We went to lovely Artists market yesterday in Richmond and saw some lovely work by local crafts people. In particular I was so pleased to meet Fiona who blogs at MarmaladeRose.blogspot.co.uk. And who I have been following for a while. She is a very talented lady who makes some wonderful felt items including pictures of animals and bags with little elves on them.
I was prompted to try and get started on some Xmas gifts and came across an IPad cushion by teresadownunder on her blog at mypatchwork.wordpress.com. So I have spent the day trying out a prototype and tweaking it to get the dimensions right and have finished one for the I pad and one for my Kindle.
This is the one for the Kindle
This is the slightly bigger one for the I Pad.
I intend making them for family and friends as we all seem to be using these types of kit and as an occupational therapist I am quite concerned that we will all end up with neck and back problems from being hunched over them for hours on end so these will help with our posture. I am using the IPad version to type up this and it does make it a more user friendly angle to type at.
So only about another 8 to make - but I will enjoy choosing fabric for each of them to match each recipient!
I did go the big Knitting and stitching show in Harrogate with a friend this week but was disappointed some of the main patchwork suppliers seems to have given it a miss - there were more stands dedicated to wool -but bought some of Lynnette Anderson's lovely new fabric but can't decide what to make with it yet!
So will have to use the Internet to order a few items I was looking forward to buying. Just as well I now have my I pad cushion while I do my Xmas shopping on line aswell!!!!
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