Archive for October 16th, 2010

October 16th, 2010

Show Your Love of Books ~ The Great Kindle Cover Search

by Gwen

I have had my Kindle for about three weeks and yes, I know that I should have been telling you what I thought about it. The thing is, I am not sure yet. It doesn’t do what I thought it would do and I am learning to utilize it in its own way, as opposed to my way. (I can never remember the grammar rule, should that have been “it’s” ???)

I will get to my thoughts at a later date, but I have learned one important thing. It needs a cover. It has been out of the house three times so far and I was always worried about scratching it or something. Did you have to do that child rearing project in high school where you carried around an egg to symbolize a baby? Or do you at least know what I am talking about? That is how I feel carrying the Kindle around. It needs a car seat or at least a protective onesie.

And so we begin the Great Kindle Cover Search on Let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy. Most of them are sleeves, which are great I’m sure. Still they don’t protect your kindle while using it and honestly, the last thing I need is another case to keep track of while I am out and about. Let’s see, there’s the backpack, the camera, the camera case, my wallet, suitcase if necessary, with the liquid stuff in its own ziploc bag, you see where I am going with this?

I want a cover that stays on.

Alexander Henry Cover

Alexander Henry Cover, by Britgal Designs, $30 Love the fabric

Encyclopedia Case

The New Educator Encyclopedia Case, by Vintage Covers, $27.50 Recycled!

Courdoroy Cover

Oliver Twist Corduroy Cover, by Dana Designs, $13.50 Bargain!

Chinese Ornament

Chinese Ornament Case, by Cover 2 Cover, $24 

So what did I decide on? I cheated. Here is what I bought.

Padded Pattern

Padded Cover Pattern, by Birdful Stitches, $6

I have tons of fabric that I love and am not to bad with a sewing machine, so why not get exactly what I want by making my own? Wish me luck!


Don’t forget, I have two Giveaways going right now. The Lucifer Code Giveaway ends Tuseday, October 19th at 11:59 PM and the Pillsbury Pie Giveaway ends Wednesday, October 20th at 11:59 PM. Enter or I will feel that no one loves me:(