Each month the Blogging Business Artisans Team poses a challenge to its members. Team members must complete a minimum of four monthly challenges per year.
This month’s challenge came from Team Captain Natashalh of StalkingTheWildSnark:
Midsummer Night’s Eve
June 21 is the longest day of the year! It has been celebrated in various ways for thousands of years, and many countries still have legal holidays around the time of the summer solstice. The challenge is to create something that celebrates the start of summer or to show what you like to do with those extra hours of daylight on long June evenings.
My response to the challenge is a colorful padded sunglasses case. On warm, sunny days, my Inner Child desperately wants to go outside and play or head to the beach! But the my Inner Adult tells me that with all that extra daylight, we need to protect our eyes from the brightness of the sun as we head out to beaches, picnics, or tourist destinations. Even if we're just running errands about town, it's a Summer thing to sport your sunnies! And why not add some bright colors in the process?
The outer fabric is high quality 100% cotton from the Sanibel line designed by Gina Martin for Moda Fabrics. I used a mottled tone on tone bright pink 100% cotton fabric for the lining of the multi-colored eyeglasses pouch. An inner layer of fusible fleece offers padded protection for your sunnies.
The eyeglass holder measures approximately 3.5 inches (9 cm) in width and 7.25 inches (18 cm) in height. A little loop adds a decorative touch, but it can also be used to add a key ring or lobster clasp. The top is secured with a bright pink capped metal snap -- so your sunglasses won't slip out of their case and end up in the bottom of your beach bag!
Look for these and other fun eyeglass cases to appear in my shop, Pasque Flower Creations, over the next few weeks in the Key Fobs andEyeglass Cases Section. I'll offer a choice of lining fabric colors.
Now that Midsummer has passed, the days are getting shorter, so get out and enjoy this sunshine while you can!