Thanks again for all your well wishes, everyone. I'm starting to feel better, and now the trick is to not overdo it and get sick again, right? :-)
Sweet Pea and I had a nice trip to Florida, although she came down with pneumonia while we were there, so that was a downer. And Papa Pea came down with bronchitis. I don't know what we got into, but it was bad! We are all on antibiotics and on the mend.
I tried to get in a Really Random Thursday post yesterday, but our Internet was being funky, so.....
While I was sick, I did do a little bit of sewing. But I tell you, the projects had to be small, easy, and not require too much concentration. I was so tired and couldn't really focus too well.
Well, she is the sweetest thing and also sent me her e-reader cover pattern as a get well gift. How sweet! I almost cried! She said, "No strings attached! I just want you to enjoy it!" Wow.
I told her I have been needing a case for my new Paperwhite Kindle, and I was going to make one for my trip to Florida. So, it was perfect timing.
Here it is! I am so happy with it! I just love it. The pattern is super easy to follow and creates a really nice, sleek cover that is not too bulky. There is a pocket in front (where you see the deer fabric), and some nice padding for your e-reader.
Her pattern allows you to measure your e-reader, enter the measurements on a table she created, and figure out how big to cut things for any size of e-reader. Awesome! I love this so much, I'm going to make some covers for new tablets we just got for my resarch lab at work. I can't wait to show you the fabrics I got for that!
Amy's instructions include how to make a covered button for your e-reader, which I really liked. But I had these vintage buttons in my stash that I've been dying to use on something. This seemed to be the perfect project and fabric. You use an elastic to close it with. In my stash of hair elastics, I didn't have one I liked for this. I had to go raid Sweet Pea's drawer of hair ties. LOL. I had to use a fat one to get the right color. But I quite like it!
Here is the back. I used this steel Essex linen I got from Marmalade a while back. This is the first time I have used Essex linen, and OMO, I love it! It is nice and thick. It has a very nice hand to it. I wish I had used this on my Urban Nine Patch project. The linen I used on that was very lightweight and flimsy. I am now hoping it will turn out okay. I am totally hooked on this linen, though! Can't wait to work with it more.
The fabric on the front is Folk Tale from Cinderberry Stitches. I absolutely adore it. I had picked up a fat quarter of a few of the prints a while ago. I was glad to use it out of my stash. But then I decided I loved it so much, I had to have more. I am very bad.
I highly recommend this pattern. The instructions are clear and concise. It is fun to make and doesn't require too much concentration. I would say this is an easy, beginner project. I hope you have fun with it, too.
I'll try to get back to blogging more regularly, but I start my new position on Monday. Things are likely to be spotty for a while. Hang in there with me. I have so many blog posts to catch up on! I am stockpiling photos! LOL.
Have a great weekend!
Until next time,
Full disclosure: Amy gave me this pattern, but she did not ask for a review of it in return. I just decided to do one, because I like the pattern so much. Tammy at Marmalade provided some of this linen to me at no charge as one of my awesome sponsors. She also asked for nothing in return. And by the way, her customer service is AWESOME!