So I'm beat but I cannot rest until I show you my latest felty creation. My friend Hannah - proud owner of the Richard Simmons Stocking - commissioned me to make a Macbook cover for a friend:
Yeah, it's Gandalf.
I was giddy with excitement when she asked. I love commission work, mostly because it gives me license to wear a beret and a sour expression and tell people that I'm a paid artist. But also because I love making new things that I wouldn't necessarily come up with myself.
I wasn't sure how I was going to make the closures so I ended up wandering the notions section of Joannes and came across these clasps. Genius!
And please note that I used ring fabric to line it. Because I'm super artsy and clever like that.
I made it with just the measurements so I was a bit nervous when Hannah came over for a fitting...after it was already sewn together. But it fit like a dream. Angels may have been singing when it went in. Or maybe that was me and Hannah.
Wait til you see what Hannah has commissioned for herself. She has the vision.