Wednesday, January 11, 2012

my kindle cover

For Christmas I got a Kindle from my in-laws. YAY! Love it!!

Since that day, I have been searching from one end of the world to the other for a cover that I like. (Did you know that you can actually do that on the internet - the whole world!) Nothing seemed quite right, and anything that even came close was ex-pen-sive!

The other issue - you may be surprised to learn that I am extremely picky. And shockingly indecisive. I mean seriously, seriously indecisive. Very problematic when shopping, or doing just about anything in one’s life. I am seeking therapy.

Through my exhaustive search, I actually found one that I really wanted - by Kate Spade - $70!

Was I discouraged? Did I consider selling my children to get the money to purchase it? Did I cry when I realized there was no way I could get it?? Only for a split second (I mean I am human after all!)  But above that I AM A SHEPHERD!!!!  I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I could make one like it - one even better!
the final creation

The first step was to find a book that was thick, yet small enough. I soon realized a journal would be my best bet. I found one at Ross that was cute, the right size, and BONUS! had a hidden magnetic closure! (Already I had bested the Kate Spade version - hidden magnetic closure - she should have thought that one up!)

from the side

I set out to begin construction. I gutted the journal down to nothing, I mean bare bones, and then I put in all the cool stuff I wanted, and........WAH - LAAAAAA! The exactly wonderful Kindle case of my dreams. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! And all at a price well within my budget - less than $10.

the inside - padding, bookmark, and the kindle

Eat your heart out Kate Spade!


  1. Love it! I got a Kindle too (mine was gifted with a case) but for a change, this is really cute! Great job. I hope it brings happiness every time you open it and see that you made it with your own mind and effort.

  2. perfection!! brilliant idea!

    (and i had at least 2 adult 3 year old tantrums this week. glad i'm not the only one :)