One of the gifts that my husband spoiled me with for Christmas was a new Kindle Fire! I'd already had an original black-and-white Kindle, and plan to keep using it for things like taking to the beach, since the non-LCD screen will be better for reading in bright daylight. But I'm having a lot of fun with my new toy so far, and needed to come up with something to protect it, quickly!
This was pretty simple to put together. I used this tutorial, and it worked like a charm. I already had all of the materials on hand--the cardboard was from an old, unused binder, the elastic was just lying around, and the fabric is leftover from the apron I made for a friend last year. I could have done a more involved case with padding and zippers and whatnot, but what really drew me to this one is that I can stand it up. Since some of the books I have on there are cookbooks that I downloaded for free from Amazon (I have a habit of hoarding whatever looks interesting on the top 100 free books of the day), I like the idea of being able to stand this on the counter while I cook (and make it less likely that I'll splatter food on it.) I've also since learned that this works pretty well for reading while knitting, which is what I tend to do when Doug is watching hockey or something.
For Stash Diet purposes, I can't really count this. All of the fabric was in my scrap bin, I didn't use either scrap up, and even though I am insane enough to measure out yardage, I'm not insane enough to measure my scraps! But this was a great little scrap project, and came together really quickly. I cut the cardboard out one night, cut the fabric another, and sewed this up super-quick on Friday afternoon. Altogether, it maybe took an hour and a half from start to finish. (Today is just the first day I've had decent light while I've been home to take pictures.)
And look! I basically matched the pattern without even trying! I love when that happens.
It was nice to start the year with a quick project. I have my next two projects cut out, and have already started on one--I'm making my next pair of Thurlows, and cut out a little something else to use up the leftover fabric. So hopefully they won't take too terribly long, now that I have the fitting for both things down.
So what are you working on for your first project of the new year?