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Friday, January 28, 2011

Pick Your Favorite

Here are some of the fabrics I have on hand right now... See something you like? Let me know and it can be ready in the form of a laptop case customized for you, to ship in 3 days!

Don't see anything you like here? Think of your favorite colors, hobbies, sports, teams, they can all be recreated as a laptop case or bag, just send me an e-mail and ask!

What's for sale you ask?

Well, for starters... everything you have seen on my blog so far is for sale. Except for the Florida Gators case, I am sorry to say that this has been purchased by a Gator fan no less. But, yay for my first sale!

The Spring Windows 10" Notebook case you have seen, pictured again below, is $18 + shipping.  This fits up to a 10" by 7" by 1" thick laptop netbook/notebook. There is also a mini-version, same design and fabrics with a 1-button closure, pictured below as well... $8. If you want them both, to be so cute and matchy, you can have them...

Both for $20 + shipping!

 The checkbook cover, you may have also seen, pictured again below 

$8 + shipping

Geometric Flowers with hot green interior lining, 2 button closure, 10" laptop case pictured below, is $18 + shipping.  This is also made to fit up to a 10" by 7" with up to 1" thickness laptop netbook/notebook.

$18 + shipping

Remember, all items you see can be made with a color and pattern design of your choice and to fit the size laptop or electronic device that you have! Just send me an e-mail with your requests to and I will work with you!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Few New Things

Here are a few bags I have been working on:

And a solution to the boring, standard checkbook covers they give you at the bank... a coffee themed checkbook cover, with brown polka dot interior pockets for checks and the register, working on a few other designs for these too, love it!

Thoughts? Ideas? Comments? Likes? Dislikes? Thanks for the input!

Congratulations to....

Tara Kazmirski, the winner of the football case giveaway! She was one of two people that commented on the giveaway post from last week. Which coincidentally made my job easier so all I had to do was flip a coin. Thanks to everyone who is supporting me in this little business venture, I am very appreciative of all my readers and supporters, hopefully I will have more than 2 comments on my next giveaway, but for now, Congrats goes to Tara, my friend and first official supporter!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Spring is almost here...

And getting ready with some bright colors and fun patterns...
This is a 10" Laptop Notebook case with wooden buttons, 100% cotton fabric, pink polka dot lining, and soft foam padding for protection. This item is now available for sale, e-mail if interested!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The First Give Away!

In honor of football coming to a close for the year and the Super Bowl just around the corner, I decided to give this laptop case away to one lucky winner!

This item is made to fit a 10" netbook. 

Please leave a comment with a way to contact you if you would like to be eligible to win this item, the winner will be randomly selected on FRIDAY MORNING! 

Friday, January 14, 2011

How This All Started

Unemployment happened. We moved across the country for my husbands new job and an exciting new adventure.  I did not have a job at the time and started my search, which turns out is pretty much a full time job. At one point, I decided to make it NOT a full time job, because that was not very fun, and decided to start doing other things too. Not including cooking, cleaning, blah blah housewife stuff, which is still fun, but not as fun as say, learning how to sew. So I started to teach myself, starting with my sewing machine manual, and some cheap remnant fabric, I taught myself to sew. Thanks to You Tube and all those friendly tutorial people, I learned a thing or two.

So, my husband came home from work one day and I ran up to him all excited. I had this fabric...thing.. in my hand that I had somehow made. The conversation went something like this...

Me: "Look, I learned how to use my sewing machine today!"

My husband: "Wow baby, how's the job search? Ahem, I mean, that is so awesome, what is it?"

Me: "I don't know, but it has two different colors, and ... I used my sewing machine today!"

My husband: "That could be like a really cool laptop case"

Me: "OK, that's what it is then!"

And here I am, making laptop cases, thanks to my husband seeing something in, well...honestly, not much. At least not that day. Today I am making cases with pockets, straps, buttons (that was not easy to learn don't ask me why I chose to challenge a beginner with button-learning), and much more! Straps are a pain, but I try, since I went for the name Scraps and Straps I guess I should.

I hope you enjoy my products and you get inspired to try something new and go with it one day too!