It seems that I can be subtle as a sledgehammer at times. “Hey Kylie, do you have a kindle? I’m thinking of getting one…”, I asked, oh so innocently on Facebook. And she was kind enough to give me a lovely well thought out answer. Then a little message appeared in my inbox. “Hey, are you really thinking of a kindle, or are you being secret squirrel?”. Yes. Indeed. It appears Car knows me too well! Thankfully, Kylie was none the wiser, and with a day or two left before camp, I got cracking on a kindle cover, using this tutorial. I found myself topstitching it the night before camp while chatting to Bee, and ended up handwheeling the corners, with 6 layers of interfacing, two layers of batting and 6 layers of fabric, my poor little machine was struggling!!

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I think the topstitching wasn’t as close to the edge as it should be, because the interior pocket is just a fraction too small for the kindle to fit in, but Kylie was very forgiving, and said she likely wouldn’t take it out of the little triangle holders anyway!


First day of holidays here today, and we are all systems slow. Pancakes for breakfast. A jammie day for the smalls. A movie. A bit of craft. Some baking, and a spot of sewing for mama. Just whata  holiday should be. Five days until the big jolly man arrives and I am far from organised. But today I am taking time out and celebrating my babies being here with me, happy and healthy. Too many mamas this week can’t say the same. Counting my blessings and cherishing moments that count.

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