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Laptop Sleeve made out of some used military fabrics

Laptop Sleeve made out of some used military fabrics

01MATHERY Creative and Unusual Beverage Coasters Collection of creative and unusual coasters from around the world. Super Mario Bros. 3 Coasters Coasters based on characters from Super Mario Bros. 3. Sponge Coasters Sponge Coasters protect the surface the drink is on, while also being near to hand to quickly deal with any spilt liquids. Soft Sector Coasters If you still remember paper sticky tabs for write protecting your favorite VGA game then this colorful nostalgic set is for your desk. Coaster Puzzles Available in a variety of designs, these unique coaster puzzles separate to become four handy coasters. Pixel Drink Coasters Each coaster is made up of 110 individual 1cm square “pixels” which are perfed in a way that lets you selectively remove blocks from each square. Vintage Record Coasters Give your drinks a spin with these cool assorted coasters handmade from real vinyl records. CoasterGlow Coaster A coaster that will light up only when there is something sitting on top of it. PlaceMaths Coasters Practice your maths at the table!

Placemat Hack: Flaptop Laptop Cover Finally a use for colorful, rectangular placements available at World Market! Here's a tutorial you can follow to make some jazzy padded laptop covers for yourself or for gifts. You'll need a little more than basic sewing skills to do this, but it's worth the time and it's very customize-able. what you need: sewing machine thread, scissors, seam ripper three placemats, padding for interior or quilted lining fabric lining fabric fabric for boxing and pockets (I used leather from a vintage coat) fusible webbing magnetic closure or velcro decorative button template of laptop size and pocket size needed (battery, power cord) iron The above picture doesn't show the old coat used for the boxing and pocket and the fusible webbing or iron what you do: 1. 2. Cut out pocket (I used the pocket that was the inside chest pocket) 3. 4. Now the front and back have extra padding, add more if you'd like 5. 6. Bend the sides outwards to secure in place. 7. 8. 9. 10. Turn laptop top cover right side out 12. 13.

No Slip Bookmark Tutorial I have so many books requested at the library right now! I love books they may be my favorite thing, but bookmarks I have an issue with. I've always been a dog ear person (you know, folding down the top corner of the page to mark my spot). Bookmarks always fall out then I have no clue where I was. But I don't like to dog ear books that don't belong to me (or even some that do). I love it because it fits all different size books. Sew a length of ribbon around a hair tie, attach a button on the other end (I gathered the ribbon under the button for interest) and your set! By using our thomas sabo chains and dental insurance facility, you can carry your anne klein watches anywhere along with you.

Super Summer Project: Two Young Designers, One Idea A Day All images credit 01Mathery Project After seeing this lovely bike basket made from pine cones on Recyclart, , I learned of O1Mathery, a project subtitled "Two young designers-One idea a day," where from the end of one school year to the start of the second, they really did come up with a clever design every day. Some are clever and some are silly, like this oven. My computer reaches high temperature when it' s working! I think there would be a real market for this TV Dinner tray, that has a built-in apron so that you never drop food on your lap again. There are so many interesting, innovative and creative reuse and repurposing ideas, like this key storage system made from RCA jacks.

New Ring Designs November 24th, 2010 A while ago I bought lots of antique silver spoon sets when we visited Colin’s sister Morag and her family over the summer as they live near Spoon Central – a little village called Horncastle that is full to the brim with small antique shops. As I’ve been without my camera for what seems like months, I’ve not been able to photograph any of my ‘work in progress’ for a while. I have been busy, just not really been able to blog about it. Well my camera arrived back from the lab all shiny and new the other day and so today I spent some time taking images of the new rings I’ve made from the spoons I bought over the summer. So here are a few shots of my new rings – in spoon format and then transformed into things of beauty for someone special… This is a shot of all the spoons prior to sanding, filing and polishing. Before and after shots of set 1 This set of spoons has a lovely pattern on the upper side and on the under side so I made two different rings. What do you think?

Inspiration Anthro : Catch and Release Scarf So here is my tutorial for the Catch and Release Scarf from Anthro. Better late than never right? Materials: - 1 piece of fabric about 90 inches long- elastic thread- matching thread (all purpose)- rit dye (optional)- tailors chalk- sewing needle * Your fabric needs to be light weight, breezy, and somewhat see thru. 1 - Cut your fabric so that you have one long piece that is about 90" x 17" 2 - To finish the two long edges fold in 1/4", press, fold another 1/4", and press again. 3 - Leave the top thread of your machine with your normal all purpose thread. 4 - Using your tailors chalk, mark 3 vertical lines down the middle of your fabric - each 4 inches apart. 5 - With all purpose thread as your top thread, and elastic thread as your bottom thread, stitch all three vertical lines from top to bottom allowing it to gather as it goes. 6 - Using a sewing needle, pull the regular thread to the back and tie a knot with the elastic thread to secure ends. Finished scarf:

Make a Project Keeper By Diane Gilleland If, like me, you tend to accumulate projects-in-progress, you might want to stitch up a bunch of these easy oilcloth holders. They keep all the needed supplies together, neat and tidy, and they’re structured so little things can’t easily fall out. They store easily on a shelf or in a bin, and when you’re ready to craft, you can read the handy hanging tag to find project you want. Materials 1/2 yard oilcloth or tablecloth vinyl See note below.Scrap of 8 mil clear vinyl (optional)Downloadable tag pattern Pearl cotton embroidery floss or baker’s twineChenille needle large eye, sharp pointLarge sew-through button Scissors Pinking shears or decorative-edge scissors Masking tape Sewing machine ThreadMaterials Note: If you want to make a lot of Project Keepers on the cheap, watch your local thrift stores for vinyl tablecloths.Download Tag Pattern PDF. Right click to save the PDF to your desktop. Directions Step 2: You should end up with a long rectangle of oilcloth or vinyl.