Sunday, 9 May 2010

iPod Cosy

When I first became a mature student last autumn the family bought me an iPod for my birthday - they said I couldn't be a student without one.  I was deeply sceptical at first - what on earth did I want one for?  But I have to say they were right and it is great!  I have found it really helpful in screening out background noise when I want to concentrate, and there have been times when calming music has been very helpful - especially in the life drawing class!  Like a lot of people I have struggled with drawing in the past, but both my drawing and my confidence in my drawing have come on in leaps and bounds over the year.

Anyway, last night I got out my crochet hook for the first time in a long time to have a go at crocheting a change of clothes for my precious iPod nano.  I love the way you can crochet something like this without needing to do any sewing up - the sewing up part being something I generally take a very long time to get around to.  On the third attempt I finally got the size right (too big, then too small, then just right)!

handmade iPod nano cosy by ffflowers

I spent a long time looking for the right button - I have a lot of buttons to look through - but then I spotted the tiny flower left over from making my rainbow daisy chain bracelet and it just seemed to be the perfect finishing touch, plus it works just fine instead of a button.

handmade rainbow daisy chain bracelet by ffflowers
(rainbow daisy chain bracelet available in both my etsy and folksy shops)

The teenager wandered in and said "Ooh, an iPod sock - can you make me one?  Only... a cool one..."  Hmm... I have yet to find out what he would consider to be a cool iPod sock but I will forgive him after he rescued my facebook page the other day.

So my question is, should I list these 'maybe not quite cool' iPod socks in my shops?  There are plenty of larger handmade iPod/iPhone size cases out there but there aren't that many iPod nano cases - I know,  I looked  before I resorted to the crochet hook!  Plus, of course, none of them have one of my flowers on the front.  What do you think?


  1. It's great, I think you should give them a try.

  2. Really lovely. Go for it!

    Natalie x

  3. That is great, I think you should list some!


Helen Smith, artist and maker in glass, print and stitch.


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