Category Archives: sewing

English Project

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I’m taking my last English class this semester. In this class we either have to create some kind of project or write a 10 page paper relating to one or more of the novels read during the semester. The books we read are: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, The Time Machine, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, and The Turn of the Screw. Being the crafty creative person that I am I decided to create a Journal from the viewpoint of a private investigator investigating the mysteries from The Picture of Dorian Gray. I typed up journal entries, newspaper clippings, “mock” interviews. Then I started on creating the cover for the journal. This is what I have so far:

I measured out the amount of material I needed and then cut the corners.

I cut a piece of cardboard from clothes gift box and then cut it in half.

I glued (with hot glue) the two pieces of cardboard to the material.

Fold and glue all sides down to the cardboard pieces

Semi-finished product! Just waiting to print out my pages and I’m good to go!

I will update later with the finished product!

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Nook Sleeve

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I am a big fan of books, so the thought of buying a Nook or Kindle was something I never wanted to do. However, being a college student, it is easier to get a Nook or Kindle to have the textbooks on because books take up a lot of space and can get a little heavy. Even though I am an English Major there are still plenty books that I am assigned to read but will probably never read again. So I broke down and bought a Nook in August for school. However, this is my last semester…yay graduation is just around the corner…and I don’t even need the Nook this final semester because all the books I needed I already owned which is great because I enjoy all the books on the list this time. So I gave my Nook to my seven year old son who loves books just as much as I do. So since he is only 7 and he likes to take his electronics like his iPod touch and now the Nook everywhere he goes I told him I would make him a sleeve/padded case to carry it in. I did my best to follow the tutorial for The Cottage Home’s Laptop sleeve here and this is the end result: