Saturday, January 8, 2011

It's a Hoot

Back in November,  Suzanne posted some new fabrics on her blog.  I fell in love with
this fabric.
"It's a Hoot" by MoMo
You can see that post here.
Right away, I could see embellishment possibilities. I had to have it and bought 1/2 yd. not knowing what it would become.   Normally, I'm not an owl fan, but since we have moved, every night, I hear a barn owl that lives in a barn behind us. Sometimes I am lucky enough to see his silhouette in a tree outside my sewing room window just about dawn or at dusk. So I had double the incentive to want need this fabric.
On Christmas day, I found a way to use some of my new coveted fabrics.
I started this
I finally finished it yesterday. It would have been done a lot quicker, but I had to do some of the embellishing I told you that I have a fetish for. I hand quilted around everything and added button eyes. (Aren't they just the perfect owl eyes?)
Then I added little pearls to the dots on his wings and some bugle beads to the flower on the flap. There is a little ric-rac on the bottom right corner.
Right now, you are asking "What is it?"
My sweet Mr. SS  Santa brought me this for Christmas.
It's a 3g Kindle. I am an avid reader and it was just the most thoughtful gift.  My Kindle needed a home. I carry my book with me everywhere in my purse and I just couldn't through my new "baby" in my messy purse to get banged up, could I?
On the back, I made a pocket with ric-rac for the cord that charges the battery and added a cute vintage button.
I lined it with this fabric. It looks like the tree outside my window where the owl is sometimes perched.
I added a magnetic snap to hold the flap closed.
Now as cute as this is, I have a confession to make. It is almost too small. The Kindle barely fits and that's okay, but it is too snug for the cord to fit in the pocket. I thought I added plenty of room to the dimensions when I designed it, but it shrunk when I added fleece for padding and quilted it. At least I think that is why.  But it still keeps my "baby" snugly and safe for now and I really had fun working on it.
That's what counts.
God is Good!
Life is Good!


Dogmom Diva said...

Ok my friend, you are way too mom got a kindle for Christmas and would she love one of these..I have some cute poodle fabric here..did you make a pattern? Of course you just made it talented..I could do this though and might give it a try..

Hope the new year is finding you well and settling in a bit..sounds like it..

We find out Monday if we are having boy or girl..I still say girl lol..will let you know

have a blessed Sunday

Farmchick said...

This is the cutest case. I received a Kindle for Christmas and it was just the best gift. I love to read on it as it seems easier to read that an average book.

Suzanne said...

Darling project Beverly and finally something for YOU! I like the way your Kindle goes in on it's side, most covers I've seen go in bottom first. Very clever. We have some projects ready for you when you have time. Welcome back.

Anonymous said...

That is adorable. I love the way you cut the fabric and all the embellishment. Beautiful job.

Janean said...

beverly, saw-weet!

Kara Haushalter said...

That is stinkin' cute...makes me want to buy a kindle!!!! Love the to see you sewing!

Annelies said...

As always SEW adorable!!!! XXX

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

These are great! Everything you do, is just so pretty!

Sewn With Grace said...

I love this! What an adorable pouch for your Kindle! So happy to see you sewing!

southerninspiration said...

How cute is that? Thanks for coming by to check in! so tell/us about your move!


southerninspiration said...

ok, i just went back to read and catch up on your move.....i look forward to hearing how this adventure goes! it's something we've talked about before!

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

Your new kindle will love its new home all comfy housed in that cute cover. It is fun to get to let your creativity flow. I'm glad you are getting comfy in your new home too.

French Kissed said...

Hi Beverly,

Lucky girl to have a Kindle and lucky Kindle to have such a safe and cozy little adorable. Your embellishments really make it. Hope your New Year is off to a wonderful beginning.


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

This is really a great idea and it turned out so cute. Our friend was showing us his Kindle the other day. I was so impressed. Thanks so much for posting my button :-)
Have fun reading!
P.S. I'm having a CSN giveaway over at my blog:-)

Linda said...

That is just too darn cute! I got some owl fabric yesterday and I have been playing around with what to make with it...owls are very "in" right now!