Hello Friends,

Today I am joining Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s Second on the Second, to bring back an old post for a second look.  The post I have chosen is this one from September 2013 when I was busy making book bags and e-reader covers for the Wigtown Book Festival.  I was just thinking yesterday how fun it was to attend craft fairs and festivals, though also a lot of hard work for very little return a lot of the time, but it was good to meet other makers and the atmosphere at this one was very good.  It was an exciting time as we would also be attending the Book Festival as well as having a craft stall there and there were a lot of visitors to the festival as well as a lot of famous authors,so it was very busy.  It was mostly my mum and I that were there but my sister also turned up to help out on one of the days.  Wigtown is a very pretty town on the south west coast of Scotland and they have held this annual book festival for many years, though this was our first time there.  It was a long drive to get there and the road is both hilly and winding and often full of sheep wandering loose and often foggy, especially early in the morning when we were on it.  It was quite hair raising for my passengers and the bends in the road were making my sister feel a bit ill. It was such a relief to get there in one piece and have a cuppa.  Looking back at this post was interesting because it reminded me of happier times and also I had totally forgotten making that type of cover that opened up like a book or a stand.  Not sure I can remember how I did that, I must look out my old patterns…

This is also my second post for the September Blog-Along with Effy, details at the end of the post.

Original post is below

This week I’ve mostly been working on e-reader covers for the forthcoming Wigtown Book Festival which starts on Friday 27th September, though I won’t be there until Wednesday 2nd October.

Mum and I will be in the Kist Marquee which is Festival Venue #7 and is listed under the food and drink page on the Festival website, though it will also have arts and crafts as well as local food and drink and of course, me!

Anyway, on to the e-Readers!  It’s a book festival, and I’m a librarian so what else would I want to make than book bags and e-Reader sleeves of course!  Don’t worry if you don’t have an e-Reader as I will also have some of my regular handbags and other accessories there but I wanted to especially focus on the book stuff for this event, plus it’s getting closer to Christmas and these would make great Christmas presents!

Here’s a few examples of what is being made:

These are the sleeves which come in four different sizes for ipad, kindle fire, kindle paperwhite and kindle 6″.  These are just two of the fabric choices available.

Then we also have two other designs that are not sleeves but more of a book or stand design which look like this:

The one on the left is suitable for Kindle Fire or ipad mini and can be used in portrait or landscape mode and would be great for watching videos.  The one on the right is for regular Kindles and closes like a book when not in use. All the sleeves and covers have additional pockets for storage of small things like, say, the USB cable.

So I need to get back to making more for the Book Festival and hope that the rest of my labels arrive in time as I seem to have run short due to all the stuff I’ve been making lately.


Blog Along with Effy – Day 2

Links to all the days of the September blog-along
Sept 1st – UFOs Tapestry Cushion and Harris Tweed TBD
Sept 2nd – this post

This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog-along – 30 posts in 30 days same as we did in April this year.  The idea is to blog every day if you can, but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going.  There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment.

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Bleubeard and Elizabeth
September 2, 2021 11:39 pm

How wonderful, Elle. I was in awe of those covers, even though I don’t own an e-reader. The fabrics you chose are so cheerful and fun. It was a great first look for me, since I didn’t know you then. Thanks for sharing this second look on the 2nd, dear.

Lisca Meijer
Lisca Meijer
September 2, 2021 7:16 pm

My blog tomorrow (Friday 3 Sept) called Friday Smiles, I will add several Library funnies. Have a look if you like.

Donna Holmes
September 2, 2021 6:49 pm

what a fun look back, those book covers are the biz! Id love to be going to craft fairs now too, I’m still a bit nervous of being out in a crowd so holding off. oh now I want to make some journal covers,,,, BTW I do love your website 🙂

September 2, 2021 2:17 pm

Those are FABULOUS!!!

Erika N
September 2, 2021 12:54 pm

Those covers are fun Elle. I would love to go to a book fair right now. Not that I need any books-smile. But it is good to look back and have hope for maybe next year. It is also fun to see back on people’s blogs, especially those I didn’t “know” then. Happy new month. Hugs-Erika

Lisca Meijer
Lisca Meijer
September 2, 2021 11:59 am

Oh those Kindle covers ae really fun. The materials so bright.
I didn’t know you were a librarian. It is what I always wanted to be, but was discouraged at school and pushed in a more scientific direction. (I eventually did get a BSc, and qualified as a geologist. Then changed direction totally by becoming a nurse and working in a hospice but still regret I never became a librarian)
Happy 2nd of the 2nd,

Valerie -Jael
September 2, 2021 11:43 am

Fun look back. I miss going to craft fairs these days, too. Your kindle covers are fabulous! Hugs, Valerie

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