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« on: August 23, 2012 11:37:12 AM »

So I decided awhile ago that I wanted to a book case for my Ipad. I knew it wasn't going to be easy so I shopped Etsy first.....now I know why people charge what they do for them.
This was a giant nightmare from the word go....
1. Couldn't find the right size book! I sat on the floor at my local thrift for almost 45 minutes looking....when I found one it was $4.99 because it was part of a collection of 12 books. I didn't need 12 so I started the search again.
2. We have one craft store in town...and guess what? They don't carry exacto blades anymore.
3. Pages in the book weren't yellow from age.....they were yellow from tobacco smoke. Allergies kicked in..
4. Glued the pages together.... glue didn't stick to most of the pages... It did in some spots, not on others, warped some pages,.....
That was the beginning it went downhill from there.....lol
All together it cost me 1.50, everything I had on hand. The cover is made from a mismatched placemat, the brass faceplate I found a long time ago at an estate sale for .50, he's surrounded by a piece of suede I had on hand.
I treated the front of the book with mod podge so the fabric would stand up to abuse

I left the front page and aged it a little

Dark pic, but opened

The inside is done with scrapbook paper

I left the back on treated so it stays soft....I figured I can always treat it with mod podge later!

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jenleahlynn
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012 01:17:12 PM »

it's so neat! i love it. makes me wish i hadn't donated those old textbooks to the library...
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012 01:17:46 PM »

Wow!  That's pretty amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012 08:56:38 AM »

great story! Cheesy

Love this!

I like how the inside is a bit rough--it gives your project an aged look that I love!

I find it odd that we want our modern gadgets to be housed in old stuff... Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012 07:41:15 PM »

You did a great job!  I really like how you were able to leave the pages in and you left the first page in.  That first page is a really unique touch!

I make these book cases for my Nook Tablet, and I know how you feel.  They ARE hard and very time consuming. Measuring the tablet and then adjusting it to the device once the pocket is sewn on (I sew pockets into the fabric lining) is a PIA!  Half the time it doesn't even come out right and I have to add some trim to cover up the bad cutouts. 

When I first got my Nook, I was hoping to make these book cases and sell them in my Etsy shop.  Feh!  No thanks Smiley They're great to make every so often but not all the time. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012 10:04:03 AM »

Lol... That was kind of my thought too... Until I made one! My mom asked me when I was making her, I told her not to hold her breath.
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