Saturday, 27 February 2010

Go go gadget

I must admit I love gadgets so I was really thrilled when I got an iPod touch for Christmas this year. It's so cool and very useful, great for just quickly checking my email and twitter on when I don't want to wait ages for my laptop to start up. Keep forgetting to actually use it to play music on though!  It's also good because the fan in my laptop is broken and sounds like a wind turbine.

Anyway I've been trying to come up with some new designs for more 'practical' minifelts. I've made a few badges and so I thought I'd have a go at making an iPod case. Here are the results...

A cheeky monkey! He's my second attempt as it took a while to get the size right, and to get the hang of sewing on velcro. Which was really hard going, kept accidentally getting the thread caught in the velcro and repeatedly stabbing myself in the thumb. Think I might need a more heavy duty needle or maybe a new thumb...

I also made an owl. Both designs have a flap that fastens at the back with velcro and a different coloured inner lining. I've listed them in my Folksy shop


  1. I love both of these - they're adorable :).

    I think it's a really good idea to turn your lovely creations into something practical - 'usefulness' seems to persuade hovering buyers they should part with their cash...

  2. I love cheeky monkey! So clever!! You should send them to a few gadget magazines and see if you can get featured - I love them!! xx

  3. Thank you both for your lovely comments :) Great idea about going to gadget magazines I think I'll make a range of them and see if anyone will feature them!