Monday, 27 February 2012

....and now for something completely different........

A short while a go a lovely lady approached me for a custom make. Being an avid fan of Harry Potter and needing a cover to go with her kindle she decided to combine the two. The design was up to myself, the only stipluation was that the word "lumos" should appear somewhere on the cover. Designing long distance is not  easy but it is do'able due to the marvels of modern day technology and helped by having a such a nice person to deal with. So there was many a communication whizzing back and forth across the Atlantic.

Suggesting designs......

......and materials.......

.......and then by jove the actual thing!


Harry's glasses were the obvious choice, embellished with a little gold thread......


....a cosy lining to protect the precious gadget......

........and a button and loop fastening to hold it all in place.

It got me thinking about the last scene of the last HP movie, you know the bit where the three main characters stood in the ruins of Hogwarts. I know for some people it was the end of an era, certainly for those three. I watched it with a tear in my eye.

So a little spark was lit, linking kindle covers to characters or quotes from books, should keep me busy for a bit.

Anyway it's Handmade Monday today and with a bit of luck I might make it over there just in time. I look forward to savouring all of those lovely crafty blogs.


  1. Lovely as always and a great idea to move onto other books.

  2. Love the glasses, it's a nice touch. I haven't seen all the films and only read one of the books, I really should rectify that.

    Jan x

  3. This is so good Caroline, think you have started something now as all the other books you will be asked to cover.

  4. What a brilliant commission and a brilliant idea. I love how one idea can spark hundreds more! Almost as magic as Harry, I think. Oh, and beautifully executed, as usual x

  5. What a great idea - I can see lots of great kindle covers with some fantastic quotes on them. Hope you have a good week.

  6. What a great idea! Looks really lovely and I'm sure the recipient loved it! Mich x

  7. What a great kindle cover and a great idea for new covers. Can't wait to see what new designs you come up with. x

  8. Being a huuugggge Harry Potter fan myself, I absolutely LOVE this :D

  9. Oh clever you Caroline! You have surpassed yourself with this. I could do with a Lord of the Rings one that says "Ha - we ride North!" (No wait - I don't have a kindle!) Vicky x

  10. What an excellent idea. Your cover was great, she should be very pleased with it. I am seeing things like Kindl covers with war horses on, Maggie Thatcher,to mention the first two that popped into my head. lol.

  11. Love this, such a brilliant idea. And not overdone either :) xx

  12. I loves it... what a great idea... I am going to be making some glasses cases soon and I think you should do these for specs, too!

  13. I reckon you could be mining a rich seam with Kindle covers! Look fab!

  14. That's brilliant - what a lovely design.

    Nina x

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