Monday, July 25, 2011

Snappy Sunnies Case

Hot off the ironing board: one perfectly cheerful sunglasses case complete with kiss-lock frame.

Sad story: one of my sister's closest friends has a friend whose boyfriend has a significant brain tumor. He's also out of work, and his benefits are due to expire, and of course there are hefty hefty medical bills to be paid. F that S, right? I mean, geez! Oh, and he's only 27ish years old. A group of them are putting together a beef and beer to raise much needed funds. My sister is putting together a beach basket as one of the gifts to be raffled off. I'm not sure what all is going in it, but there will be a beach bag by moi (no pic - it was just a basic tote) in this fabric:

 I got this at Joann's. I have no idea what it's called.

And this little sunnies case:

 A delightful beachy print on each side and an antique bronze double-curve frame. And on the inside?

Pebbly watery yumminess. I have maybe a million and seven yards of this fabric and it just screams "Beach!!!" Not literally--wouldn't that be the creepiest thing ever? I enlarged the original pattern a wee bit, and it fits sunglasses perfectly:

Those are my delightful yellow polka dot sunglasses there. They would only be better if they were red, but yellow is second-best in my polka dot lineup. I bought them on vacation last week. What?!!?! Yeah, I had myself a much-needed shore break last week. I'm not a fan of announcing when my house will be vacant so I kept it hush-hush. It drives me bonkers when I'm on Facebook and people have their status updates notifying everyone of all that: "OMG, 2 hours until vacation! Then it's 2 weeks of fun!" I read that as "Hey! In a few hours my house will be empty for 2 weeks. Come on over and steal the flat-screen I was bragging about last week!" Now I highly doubt you folks would be tracking down my digs and stealing my Janome, but I'd be a hypocrite if I said "Back soon!" I don't even know why I'm blathering on about this... What I really should have said is "I will try to take better pictures tomorrow when it's not raining because these are not thrilling."
**UPDATE - I DID take new pictures. The old ones were pretty bad.**

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  1. oohhh!!! That's so cute Beth!!! I love the fabrics especially the lining!! too summery if you ask me:) It's sooo pretty!!! And I totally agree with you on the vacation status thing... some people!!!!
    p.s. those polka dots sunglasses are to DIE for!!!!

  2. Oh my gosh, that is so sad about your sisters friend. I hope they raise a lot of money for him. LOVE your sunnies case!! They are so cute!!!!! I am with you on not announcing when you are leaving your home!!! I have only said so when also mentioning that my very large son is home still!!!

  3. Aww sorry about your sister's friend's boyfriend :-/
    I think you should include the sunnies; they look pretty inside the case!

  4. these are so cute! glad i saw them at sugar bee...

  5. thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday - I just featured you on my FB page!

  6. I am visiting via Today's Creative Blog.

    This is a fantastic project! Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Tuesday!

  7. Really pretty, and love the sunglasses. When I went on holiday I advertised for people to steal my flatmate. Not a single one did damnit!

  8. Your sunglasses case is so cute! Good for you for donating it to a worthy cause.

    P.S. I love your sunglasses. I have black and white ones myself.

  9. Cute sunnies case - and even cuter sunnies!!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. Very cute! I love those sunglasses! So sorry to hear about your sister's friend. :(

  11. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

  12. Those are awesome! I will have to look for some! And I completely know what you mean! Me and my hubby are always saying the same thing! It's like why don't you leave the doors unlocked too?!? Anyhow, thanks for coming link up to Sew Crafty Saturday !

  13. the sunglasses case is so cute! I am so sorry to hear about the sad story but it's nice to know that so many lovely people like you do help in their own way. We are featuring this lovely project today and votation starts today, too. have a lovely weekend, Bethany!




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