I have always, always been a total gadget hound. My iPhone is always in my pocket and I usually carry my Ipad around the house like it’s a baby that can’t be put down. I love the instant gratification that comes with these gadgets, I own books and songs in a matter of seconds. Love it!
My birthday was last week and one of my presents was the new Kindle 4. I’ve been using my IPad (with the Amazon Kindle application) to read books but I’ve never felt comfortable carrying it around with me. The Ipad is a little too big for a purse and in all honesty, I would be heartbroken if anything would ever happen to it.
So I got the Kindle 4, the less expensive version that shows the advertisements. The advertisements aren’t disrupting so it was a good way to save a little money if you’re thinking about purchasing your own. Of course with new gadgets they need pouches and protection, that’s where the craftiness comes in. Last week I posted a graphic that I put together in Photoshop. I used that graphic and uploaded it to a site called Gelaskins. Gelaskins are these super durable stickers that are made for all sorts of gadgets, they offer great protection to keep everything scratch free but also they allow you to personalize your stuff with fun graphics. They have a great library to choose from (with matching screensavers) or you can upload your own.The stickers are easily removable so they leave no residue on your electronics.
Here’s my design made into a Gelaskin!
(Yes, I’m deep into “The Hunger Games” trilogy. I won’t lie, this story is stressing me out and my next book will be something nice and fluffy because I need to scrub my brain from all the anxiety these books have caused! Any good book suggestions?)
I’m really, really proud of this design, it took me about 4 hours to create but I think it was worth it. I have enough Photoshop skills to get around, plus a husband who knows SO much about Photoshop to use as a resource! I think one of my favorite aspects is the combination of the olive brown and teal blue. Pretty!
Now the plan for the Kindle is to carry it around in my purse, I tend to have *everything* in my purse including a big keyring that would scratch the hell out of the screen. Or course I had to make a pouch to keep it safe in my purse of death. The pouch I had in mind had to have a few characteristics. One it had to have a thin padding, I didn’t want anything too bulky. Secondly I wanted to use a Velcro closure, I think a zipper would make it a little prone to scratches. Here’s the pouch closed:
The pouch doesn’t really match the Gelaskin cover at all but I fell in love with the 70′s design and the mix of the blue and orange. Fun!
The cover actually opens into a tri-fold design, I just didn’t get a good picture of it. I used a heat activated Velcro and it worked beautifully, all you have to do is iron it on for 90 seconds and let it cool. It’s stuck really nicely to the fabric and the corners are not coming up!
Yes, addicted to gadgets and making accessories for gadgets!