One year ago I became the proud owner of my first ever smartphone. I was so happy. My life felt complete. I thought I was really cool.
And then this happened:
This is what my phone has looked like for the last 10 months. The ‘event’ happened while I wasn’t using the above ugly bejeweled case. You see, I had bought the case on an impulse, but then I really didn’t like it. The jewels were scratchy against my face as I used it and the phone was heavy and unwieldy with it on. And no, I didn’t have insurance. *sigh*
So I have dealt with it, trying not to complain too much since it was my own fault that the phone broke. If it wasn’t for the screen protector, my phone wouldn’t have made it these last 10 months. So here’s my lesson: get a case you like, so that you actually use it!
I finally had the opportunity to upgrade my phone and I am once again the proud, happy, fulfilled owner of a shiny new smartphone. With a screen protector. And a pretty case, that I like. And now, a crocheted cozy as well. I really don’t want this phone to get ruined in any way shape or form (I can’t afford to be upgrading every year!) so I crocheted a phone cozy to go along with the aforementioned safety precautions. Another added layer of security, for when my phone is in a bag or purse and potentially being knocked around.
In other crochet news, I had an order from my Ebay shop! It was super fun to make another monster. It had been awhile since I made one … an entire three or four weeks. ;)
This guy got shipped along with the Tinkerbell and they both made their way to new homes with happy children. :)
I was also able to do a pattern test recently for an adorable hedgehog! At nights we have been reading Brian Jacques‘ Mossflower, so when Chloe of Amination asked me if I would test her new hedgehog pattern, I had to say yes! The pattern is now available for purchase. You should definitely go check it out. Her patterns are well written and have a lot of helpful photos along the way. It was a lot of work to attach all those spines, but this guy is so cute and cuddly, it was worth it. My son, especially, really fell in love with hedgehog–not surprising since we have been reading about fun woodland creatures for weeks now–and kept trying to steal him from me!
Do you have any horrible cellphone stories that you want to share? Post them below!
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