Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fabric Covered Mouse Pad & A Winner


Mouse Pads ~ we never use them at home because we have laptops.  I have one at the office at my new part-time job and it is a weird shape.  I knew we had about a hundred of them at home, so I figured I would just grab a regular square one.  I found a decent one with no crazy logo but decided to cover it with fabric anyway.


I found a couple of different ways to adhere the fabric to the pad on Pinterest and they are saved to my Craft Projects Board if you are interested.

I went with this owl fabric that I had left over from when I made my daughter a messenger bag for Christmas.


  I used Heat n Bond to attach the fabric to the mouse pad.


After cutting the fabric out {using the mouse pad to trace it}, I followed the directions on the Heat n Bond to iron it onto the fabric and then onto the mouse pad.  


A new mouse pad in about 15 minutes!  This is at home before I brought it into work. 


A nice way for me to personalize my new desk space and bring a little cuteness in to the work day!  Plus, I already had everything on hand to make it. I love when that happens!


Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for ~ the winner of the Bowdabra bow maker is

#23 ~ Laurie Ritchey

Congratulations, Laurie!

I have sent you an email and will need for you to email  me back with your information.

A big thank you to Bowdabra for so generously offering a bow maker to one of my readers!

Linking up with:

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Show and Share at Coastal Charm

Swing Into Spring at DIY by Design

Treasure Hunt Thurs. at From My Front Porch To Yours



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This is just the cutest. What a fabulous idea. I love it.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Super cute Kathy!! So much prettier!

Okio B Designs said...

I love this idea! You chose such a cute pattern too. I have to do something with mine because they are ugmo!


Betty said...

What a clever idea for the mouse pad and I just adore that fabric. I must find it. Congrats to the winner of the bow.

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea! I have to try this! I love your choice of fabric!

farmhouse-story said...

congrats to laurie! really cute fabric on your mouse pad, kathy:)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, love the mouse pad. They are fun to do. I have made a few in the past as well. Great way to dress up a desk. The fabric you used is so cute and cheerful.
Congrats to Laurie for being the winner. She is a good friend and loves ribbon so this is perfect for her to make bows with her stash.

How is the new job going??
Have fun and enjoy!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

So cute, Kathy. Great idea.

chateau chic said...

Your mouse pad is so cute. Great way to personalize your work station.
Thank you for visiting, Kathy.
Mary Alice

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a darling idea, Kathy!! I love the owl fabric.

I've been out of the loop so I didn't know you were back in the working world. I hope you love your job...the best part (for me) was having human contact!! Ha!


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Kathy, I am so excited about winning! Thank you so much. I can't wait to try it out. Your mouse pad idea is genius, and it looks so cute! laurie

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Kathy, Super cute mouse pad makeover! Love the owl design. Wish I had more time to visit your blog (and all the others that I love) a little more regularly. Have a great summer, blogger friend! ~ Jamie

Laura S Reading said...

Congratulations Laurie!
She will find the perfect way to use her gift.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

That is so stinkin cute I cannot even believe it. I never knew one could make cute mouse pads! You could even take it one step further and Scotch-guard it for nice protection.

This is awesome - I use a regular pc for work and blogging - my laptop is newer but kinda only used it when I was recovering from surgery/bed rest...and now is what we use for movies in the rv room. Lame haha.

I have an ugly wrist pad mouse pad. I need to do this. Thanks, Kathy!!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Great idea for the mouse pad Kathy! And yes, I would definitely recommend a lilac bush. So happy you liked the lilacs I picked! :)

Crystelle Boutique said...

What a fun idea! This would make a great personalized gift as well.... Great thinking, thanks for sharing!! I might just have to make some.... :)
x Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Mitzi said...

Great project! It looks like a pro did it!

Debbiedoos said...

What a cute idea! My mouse pad is pretty sad looking. I can do this!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Congrats to Laurie. That is so cute! My mousepad has seen better days. It's one of those ergonomic ones with the bump to place your wrist on top. I wonder if this would work with that kind?

Tea in the Library said...

Love the fabric! Best wishes on your new job.

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