Bye Bye 2010

Another year is almost over! Where does the time go? Anywho, we'll be ringing in the New Year on the               couch watching movies. Wild, I know but no crazy partying for this girl. I got that out of my system years ago. I wish everyone a safe and fun filled New Year's Eve!

So, I can't finish up the year without one last crafty post. This post almost didn't happen because I have been a total slacker and am still sort of surprised I managed to finish something in time! My little sister sent me a Kindle for Christmas (how cool is she?) and I was able to put it down long enough to sew up a cover for it. I couldn't very well leave it unprotected! This thing is like my new baby :)

Pattern by Birdiful Stitches
             Outer Fabric -Chrysanthemum in Clay by Khristian A. Howell
Inner Fabric- Blue Ticking / Walmart

I found this pattern on Etsy by Birdiful Stitches. It's a simple pattern that fits the Kindle 3 really well. It is probably pretty quick to sew up but I wouldn't know since I decided to add a flap closure and messed up a few things that required some quality time with my seam ripper. No fault of the pattern. . . just me trying to sew while watching Netflix when I was too tired for multitasking! Despite being a test run, I do like how the cover turned out. I like that it has pockets and the Velcro flap closure makes it feel very secure. Also, while reading, I can flip the pocket side towards the back and attach the flap to it to keep it out of the way.

One last thing before I wrap things up. . .since reading and sewing don't seem to take up enough of my time, I decided I wanted to learn how to crochet too. I kept seeing all these pretty scarves, cowls, and gloves on Etsy and blogs that I was inspired to try to make my own. I found a stitch-along a few days ago and am working on my first piece: this cowl! I think crochet is a great craft to do while sitting in bed watching movies; perfect for those cold winter nights! Knitting might be next. Watch out!


  1. Ooooo! You are doing great! I have nothing! Love your kindle cover.


    1. - Ầm.

      Cuối cùng một đường địa lôi rốt cục đã ngưng tụ ra, một lực lượng cường hãn bổ về phía năm bộ kim tiên khôi lỗi.

      - Thịch.

      Mộđồng tâm
      game mu
      cho thuê nhà trọ
      cho thuê phòng trọ
      nhac san cuc manh
      số điện thoại tư vấn pháp luật miễn phí
      văn phòng luật
      tổng đài tư vấn pháp luật
      dịch vụ thành lập công ty trọn gói
      chém giót tiếng nổ vang lên, lập tức năm bộ kim tiên khôi lỗi bị đẩy lui tới mấy chục thước, hoàng mang cũng đại thịnh. Lúc này năm bộ kim tiên khôi lỗi rốt cục cũng đã tiến hóa tới tiên khôi.


      Thủ ấn trong tay của Nhạc Thành ngưng kết, hắn lập tức thu năm bộ kim tiên khôi lỗi về bên người, nhìn năm bộ kim tiên khôi lỗi biến hóa, Nhạc Thành hiện ra một thần sắc thỏa mãn.

      - Xoẹt.

      Sau vài lần địa lôi công kích, mặt đất khôi phục lại bình thường, mà ở giữa không trung, tất cả trở nên sáng ngời giống như chưa có gì phát sinh vậy.

      - Xuy xuy.

      Hai luồng khí tức cường hãn lập tức tăng vọt, đột nhiên khí tức tràn ngập khắp trong

  2. Happy new year! Amazing what you accomplished this year. My new years resolution, well one of them is to learn to knit a pair of socks for malia. Wish me luck......

  3. I'm with you on crochet - it's the perfect thing to do while you're watching tv!!

  4. i love to crochet-i'm sure you're gonna enjoy it ~all of our gifts this year, we crocheted, and they were a hit ;)
    your kindle cover looks great!
    happy new year :)

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  6. I love your kindle cover!! You've done it again! I love all the unique items you are creating with the collection. Thank you again for choosing High Society Fabrics! It truly looks fantastic. I love your choices of coordinating fabric as well. Gorg! I'd love for you to add it to the flickr pool if you'd like.

    Happy new year!

  7. The Kindle Cover is really nice! :)

  8. You sound just like me. I have been crocheting non stop since learning how. I also got a kindle for Christmas and was looking for a cover to make.

  9. What a great idea for the kindle cover! My dearest friend just got one, maybe I'll make her a cover for her birthday! Thanks for the idea!

  10. Ooh pretty cowl! What yarn are you using? Half the reason I learned to crochet was so I could make myself a cowl...

  11. I dream of being a crochet-er. I hear it is quick and easy unlike knitting which has been long and painful for me at least. The kindle cover couldn't have turned out any more perfect.