Crafty Book Challenge

Some of you may have noticed the new Crafty Book Challenge Link over on the right.  Liesl has inspired a whole bunch of people to use their crafty books!  I, like many others, buy crafty books because in the store they are so pretty and full of inspiration, but then they come home with me and sit on my bookshelf…I peruse through them from time to time but they mostly sit there.  Since there are a whole slew of new sewing books coming out this year that I want to buy I will make myself stick to the challenge before buying any.

I do feel that I have an advantage in this challenge though, and that is because I am a poor college student I often lack funds to buy the books I want so I only have 5 crafty books and one of them only has 3 projects in it, so I have less to produce than others with whole sewing libraries.

I’ve been flipping through my crafty books deciding what to do for this month, but more on that later!


A new wallet pour moi

I used Noodlehead’s gathered clutch tutorial which I found on Sew Mama Sew a few days ago.

I’m also using another Noodlehead tutorial for my Christmas presents 🙂

Mini Project!

So as I mentioned in a previous post my sewing machine is finally set up!  I decided to rev the engine after 3…almost 4 weeks of sitting in a bag with a little mini project. 

Maybe its the stress of finishing up college and all the looming deadlines, maybe its sewing machine dettachment issues, whatever the reason, I’ve been having migraines lately.  I decided what would make me feel a thousand times better would be a nice cold eye compress.  So I made one.  I have this huge piece of plaid fabric that I bought from walmart…5 years ago that has been taking up precious space on my bookfabric shelves, so I used a tiny piece of it tonight (about 9*9 inches) to make this little eye pouch, I folded it in half sewed 2 of the side, left one side open, poured some rice in and stitched up the last side.  I put it in the freezer and let it chill, then pulled it out to put on my eyes.

FYI the tank top I’m about to go to sleep in is self-stitched 🙂

Kindle Cover

Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6" Display, Global Wireless, Latest Generation)

My Dad and 2 of his siblings got my Nana a Kindle for Mother’s Day, she travels alot and her birthday (82!) is in 2 weeks so I thought for her birthday I would make her a padded Kindle cover so that when she is travelling she doesn’t have to worry about her Kindle getting damaged.  Naturally as a Y gen kid I turned to the internet for some tutorial on how to make a Kindle cover and I found none!!!

So I turn to you readers, have any of you made a Kindle cover?  Know some one who has? Have any advice for me?