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Kalanit
« on: April 02, 2009 07:21:09 PM »

So my pretty red leather laptop cover has seen better days. My darling kitten has destroyed it because it apparently feels really good under his claws. I love my mac, but I hate that it is white, it just gets so dirty, so not having a cover wasn't an option. So I did what any crafter would do, instead of pitching it and buying a new one, I made it fabulous, one of a kind and very me! I inherited quite a bit of vintage buttons from my grandmother and then also received a large amount in a supply swap so there was a real mixture of what buttons I used. I wanted to use red to accent the original color of the cover, but I felt it needed a pop, so I added some aqua and white. I was worried about it looking overly patriotic, but I think I created the retro look I was going for. Hope you like it!

The finished product:




close-up of my favorite section


and of course, the nasty befores. All of the white marks you see are where the leather has been scratched off by kitty






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fibreartist4life
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009 07:33:14 PM »

Very cute.  How did you attach the buttons?  I can relate to the kitty thing -  have Isabella who often has differing opinions about what belongs to me and is off limits  and what she believes is hers to attack.  Smiley
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Kalanit
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009 07:38:14 PM »

Yeah, my little Beckett thinks everything is HIS toy! Oh what we do for our kitties! I used unique stitch to attach the buttons. It has done an okay job, but I had to go back and reattach all the shank buttons with E6000.
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twobluestripes
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009 12:24:51 AM »

bright red with all shades of blue is one of my favorite color combos! great way to make the cover not look bad anymore, haha.
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strawberrycherry
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009 03:01:33 AM »

great use of buttons! i love it!!
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