Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sewing Weekend for my gadgets

Yep I am a gadget girl, I even like looking at tools in the hardware shop - you never know what they can be used for I love it.  Before I went on my awesome trip to Australia I went and treated myself to an IPad2 and a Kindle, (I already told you I love gadgets LOL) sooo this weekend I decided I needed a nice case for my IPad, one of a kind type of course.   I found a tutorial online which looked pretty great and also had instructions for a zipper (my first time for a zipper OMG)

Yesterday I made the below and it was a great tutorial - I struggled with the pocket and inner lining when turning out and then after finishing found that I had the batting in where the pocket inner was this morning it got unpicked and fixed.  (am I not a good girl)

 Unfortunately when I went to put my IPad into the cover it was just a wee bit too snug for me as I have the snap on lid (as above in a nice lime green) which made all the difference in fit.   Sooooo I decided to make my own IPad cover and went ahead and made a pattern utilizing part of the zip tutorial from above as I understood that LOL..... but decided didn't want the hassle of the lining having to be sewn to the top and then pulled out etc so did it my way (isn't that a song)..  

Below are my two covers - I have my kindle in the one I made yesterday a bit roomy for it but that's ok it works and its protected and also room for the USB cord, and on the right is my IPad cover which my IPad fits into just nicely with a tad of room for movement - which makes me feel more comfortable about no pressure on the screen, THESE THINGS ARE EXPENSIVE - Treat them with love and care he he...... can you tell I love mine ......

The zipper I had left at home was a large one with big teeth and my machine was not a happy puppy but heck this is prototype stuff it needs to get over it LOL...... I will change things a bit next time - refine it a bit - but am happy with the ease it went together especially with the zip pocket.   I cant seem to get an accurate pic of the colours though I tried two cameras and the Ipad but the material just doesn't seem to want to photograph nicely.  Its actually a gorgeous teal blue with lime green and yellow......

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Holiday pics from Australia

Hello everyone who might still be reading this LOL - anyways have been on holiday in Australia with the CRAFT girls and have a heap of pics to share of our fantastic time.  I miss them so much already they are like sisters and we have the best time together, its like we have known each other all our lives.   I spent the first night in Australia with Dan and Danielle and had a fantastic time and then off to meet the girls and head to Mt Alford for a few days, then to an apartment for an night and then off to Diana's for the rest of the trip, was wonderful.  So here are a heap of pics of the trip hope they don't take too long to download.

 kitchen and dining

 bedroom and ensuite

Amanda, Sharon3
 Amanda and Khris
 Anita and Khris shopping
 Girls with the big girls panties LOL we had a game where we all had to get in two teams and each one had to put the panties on and off and the winner was the one that got it done first
 Diana, Amanda and Khris
 Diana working on her quilt top
 Diana, Me and Khris
 The girls eating (again)
 shopping at bargain box
 shopping again LOL
 Me, Diana and Amanda hard at work
 Amanda giving Helena a head massage with a thing that looked like a medieval torture thing, but boy was it fantastic, if anyone knows where to get one I want one.
Anita and Lynda
Girls with their sewing

Not sure what Diana was doing here LOL

Anita, lois and Khris
 Sharon and Khris in Bargara
 Me taking pics LOL
 The two sharons and Amanda and Lois
Girls eating again
 Our lounge in the apartment we had for one nigth
 Our host at Mt Alford jumping into our pic
 sharon, khris and diana at Bargara
 Sharon eating prawns at Dianas
 Pudding LOL

Anita and Khriss Grandson the cute wee pixie
 Khris and Ash relaxing
 Ash, Diana and Sharon
 Lois having a cuddle
Khris having a cuddle