Dear Readers,

2010 is ending and I would like to take a moment and thank you all for following this blog through this year.
I hope you will have an interesting, crafty and successful year 2011.


Crochet Cowl Scarf

The weather outside is frightful, so better get your crochet hooks out and make a cowl scarf. This one I made to try out a V stitch patter. I liked how the colors came out.



The tiny squares baby quilt

This is a new quilt I finished in a period of 3 weeks. The dimensions are 120x80cm. The middle contains 5x5cm squares bordered by 7,5cm wide white border. 

The back is a uniform green fabric with white dots.


Pimp your mouse pad!

The black fabric of my mouse pad started peeling off, so I removed it.

To get a new nice mouse pad I took some glue and a piece of fabric.

Spreading glue on the pad (Achtung! Don't use too much glue, it will penetrate the fabric.), just glue the fabric to the pad. After drying, cut the fabric off and "Voila!" you have a nice mouse pad.


Laptop sleeve

So, I got a netbook for work and entertainment, but it didn't come with a laptop sleeve to carry it around. Do I go to buy one? No, I make one myself.

Basically, I made a wrap-around sleeve. First I cut out fabric, lining and padding. The sandwich was then sewn together, leaving an opening for turning.

The sewn part was turned inside out and the border sewn with a small allowance.

After sewing velcro to the flaps, the finished sleeve looks like this.

The top flap can be opened easily and the laptop taken out.

To show you the whole thing, I will unfold it