A webcam cozy is a must these days with so many kids schooling at home!
Turtles have one of the best natural defence systems in the animal world: they can pull their bodies into their shells to protect themselves from predators. But this turtle can protect you too – from prying eyes!
Before we get any further, a warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate! If you are coming over from my friends Sonja and Jane at Sustain my Craft Habit, I’m thrilled to have you join us! At the bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. There’s a fine group of 25 other bloggers with inspiring Spring ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
Shaughnessy Turtle – WebCam Cozy
One of the smartest things you can do to protect your privacy – and that of your children – is to use a webcam cover on your laptop and desktop computer. Although it won’t prevent your computer from being hacked, it will prevent a sinister hacker from watching and photographing anything the camera can see. That’s why I made this web cam cozy. Sure you can be like Mark Zuckerberg and stick a piece of tape over the camera, but wouldn’t your kids get a kick out of Shaughnessy Turtle instead?
Shaughnessy is designed to peek over the edge, covering up the camera when your kids are at the computer to keep them safe and secure.
Shaughnessy Turtle is practical, but he’s cute too in his own way!
His neck is just long enough to allow his head cover a webcam, but not obstruct the screen.
When the kids want to FaceTime their grandparents (or do their online schooling these days), move him away from the webcam or lift him right off!
As practical as he is for the kids, you might find yourself using Shaughnessy too.
That will only leave him much less time to contemplate his navel 😉!
Free WebCam Cozy
The free pattern for Shaughnessy is available in our craft room, Birdz on the Fly. For VIP access, all you have to do is subscribe (see details below the pinnable image at the bottom of this post).
I hope you’ll enjoy making this webcam cozy! Now I’d like to send you on to a special and talented friend, Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip. She has an awesome faux tobacco basket project for you. I had to do a double take when I saw it; you’ll find out what she used when you get there 😉!
When you are finished visiting Terrie, please remember to visit these other amazing talents below:
- Chloe | Celebrate & Decorate
- Jemma | At Home With Jemma
- Patti | Hearth and Vine
- Rachelle | My Hubbard Home
- Cecilia | My Thrift Store Addiction
- Mary | Home is Where the Boat Is
- Jenna | The Painted Apron
- Chas | Chas’ Crazy Creations
- Rita | Harbour Breeze Home
- Lynne | My Family Thyme
- Sonja & Jane | Sustain My Craft Habit
- Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
- Andrea | Design Morsels
- Kristin | White Arrows Home
- Cynthia | Create With Cynthia
- Debbee | Debbee’s Buzz
- Shelley | Calypso in the Country
- Liberty | B4 and Afters
- Gail | Purple Hues and Me
- Carol | Bluesky at Home
- Sam | Raggedy Bits
- Leanna | Faeries & Fauna Craft Co.
- Marie | Elle Marie Home
- Rebecca | Zucchini Sisters
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Happy crafting friends!
What a cute idea. I have tape over my camera but this is much cuter.
Thanks Patti! I had a plastic tab on mine before I got inspired to make this. I really did have kids in mind, but now I use it too – lol!
So cute and clever:) I only wish I knew how to knit!
Thanks Rachelle! There’s still time to learn – lol. I just took up needle felting recently; it’s fun to venture into uncharted territory 🙂
Oh my gosh – the turtle is SO cute! I know several people who would love this. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much Chas. I wanted to create something fun for kids but even I’m using it 🙂 Maybe I’ll have to come up with an adult version too!
Oh my goodness – which is so smart and adorable! I currently have a clothespin covering my webcam. I’m going to crochet this cutie for myself and my kiddos! Thank you for sharing. So happy to be a part of this fun blog hop with you.
Thank you Jane; please let me know how it turns out for you – I know you love to crochet too. I’m so happy to be part of this hop too. I’m slowly making my way through all the other blogs and will visit you soon. So inspiring to see what everyone else is up to!
So cute!! I love to crochet! And so smart to cover your camera, adorable idea!
Thanks Jenna; so nice to meet other crocheters out there! I just recently picked it up again after many to many years away from it. Amigurumi was certainly not a thing when I was learning. I’m really enjoying the creative outlet :).
Good Morning Sara,
It is so very nice to meet you and join in this crafting blog hop with you.
