So recently, when I was on vacation, I decided that purchasing a NOOK would be the best thing for me. Considering how much I love to read and the fact that I have books stashed in every nook (get it?) & cranny around the house I needed to "downsize" my habit (kinda like needing to "downsize" my stamp habit!!).
I went back & forth over purchasing a digital e-reader...would I like it? Would it be the same as holding an actual book? The list went on and on. I thought, "what the heck?" Why not research it a bit, mull it over and then take the plunge, See if it's something I think I will like/love. Well, long story short, I did the research, compared the e-readers on the market & decided to go with the NOOK.
I am in love...love, LoVe, LOVE!! Oh my goodness, why did I wait so long? This thing is FAB! The darn thing even fits in my PURSE! For crying out loud, HOW FRIGGIN' AWESOME IS THAT??? I take it everywhere. Seriously.
The only thing bad? Not enough cute covers out there on the Barnes & Noble website. Nope. I mean, I didn't want my new NOOK to get SCRATCHED, right? RIGHT. So where did I turn to? Etsy. Oh yes, there are so many handmade covers on there and boy howdy, they are/were, CUTE! I decided to buy one. Yep. And then I noticed how long it would take for them to get it to me...three weeks. Three weeks? I wasn't going to be able to wait that long. I am not that patient. So I thought to myself..."well, how hard could it be to make one myself?" I have a couple of sewing machines, I CAN DO THIS!
I got myself all pumped up and this was the first one I made...
Yes, you all know how much I love coffee. When I saw this print...I was like...uhhhhh YES! Now please note, I am no seamstress. That is my mother. She is the queen of all sewing things. She gets behind a machine and the darn thing sings for her. Me? I am lucky to sew a straight line. I have...umm..."other" talents...LOL What am I trying to say? THIS IS A BIG DEAL PEOPLE!!! (For me, at least...LOL)
Here is a close up shot...I sewed on the block lines of the fabric so that it would have more of a "quilted" look to it.
I also stole/borrowed Anna's wonderful idea of using a hair band & a button for a closure that she used on a wallet she made ( I am the proud owner of this wallet, thank you very much! heehee). Can you see the stitching better now?
And here is the inside...this is where it gets a little rough...
I totally miffed the upper left hand piece of elastic that is holding my NOOK in my handmade holder. Somehow I missed the bottom edge and didn't get it sewn down. WHAN! That's okay though, like I said...I AM A NOVICE and darn proud of it. So what do you think? Nifty? or not so Nifty? Mom, what do YOU think? Think I did pretty good for going solo on this?? heehee
And...Anna Wight, thank you for your continued inspiration, I just love you!!
Alright, I am outta here. I have to go clean my house or it will never get done this weekend.
See you People tomorrow and thanks for stopping by!!!