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Started by Alison - Not Caterina Anymore, April 09, 2009, 07:03:40 AM

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Alison - Not Caterina Anymore

Hello everyone!

A few weeks ago I entered a contest on The contest was to take an item you'd normally just throw out and repurpose it. I had just recently bought a brand new macbook and the case it came it was stellar. It was just too nice of a case to throw out. But I also didn't want to carry it around and advertise that I could be carrying a $1300 laptop. So, I took some fabric and covered the box. I use it for crafts, and occasionally for carrying the laptop.

Anyway, I entered my box and was picked for the top 15 entries in the contest. A vote is now underway to choose the top design. There are some really great ones up there, and while I don't think I will surpass the top two, I would LOVE to stay near the top and not at the bottom of the list. A lot of these people are designers, professionals. You might call me more of an amateur crafter who is excited to be listed among the others.

If you'd take a moment to vote (for me, or someone else if they're your favorite) I would really appreciate it.

My entry is under my real name, Alison Cromie. Here's the link:

You can also see my other crafty stuff on my website

You can vote once per day, and voting stops tomorrow at midnight.

Thank you everyone! See you at fest this year!


I just cast my vote...and now I know what I'll do with MY macbook box - it's just been on a shelf waiting for something awesome to happen to it  ;)

It looks padded - is that just the fabric?

Fantastic idea, Caterina!
50% Endora, 50% Aunt Clara.

Alison - Not Caterina Anymore

It's not padded, and I just used cotton. I think it just looks that way because of the shape of the box and the way I put the fabric on.

I'm tempted to turn it into a product and sell my services/the cases. Only problem is that I don't know how marketable it is.


Oh Yeah, it's marketable.  Think of all the people who Also don't want to advertise they're carrying around a $1300 laptop! 

Dayna Thomas
Nixie's Mom
Bristol FoF Hench
Education Goddess...yeah, right
FoF Merchant Liason/Merchandizing Maven

Lord Figaro

Plus you can personalize it with different material for special orders. If you don't do it, someone else probably will. it's THAT good an idea.
Those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat their mistakes.

George Santayana

Alison - Not Caterina Anymore

They extended the contest through midnight TONIGHT! Go vote one last time and help me stay as far from the bottom as possible (I know I'm not going to win at this point. All I can hope for is anything but last).

Alison - Not Caterina Anymore

Thank you for voting for me everyone! I won Editors Choice!!!