kate5kiwis: iFull


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, October 11, 2007


For the past week iHave been looking and *looking* for a little *pink* iCover for my new iPod nana, I mean *nano*, to keep it in the unscratched silvery condition in which iBought it. On the way home from the fourth unsuccessful attempt iHad a flash of inspiration: iCould make my own!! All sorts of designs of *secret pockets* (one side for the iMusic, the other for the iConnections) swirled through my mind as I negotiated The Garage in search of scraps of *pink* fabric and a zip. All the zips were in hiding (iShould’ve known to stop at this point) but my Hunting And Gathering Instinct was too strong and so I resorted to unpicking the zip off an old cushion cover… and unearthed the sewing machine, rethreaded it without saying any bad words and set to work, measuring and measuring and snipping (measure twice, cut once). Ten minutes later, the machine started whirring, as in true Whiplash Tradition iSet out to sew up my iCandy. Here’s the iPocket, for the inside of the iCover.

So far, so good.
iMeasured OH! *so* carefully, fitting the iPod within the layers and linings and pinky pockets, and iWas even careful to leave a wee gap at the top of the zip opening for the iCord. An hour later, after much fiddling and no pinning and no zipper foot and much more measuring, iFinally finished the last delicate seam… and turned it all right side out…. and that’s when iDiscovered…

two *whole* CENTIMETRES of seam width had miraculously disappeared… the inside pocket fits, but THE OUTSIDE IS TOO SMALL!!!
However did that happen? My iLash is masquerading as an iSore!!!!!

So it's back to the drawing board then. Or maybe the iStore...


Blogger Hay:o) said...

Oh what a bummer, it's so cute! Would ya mobile fit in it? I'm sure mine would ;o)

1:46 PM  
Anonymous jen said...

dont give up Kate
try try try again
it would be uniquely yours
how cool would that be :)

2:31 PM  
Blogger The Mouse said...

iThink iT still looks awesome! iT would fit our iPod (we've the skinny old one.)

Great job! :)

PS: These would sell like hotcakes on Etsy......

3:42 PM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

Do give up Kate - go to Sony.com and order from there - they are professional measurers.
Keep it simple - that's the iPod way!
Now I am back to bed - my slightly unwell has turned into massively unwell, and Grant coming home from work to manage children...I will be great by tomorrow though cause we are going on holiday...I will...I will...

3:44 PM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

Just read The Mouse's comment about Etsy - she is right actually - so don't give up, and try and sell your current case to someone with a skinny nano - that will motivate you to try again, and give you money - win/win!

3:45 PM  
Anonymous sarahbean said...

oh. dear.

4:09 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

lol, no chance... J11 has already commandeered it for his and S10's Tooth Collection. yessir, when M5 unveiled The Tooth Keeper last night to pop his wee toofypeg in... he found it full of ELEVEN teeth that The Neglectful Tooth Fairy has forgotten to pick up. the boys are about to do some serious emailing to remind her to come calling soon... X

yes, i made another... (which was still too small) and then i made another WHICH WORKED (third time lucky) and it looks *sexy as all get out*... no zip, but it has the extra pocket for all the iWires.
and it says *love* once in hippie print on the front. i love it. and it's very *katie* X

professional measurers
yes, i need all sorts of Professional Help...
get well chick. sending you the Virtual Lemons. drink and heal. like inigo's soup.

mousey wowsie and leighsie weesie
etsy shmetsy...
i think i'm already over it.
yeah, i'm such a Five Minute Wonder person with a Short Attention Span: i'm blaming that on the Sanguine Within *grin*

beanie babe
yes, poor katie. i nearly had to get my hammer onto it.
but patience prevailed. actually hubby was doing the cryptic crossword and i am *so* not intelligent enough for that so i sewed and sewed instead.
and now i have Da Pinky Cuteness stashed in my bag.
the iSore has morphed back into the iCandy.
oh how iDO *love* puns X

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

iLaughing so hard (thanks for the giggles).

8:02 AM  
Blogger Rach said...

Kate you need to find yourself a Professional Measurer...and a professional sewer.....and then you can make little funky beady things to go on the zip before they head off to etsy!

1:25 PM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Sorry the first one didn't fit, but it sure is gorgeous. You have so much talent. Love the fabric too.

5:09 AM  

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