Monday, February 16, 2015

dog and cat gadget cozies

These gadget cozies were my Valentine gifts to my two girls. Dog and cat describes their relationship at times.


My girls do not have phones. We are old fashioned that way. Well, yes, they technically are old iPhones but have been stripped down to be music/camera/video/calendar gadgets. Like a Touch but without wifi. The girls love their gadgets and carry them everywhere, listening to music, creating elaborate custom backgrounds, taking selfies and recording silly videos of one another. (I came upon the youngest recording a song off the radio the other day with Voice Memo, old school style. Took me back to my days with my boom box and tape recorder. I said, "Um, why don't you just download it on iTunes?" and she said, "Mom, be quiet, you are ruining my recording.")


They are designed to hang on wrists, belt loops, purses or backpacks. (To attach them just squish the cozy through the loop, luggage tag style.) It will save their gadget some knocks and provide a nice place to stash their ear buds.


To make them I modified the small size Gadget Cozy pattern to be a bit taller to fit their 4Ss. I added a dipped rim in back, animal appliques, and Velcro closure. The puppy cozy is actually 5% bigger overall than the grumpy kitty cozy because it needed a little more wiggle room. Second time's the charm.

11 comments:

  1. Absolutely love them, they are perfect, like all your designs. Will you be doing a pattern or tutorial? I have 3 nieces with 5 great nieces and 2 great nephews who would love these!

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    1. Hey, Aunty Stitches! Oh, thank you, that's so nice. No plans right now for a pattern or tutorial. I'm up to my ears in Christmas ornaments!

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  2. OMG!!! These are sooo darn cute!! Love them both!

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  3. Oh.My.Goodness!! They are just too adorable for anything!! And even with Grumpy Cat... what's not to love?! :)

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    1. :-) Ah, thanks, Grandma G. You are too kind. I got lots of laughs looking at Grumpy Cat pins. What a cute cat she is. Her natural born frowny face is a gold mine I suppose.

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  4. These are so great! I love the idea of giving the kids old iPhones...now I just need my own tech guy to score me a few...

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  5. omg these are the cutest!!! you are a genius :-)

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