Today's the day! It's my turn to show you my project with words on it.
I love words and can't get enough of them. Written words, that is. After being home all day with four kids the constant stream of spoken words can sometimes start to get overwhelming. (You know all of those jokes about how many questions a preschooler can ask in one day? That's nothing compared to a teenage girl finding exciting things to show you on Pinterest!)
But back to the -written- words! Reading and writing is what I do. It's what I've always done. I met my husband in the used bookstore I worked at as a teenager, the same one that my mom started shopping at while she was pregnant with me. Everyone thought I was the worst bookworm ever until my kids came along and proved they could outread me....
It's no wonder that quilts with words on them make my heart go pitty pat. Someday, I'm going to make one of my very own!
Ever since I finished my book sleeve, Teenage Daughter has been after it for her Kindle Fire. I would've probably given it to her, but I really wanted it for myself and the rest of that blue fabric is for my Nancy Drew blog hop project and she doesn't even like Nancy Drew (which doesn't explain the fabric she chose for the background, does it?) If I was going to make another one, I should make one that suited her.
One like this --
It was originally going to read "It was a dark and stormy night and Alexandria was reading long past her bedtime," but there's only so much you can type on a 2 1/4" wide strip of fabric. And I'm not going to admit how many tries that it took to get the short version the way I wanted it!
I cut the typewriter with a Sizzix die and appliqued it onto the background fabric. If you want all of the details so you can make your own Kindle sleeve, the tutorial is in the post immediately before this one.
Don't forget to visit today's other blog hop participants!
Kathy's Quilts, Sunshine Quilting, Sew Incredibly Crazy, Quilt Doodle Doodles, Doodling in My Mind, I like to QuiltBlog, Grammie Q's, Dancing Moon, The Fuzzy Hat Quilter.
That is fantastic. Oh I love the old typewriter (but I am not very good as using them). They remind us of a calmer time I think.
Thank you for sharing.
Very cool Michelle! Love it!
Thanks Michelle, I love your project and need to make one of these too. Did you insert a pocket to hold the kindle cords for this? Nicely done and loved the unique way you typed your words. Jane
Ooooh! Very cool! Thank you for sharing! I've been on the lookout for ideas for a sleeve for the ol' Kindle!
That is fabulous.
I love your little typewriter project. What a great way to personalize.
Love your Kindle sleeve! The typewriter is perfect for it. Thank you for sharing.
Great fabrics and lovely project! This typewriter is just so sweet!
What a great idea!
I love typewriters, I will memorize this design.
Love it! We've got my father in law a kindle for christmas so will have a look at your tutorials straight away.
I love your project. The typewriter design is very cool.
Thanks for sharing
Hi Michelle, love the sleeve, I learnt to type on a machine similar to that, and I not that old!!! Just shows how technology has advanced!!! Thanks for sharing. Susie x
I remember the old typewriters - there may be one in the attic still! You hang onto your sleeve - let her make her own. Thank you for sharing.
I remember Snoopy sitting on top of his kennel, typing those words.....
This is great, the typewriter is awesome!
What a cute idea for Kindle sleeve. Thanks so much for the idea!!
What an adorable project! I love it. A great project. I love the blue fabric, too! Another job well done!
Fabulous! Thank you for sharing today.
Fantastic typewriter! Nicely done :) Thank you for sharing your project.
I have such a fantastic memory involving one of these sweet relics! Love your addition to the bloghop!
I should make one of these for my daughter...she starts a new job next week...Assistant Director of a Library! Adorable!!
So very cute! And I'm sure going to check out your tutorial. :) blessings, marlene
What a fun Kindle cover. I read down right on thru the tutorial and first commented there. I love old typewriters and still have the one I took to college up in my attic.
What a great project!!!Love the quote especially - I used to love Snoopy's novels that always began this way!
night......and you placed a smile upon our faces...too cute
Love the ereader sleeves. I made my ereader case. It is made and quilted and I made my hubby and both kids one last year for our christmas presents to go with our tablets. I knew if I didn;t make them one I would suddenly find mine missing and in my daughters possession.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh the old clunker typewriter.....yes; I had one not much newer than that. Great project.
What a clever way with words! Your daughter will just have to wait.
Totally perfect! i'm a huge fan of vintage typewriters.. I own one and love it!!
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Love this... very clever!
Ahhhhwwww a typewriter takes up back to a time in history that was a bit slower paced. Thanks.
Again, fabulous. Makes me wish I had a Sizzix machine and that die. I would SO make this (for me...LOL)
Just wonderful and so perfect and creative and I love the story of it. Tks for sharing with us all. Judy C
Hi!!! This is sew cute!!! She will love it!!!
Neat idea! Thanks for sharing.
