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!
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.
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!