And one craft project (so far). Last night I set out to make my new laptop a sleeve from a design on this blog that I had bookmarked a while ago. Everything went well until I realized, with the finished product, that I had broken the cardinal rule to "measure twice and cut once." Alas, I had written down two dimensions on my paper: the dimensions of the actual laptop, and, below that, the dimensions I wanted to cut my fabric pieces. And of course I read the dimensions written on top and made a perfectly nice laptop sleeve for a laptop that's about 1/2 inch smaller in each direction than mine.
Luckily, projects tend to go a little faster the second time around, once you've worked out the kinks, so this morning I got up and quickly put together a second, improved, laptop sleeve. Here is is:
the fabric is Alexander Henry home collection, from 2007, which gives you some idea of the size and age of my fabric collection, since I had this just sitting around, waiting for an appropriate project. This was just a drop in the bucket.