Getting Into a Groove

February 6, 2008

I’m feeling inspired again. I have wanted a storage case for my iPhone and earphones. I bought a cute new acrylic case but wanted a little more padding for when I carry it around. It took me awhile to come up with a design but I have not only one design, but two. The case in the photograph is my closed case with a flap that covers the cell phone pocket and the earbud pocket. There’s an open design where only the earbud pocket closes. I’m still working out the kinks on that one. So far, I am loving my storage case. I like having a place to put my earphones so that I always know where they are. It will help keep me from leaving them at home. While specifically designed for an iiPhone, it will also fit an iPod or other larger cell phone. It will also fit a cell phone with a relatively small bluetooth headset.

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I am going to make a couple of the cases for my etsy store.


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iPhone Annoyance, and the Kids

October 4, 2007

Today, I planned to take a few minutes at work to post a couple of pictures of my kids. Photos I had taken with my iPhone. But when I went to look at them, they were no longer on the iPhone.

Last night, I updated iTunes, and had a new version of the software for my iPhone. The only reason I wanted to sync was to put some new episode of Criminal Minds on my phone. Should have been simple, but of course it wasn’t. I update the software, and in the course of doing so, it crashes my phone. Now I have to restore my phone. Takes forever and then everything has to re-sync. Fine. It’s not like I have to sit there and watch it. I make sure my new Bruce Springsteen pre-order downloads and make sure it finds its way to my iPod. A few hours later, my phone is safely back in my purse and ready for today. Or so I thought. I go to watch Criminal Minds and there’s no Criminal Minds. All this hullaballoo, and the one thing I wanted on my phone is not on my phone. That stupid update…

I haven’t blogged about my phone before. It was a surprise from my husband. I love it. First of all, it saves me space and weight. I used to carry two separate devices, both larger than the iPhone. One for music and video, one as a phone. Now I have one device. The iPhone has considerably less space than my iPod, but I am adjusting. I have also lost a little bit of functionality with my phone, but the iPhone has some cool features too. I love the bigger tv viewing screen. I love the map feature. I was able to dial my local pizza place directly from the map. I like the text messaging. I’m getting used to the keyboard. The web browser is nice. All in all, 1.5 thumbs up. It needs a To Do list that works with the To Dos in iCal. Sometimes moving between screens isn’t intuitive. And I’m getting used to managing my music, tv and videos. Lastly, it is a luxury item. You can be surprised with these things when you don’t have to worry about sending the cats and dog to college.

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And speaking of the kids, they crack me up. Sabrina’s favorite room is the bathroom. She always hangs out in there. One Saturday morning, she was airing it out. Happy as a clam, all by herself. I had to take a picture.

CJ came back from TN and had a lupus flair-up. Her joints ache and she gets itchy and licks. So she had to be a cone head. As happy as she looks, she really does not like a cone head. It’s really funny to watch her try and walk through doorways.

And finally, is the little seat thief. We had been hanging out, and he had actually been sitting up on the top of the couch, hanging out by my head, enjoying the breeze from the window. I got up to throw something out and by the time I got to the door, about 4 second and 3 steps, I looked back and I had lost my seat. Chel was so proud of himself…

Harrison was camera shy…


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Welcome to my spot on the web where I talk about needlework, crafts, and [many] other random things.

A few tidbits about me: I met my husband in college, flirting over tuba letters in the Penn Band. Our dog, CJ, and our cat, Sabrina, round out our family. I'm a sewist, knitter and needlepointer, and an occasional scrapbooker. I love organizing, reading, making jewelry, and hiking. A Chicago girl at heart, I am an avid follower the Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.

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