And here's the iPod case I just made (same fabric as the birdie above). (Oh and I got the fabric at the tiny local independent fabric store.)
It has fleece on the inside. The iPod stays in it even when tipped upside-down, it's cool.
Sigh, so guilty.
DrewDad, you're very right. There are trends within that though -- birds hovering in the background or very much front and center. And they've been super-ubiquitous in the past -- 5 years? (Twitter has a part in it.)