No photo I’m afraid, but some craftiwork created for Christmas has got me thinking.
I made another kindle cover – for my mother this time – and i was pleasantly surprised that not only did my imagined design make it into reality, but it only took me a couple of hours to make. It was another version of the cover i’d made, but this time much simpler. I sandwiched two layers of wadding between two different fabrics, did some wild freestylin’ “quilting” and then stitched the two fabrics together. then handstitched the sides up so that i could slide the kindle inside, with a long ribbon tacked on to act as a final flourish. my mother was very impressed.
which all made me think…could i sell these? is there a market for handmade padded kindle covers?
not sure what to do with this thought… i don’t have a huge amount of spare time to whip up a few dozen of the things but if i don’t try then i’ll never know. and if i do whip them up but have no buyers, then i’m going to be giving them away as presents and i’m not entirely sure i know enough people with kindles…
anyway. a pondering to be continued another day (unless – comment please! what do you think?)
Other christmas craft took the form of baked goods. mmm….baked goods.
- three batches of Mary Berry’s Gingerbread men (although i used 2tbsps of treacle rather than her 4 tbsps golden syrup)
- a gingerbread star towers (lakeland’s star towers cutters, used Mary Berry’s Gingerbread men recipe, one batch with the treacle version, one the golden syrup original)
- a batch of carrot cake muffins, and
- two batches of mince lies (that’ll be shop bought ready rolled puff pastry filled with shop bought mincemeat)
i ate approximately 73% of all the baked goods and should probably chain myself to the sewing machine on a diet of bread and water to not only make my dozen kindle covers but also to break my sugar and gingerbread addiction.
So that was christmas. a ho ho ho.