Monday, January 17, 2011

An expensive tomato and a kindle sleeve.

The other day I bought a tomato at the co-op because it was a pretty yellowish-orange color. When I got home I realized that I had spent $1.25 for a tomato the size of a ping-pong ball. So, the eating of this tomato became important and memorable:

I paired it with whole wheat flat bread - which I forgot to take a picture of, but you can imagine it, I'm sure. I also made a dipping sauce with olive oil, white balsamic, fresh garlic, and finely chopped basil.

There was also avocado. It was wonderful.

Yesterday I decided that since I had today off, I should make myself a kindle sleeve. So, I started playing around with the fabric that I had chosen. The two bluer fabrics are by sweetwater for moda, and I'm not sure about the tan. Of course, since I'm never content to do things the easy way, I decided to make an argyle pattern with the fabric!

Let me tell you - I did nearly every step on this thing twice. I was messing up right and left. But, I kept laughing and kept going. The back is just a solid piece of the blue fabric with ampersands and it's lined with the argyle fabric. I quilted it with the argyle lines, too.

Here I'm showing you the closure. I haven't sewn the button on yet - but it's made so the flap "blends" with the argyle pattern. Nifty, eh? My finger is holding it down. Otherwise the button goes flinging across the room.

Please, if you like it, tell me. I'm not super happy with it but if enough people tell me it's cool I'm hoping I'll stop looking at it critically and just be like "yeah - it'll do."


  1. Your transfer of Engineering skills over to sewing never ceases to amaze me. How perfect even the closure fits in. You really would be a good pattern designer.

  2. I'm going to try that dipping sauce. Looks great.

    That kindle cover is quite excellent. Stop second guessing yourself and start selling stuff at -- i'll buy some of your stuff. :-)


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