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February 2, 2011

Sakizome Kindle Cover

Baby, it’s cold outside but I’m bundled up inside with a hot (decaf) coffee, fresh baked pumpkin muffins, and my newly decked out Kindle reader. Remember how I rode to work on Monday? Well, that’s where my poor bike still remains today. It snowed all day on Monday and by the time I had to leave for home, there was no way I would have been able to bike. So I left Nerp chained to the bikerack outside my office to comiserate with all the other abandoned bikes on campus.

And then today we had a snow day! Classes cancelled due to the weather and I’m loving my unexpected day off. Althemore since this lovely package made it to my door…

Package from Singapore!

I’ve never gotten mail from Singapore before, how exciting!

Sakizome Kindle Cover arrived!


Sakizome Kindle Cover

Sakizome Kindle Cover

I got a Kindle for Christmas this past December and I was looking everywhere for a cute cover for it. I’m a big fan of supporting handmade things, artisans, and small businesses and Etsy is the perfect place to find those things. Ever since I discovered Etsy, I’ve been using it regularly for gifts and personal purchases. I found this cute and whimsical Kindle cover in Sakizome’s Etsy shop, where I immdiately fell in love with so many of her patterns and fabrics. Here are some of the other contenders I was seriously considering…

{all images via Sakizome}

I love my new Kindle cover. It’s made of sturdy Japanese cotton on the outside with a quilted cotton interior on the inside. The fabric is by a Japanese designer named Shinzi Katoh, featuring a girl, her cat, and her bicyle. The little story on the sleeve reads “She is half Japanese & French, interested in many things. She goes to art school in Paris and lives alone in an apartment in Montmartre. The kitten Chignon dropped by her house unexpectedly. It was love at first sight with her cute eyes.”

I have to admit that I was slightly seduced by visions of me, Louie, and my bike froliking through the French countryside, not a care in the world. And how fitting that such a charming little story would house my Kindle full of more stories inside.

Now I’ve got my sights set on this larger tote with the same look to it. Hmm…a viable diaper bag, perhaps?

Whether you’re shopping for a Kindle cover, new jewelry or accessories, vintage treasures or Valentine’s Day gifts, I encourage you to check out the many wonderful craftspeople and artisans on Etsy. I’ve always been happy with my purchases and have always enjoyed the personalized notes, gift wrappings, and extra little items (Sakizome sent me two postcards in the theme of book covers and a cute little bookmark) that showcase the pride and effort these sellers put into their creations. It also bears mentioning that this handmade Kindle cover cost me less (at $16) than those generic mass production ones that I scoped at Borders or Best Buy – the large retail stores in town – that were selling for at least twice that much. Win, win!

Also, on a side note, none of this was compensated or sponsored by Etsy or Sakizome, all opinions here are my own and in the spirit of sharing something I love with you, dear readers.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some reading to do… ~ S.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2011 19:28

    soooo cute!!
    I have been reading a lot lately, (thanks to our super awesome ‘babes, bikes, beer books club’) and have not explored electronice alternatives.
    These are such great littel finds, the fabric for each one is just adorable.
    many sunny hugs from the golden state

    • February 2, 2011 19:44

      Meli – I am sooo jealous! I want a ‘babes, bikes, beer book club” ! Sounds amazing :)


  2. February 2, 2011 19:55

    I love the cute way things come packaged from Etsy sellers! This is an adorable Kindle cover. Because of my line of work I have read on iPods, Nook Color and Kindle and think Kindle is by far the best e-reader out there (at least until your average novel NEEDS to be read on a color screen—which in my opinion will be never).

  3. February 2, 2011 21:35

    Saw this on today’s Etsy picks and thought of you:

  4. February 2, 2011 23:04

    I just bookmarked Sakizome’s page, cool stuff.

    How well can you read your Kindle in low light?

    • February 2, 2011 23:24


      I was wondering about that as well when I got it and it’s been surprisingly fine! It’s really no different from reading a regular book ( the paper varity) by low light. I use the same low light nightstand lamp to read my Kindle that I previously used for reading paper books and it’s very much the same in terms of visibility.

      Hope that helps!

  5. February 5, 2011 16:37

    I bought my ipad cover from etsy! It is an adorable sleeping owl pattern, nicer than any mass produced products I’ve seen.
    I received an original kindle as a gift when they first came out. I couldn’t imagine why I would need one, and found I really enjoyed it! Unfortunately I lost it this summer. I miss it, and keep thinking about getting a new one. My question – do I need one, if I have an ipad (also I gift – not something I thought I needed)? Probably not, but I love the simplicity of using it, and the slim design.

  6. Erin permalink
    February 16, 2011 01:56

    It’s a beautiful tote, but what you really need in a diaper bag is machine washable. Really. Babies spit up or poo on everything around them. You will love them anyway. I do. But washable is good.

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