One Woman Sweatshop

The craft scene at the Dog Named Banjo household has been all PodPillows, all the time.

These things are multiplying like Gremlins and heading all over the world to far off lands, battling Customs officials to make their way to desks and eventually cushion adorable little Droids, iPhones and Blackberries everywhere.  It’s been a lot of fun, and a lot of work.

Besides the PodPillows, I’m in a bit of a craft slump.  Where do you head for inspiration when that happens to you?  Can you recommend a fun, easy project to help get me back on the wagon?  Note:  In true fabric-hoarding fashion, I have ridiculous piles of unused fabric around every corner, spilling off my ironing board, covering my chair that I swore would be for sitting (not piling), just waiting for something good!

Posted by robyn on October 27th, 2010 under crafts



21 Responses to “One Woman Sweatshop”

  1. Sewing Princess Says:

    Love your work and fabric choices. You could certainly make more laptop covers or sleeves, but also nice handbags, wristlets, tailor hams, pincushion rings. It very much depends how much you want to diversify your crafting. I normally get my inspiration from looking at websites, shop windows…loads of browsing

  2. Peggy Says:

    How about a laptop cushion to prop up a small laptop?

    Great blog, by the way, I love looking through what you’ve been doing.

  3. Jabba Says:

    Give this one a go:
    http://goodygoody.typepad.com/goody_goody/2009/05/bitty-bug-pincushion.html

    I made it and it’s pretty easy and it’s nice having one pin cushion at my sewing machine and one at the iron.

    It won’t even make a dent in your fabric stash though!
    .-= Jabba´s last blog ..Lots going on here =-.

  4. robyn Says:

    Thanks for the nice comment and the project/inspiration ideas. I may have to get back into wristlets. I sure could use one for work right now!

  5. robyn Says:

    Thanks, Peggy,

    A few folks have asked me about something to prop up a laptop, but I can’t quite envision it. What do you have in mind?

  6. robyn Says:

    That pincushion is adorable!! I’m addicted to my magnetic “pincushion,” but I may not be able to pass this up!

  7. Dana Young Says:

    Where can I buy one of these

  8. Rachel Says:

    Hi there, I’ve been in a similar slump myself for the past couple of weeks. I go to books and magazines. The libraries in my town and surrounding towns have some good books to just look through. It has helped me a lot.

    Fabric scraps…little woodland creatures…scarves (just scraps with a straight stitch through them so they hang all crazy…doggie collars. Flowers, pins, hair barrettes.

  9. Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts Says:

    These are just genius and super cute.
    If you are looking for inspiration, perhaps this blog hop I just hosted will help. 12 great tutorials for lots of cute gift ideas. http://ellisonlane.blogspot.com/p/12-gifts-of-christmas-tutorials.html

  10. Andrea @ HandMakeMyDay Says:

    Love the ipod pillows. When I’m in a slump I try to find something that will make me laugh or cry. Emotions make me inspired and sometimes it takes a slump to remind me that I haven’t laughed or cried enough ;)

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  13. Jessi Says:

    Love this – I totally want to make it too with all my fabric for my sons.

    Have you seen the book Sunday Morning – it has been inspiring me lately!

  14. Alison Says:

    Do you have instructions on how to make these pod pillows

  15. Linda Says:

    This is a great idea. I will have to check out your store. I think these would make great girfts. Take care.

  16. gwen ziegler Says:

    I mosey over to tipnut for ideas
    Gwen

  17. Denna Says:

    When I need inspiration, I look to Pinterest and it never fails. The problem is that I get so involved in pinning that I forget to start a project! lol

  18. naiara Says:

    Gostei mto dessa preciso de tutorial por favor me manda

  19. velma Says:

    They are just brillant, practical, fabric choices are not too, busy. Very pretty, modern, bright and colorful. Love them.
    Velma

  20. Ellen Says:

    Hi! I am looking to make a lightweight sun/wind screen that can travel, set-up and break-down easily. This is especially desired for use at the beach. Would you have suggestions for fabric, construction or assembly techniques? That would be very much appreciated. Thanks. Love your pod pillows!

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