Passing Down Crazy

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Computers and Crafting


A couple weeks ago I noticed my computer was getting scratched.  I’m notorious for just dumping it in my purse with all my other junk (including knitting needles).  So I decided to make a case for it.

I went in my sewing room and started digging through fabric.  I wanted something sophisticated, but colorful.

This is what I ended up with. The fabric is from an Anka’s Treasures Christmas line from last year.  (Here’s her line for this Christmas if you’re interested.)  I quilted a rectangle slightly bigger than I needed and then cut one end into a curve.  I stitched the binding, and then all I needed was a button.  I went to my local JoAnn Fabrics and found a pair of buttons….after the case was finished.  The loop around the button is an elastic hair band.

I suppose you’d like to see the inside.

I do fun way better than I do classy!  I just love the pop of the lime green.

Speaking of computers and crafting, I found an amazing site today.  I’m not being paid nor am I affiliated in any way.  I just think it’s really cool.  It’s called My EQ Boutique.  You can purchase blocks or sets of blocks and then print out templates or rotary cutting directions in any size.  The software to use it is free.  You don’t have to own the Electric Quilt software (which is $189!).  You may have seen the Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks .  The entire first issue in on the site, so you can make the blocks any size.  You can purchase single blocks or entire collections.  There are lots of different collections to choose from. There’s also a tutorial on the site to show you how it works.

The only down side for me is that it doesn’t run on a Mac.  Fortunately I have an old PC that I use for this type of thing.

I suppose you’re waiting for an update on my real life…the sewer problem.  We’ve had no sewer or water since Monday morning.  There will be a backhoe here this afternoon to dig up our front yard and find out what the problem is.  We’re so thankful for the motorhome right now!  At least we have a bathroom and shower to use!

And I haven’t cooked all week because we can’t use the water for clean up.

Life is still good!

Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

4 thoughts on “Computers and Crafting

  1. Wow Maria – You could easily sell those on Etsy! I know – not enough hours in the day, right? Anyway, the case is way cool – I love the pop of green along with the rid red color. Now who wants to hide that in a purse!
    Hope your sewer problems are resolved soon. Look at it this way – at least it’s not 40 below zero with 3 feet of snow on the ground….

  2. Love it!! Love it!! That about covers it!!

  3. I love love LOVE it. Very sophisticated and beautifully done. Maybe you’d consider making a pattern for an ipad? I know that many users would be so grateful!!! Your work, as always, is sensational.

  4. Love the case! Sophisticated on the outside, fun on the inside—very cool.

    Good luck with the back hoe stuff, I’m glad you’ve got alternatives!

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