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Sunday

13

September 2015

4

COMMENTS

Little Laptop Sleeve

Written by , Posted in Back To School, halloween, iPad sleeve

My daughter, as part of a high school academic program, received a Chrome Book to use and keep for the school year. She was pretty excited about 1. having her own little computer and 2. a computer which isn’t a Mac, iPad or iPhone. Being that we are a Apple products kind of family, there are a lot of programs etc. we can’t access using our Mac. It’s never really bothered me but it seems the school based programs tend to be accessed better by a Windows based operating system.
Being that Rylee is only ‘borrowing’ the cute, little laptop for the school year, she asked if I could make her a sleeve to protect the laptop. Of course, I obliged. I asked her to select fabrics and she picked one that I worked with a lot last year, ‘The Ghastlies’ Collection. How she ever remembered this collection, I don’t quite understand as I have stored the collection in a ‘seasonal fabrics’ bin which isn’t even visible in my studio. I did suggest other fabrics but she was pretty set on the ‘The Ghastlies’. I have to admit they are cute but thought ‘Botanics’ by Carolyn Friedlander or ‘Sun Print’ by Alison Glass would have been a great choice also.
Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve
In the original version, I have made little handles so that she could easily pull the sleeve from her back pack but apparently, the handles made it look ‘babyish’ and she said she would not use them. Thus, this morning, I took it apart and removed the handles (which I thought were really cute but I am not in Grade 9 right!)
There was a time when Rylee wasn’t interested in any of my sewing creations. Now, she is asking for pencil cases, sleeves and quilts. I don’t know what has changed but I’m definitely loving it and not going to question why the change in interest 🙂
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thanks for stoppin’ by!

Tuesday

21

October 2014

1

COMMENTS

Halloween Treats

Written by , Posted in halloween, Just another day...

When the kids were younger, Halloween was a huge event here. We decorated the house just as we would for Christmas, both inside the house and outside.  We made halloween treats for all the kids in my kids classes and the teachers. Now, whether it’s due to laziness or just that the kids aren’t as interested in Halloween, well, we don’t decorate or do as much for Halloween. Thus, I didn’t consider creating much for Halloween this year so instead, I will share projects and treat ideas I created in previous years.
Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

Halloween Treat

This post has almost, a very small ‘almost’, inspired me to create some treats for the teachers or special friends. So maybe I will but right now, my studio is filled with the beginnings of new Christmas stockings to add to my shop. If I can squeeze a few inches of space on my table, I may play with orange and black instead of red and green for a bit 🙂
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hope you have a fabulous day!

Sunday

5

October 2014

12

COMMENTS

A ‘Ghastlies’ Pouch Give-A-Way

Written by , Posted in halloween, Just another day..., patchwork, Pouches, quilting

If you have been following along, you will know I became enchanted with the little Ghastlies adorning the Ghastlies Collection by The Alexander Henry. From aprons and totes and pouches, I have almost used up the entire stash.
The Ghastlies Pouch

The Ghastlies Pouch

The Ghastlies Pouch

The Ghastlies Tote

The Ghastlies Tote

I created a pouch for a give-a-way because I know you think the Ghastlies are pretty cute also 🙂
Ghastlies Pouch

Ghastlies Pouch

Ghastlies Pouch

Ghastlies Pouch
To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me about your favourite Halloween costume (even if you didn’t wear it). My favourite costume was when I altered a full slip (the kind you wear under a dress) and I cut the letters to spell Freud out of felt and sewed the word Freud across the front of the slip. I was taking a lot of Psychology classes in university at the time so I thought wearing a ‘Freudian Slip‘ costume was awesome. Only not a lot of people could guess what I was 🙁 It was fun though.

Oh and if you have not already liked Gabry Road on Facebook or followed on Instagram, that would also be lovely if you did!
I will select a comment very early on Tuesday, October 7 using Random Number Generator.
Thanks for stoppin’ by and I look forward to reading your comments!

**Edited on October 7, 2014**
The winning ‘comment’ is….

Give A Way winner

Congratulations Leslie!!!

Thank you for your wonderful comments! I will be back soon with a few more give-a-ways.