Linen Sleeves for Some New Technology

Both hubby and Liam got new technology for Christmas, and my iPad mini sleeve is 2 years old, so I needed a new one too; so I made us all sleeves from linen dyed with my Autumn Splendor palette!

This one is for Liam’s iPad:

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Hubby’s new laptop:

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And my iPad mini! I used motifs from my Maine Wood sketchbook, I just love this Black Capped Chickadee!

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I stitched our names on the flaps:

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I love how these colors work together!

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Two Custom Zip Bags

I’ve been squeezing in bits of stitching here and there, and finished 2 custon zip bags recently. The first one is a small one, just big enough for a license and some cash, with a split loop on the side so she can attach it to her keys when she heads to the gym:

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I think it’s quite nice and am thinking about making a few for my next show.

Next up was this bright fucshia zipped clutch for someone who loves hot pink!

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I had just a couple minutes to snap some quick pix early in the morning before getting it in the mail. It’s a gift for my customer to give, I hope she likes it!

 

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