's hard to see but there is an outside pocket she can use to carry the charger or headphones...or both.

This project took me about 4 ½ hours…start to finish.  Jennifer’s tutorial is chock full of photos and is well written.  So easy to follow.
That left me enough time to catch up on the FQS’s Deck-Ade the Halls blocks.  Wreaths and trees…


I have difficulty getting good photos in the sewing cave :(

It’s really beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (sorry, I couldn’t resist).
I'm linking up to Karen's Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party...Week 129
sew many ways
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend…did you get to stitch?


Tammy said...

What a great case! She will love it and get a lot of good use out of it. Hugs!

Vicky Hunt said...

What a sweet photo of your daughter! My son just started college last week...:) The laptop sleeve turned out great...you are so talented! Have a blessed week my friend!

Life On Willie Mae Lane

Sewplicity said...

What a wonderful gift made with love! Thanks for the link back to my tutorial. Enjoy the sleeve!

tink's mom said...

That great lap top cover pretty much forces wonderful thoughts of her mom to the front of all of her activities. Beautiful job on it by the way and thanks for pointing out the tutorial.

Unknown said...

It's funny I just pulled a kindergarden picture out of my son looking and thinking "where did the time go" too..lol
Love the laptop bag, you are very talented!..I can't wait to see the finish of your Christmas block quilt.
Have a wonderful week!

Candace said...

How adorable she looked as a child, Jeanna! And it looks like she even had a laptop case in the photo (wink). I hope she loves every minute of college - she'll be very stylish with the case mom made. Christmas? Arghhhh.....please tell me it isn't that far off ;>)

Kris said...

So cute! Perfect!! She will love it!!!
xo Kris

Anne said...

The case looks amazing, Jeanna. And the zip goes around the corner too. Eeek! :o)

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a darling picture of your daughter! Her laptop case turned out wonderful! I also love your beautiful Christmas blocks!

Frog Quilter said...

Awesome. I need too look for a iPad cover..

Your little girl,is so cute. I bet she will get embarrassed if she sees this post.

Carrie P. said...

yes, our children do grow up so fast. Great looking computer case.

Donna said...

Our children grow up way too fast! She is adorable and I know she loves her new laptop case.
I love the FQS's Christmas quilt but haven't even had a chance begin. Yours is so pretty!

Linda H said...

Lovely job on the sleeve/case for your DD's Mac. She will love using it!