Monday, September 13, 2010

more with the cozies

Still working on the cozy pattern. I'm having my husband bring home all kinds of phones from work to test out. He also brought home one of these because I didn't get what they are for. So now I'm hooked on it and so are the kids, of course. I loved using it in place of my paper Bible in worship. So easy to get to all the passages without all the page rustling. We'll be sad when it has to go back to the office.

I made these cozies as gifts with an added a button closure at the top for security, so these could hang outside the purse too. I'm trying out different leaf patterns and colors. I love playing with color combinations, so having a formidable felt stash is coming in handy.

You could also use it as a wristlet or hang it from a belt loop.

I sent the dark grey one to my sister Leigh Ann who just had a BIG birthday, along with a quilting mag, a stack of fat quarters, a pretty bird card I got ages ago at ICE Atlanta, and this version of Jane Eyre, which is my favorite ever ever Ever. Leigh, looking forward to getting some shortbread, making a pot of PG Tips (with cream not milk), and watching this with you soon. You are going to looooooove it! Oh boy oh boy oh boy.

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.)