Lessons from a life of startups, coding, countryside, and kids
Or: how to do in 2.5hrs and â‚¬20 what a 10 year-old Indonesian child could do in 20mins for â‚¬0.50 — but you get a much greater sense of satisfaction and a lot less exploitation.
My new camera bag has quite generous-sized compartments which I’d occasionally like to double up to hold two smaller lens. To prevent the lenses knocking against each other, it’s prudent to have at least one wrapped in a cloth. Now, I could easily buy a lens wrap but my go-to places for cheap goods (eBay) or handmade items (Etsy) failed me. So I decided I could make my own with a bit of effort and some long-forgotten sewing skills.
I found a nice soft fleece material to line the inner, and a tougher cotton material with a cute bird motif for the outer (Vibes & Scribes in Cork is a treasure-trove of crafty goodness). I also found a thin sheet of foam material to provide a bit more cushioning. Ideally the fleece material would have been a microfibre to prevent fibres from getting on to the lenses etc but I’ll give this a shot.
So, here’s the brief steps: