Chris bought me a new MacBook a few weeks ago and Im in love, he really knows how to make a girl swoon. Only one problem, we have three dusty dogs and I wanted to protect my new love from the elements, so I made a little MacSnuggie/cooling pad/mousepad. Yes, it has multiple uses. I made the MacSnuggie out of avocado-colored soft vinyl (water resistant) and the inside is a chocolate brown microfiber suede, so it slides in and out smoothly. I left the end open so I can still be able to charge it while it’s not in use. I’m thinking about making another one, this time with handles.
The Brightside Project
Man, I have totally been neglecting my Rehabilitated projects. It’s too bad too because I was featured on thebrightsideproject.com last weekend and haven’t really been able to revel in it yet. They wrote up a nice little blurb about Rehabilitated, very sweet. Check it out, it’s a fun site and maybe you can win a set of Rehab pillows.
Andy’s “Friend” – Rehabilitated
Can you believe he went from this sad, rundown, pea-soup-lookin’ old man…to this new and improved awesome guy (plus entourage)? It’s like he saw the God of Style and couldn’t help but be reformed.
What a turnaround, and I couldn’t have done it without help from Sally “The Slayer Seamstress ” Hauser. I first started by stripping the green layer, and found that, woohoo, there was another layer beneath it! I thought about leaving it, for padding, and I tried shampooing it, but seriously, it was dirty. So, I stripped the orange layer as well. This guy has had a colorful past.
After my near-death experience, we covered the wooden box and springs with new batting and muslin so it’s nice and clean. Sally suspects that, because of the style of the orange fabric, that this ottoman may have originated in the 1930’s or 40’s. So it is probably a good thing that I decided to replace it rather than cleaning this 80-year-old (wow) fabric.
I am pretty happy with how he turned out. Clean and off the red chicken.
Look at this piece of history. My mom dropped the “Revere” off yesterday. She got it as a gift from my grandmother when she was 13, so this machine has been around since the 60’s, it’s heavy and used, but definitely loved. I think I’ll start by making some pillows with leftover fabric from one of the restored pieces of furniture I’ve done lately. Maybe I’ll run a promo, buy a chair and receive a matching pillow!