Very cute :)
Love this- need to make this for my books!
So creative! I loved your bookstore story! It sounds like you have history in that store. Thank you for sharing.
How creative! You did a wonderful job on your little book sleeve! I am also an avid reader along with the rest of my family, so that is a perfect project! Great job!
One of my husband's favorite saying is "The Shadow knows," but I think that's from an old radio show. As a child, I was not a "reader" but when I found something I liked, I couldn't put it down! There wasn't much available when I was young but I was a Nancy Drew fan and our teacher read "The Secret Garden" to us. I've always been more of a "doer" as I started hand sewing early as a Brownie and continued into Girl Scouting learning to use the sewing machine. From CA, thanks for sharing.
I love the old typewriter. Such a great idea.
Too cute! Thanks for the idea and the tutorial.
Cute project. And anything that starts with "it was a dark and stormy night ..." is magical.
a great new use for the die cutter that has taken a back seat since i began quilting more. Thanks for the idea.
Cute, Its a Stormy night and day right now here in Arlington, TX
Oh, I love this typewriter, such a gorgeous project! I wonder if that die would work in my Go?
love love love it!
Stormy night....how fun!
That is just the best! I love it. So glad you shared.
Great project. Thanks for the tut.
Very well done. You are creative. And I LOVE Nancy Drew, but the daughters couldn't find them interesting. Too bad for them. We will just keep Nancy all to ourselves.
I love the typewriter and the words are just perfect!
Thank you for sharing!
Great Kindle cover! Thanks.
I like the typewriter, I bet your daughter loves her new kindle cover.
I just LOVE your old-fashioned typewriter. Writing is another fun activity, so what a great item combining the two!!
Cute typewriter and a great project for your Kindle.
What a cool idea! Is the typewritten part permanent or will it wash out?
Lucky daughter! I bet she loves this! (Snoopy would have loved it too!)
It was a dark and stormy night is supposed to be an example of bad writing but I've always found it enchanting. And I know what you mean about kids. The joke in our family is my youngest daughter wouldn't talk until she was over two years old and she hasn't stopped since. (She is now 37 with an almost 2 year old of her own.)
I remember learning how to type on one of those typewriters!!! What an awesome Kindle cover!!!
Wonderful work you have done in the "In Your Word's" bloghop
I don't have a Kindle but that is really neat!
oh such a super cute sleeve. I love the old fashioned type writer. I too love to read!
Beautiful cover! The typewriter is perfect to use. Thank you for sharing with us, great job!
Love the book sleeve. It is a great idea. Thank you for sharing it.
Great idea!! I love typewriters!!!!
What a great idea, I like the title too, perfect!
I remember learning how to type on the old typewriter and I think it was cool to make the kindle bag with the old typeset awesome.
very nice, The typewriter is so great. Thanks for being part of the hop.
How absolutely PERFECT is this - I can't even tell you how much I love it, Michelle, this is one of the best projects I've seen in a very long time!
I love your typewriter Kindle cover--my husband used to teach typing--he would love it, also!
I would want that for my kindle too. Great job love it.
Great project ,I own a tyepwriter just like that !
She is going to love it! Thanks for sharing.
A really neat idea, so cute
Loved your design and your words. Maybe you should write/sew the rest of the words on the back or the inside cuz they are just wonderful! Love that blue fab.
That saying reminds me of Snoopy, typing on his doghouse! "It was a dark and stormy night. Suddenly the maid screamed. Meanwhile, in Kansas, a boy was growing up." Too funny.
I remember learning to type on a typewriter like this! Great job.
That is just too cute! Love it.
I love the creative way you added your words and the Nancy Drew fabric looks great behind it. I need to use my Sizzix die cuts more often!
I love this Kindle cover! I like the one you made for yourself too. I was a big Nancy Drew fan when I was young.
I love this! love the typewriter too I only have the small one but am now tempted to get the big one too!
What a great project. Thanks for sharing with us.
Oh how fabulous!!! I really like this -- it's very unique and totally you!!! :)
So cute absolutely love it I would like one too will have to check out tutorial.
This is so cute! I love it!
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A very fun project. THanks for sharing your talent.
Rosemary B here: Oh my I love this. How cool, a realllll vintage typewriter. What a great idea!
thank you for sharing your creativity
That old typewriter is sweet! Love the sleeve for your e reader too! Thanks for sharing.
great type writter on your sleeve. thanks for sharing your project with us.... you just might have to make another for your daughter....
What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.
that's fab! I love the typewriter
Great bag! The typewriter is awesome!
That is sew cute!!
cute idea, great work!
Used one of those typewriters too in the early 80's. So much fun they were. Thanks for sharing your words!
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