Friday, December 30, 2011
a mama-made kindle pouch
On Christmas day, Faith decided on a whim to order the cheapest Kindle with her Christmas money. We've both been talking lately about wanting to get back into reading (more books, and less time spent on the computer) and the idea of carrying our books with us in an incredibly lightweight little package was so compelling. The little video about it on Amazon captured both of our imaginations. We especially liked the part where the woman is relaxing back on her sofa, reading her lightweight Kindle, feeling at peace knowing that all her books are backed up in the Cloud! Anyway, Faith waited not so patiently and finally her package arrived Thursday night and she very much wanted me to make a little felt pouch for her Kindle.
The first book she bought was 1984 (I love hearing her tell about how every single essay she wrote in high school somehow related back to 1984! It lives in her heart). And she also bought one of the Hunger Games books.
I loved making this little pouch. I somehow fell away from sewing and creating this year, which was a shame, because I so strongly believe in creating over consuming. It felt good to make something, and we were both pleased with how it turned out. Such a simple rectangle, but so satisfying.
The felt is from my small stash of good wool felt, and I lined it with cotton batting for extra protection. I made the little button tab in a print from an old skirt I bought at a rummage sale a few years ago. And the button is vintage, from my friend Carrie. I do hope to do much more creating in 2012 . . .