Tuesday, July 26, 2011

sunglass case/ color fail?

I can't even count how many times i've finished a project only to be a little disappointed with the outcome. This project is just one example.

A sweet friend mentioned in passing one day that her sunglasses didn't fit in a standard sunglass case and how a felt one would be nice to protect them from the inside of her purse. Right away i had in my head to make her one. But...i kinda forgot about it until Sunday morning and since it happened to be her last day before moving out of state, i quickly got out my felt and tried to put it together before church. 
In my head i thought these colors would look better, but now i can't really decide if i like it or not. Of course, once i finished with it, i  realized i only had a 45 min to get myself and the kids out of our pjs and ready for church, so there wasn't any time to fiddle...but anyway, putting together colors is HARD- at least for me. :)
Either way, the rest of it turned out pretty well. Mostly due to the fact that it was easy- just four layers of felt, a small piece of elastic sewn into the middle of one side, a cute vintage button on the other side, and then sewn together around the 3 sides, leaving the edge exposed. Then i sewed on the flower and hot glued the edges so they wouldn't get crumpled inside her purse.
If my sunglasses weren't just a cheap $9 pair from Target i might be inspired to try out a new color combo and make one for myself...OR maybe handy andy would like a black, white and gold combo with a little felt airplane symbol?! It could very well be the hot new trend in the pilot world...hmmm. ;)

7 comments:

Cailan said...

I just don't think you know how hip you are, Sister. I think these colors look very Emily Henderson - it's lovely!

meg + andy said...

Apparently i don't...who in the world is Emily Henderson???!! :)

Jaimee said...

I think it's cute, Megs! And I love the elastic loop and button... I'd never thought of that detail. But it's oh-so-nice!

Making the Most said...

I am always inspired by your creativity. I think this sunglass case is extremely practical and fashionable. May I offer a color suggestion? I think a bright turquiose button for the center of your flower could be a nice touch. These are super cute, you should definitely sell them!

Jamie said...

I think it looks lovely, and the colors do look nice together.

janeylynn05 said...

I LOVE IT!!! I think the colors are perfect, and you should know that I am the envy of many women. My sunglasses case is quite the hit. (Seriously, everyone in my office "Oohed and aawed." : )

Brain Ferguson said...

I love the color of your sunglass case: red brown. It's not common, and it perfectly matches your brown sunglasses. =)