I wanted him to have something homemade and useful, so I made him a laptop sleeve for his Dell.
This is the back side. Dave and I selected the dragon fabric online from Blue Bamboo (one of my favorite sources for Asian fabrics).
Here is the view with the flap closed. I embellished it with a collage of Asian fabrics in my stash.
Below is a detail of the collage. After fusing the pieces to the background, I used a machine blanket stitch to secure them.this tutorial from amy a la mode blog. However, in the interest of the limited time I had to finish it, I used velcro instead of buttons.
It has been a wonderful summer with you Dave. The kids and I (and of course your Dad) will miss you terribly! Have a great semester and we look forward to seeing you over winter break. I hope your new laptop case holds up. Many hugs!