Posts Tagged ‘kindle’
Posted in Crafty Photo Scavenger Hunt, tagged crafty photo scavenger hunt, cross stitch, CrossStitcher magazine, kindle, the awesome lady, the goldhawk project, the leopard anchor, timballoo, tulsi crafts on March 31, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
If you’re new to the Scavenger Hunt then please visit Kirst’s blog to see how this all began. I’m acting as guest host again this month, and I hope you find everything to your liking!
I’ll start off with a list of those people who are taking part – please do visit their blogs and have a look at their entries for this month. If they haven’t posted their photographs yet then please be patient and check again on the 31st!
- Rachel at The Awesome Lady
- Jeneveve at Timballoo
- Ruth at The Goldhawk Project
- Margot at Tulsi Crafts
I’ve been poring over magazines again this month, as well as books, and especially CrossStitcher which is my new favourite thing…
Something I Made
I’m ridiculously proud of this piece of cross stitch
Perhaps more vintage than retro, but it’s the thought that counts, yes?
Sunlight on a wooden floor which really caught my eye.
You’d think I’d be spoiled for choice for this category, but I actually really struggled! In the end I took a slightly different view of things…
Clearly I had a bit of a yen for the sepia filter this month…
In a few days, once I’ve had a chance to view all the entries for this month, I’ll put up my favourites – please do pop back to have a look! In the meantime Jeneveve over at Timballoo will be guest-hosting for April (it’s my birthday next month so I figured I’d have a break!), so please pop along to her blog on Monday 2nd April to see what topics she’s chosen
Back in July I had a bash at making a Kindle cover. Since then I have actually got a real Kindle to put in it (rather than a cardboard mock up!), and the cover has served me very well. My fella received one of the new, smaller, Kindles as a gift this Christmas so of course I had to make him one too.
I did learn a valuable lesson from the first one: a cover that’s made of paper and card needs protection on the corners if it’s to be more durable, so this one has leather corners which I hope will do the trick.
The rest of the design remains the same (although the measurements have been shrunk). The loops of elastic to hold the Kindle in place are the same, but look better on this one as they don’t overlap any buttons (what with the new dinky Kindle not really having any). I have to say, though, that the elastic overlapping the buttons on mine doesn’t affect the functionality at all, but aesthetically this is much more pleasing.
All in all I think it’s a success, and my fella certainly seems happy with it. I might be tempted to make some more and add them to my Etsy shop next year…
… when you’re on a self-imposed notebook-making ban. Having listed 40 new books on Monday (and still having more to add…) I’ve decided that I really mustn’t make any new books until I’ve shifted some of my current stock – because I quite literally have nowhere to put them.
So, what did I do on Tuesday instead? I experimented with a Kindle cover.
I don’t actually have a Kindle, so I had to mock one up using layers of cardboard. Not the most glamorous solution but practical nonetheless.
I think this design worked well, although I do have some other ideas which I need to test out. It would be helpful if I had a real Kindle to refer to, so I’m going to keep an eye out for a faulty one on evilbay which I can use as a model.