Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Kindle Case...

I must not have pouted, cried or shouted much last year because Santa brought me a myriad of wonderful presents for Christmas, and there was not one piece of coal (figurative or otherwise) in the bunch. {Thank you Santa!} One of the gifts I received was a Kindle reader. I've already downloaded a number of books to it, so I have a ready supply for my trip. Yesterday I decided to whip up a Kindle case to keep it protected...

When I design a new pattern, occasionally I am able to hit the nail right on the head the first time and create exactly what I have in mind, but most times I have to tweak the pattern once or twice before I get it "just right."

I'm not sure this pattern is exactly where I want it to be, but there are plenty of things I really like about it -- like those 4 little pleats and three cute coconut buttons...

The case if fully lined, and I applied fusible fleece to the outside fabric and lining for extra padding and protection. Also, I love the chocolate, turquoise and lime colored flowery fabric that contrasts with the earthy tones in the muslin. This fabric is the dream child of Alisha Place Frost from her collection entitled "Flourish."

I'm a little unsettled with the dimensions of the fabric strips, but I'm usually critical of a project right after I've finished it. I often need to step away from it for a time, and then come back to it when I'm refreshed. For the time being though, I think this is something I can live with ... ;o)

Enjoy your day!

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Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Show Off Your Stuff Party @ Fireflies & Jellybeans
Hookin' Up with House of Hepworths
Show & Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Get Your Craft on Thursday @ Life as Lori
Strut Your Stuff @ Saturday Mornings
Cheap Thrills Thursday @ Black Kat's Design