Tuesday, September 7, 2010

cell cozy for me



Here's mine (and earlier ones if you'd like to see). I got the two leaves at the bottom a bit too big, but I don't care enough to rip them off and redo. I tried some decorative stitching across the background this time, and I like the way it looks. Plus it can't hurt that it also makes the felt sturdier. I have been using it inside my purse for a couple of days and I LOVE IT. Not having to dig for my phone is golden.


I'm working on making this available as a gadget cozy pattern. This size fits my phone, my husband's Blackberry and his iPod. Maybe a choice of two designs for the front, a larger and smaller size, an optional pocket in the back for those earbuds, and a button closure at the top. It would be make an easy and useful handmade gift to anyone who has gadgets to keep up with. Stay tuned.

I hope all the US citizens had a lovely and not laborious Labor Day. I'm getting that squirmy feeling that comes when the air and the light changes ever so slightly -- fall is coming. My favorite time of year! (Thanks, Kaye, I didn't know Canadians celebrate Labour Day on the same day as our Labor Day (minus the u)! Learn sump'n new every day.)

19 comments:

  1. I echo the love of fall! The cell cozy is a fabulous idea.

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  2. Ohhh, this is very pretty - love it! And we had labour day here in Canada too; it was soooo nice to sit around all day and not do much of anything. Although running around trying to find a store that was open so I could buy toilet paper was not as fun!

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  3. Love it. Can't wait to see the pattern comes out. I have an iPhone, so I like it that the iPod fits. Hard to find one that fits iPhone!

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  4. Yes please! I would love a tutorial on this...so cute and functional.

    I am still using the black case that my blackberry came with to keep it protected in the madness that is my purse/diaperbag, but it is SO UGLY! I would love to make a yummy cute case for it:)

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  5. larissa! this is so pretty! I'd love to not have to dig through my stuff to find my phone. love the leaves and the extra stitching detail!

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  6. Yes, please! I'd love to have this pattern - so cute!

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  7. Ooooo...I love this one, too. Great colors. You are thinking fall-ish, aren't you?

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  8. cute! i'm glad you got around to making one for yourself. :) I hear ya on the fall thinking. Just put up my door wreath this mornin'.

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  9. Everyone, thanks so much. Y'all are alwasy so sweet to comment and I love the feedback. iPhone, check.

    kaye, yes, love a holiday but not without TP! ha.

    Robyn, yes. I've even got my yellow wreath on the door and my synthetic pumpkins out. it's bad.

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  10. I love your cell cozy!
    I have been meaning to make one but never really looked for patterns, yours is so perfect, it's chic!

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  11. love this project! I think it looks cute having a couple of leaves at the bottom that are a little bigger. :)

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  12. i will miss summer, but i do look forward to fall. this is so great, love the colors and so cute too!

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  13. Love it! That little hanging strap is clever and I like the irregular quilting. Just made one for myself too, with a button, but wish I'd left a spot to plug in my earbuds. May have to try to add a little "button hole" on the top to fix that.
    http://flic.kr/p/8zHLbA

    Fall is my favorite season too

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  14. I'm gonna need to make myself one of these for my iphone which I'm constantly dropping.

    Do you think you could ever do a post on all your (wonderful) fabric resources? I mean, Ikea, we know… but a list of others would be MUCH appreciated! :)

    Love your blog!

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  15. Hey, Sweet T,
    there is a list of my fave online fabric places way on down in the left column toward the bottom. Around my town, we have a Joann and a Hobby Lobby and that is pretty much it. I live within an hour of some really fabulous textile warehouses, but I don't get up there much because those are mainly decor fabrics.

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  16. I just came across your cell cozies from the 30 Days of Handmade blog. I am currently stitching one up myself (with my own designs of course!). LOVE!

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