DIY Wednesday

IT’S MAY!

I love the seasons changing.   Spring and Fall are my two absolute, favorite seasons.  This week I enjoyed getting out with Little Man for little walks.  He’s old enough now that I can just pop a leash on his arm (love Safety First) and head over to look at the water across the street (we have a lovely lake across from us).   And, it gets the added bonus of tiring him out for a nice, afternoon nap, lol.

I have been working on projects over the last month but I didn’t share them because they didn’t fit into April’s theme of being all about the children.  But now that it is May I am looking forward to sharing some of them with you.  I am carrying over my April Wednesday theme of DIY Wednesday.  I understand that my definition of DIY may not be the correct one, but, hey, this is all stuff that I have Done Myself.

Back in the fall my fabric store had a beautiful selection of fabrics in their $4.97/m section that were all the fancy ones you see everyone using online.  Usually this section is for those fabrics that nobody wants.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have the money to purchase everything I wanted, AND, I was getting way too much fabric accumulated in my apartment.  I am working on using up what I have before buying more!

However, I did buy this one pretty fabric, that I still drool over.  I used some of it to make a Christmas gift with, but the rest I hoarded until I knew EXACTLY what I wanted it for.  I had an idea but I didn’t want to ruin the fabric by trying something that didn’t work.

Now, for my birthday in December my husband bought me a Kindle (not the fancy kind, but I’m still in love).   I love to read and this way I always have a book at my fingertips.  I wasn’t willing to pay $40 for a cover for it, though.  So I have spent the last few months searching online for the perfect cover to make for my kindle.  And it wasn’t easy.  I didn’t want just a pouch to put it in (although they are super cute and my friend, Nicole, has some nice ones in her Etsy shop), I had something specific in mind.  And I found it!

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I used a hard cover book (took out the inside of a book I didn’t want that was similar in size to my kindle) and covered it with my pretty fabric (all with hot glue, no sewing here).  Then I hot glued some elastic pieces to hold my kindle in (probably should have measured as they aren’t really in the right spots, lol)…I even added a pocket on the other side (that you can’t really see because I matched up the fabric pretty good).   I LOVE it!   It’s like holding a hard cover book in my hands when I read now.

And when I’m done reading it folds up nicely into a little book with a button closure.

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I’m thinking of adding some of these to my Etsy store…but we’ll see.  I have to find some more hard cover books the right size.  Happy DIY’ing Everyone!

Amanda Cunningham

Amanda worked as a full-time school teacher for two years before getting married and having two wonderful kids.She blogs about faith, family, food, and fun.While crafting takes up a lot of her extra time, Amanda also strives to help others through ministry in her church and in the community.Amanda, also known as Mae, works as the church music director and is hoping to start tutoring and teaching music again in the days to come.

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2 Comments

  1. Wow, that is SOOO adorable! I love the idea and the fabric, too! Way to go! Thanks for linking up! 🙂

    • Quietwo2

      May 6, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Nicole. =) That fabric was such a find! Wish I could have bought half of what was on the shelf, lol.

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