Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My new Ipods new home

Its a grey day where I am but sometimes, ok not often but sometimes that is a good thing. Every so often this kind of day motivates me to flip all the lights on, crank up the music and actually get some stuff done. My music of choice today was my 'cleaning' playlist on my itunes. Its full of Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, a little Simple Plan, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry and more. All songs that make me want to move! As for getting stuff done, first was the requisite cleaning and then in was craft time. Back in the days when the Ipod classic was the new big thing my husband splurged and got me one for a present. He knows I love music and that Ipod became my most treasured possession, next to my childhood stuffed bear of course. I travel a fair bit and that Ipod came with me everywhere. Even around the house and town it served as my music source, my alarm clock, my portable games system, my portable movie player and a place to keep any pictures I might just want to show off. It was invaluable when I was out running errands and my son was bored to tears, or if I was stuck sitting in a gym during his basketball, or some other sports practice. All of this leads to my complete heartbreak when my beloved companion died after many years of faithful entertainment. I'll admit it.. I cried. My husband, bless his heart, saw my pain and rushed out to get me the latest Ipod touch. At first I had trouble accepting it. Sure it was a nice thought but it was new, it was foreign and it wasn't "my Ipod". I quickly came around though. I can only live so long without my music now. In fact I may have lasted a day or two at the most!

After setting the new Ipod up my problem became how to protect it. This sucker is going to be with me for a long time if I have anything to say about it. It's just so hard to say goodbye to a good friend and I don't want to do it again anytime soon. So I scoured the web for something to keep my precious safe and unscratched. Most things out there are expensive so I ended up making my own. The pictures are my finished case. You know me and re purposing so the material is actually from an old skirt. I folded the material I had cut around a cardboard cut out of my Ipod and with a fair bit of allowance I sewed the bottom and side then turned it right side out again. I had left a bit of extra material on the back half for the flap and on to that I sewed a strip of the same material. I fixed a Velcro dot I bought from the dollar store to the strip and the front part of my cover, using stitching glue to make sure it stayed. I was going to affix a button to the front of the strip just for decoration but I found a flower shaped brad and I used that instead for a pop of colour.

So now my Ipod is safe and sound in its new cover and all is right and good in the world again!

Have a wonderful evening everyone,



  1. I feel the same way about my Ipod- I have a first generation touch (no speakers) and if it ever dies I think I will cry like a baby. I take it with me everywhere because I have an app that I store "to do" notes in and I have an app that I put my grocery list in- and of course- I need my music! Your new Ipod cozy is adorable- I love it! I might have to steal this idea!

  2. Thanks Kim, it was actually really easy. I am not a big sewer and everything I do is by hand since I haven't mastered the sewing machine! I am really happy with how it turned out.

  3. Very cute little iPod case!

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