Saturday, May 12, 2012

Nook Tablet Cover - Little Women

I finally broke down and bought a Nook tablet. I had been so indecisive, poring over reviews and specs on all these little devices. The deciding factor was the gift card I had at Barnes and Noble left over from my last birthday. The tablet is a completely fun little thing. I love having access to the internet without having to fire up the laptop. It's a great accompaniment to my TV watching and stitching from an arm chair. I haven't actually read a book on it yet, but that will come.

The tablet gave me a perfect stitcher-tunity to make a little cover for it. Recently while browsing for the new Little Women tribute cross stitch design by the Primitive Hare, I came upon a captivating drawing by the illustration artist Richard Hogg. His drawing of Little Women is unrelated to the Louisa May Alcott version. His drawing is a set of fashion illustrations done in a stick figure style. It's amazing to me how he gets the point across and so many types of women in so few strokes of the pen.

 I couldn't resist turning this into a little stitchery piece to use on the Nook cover. There are so many blue and brown themed designs around lately, blueberry chocolate as it seems to be called, that I picked that color scheme too. I loved stitching this. I noticed all the details I missed by just looking at the original admiringly.

 I saw this tutorial on Pinterest and a finish for the Kindle on the Sampler Girl's Blog and it looked pretty basic so I used that one. It came out a bit snug -- the batting really contributed to the bulk. If I make another I'll increase the size. But for now, it works to protect my new baby.

22 comments:

Jackie said...

Love the cover for your Nook! You're so creative!

Margaret said...

Very nice cover for your Nook! Congrats on buying the Nook too!

Terri said...

I have a Nook Tablet too and LOVE it!! It's great for using outside too! Your cover is neat! I bought a cover for mine - I'm not talented enough to make one :-)

Anne said...

Love your new nook cover. Great idea! :)

Miss 376 said...

Oh, isn't that pretty. You'll probably find it will loosen up a bit with use, looks perfect for the job

Milly said...

Hi

That is great, congrats on that lovely finish!

Silverlotus said...

Annie, that is fabulous! Well done!

DebbieSFL said...

Love my nook!! and will be making a cover soon.

Mylene said...

Lovely cover for your nook. Great job!

Carol said...

That is so cool, Annie! Really fun and unique design... I'm so glad you're enjoying your Nook. Don't you wonder how you ever lived without one?

Hope you have a great week :)

Liz said...

I love the little women! Such a perfect design for you, too. I've been thinking about getting a Nook but just wonder if it would be right for me. I do love holding a book in my lap in the evenings. On the other hand, I wouldn't have to worry about losing the page!

Karen said...

What a great idea, Annie, and I love the embroidery!

Gina E. said...

Don't know what a nook is (Is it anything like a nookie?) but your cover is gorgeous! How clever to turn somebody's art into a stitched item like this!

Rachel S-H said...

Very cool finish, Annie!

Kissy said...

Cool!
Looks like a lot of work for stitching those tiny women. It might widen a little after you used it for a while.

♥ Nia said...

So creative! And the colors look so nice :) Well done sweetie!! Really great work :D
hugs&smiles to you

Lucy said...

OMG...how cute is that!!!

Melanie said...

Ooooo, what a great little finish!! Super handy *AND* pretty. :)

Brigitte said...

Wow, this is stunning. What a creative idea to sew a little pouch for the Nook. Great stitching and great finishing!

Anne said...

Congrats on breaking down and buying a Nook!! I still love books but it's so handy to have an ereader to take with you while traveling. Love the Little Women pouch you made for it!! They all look so fashionable!

Siobhán said...

Oooh, how clever, Annie! That is so neat. Congratulations on the Nook! I'm acquiring a Kindle--just the basic kind--when my daughter gets a new Kindle Touch. I can't wait to be able to download books.

Annette said...

What a wonderfull piece you have made!!
Beautifull.
Enjoy your Nook!!