Tuesday, 22 September 2009

This is it !!!

For the past few days I've been working really hard on the project... first because there are people out there waiting to see what's happening and this is definitely not the kind of project I can abandon.... second every minute I spent on it brought me closer to the finish line and I got more and more excited as I raced towards it.

So on Sunday night, I finally finished it but by then it was 2am so it would be crazy to start taking pictures and to blog about it.

Then I got home from work on Monday and Steve helped me take some pictures of it, with me posing left, right and center. Just when I was ready to blog about it after having picked a few good photos, the WIFI upstairs refuse to work !!!!! So I was in my dressing gown and couldn't be bothered to go downstairs to use the pc.

Tonight, here I am, ready with me photos and to proudly show you my finished product. Well, I don't really want to build up your expectations at this point. Now thinking about it, it's actually a bit embarrassing the way I'm fussing about it because really and truly, it's just a tiny and humble project which is a very practical thing that I am desperately in need of.

These three pictures show the project in its mid phase. As you can probably see, the third picture is showing you what it will turn out to be. And yess you guessed right, it was a pouch for my new laptop.

(click on the collage to see bigger images)

This collage is a collection of pictures showing the pouch from all angles. I hope you can see the doggy wooden buttons clearly. I really love those buttons and don't regret paying £1.85 each for them. I just love wooden buttons and think they're perfect for the pouch. I know it's just a simple rectangular pouch but when it comes to bags or pouches, I love simplicity and always stick to 'nothing too funky or funny'. Although it's a simple looking bag, it was quite a job trying to make the stitches look 'invisible' during the final stage and avoid making it look 'messy'.

So there you go, my home made laptop sleeve that is both practical and useful (I saved myself about 10 pounds as well) and I am extremely chuffed about it and cannot stop running my hand over the line pattern. :)

What do you think?


ash said...

Well done you! A practical and beautiful project indeed. So you'll be hugging your laptop rather than using it then ^_^ Just kidding. It really does look beautiful

PengPeng彬彬 said...

thanks ash... hehe it is quite snug when the laptop is in the pouch and i can 'hug' it everywhere :P

escape2 said...

yeah...congratulations. it is really nice ah. i am sure your lappy is enjoying itself in its comfortable and cosy home. bravo.

Attic24 said...

What a clever idea, isn't it great when an idea comes together and you end up so pleased with the finished article?
Well done...hooking till 2am, now thats dedication!

Codger said...

OMG doggie buttons!

Pete said...

Nice pouch!

Bea said...

well done!!!!! what stitch was it? crochet rib kah? guess what????? I found lots and lots os wool at John Lewis!!! Can't believe it took me sooooooo long to find that section! I blame it on Rick!

Bea said...

forgot to say.... it's very very nice!!!!

wenn said...

hi..that's nice..

Fely said...

I haven't been able to get online for ages cos the kids and I have been so full of the dreaded lurgy. So i must be the last one to see this finished project. Well done!! It looks lovely. Those radley buttons are gorgeous!

ps/ a week to go!!


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