The tutorial I picked is a simplified version of this Kindle Cover Tute. I left out the pockets inside that she added for inserting boards to firm up the cover. Some deep purple corduroy in my stash left from the old days of sewing clothes worked well for the outside body. I pieced it with the stitching and changed the direction of the nap on each piece to add a little interest in shading. The lining was from a Gatsby collection of modern quilting fabric. Didn't come out perfect of course, but very usable and I'm quite happy with it.
After I made the cell phone case I posted previously, I wondered if WOCS might be interested in adding those to the type of gifts they make for people in need. Turns out, they do make gifts for families in a domestic violence center, usually for the kids. The center accepts donations of used cell phones to give to the women for emergency 911 dialing and they said they would love to get some cases. I whipped up this one by adapting a design by Diane Duda of DudaDaze and stitching it with simple embroidery stitches. The original painting is called "I Love You, Little Dog". Diane does the most fabulous whimsical paintings and sells originals, prints and accessories like notecards featuring her work. I love how some of her originals are done on cereal box cardboard!
The wedding I attended over Labor Day was just marvelous. I hadn't been to a wedding in many years and it was so much fun to go to one. I really danced the night away too. I thought I'd show you the cute gift wrap idea I used from a Martha Stewart tutorial. It was really quick an easy, plus it looks a little different from the standard. This is the "Pyramid Box" that you can find here with some additional cute ways to wrap a gift.