Monkeys and Mouse Pads

Are you a laptop person or a desktop person?

Me? Count me in with the non-laptop people. I still have a bulky old desk top. And love it. I don’t have to figure out how to navigate the cursor. I use my mouse. And since I have a mouse, I also have a mouse pad.

One of those square thingys. A necessary thing. You know it’s there but you never pay any attention to it.

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But with a little bit of cotton fabric and a sheet of fusible web, you can transform an ordinary mouse pad to THIS.

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And of course… A girl has to accessorize!!

So I gathered up other fabrics to go with the monkey fabric and decided to make another Roll-Up Tote.

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Isn’t this monkey fabric the cutest?

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I LOVE making these!! I guess I am just happy to be back sewing. I sewed non-stop as a teen-ager. Back in the late 50’s, early 60’s.

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And these shoes!! I couldn’t help myself. I bought them several years ago on eBay. I was looking for some little Barbie dolls as props and found an auction of Barbie stuff really cheap. The shoes don’t really go with monkeys. It’s the COLOR. I couldn’t resist adding them.

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Ditto the notepad. Couldn’t resist. Steam-A-Seam2. I LOVE YOU!!

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And now it’s a set. My Monkey Desk Set.

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I bet you have a collection of old mouse pads around the house. Go gather them up. And cover them with fabric. Will make unique Christmas presents for your family and friends with desktops. 😀

And More Barbie Stuff… Roll-up Totes

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My Barbie fabric has just about come to an end. I am down to one piece about 18″ by 20″ and a small bag of scraps.

Here are the latest.

Roll-up totes and a notepad cover.

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The smaller ones can hold little Barbie dolls.

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(This photo was taken before I added the shoes.)

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Making the notepad cover was super easy using Steam-A-Seam2. I love that stuff. I definitely will be buying more!!

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