Handmade Holiday–Kindle Case

Our family of five each drew a name to find out who we should make a gift for this holiday season.  Here’s what happened.

  • Pip picked Mercedi.

  • Mercedi picked Mom.

  • Mom picked Capri.

  • Capri picked Papa.

  • Papa picked Pip.

Everyone was really happy with who they got and who had them…we didn’t keep it a secret since we had to know who Pip had anyway (she’s 2).  Cedi was really excited until you could see her smile waiver just a little as she realized that all Pip could pretty much do was color in a picture…sort of.  She held that smile regardless and insisted she was excited.


I couldn’t just let Pip color a picture for Cedi so instead we did a little bit of ‘15 minutes of play’ together.  I let her at one of my scrap bins and she picked the fabrics she wanted me to sew together.  Before we knew it – we had the outside portion of a kindle case put together for Cedi!  She then picked out the two fabrics for the insides of the bag and hung out patiently while I did the manual labor.


Voila!  We had a fun new case/bag for Cedi’s kindle!  Just full of Pip’s love!  AND it was really fun for me to sew and create with Pip at my side!  To top it off – Cedi loved it!!!

3 comments:

  1. I love the kindle case and the idea of buying and making for one person. Christmas has become very commercial and 2 years ago I made the choice not to participate. It has been a shock to some people and a big change for me. Having experienced both sides, i think one gift per person is a great way to uphold the tradition whilst focusing on the things that really matter. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I love making and receiving homemade gifts ! Our household was very proud to have made ( almost) all of the Christmas gifts for extended family this year. the only purchased gifts were the mugs to accompany the mug rugs for the men of the family.

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  3. That is charming. I'm sure they both loved being involved and getting such a thoughtful gift.

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