So I got a ukulele. Here’s the thing: I’m not musical but I’ve always wanted to play guitar. I love guitar solos in songs, love acoustic guitar and love it when people can just sit around with a guitar and sing (not good at that either, but you get the point). My problem, besides not being musical naturally, is that I have small hands. So I was always afraid that I wouldn’t be able to play with tiny hands. Plus, who has time for this stuff? But I met a girl with a ukulele and I thought, “That’s it! Perfect – minimal investment and tiny!” So I bought one. And a tuner, book and picks. My particular uke is the super cheap one at Guitar Center, And I’m good with that. I figure, if I actually can play this thing, I can always upgrade, and if not, not such a big deal. So I am practicing every day and have a new appreciation for real guitarists. The only thing I was missing was a case for it. It didn’t come with one and I could buy one, but you know, why not figure out how to make one and just do that? So I did. I traced the ukulele on craft paper, making a pattern. I made it with cotton, interfacing (although not as rigid as it should’ve been) and fleece inside. I put a zipper pocket on to store the tuner and picks and a shoulder strap and handle. It was a fun project – I woke up several times during the night with design ideas for it. (It would be nice to have this much enthusiasm for every project I got myself into.) I chose the fabric because it looked like a ukulele to me and has almost the same colors as my new branding for my photography business. So here are a couple of cellphone shots of the completed project. I am pretty happy with it and it makes me smile, so that’s good! Now to go practice so I can shred this thing someday!