Friday, 27 January 2012

Kindle Case

I know I’ve already done a ‘show and tell’ of my crafty Christmas gifts.  But I didn’t mention my ‘main’ pressie – a Kindle! 

I have to admit that I felt a bit guilty for coveting one, as I’m a real book lover, and hate the thought of books being replaced one day by computer-type-things.  But, still, I wanted one.  I was mainly thinking of how it would save me from having to pack 4 or 5 books in my suitcase every time we go away anywhere (freeing up more space for bags, beads and brooches).  So, I wrote a little letter to Santa – and he granted me my wish! 

And......  I LOVE my Kindle!!!  It’s small, and it’s light, and it’s super-easy to use (even for me)!

But, in order to be dragged around everywhere with me, my Kindle needed a case!  And I wasn't too keen on the standard leather/plastic/rubber ones I found on Amazon.  So, I decided to make my own.  It didn’t take very long to make, and I was really pleased with how it turned out.







Now my Kindle can accompany me on all my adventures!  The colours are very nautical, don't you think?  Maybe, then, we should book up another cruise.....  

In fact, I might make another Kindle case (a girl can never have too many different Kindle cases, you know) and take some photos as I go.  Then I can post a tutorial on here.  I’ll get on to it.....

Until next time.....

Carly

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P.S.  In case you were wondering, my first Kindle read is 'Laura's Handmade Life' (by Amanda Addison).  I know it could be deemed 'chick lit', but I don't care - I think it's fab!  I think there may be a review coming up..... 



12 comments:

  1. This is great, Carly. I think us crafty people should have double the hours in the day than normal people because we have so many things we want to make! I loved Laura's Handmade Life and my daughter's called Laura! xxx

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  2. Hmmmmm liking a nautical one! My friend Jane made me a vintage one (see
    http://chippernelly.blogspot.com/2011/05/kindle-surprise.html) which might inspire your next creation.
    I love my kindle too (though still love the real book thing) and especially love it on holiday. I always struggle to commit to 3 books for a trip (even worse if it's a hand luggage only trip) but taking the possiblity of hundreds fills me with glee. Plus a travel guide and a language translater thingy - genius!
    I too would like double the hours in a day....
    fee x

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  3. what a brilliant idea , i love red, white and blue it always looks so fresh.
    just beautiful
    happy weekend
    love jooles x

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  4. What a cute Kindle case!! I love the colors and the different sized polka dots!! I'm such a book person too, but I can definitely see the benefits to having one for traveling!! I may have to get one eventually... especially if it can have a cute case like this one!!
    Have a great weekend!!

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  5. Your kindle case is beautiful!!!!
    Thank you for reviewing your Alice book...it is nice to see some of the inside photos. It does look like it has some cute ideas.
    Hugs to you.

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  6. I love it! You are very good at this sewing malarky. I know what you mean about Kindles. I am a book lover too and adore the covers and everything, but for girls living overseas like us, they make sense.
    I think the Alice book would be a pretty coffee table book for me. I sometimes want these books just to look at even though I will nevwer make anything from them. Not sure if that makes me a bit crackers though! xxx

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  7. I love your Kindle case. I've had a Kindle for well over a year now and I just adore it, although I still read DTB's (Dead Tree Books!) at home. My daughter bought me a case but I would love to try to make one, so I'll be tuning in to your tutorial!!

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  8. The case is gorgeous! You just cant go wrong with polkadots!

    x

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  9. Hi Carly, me again! Just to let you know I love reading your blog and have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award xxx

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  10. Fab kindle cover looking forward to seeing your tutorial on how to make one. Leah x

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  11. Now, you're just too clever!
    Would love a tutorial, if you can.
    Xx

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Carly

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