I do a little bit of crocheting, but nothing as detailed and adorable as this webcam cozy Turtle!
I love how you combined safety and pure cuteness together!
It’s so nice to meet you too Jemma! This is my first hop and I’m really enjoying the talent and creativity of this group. It’s so inspiring; I can’t wait to visit everyone and try some of these amazing projects!! By the way, thanks for the heads up about ‘Next in Fashion’! Can’t wait to watch.
Sara this is adorable. I am so glad you are giving us the tutorial. I am going to make one for our new grand baby. She will love it and it will be safe for her to have.
Hi Terrie – congratulations on the new addition to your family. I’m so glad you’ll be making one. It’s so heart warming to know it will be keeping your little one safe!
So adorable and clever! I know the kiddos must get a kick out of him! Happy to be crafting with you!
Happy to be crafting with you too Mary; thanks for dropping by!
Thanks Mary; happy to be crafting with you too!
What a great idea and so cute too!
Bahahaha, brilliant idea. Every office cubicle in the country needs one of these little guys. Love this idea.
Thanks Leanna; love the enthusiasm – lol!
I never thought of covering my webcam— great idea!
Thanks Liberty; I’m so cautious when it comes to hacking; you just never know!
What a great idea and what a cute little turtle. So fun hopping with you. Pinned!
Hi Cynthia; thanks so much for sharing!!! ! Fun hoping with you too; who would’ve guessed that a turtle could hop – lol!
This is so adorable! You are very talented…I can’t knit at all..or sew very well! Great to hop with you!
Thanks Shelley; so nice of you to say! Great hopping with you too 🙂
I love it. I have to say when I read the title at first I was thinking, what the heck is that? But that is such a clever idea and something we all need these days. Glad to find your site on the hop.
Thanks Andrea! Titles are always a challenge for me with the stuff I make – lol! Thanks for stopping by.
I am not a needleworker, but my sister is! Perhaps I could talk her into making one of these little cuties for me! This was such a creative way to cover that camera. I have heard that not just Bill Gates, but also the Pope, keep pieces of paper over their cameras! Thanks for joining in our hop! I have so enjoyed all of the different crafts featured in this gathering of crafters!
That’s so interesting about Bill Gates and the Pope; I think it’s time for an upgrade – lol! Thanks for having me on the hop! It was a fun 1st experience; so much talent in the group 🙂
How cute, Sara! Crocheted projects are dear to my heart because they remind me of my sweet grandmother, who was very talented. Happy to be joining you for the hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thanks Celia! That’s exactly how I got my start in crochet – from my grandmother! Those were the days :). It was amazing what she could do without a pattern.
Oh my goodness Sara, what a clever and cute idea! The turtle is just adorable. What a cute stocking stuffer it would make too.
Thank Debbee, that’s a great idea and there’s plenty of time before Christmas – lol!
Sara, this is such a cute and clever idea! I love your charming turtle.
Thanks Alys! I don’t know how many people will actually crochet him, but I hope I’ve at least brought some awareness to a potential concern :).
It’s really creepy the idea of someone using your computer camera. When I’m away from my laptop, I generally close it. I don’t think I’ll ever have Alexa or a similar system in my home. They seem convenient, but rife with all sorts of potential ways to violate privacy.
I’m the same way; I have no desire to ever own an Alexa-type device. If I want to know the weather, I’ll stick my head out the door, thanks 🙂
What a cute idea! I keep a post it note over mine, but this is much cuter!
Thanks so much! I couldn’t wait to upgrade from the post-it note – lol!
This is just the cutest and most creative project I have seen in a while. So much better than ugly tape.
Aw, thanks Anita!
Such a great idea, Sara! Love the turtle!
Thank you Lori!
Sara, this so adorable and smart. I never thought of this. Thank you.
Thanks Deana! I did this right after watching a TV program where they showed you just how easy it is to hack into electronics like this. It’s scary to think you could be watched right in your own home!
This is such a clever idea and super cute!
This is so great! I love the colors too. My kids will adore this turtle. What a fun craft Sara.
Thank you Brooke!
This is so cute what a great job crocheting him too.
Thanks Kim; my grandmother did a great job of teaching me 🙂