I started to realize that if I outlined every single thing that I made this xmas, I would be here until Easter, so I’m grouping widely, just let me know if you want me to slow down and show you something in more detail.
Exhibit 1: the tablet case.
Robot print on the outside, circuit board print on the inside, this beauty was intended for my dad’s tablet. No velcro or clasps to scratch it up, there are magnets sewn into the inner faces.
In my defense, it fit my iPad with loads of room to spare in both dimensions. Fluffy quilting make it soft padding for crashing into things, like dogs (my parents have 3 enormous siberian huskies). How was I to know that his tablet is like 3 times thicker and an about 25% longer than an iPad?
By repositioning the magnet onto a little flap, I extended the reach of this baby by several inches. It can be closed either with the flap on the inside OR the outside of the body.
My cousin invited my family to her place for dinner… she said not to bring anything, but I wanted to bring something nice for her. Enter flavored Schnapps… and pretty bag to put it in!
and looky inside!
And lastly, a bag all for me! This is based on that cute little earbuds case… just bigger. Can you believe I got this stuff on super-duper clearance? So cool.
It’s seriously neon green!
When ninjas find something that they like, they do it a lot. Inspired by the Scoodie I drafted something that looked more like a hood from a snowsuit.
The process is easy: Make inner, make outer, sew right sides together matching seams as closely as possible, turn and top stitch! Those orange ‘W’ looking things were my attempt at a visual break… the scarf pieces are quite long. After I cut the left and right hood pieces out, I used the rest of the width for the scarf parts.
The great thing is that they’re reversible – if you don’t feel like cute owls today, you can turn the pylon orange side out – also good if you’re lost in a blizzard.
It’s also upside-downable – if the scarf ends are pointing down you have more face-room, for chinooks, but if the scarf ends are pointing forwards you have more face coverage, for sub-arctic days.
So here are some fine specimens, thank you to Tigger for modeling.
This is the first of what is likely to be many ninja-ed gifts this year. We had a christmas party at work with an optional under-10-dollar gift exchange. I’m not really sure how much these cost to make, but if you count the fact that I charge out my time at a min of 50$ an hour, I think they’re worth about 200-300$ 😀 To be honest, I first decided to make them round because I wanted to use bias taping and have not yet mastered the art of corners. :S
I’m not sure why my phone camera is being so difficult… I might have to start using a real camera…
Do you recognize the fabric? When I bought fabric for the Christmas swap I think I bought a 1/2m of each so that I’d have some extra for christmas-y type things, that this is definitely one of those things.
These babies are insulated with insulbright and triple-duty. First they have the obvious use being a place on which to set a hot pot. Second, they have nice little pockets so when you want to grab a pot, the tops and bottoms of your fingers are covered. Guess who always burns themselves by touching the outside of the stove?
Third, they can store a covered dish either for transport or just for keeping warm. In three different sizes, you could use one for each purpose!
Here are my fabrics for the christmas swap at Boloheads!