Saturday, January 23, 2010

Snow + Time + Scraps = Tutorial (sort of)

A very belated "Happy New Year" to everyone! I am just getting back into the swing of things here as I learn to balance grad school with work, family and Polka Dot Pixie making.

Our little town was smack in the middle of the outrageous storm that has been pounding the west and it brought record snow here as seen in my house photo below....

One happy result of the snowfall was me with some rare time on my hands in my studio.

I think when you craft "professionally" , you don't often remember to take time to craft for your self. An MP3 player carrier has long been on my "to make" list, and felting is one of my non clay crafting loves... so here's what I did.... (sorry about the quality of these photos.. taken on a dark and snowy day)

I started with the dregs of an out of date, ill fitting wool jacket, cutting out a couple of rectangles to fit the dimensions of my beloved Sansa Fuse.

I then cut out another scrap of pink polka dot cotton. I felted this wool monkey face right on to the cotton (I used leftover upholstery foam for my felting pad).

I sewed the polka dot cotton to one of the wool rectangles, then stitched the rectangles together into a pocket (raw sides out) turned the "pocket" inside out, made some tiny slits to thread a ribbon through and viola...
A happy little MP3 case that I can wear around my neck as I jog, houseclean and more!

I hope your 2010 has gotten of to a wonderful start. I will be back on a regular posting schedule as I get my new routine settled.