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Freebie Friday: The Gamekip Tablet Case

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Prj019BIsn’t this little guy just the cutest? Of course this is an adorable combination of an old school Gameboy mixed with a Mudkip from Pokemon, and I just love the mashup of bright colors with the vintage Nintendo feel! Before you read on, however, I warn that you must prepare yourself. This is probably the most involved project I’ve posted so far, as it has *24* steps XD The steps are easy to follow, but this little guy might take you more than a few afternoons.

The story behind the gamekip is as such: My boyfriend has finally been able to get himself a new tablet! Even though he wanted an iPad, he made a financial compromise and got a Nexus 7 instead 🙂 My boyfriend it a total technophile, so he’s very picky when it comes to his electronics. He’s already gotten a super-tough shell case for the tablet, but he wanted a soft case for transporting the tablet too. This way the hard case couldn’t crush anything or come loose in his bag or something. ALSO, he insisted that the case must have a button closure (so there’s no scratching or hard pressing as with snaps, Velcro, or zippers), an inner pocket (with Velcro flap!) for his stylus, and a pocket on the back to hold his cord and charger. It’s all those details that make this project so involved. And (luckily for him ^-~) I was happy to do it, because I’m a fellow technophile and I would want all those things for my own tablet case if it were me.

All of these specifications worked perfectly with the Gameboy theme that my boyfriend wanted. The Mudkip dorsal fin worked perfectly as a closing flap, and the battery case on the back was the perfect storage space for his cords and charger.

So if you have a tablet in need of a home, and you too are a very discerning technophile, I hope you’ll give this project a try, even if it takes a whole weekend to finish x3! Considering the dimensions, it would likely fit all 7” (Kindle Fire, Nook, etc.) tablets with some wiggle room, or if you too put your tablet in a hard shell first, it would fit more snuggly.

I used scraps of fleece to put this together, as it’s already cushy so it makes a perfect material for a soft case. Though I can see making this from other light to medium weight fabrics as well, like cotton or a light twill if you prefer.

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Freebie Friday: The Mario Block Plush

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I couldn’t wait to share this one with you all ^-^ Again, I got a little tired of bags so I took a break and wanted to show you this gift I made for my boyfriend a little while back. He was working tons of overtime and I wanted to give him a little gift to cheer him up. Hence this little guy was born. He’s the perfect size to let sit on your desk or toss around with bored coworkers :3 What’s more, it bounces like nobody’s business – I don’t know what’s up with that, it must be the physics of the shape plus the materials or something xD I love it.

Much like the Triforce Plush this one takes a little finagling to get the best cube shape, but if you use fleece like I did, it covers a lot of the mistakes, and it looks more soft and plush-like anyway.

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Freebie Friday: The Triforce Plush

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Haha! So simple but so awesome! x3 My best friend commissioned me to make these for a party she was throwing some months back, and it was so simple to put together I just had to share. This is the ubiquitous Triforce from the Legend of Zelda series, and definitely one of my favorite video games as a kid.
I needed a break from making bags! So I dove into my stash of fleece scraps so I could whip up one of these to share with you. It’s super simple to put together if you’re familiar at all with matching up sharp corners of fabric – like cubes or, in this case, triangles. The goal of course is to make the points of your triangle in the middle line up perfectly sharp and even, but the fleece is very forgiving so if you haven’t done it before this is a good place to start!

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Freebie Friday: The Zelda Heart Piece Pillow Cover

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Here’s a sweet pixel style Valentine’s Day project for any Legend of Zelda or video game fan!
I would have taken the chance to deplete my suiting stash some more, but I found a better Valentine’s themed project in my quilting fabrics.
Each little square of cotton fabric is sewn together as a grid to make one of the many well-known pixilated icons of the Legend of Zelda video games. I’ve seen a lot of 8- & 16-bit quilts before and I while I’ve made tons of quilts in the past I haven’t had a chance to make a pixel one yet. I’m glad I finally got the chance 😀 It went better than I thought going through my cotton stash. Cutting up all the cotton squares really helped use up some fabrics that I thought I would never get rid of, so making pixel projects really helps with stash busting ^-^ I can’t wait to work on another one!
I thought making the heart pixel into a pillow cover was a good bet, because you then you can see it on your couch or bed everyday and makes a perfect gift for your Valentine ❤ If you know a little bit about quilting I’m sure this project will be a breeze for you. And if not, it’s not a terrible way to get started. All the little pieces can get overwhelming, but the guideline makes it really easy to put together one piece at a time.

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