I am just too cool to carry my new tablet around in a plain black carrier:
Seriously, this is just unacceptable. I purchased this carrier just to protect it and carry it from place to place. It’s just so ugly and pedestrian. But I didn’t want to spend a week creating a whole new carrier from scratch either. So I decided to make a colorful “hauler” for it instead.
All I was looking for in a hauler was something that was attractive and would allow me to carry my tablet either in a clutch-like position or messenger-bag-style to keep my hands free. So I created this very simple hauler that merely slips over the functional carrier I already had.
I’m thinking this is an old Kaffe Fasset shot cotton-I love this color! I used the new variegated poly thread by Superior, Magnifico-love that stuff! I also used Superior’s Soft and Stable for my “batting” layer. I’m a big fan of using Soft and Stable for any kind of tote or purse because it’s, well, soft and stable.
This luscious silk fabric is from my friend Anita-thank you Anita! I love a luxurious lining. It actually did not need a lining-I could have just let the black back of the Soft and Stable show and it would have looked great. But hey, there was an opportunity to add more fun to the hauler with the silk so I just couldn’t help myself.
I wanted a proper gusset instead of a boxed bottom so I did take the trouble to add the gusset and I like the bit of finesse that it adds.
I looked all over for some sort of swivel holder for the strap. I wanted to be able to detach the strap when I didn’t need it. But all the swivel fasteners were too beefy. So I cruised the jewelry findings and spied this beauty-love the refined look this little bit of hardware adds.
I’m pretty pleased with myself. I kept it simple (for once!) and I love the perky color, the practicality of the hauler, the pretty little strap holder and that luscious lining. Now I can haul my tablet around to quilt shows and such. If anyone notices it, I’ll just do a little hair flip and demurely say. “Oh, this old thing?”
I have to share my Golden Mommy Moment too! My sons gave this necklace from Spruce Mountain to me for Christmas. Isn’t it divine?? I’m so tickled. It’s kind of fun to have actual real adult sons who know how to gift. I know they didn’t get that skill from me….