Some of you may recall I received a Kindle for my birthday. I foolishly mentioned on my birthday blog post that this was the perfect excuse to sew a Kindle holder. ‘Ooh, yes,’ Tilly of the Buttons commented. ‘I’d like some Kindle cover inspiration please.’ Yeah, thanks for that, Tilly. If I said I was going to jump off a cliff, would you agree that was a good idea too?
Sunday was a day of solid sewing. SOLID. Me, my pyjamas, a mug of cold coffee and a headtorch. (Don’t ask.) At the end of the sewing marathon, I needed something a bit lighter and fluffier to turn to – something fun. When I said fun, I didn’t mean ugly. So how did I end up with this:
I think you’ll agree, the craftstmanship is superb.
Eventually, I leant back from my sewing machine. ‘I think I’ve just made the ugliest thing I’ve ever sewn,’ I said to my boyfriend. He glanced over my shoulder on his way to the kitchen. ‘You have,’ he confirmed.
I intended to supply a tutorial with pictures such as the below:
The ingredients for travesty
Sadly, I don’t think anyone else out there is going to want to make one of these. That sleek, efficient, uber-modern piece of technology? Who in their right mind would want to ensconce it in patchwork hell? I’m all for the Cath Kidston look, but this is more Aunt Sally.
The only way is up.