We got a new laptop earlier this year and haven't wanted to spend the money on a new case.
We're cheap like that.
Or maybe it's because it's a jumbo laptop and the covers are expensive. Or maybe it's having 2 kids and 1 job...
Anyways, we are taking our laptop on our roadtrip with us, and it had no case.
What's a girl to do?
I few months ago I came across this one over at Crap I've Made. (I LOVE her blog name, btw. Hilarious. She must have a fabulous sense of humor!)
Her cover was adorable, but I knew I wanted mine a little different. I did the front like hers, only moved the gathered strip down a bit. There wasn't any improving on her design...it was too cute for improvement!
I made my flower a bit different, as well.
I wanted the back to have a pocket for the charger and any usb cables I'd be taking along. (Once a month, I take it and my Cricut...along with a million cables...to a craft day with friends)
I did the pocket like I did the little pockets here on my camera strap covers.
I also wanted a velcro closure instead of a zipper.
I also wanted a soft minky for the lining.
Oh man is this stuff soft. The lady at our little fabric store freaked me out about it, telling me it was nearly impossible to work with since it is so stretchy.
But, it was cake.
I. was. relieved.
The only minky they had was red at the fabric store, which inspired the color scheme for the whole thing, and I'm in love.
LOVE. Damask, black, white, red...I love that combo.
My laptop does, too. She's happy in there!