Simple eReader Cover

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When I got my nook eReader, I quickly went online to find a cover for it. Knowing me, I would drop it after about day two. Barnes and Noble sells lots of different covers (some of them are really cool, like this Jonathan Adler design), but I just didn’t like the fact that they all look like old Daytimers and they’re about 30-40 bucks. Sorry, no.

I wanted something protective, that I can slip on and off quickly, but that stays off when I want to read. And I wanted it to still fit in my bag (those covers they sell look very bulky). So I decided to use some leftover felt and create a very simple cover. This is it! You really can’t get much easier than sewing three straight lines and some embellishments. This has really come in handy and I find it easy now to throw the nook in my bag and not worry that it’ll get scratched.

I made this one for a friend’s Kindle Fire.

 

ABC Quiet Book

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Several of my friends are pregnant or have just had babies and I’ve been trying to think of what to make for them for baby gifts. I don’t know how to knit or crochet, so I had to get creative. I saw this Star Wars Quiet Book on Pinterest recently, and I totally fell in love with the format. I had never heard of Quiet Books before seeing this, so I did a Google search to see what’s out there. I found this really cool animal one too.

I love to work with felt and I knew this was something I could do, so I decided to make one of these for my friend who is due in a couple weeks. I came up with an illustrated ABC concept (at first I had wanted to illustrate every letter of the alphabet, but since these books are plush, that would have been way too many pages, so I decided to illustrate just one letter on each page). I sewed it all by hand and hot glued the pages together to try to get a really good seal.

I have some ideas for more of these, and more friends with babies to be my guinea pigs, so I’ll be making more in the near future. I hope to get a little more “interactive” with them. Here’s the book:

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Lunch Bag

Lately I’ve been looking for the perfect lunch bag. Since I haven’t found it, I’ve been using a big Trader Joe’s cloth shopping bag instead. After getting nagged by Dan a thousand times about carrying that “ugly” thing around, I finally decided to try to make my own. Recently I made some curtains for the windows around our door with this really cute black and white fabric. When I looked at the amount I had left over, I realized that it was the perfect amount to make a simple lunch bag.

I lined it with some plastic liner, hot glued pink ribbon for edging, and repurposed some straps from an old canvas bag I had. It was really easy 🙂 and it works pretty well (although I wish it were bigger).