Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My New Toy

I love to read and when my friend Sue told me about her new kindle from Amazon.com, well I knew I wanted one too. It's a pretty cool device and my hubby loves it because when I read before falling asleep at night I don't have to have the lamp on, or what hubby refers to as "the beacon".

I told hubby all the good things about having one of these...less trees being cut down (he's an avid tree lover and plants at least 50 young trees every year), less noise when flipping pages while he's trying to fall asleep, and of course the light (beacon) issue.

So he bought me one for Christmas. And of course we are the type of folk who say "Why wait until Christmas?"


I've been enjoying my new kindle very much and there are some added bonuses to it besides those I listed above. I love that I don't have to try and hold the book open if I'm doing something, like eating a meal. I love how it remembers exactly where I left off when I turn it back on. And I love how long the battery power lasts. I did purchase a book light for it which I use when reading in bed and hubby is as happy as can be.

But, one thing I wanted for it was some protection when I want to toss it into my handbag to take with to run errands or go to appointments. I didn't want it just floating around in my purse getting scratched up. So I created a kindle pouch or sleeve. Okay, so I made more than one.

I made these last week and they should do the job of protecting my kindle perfectly.


I'm writing up a tutorial for the pouch, in case you'd like to make one too. Watch this space or watch for the announcement in the Three Creative Studios newsletter.

Edited 11/24/10: You can find the Quilted Kindle Pouch tutorial on the Free Projects page at Three Creative Studios here.

11 comments:

  1. I love love love my Kindle -- glad you are enjoying yours! The pouches are a wonderful idea!

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  2. I have had a kindle for a couple years now and I can't imagine not having it now! I"m glad you like yours.

    Your pouches are really cute...would work for the iPad too with just some enlargement.

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  3. Good for you and Merry Christmas! Your Kindle pouches are great. You need to sell those on your Etsy site. I bet you could sell a bunch for Christmas.

    Love ya.
    auntie jude

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  4. I love my Kindle too - got it just before I went on a trip and it was great in the plane - no heavy books...I also love the fact that the pages don't flip over in the wind, and that I don't have to worry about cracking the spine (I am a careful reader - hate cracking spines). I made a little holder for mine too - here is the link...http://kateoz.blogspot.com/2010/10/sewing.html

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  5. I love books and have stacks of them in our bedroom - our house is such that there isn't really anywhere for a decent bookcase
    I'm not sure I'd love a Kindle as much as holding a book but someday hope to try it out
    You are so like me and my DH why wait for a time of celebration - if you like or would like something get it then and there and use it and enjoy it - last year I got a spinning wheel for Christmas in August and by the time Christmas came around I had lots of lovely handspun yarn

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  6. Stylish bags there for your new toy.

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  7. Love the covers.

    I have Kindle app through my iPad and Touch and love it. I do have the Nook from Barnes and Noble as well with 350 books.

    Nothing replaces a real book, but it's great having zillions of books that don't take up your entire house. I have quilting books for that..LOL.

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  8. Mr C got his yesterday and he loves it. I love my iPad, more.

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  9. I like your Kindle sleeves! I have heard so many people say how much they like their Kindle that I may end up trying one out. I think I'd miss the paper book but maybe not. As for space, I use the library for books I will probably only read once.

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  10. As long as you are reading right? LOL! The bags look great. I do have to know (please, please, please) if the face on that one bag is on paper or fabric and if on fabric, what pen did you use?

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  11. Love your kindle bags. I have the sony reader and thought I wouldn't like the e readers because thought I would miss holding a book but I don't. Still have books, especially reference. Can't wait for the tutorial.

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