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Oh so fun, the summer before your leave for college.  Preparing, getting all the dorm goodies, new clothes, finding out who the new room mate will be.  It’s all fun and games until you leave your Mom bawling in the hallway!   Those are two days I will never forget, leaving my son and then my daughter at their schools oh so far away (36.5  minutes  and 1:42.5 minutes away)  Those were two of my saddest and yet proudest moments.  My kids could have asked for anything at all the weeks before and it would probably have been theirs.    So now is the time, hit your Mom up!  Time to get that new laptop sleeve for that sparkling new macbook you got for graduation.  I mean after all what Mom wants her little precious girl to go to college without a stylish macbook?     Well since you asked, we can certainly help you figure out what sleeve to purchase.  We have a few in our shop as well as the ability to custom make one from any of our fabrics. Here is one of our best sellers, The Summertime Fruity Patches.

Funky Handmade ipad, kindle and laptop sleeves

The Summertime Fruity Patches Macbook Sleeve

Then again, everyone loves the Sis Boom

Sis Boom Macbook Sleeve

It would probably be hard to imagine, but I have more than a couple of fabric scraps laying about my sewing studio.  Buckets and bins and baskets full would be the best way to put it.  I don’t think its an obsession, I think its more of a love affair.   When I finish up a well loved favorite  fabric and have that four by four inch scrap left  how can I be so callous as to just dump it in the trash?   So instead I will stash it away, certain one day I will want that little scrap.  Today I pulled out those buckets and made the most adorable ipad sleeve.  It is a one of a kind for sure.  We have been playing with a new envelope style design, and I adore it.   So for the lover of all things patchy and funky here is our newest ipad sleeve.

Funky Patches iPad Sleeve

The back of our ipad case

Taylor Swift was fortunate enough to get a keeta bag,  oops… I mean I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to include a keeta collection tote in a swag bag for Taylor Swift to receive while at  the CMA.

I started out making a soft form sweet bag when something very strange happened, it grew and grew into a gigantic beach bag.  Maybe a little too large for the occasion. 😉  So I reworked my pattern into a bag that is a terrific size for everyday.  Soft and cute, fits lots of goodies and stylish.   It seemed to fit her personality, soft and sweet but yet strong.  I will have it listed for sale on my website http://keetacollection.com/Taylor-Swift-Bag.htm.

My daughter Corri from PuppyDogsNPolkaDots sent a phone case and personalized key fob to complete the set.

We hope that she loves her new set and gets a lot of good use and complements.    Take a peek and see what you think.

And a big Congrats to Taylor!!

The Keeta Collection Bag designed for Taylor Swift.

Phone Case made for Taylor Swift.

Key Fob designed for Taylor Swift

We have been working with zippers finally.  Quite a challenge, but two smart gals like ourselves… well that should be no problem.   HA.   Anyway they have been mastered.   So introducing our first – for sale – official listing of a delightful kindle – nook – or other ereader sleeve –  “Outdoor Market”  .   We will be offering these for sale on our ipad and ipad 2 sleeves as well, just email if you don’t see one listed for you. 🙂

My dog Ramsey loves to get a good tan going.  He will spend hours laying out on the deck.  Do they have doggy sunscreen?  Better check that.   His little belly is actually getting browner by the day.  He tried to get his younger nephew involved, but he was more interested in chasing squirrels.    But finally, he worked his magic and the two of them were so content.    I am a bit shocked that Ramsey didn’t bring his beloved purple velour pillow with him.   He normally takes it to the door when he is ready to go sunbathing.

Try to stop thinking about the squirrels.

That is more like it!

 

**Furniture strewn about the yard makes for great decorating, doesn’t it?  Our grass doesn’t stand a chance of coming in with these two racing around, so we have blockaded the delicate parts. 🙂

I come by it honestly, my family is filled with builders and do it yourselfers.  My father and brother are also afflicted with it…. the problem of LARGE.    When I find myself needing a new piece of furniture as well as a case of sore muscles and back aches I can simply turn to my dad.  He can build ANYTHING! 🙂  I should post some of the goodies he has made…  desk,  table, bed, dresser and on and on.  The problem is everything is sooo heavy and sometimes turns out slightly larger than intended.   If we are in question as to if he built the furniture we dont look  for a stamp or a signature, we simply try to lift it.  If we can’t, we know it was made by my Dad!

From time to time I find myself  breaking out with a bad case of the LARGE.  This week I made an adorable purse.  In my mind, it was a purse.   But I thought, ooohh let me make it oversized.  Then I thought… oohhh a little bigger..   Well, a bolt of fabric later, my purse is now a giant beach or shopping bag.   You wouldn’t be able to walk if you filled it completely full.  But I LOVE it.   It was a struggle to decide if I wanted to put it up for sale or keep it.   I decided to put it on the website before I caved.  Then I rushed over to order more of the same fabric for myself 😉  My future Daughter In Law had the nerve to ask me if at any point during the making process I thought maybe it was going to be quite large.  Well…. more is better right?    So without further ado  I present to you the Island Hopper, with linen straps, a burlap bottom and room for plenty!  But at least you can pick it up, it’s not heavy. 🙂

Did you get an ipad 2?  I can’t imagine loving it more that I already love my ipad, but apparently… it’s new and improved.  My ipad already has a great battery life, but the ipad 2 is even longer.  Mine is light and easy to hold, but shockingly the ipad2 is lighter.  Crazy technology!

Well you are sure to want to dress it up.  Look no further for a funky and fun sleeves you can find a terrific variety of sleeves at www.PuppyDogsNPolkaDots.Etsy.com If you don’t see a print you like, scope out the kindle sleeves, as they can be upgraded to ipad sleeves as well.   Want a custom sleeve all your own?  Email KeetaCollection@aol.com and get an order started.  You can purchase just the sleeve for those of you that simply want to cover your ipad or upgrade to a padded sleeve with flap closure and if you want to go better than that, add a pocket across the front.  We can even customize to fit over your cases.  Simply ask. 🙂

Here are a few newbies.  I love the linen combos lately.  Especially with the matching phone cases.

 

ipad sleeve and ipod iphone sleeve

Fruit Salad - sleeves for the ipad, ipad2, iphone, ipod and various other phones sizes.

French Riviera - ipad, ipad2, kindle, ereaders and phone cases