So, in preparation, I whipped up a few things I'd need:
I got tired of seeing the outline of my keyboard keys on the screen whenever I opened it. How was it happening? Guess I have dirty fingers. Whatever the reason, I needed to stop it. So I made up a slim drape to keep on top of the keys when the laptop is closed.
With some leftover fabric from my Laptop Cozy project, I made a similar cover for my keys, backed with a soft blue flannel. No more dust and dirt on my screen!
I hate belts. I hate buying them because it totally depresses me. But the one belt I have is so old and so beat I'm embarrassed to wear it in public anymore, especially when I'm wearing my dress pants while working a trade show. But then I found this tutorial for an easy belt and I took a stab at it. And I'm happy with the result! Very clean, no buckle holes that get all stretched and pulled, and my pants stay up! I liked it so much I made two - one black and one brown. Plus, they can be worn casually or formally.
I already have a makeup bag, but it's just not big/wide enough to hold all the stuff I schlep around with me while I travel. So I grabbed some leftover fabric (you may recognize from my recent jewelry roll and purse from last summer) and some burlap and muslin and BAM! Got myself a new makeup bag.