Sunday, April 29, 2012

What is it about this blue with this yellow?!

This weekend I did a little sewing.  Something I had been meaning to make up for ages and ages... a cosy sleeve for my laptop.  I do occasionally get out of the house, and when I need to take my laptop with me, it always feels rather vulnerable knocking about in any old bag.  So, I made a sleeve for it, and a little bag for the the cables and mouse, which just happens to be perfect for keeping the sleeve in when not being used.

I had always wanted to use Anna Mara Horners Coreopsis Lime for this sleeve, and was planning to use some Klona cotton.  However, we've just received the first delivery of the new range of Linen / Cotton blends into the shop.  So I used some of this instead and the weight and texture is perfect.

I went with the Pool Blue linen which on reflection I'm not sure about.  I think I would have been happier with either the Turquoise or Charcoal, but unfortunately those colours are coming in next week.  There is something about this blue and yellow together that I don't like.  It reminds me of something institutional, although I can't quite put my finger on it... hospital curtains maybe!

Anyhow, it was lovely to use the new linens... I think I'm going to be using these a whole lot more, and at least my laptop can stay safe on those trips now.

I'll be talking more about the linens soon.  Including introducing a selection of fab bundles, so watch this space.


  1. Oh but I love that blue with that yellow! And the linen/cotton mix looks like the perfect weight for the laptop sleeve. I really like a coarser/heavier weave fabric against the printed designer cottons, lovely. (and perfect topstitching!) x

  2. Nooo - I love it! Looks fantastic - it's a super gorgeous combination which I am very tempted to steal!

  3. Thanks guys! You are very encouraging!

  4. The fabrics are gorgeous. Beautiful fabrics make my day.