Monday, May 20, 2013

Kindle Cover

 I think I had mentioned that my husband bought me a Kindle for Mother's Day.  I was so excited and I had been kind of expecting it.  I had been anti-Kindle/Ereeder (I don't even know what they are really called).  They seemed like a lot of money and I love the idea of books.  I had said I was old fashioned.  Well now I wish I had gotten one sooner.  I love to read but since becoming a mom I read much less.  Most of my free time during the day I spend crafting or doing craft related stuff online.  I have always loved reading at bed time but for the past two years I have slept in the same room as my daughter.  My other problem was getting books.  I am too cheap to buy a fiction book (craft books are another story).  I love the library.  But the problem with the library is that I now take forever to read a book and I forget to renew.  

So in the little over a week I have had the Kindle I have read every night.  It feels so good to be reading and to have a book I am reading.  I really feel like I had been missing something for the past few years.  It isn't free but it is worth it.

Here is the cover I made for my Kindle.  It makes me love it even more.

I used the tutorial from Clover & Violet.  It was great.  This was quick and easy.  I figured that since I would be using this cover everyday and looking at it a lot that it would be okay for me to cut into some of my Heather Ross fat quarters.  Here is the back:

And the inside:

I am so happy with my cover and Kindle.  I also love the book I am reading.  It is The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles.  I read about it on another blog but I can't remember what one.  I love when bloggers share what they are reading.  I'd love to know who wrote about this book on their blog if anyone reading knows.

Today I am linking up with Let's Get Acquainted on The Sewing Chick blog.


Janine said...

You're cover is beautiful. It must make reading even nicer :)

Happy Turtle said...

So cute! Great gift. Your husband did well.

Amanda K said...

Ahhdorable cover!

Amy Morinaka said...

What a lovely kindle cover you made! Your fabric choices are brilliant!

Country Maison (Eva) said...

Suppper Cute !!! Adorable !!
I love the fabrics, so cute and fun . . .the little mouse is just lovely !!!

Great job !! and a little project that I'm sure gave you that feel-good, accomplishment and satisfaction feeling !!
I'm wonder if your children have not already asked you if they can have this kindle cover, my daughter would have wanted it for herself !.

Karen said...

Oh my gosh that is soooo cute! :o) And a lovely present too, you lucky thing.

Cassie said...

Beautiful cover! I just love those little mice!

Tessa Marie said...

Oh my goodness - your Kindle cover is just darling!! Love the little Heather Ross mice :-) I have heard a lot of people say the same things about E-readers...they resisted getting one and then when they did, wished they had done it sooner! Glad you are enjoying yours and thanks for linking up!!

Handmade by Hanki said...

So cute!!!!! Happy reading! :)

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Thanks for the book recommendation - I'm always looking for new books as well!

Cindy said...

The cover is super cute! I really like that you cut into your precious Heather Ross fat quarters.