Saturday, October 8, 2011

a birthday gift

I trust my sister will not read my blog at least until tomorrow night...I am gifting her a laptop sleeve tomorrow.

She originally wanted some Amy Butler art nouvou-ish type fabric for the exterior and I am SO glad she found this Alexander Henry print from Alewives.  Not only is it a light canvas weight and more appropirate for the type of bag, I think it's a great print!!
 The interior print will be a surprise to her.  I'm guessing she will either love it or hate it...but she owns 2 guitars and L*O*V*E*S Eric Clapton so my fingers are crossed that she will love it.  I do.

I used a tutorial by Oh Fransson at Sew Mama Sew.

sorry that my pictures are a bit dark, but when using a flash, it really washed out the pink dot in the exterior fabric...and I just wanted to give you a shot with the true colors!

Have a great has been great here in Indiana...and supposed to continue a few more days!


  1. It's awesome!!!! I love the surprise guitars inside!!! She's crazy not to love it!!

  2. Wow -- it turned out great Jenny! She's going to LOVE those guitars! You did a fantastid job!

    Can you believe our weather? I've been outside all weekend -- digging in the dirt. If it could just stay dry until next weekend I'd be very happy!

  3. That's fabulous! I love both the inside and outside fabrics!

  4. What a great gift! Those fabrics go perfectly together. Your sister will love it :)

  5. Love those fabrics together..what a great combo. You have a great eye for combining fabrics that I would never think to try together.