Still sharing bits of our Christmas, and I'll still share my Santa collection - yesterday just sort of slipped away from me is all. Imagine.
For now, let me share a bit of my husband's gift. He was the unexpecting very surprised recipient of a new Kindle Fire. We don't often do gifts, he and I, preferring instead to get something for the house - so he was completely caught off guard, which I secretly enjoy. With his new busy schedule and more traveling in his future, combined with the fact that his work laptop locks so many websites out - it was just the right gift. Besides all that, he digs reading.
But it needed a cover.
I decided to go with a hardcover book for a cover - this will protect it a bit more in his work environment and travels.
To pick a book to start with, I simply raided the upstairs closet slash bookshelf. My sense of humor led me to using either the Book of Lies or The Double Agents. In the end I chose The Book of Lies only because the Double Agents had a purple cover underneath the jacket, and upon further inspection of the bookshelf, it seems like perhaps my husband is collecting all the W.E.B. Griffin books, but there was only one Meltzer. Easy decision.
I began by measuring the Kindle Fire that was hidden under my desk, and was tickled to find that it fit perfectly between the page number and book title on each page. I marked the lines with a pencil.
I then measured an approximate amount of pages I would need for the Kindle - those in the middle and rubber banded those on both sides to keep them separate.
I used Elmers Glue to adhere the middle pages all together, just along the outside edges. I used a brush to apply the glue.
It was here that I accidentally lost all the remaining photos of this step by step process.
After the glue had dried, I used my exacto knife to cut along the lines down through the entire middle section.
All trimmed out, I used glue again to adhere the middle section to the back section, and to smooth down the inside edges.
I then adhered a ribbon inside the book to make flipping the Kindle out just a little easier.
It now sits safely on our book shelf, protected from little boys.
Our Book of Lies.
I crack me up.
I also made a soft side cover out of wool that I had felted, but unfortunately those pictures were also lost. In a nutshell, I sewed an envelope complete with an elastic strap for closure.
He seems to be gravitating towards the hardside.