Let me go back for a minute to my time at quilt market. I met so many amazing people, one of the most amazing being Beth Dunn (who blogs at An Accomplished Young Lady). Beth is one of those rare, warm people who immediately upon meeting you feel as if you've known for a long time. In short, Beth Dunn = awesome. I had a great time getting to know her and subsequently keeping in touch via Twitter.
Beth celebrated a birthday recently and decided to treat herself to a Kindle. I immediately offered to make her a handmade Kindle holder because ... well, because I just really enjoy giving people gifts! And I've made a few Kindle holders before from the amazing Moda Bake Shop tutorial (see here, here, here and here).
Because Beth is a true Renaissance woman (like, literally) , a card-carrying member of Team Bronte, and a lover of all things Victorian, I thought a little bit of medieval fabric would be a nice choice to wrap her Kindle in with love. Enter Castle Peeps.
I let my creativity run a little bit wild with this one, and fussy cut some of the peeps to sew against a backdrop of castle towers.
I used the spear & shield print for the lining and bound it in a black & white polka dot fabric (still not 100% about that choice, but I think it turned out OK).
Here's a little surprise on the back of the holder: a prancing horse!
I can blog about this now because Beth received it this week, and you can read more about it on her blog here. I'm so glad you like it, Beth! I hope you get lots of good use out of it.
P.S. while writing this post, I realized that I never blogged about the last Kindle holder I made. Take a look at this one, made for one of my best friends who left in May to spend the summer as a student advisor for the Semester at Sea program:
I used some of my favorite Joel Dewberry fabrics in an effort to make it more of a masculine design.
If you or a loved one have a Kindle, I couldn't recommend this pattern enough. It comes together quickly and is a lot of fun to make.