31 July 2010

iPad cover: Perfect intersection of geekery and crafting

I've been using this iPad cover I made for a couple of weeks now. It's been a beta test to see if I need to make any adjustments before making some more for my etsy shop.

I love it. The only adjustment I think I'll make is to add a little notched opening to the bottom of the screen protector so that the iPad can be plugged in without removing it from the cover.

It's padded with felting in between the layers of fabric. The screen protector is very thin vinyl (such a pain to sew with!) and does not impede touch-screen functionality.

I'm thinking of charging $40 or $45 for this style. Any feedback on style, function or price?

19 July 2010

Good relations with the Wookiees, I have.

Last year, I promised the first five people who responded to a facebook/twitter post a free handcrafted gift from me... just 'cause.

My friend, Oscar, asked for a Star Wars apron.

I could not find suitable Star Wars fabric to make an apron from, but I did find a fabric panel that had Yoda on it.

I made the apron from beige twill and used the Yoda fabric panel for the pocket. Of course, I embroidered Oscar's name on it, as well.

Oscar, may the force be with you!

Some favorite Yoda quotes (from thinkexist.com):

“Good relations with the Wookiees, I have.”

“Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they."

“Happens to every guy sometimes this does”

Try not. Do or do not, there is no try."