What happened to the weekend?
I seem to remember when I was younger that weekends lasted forever! Between the Saturday morning hours spent watching cartoons (Oh Jetsons, how I miss you!) and the rest of the time spent building forts and annoying the pants off my older sister, the weekends seemed to last for years.
There weren’t any cartoons this weekend, but there was some tv viewing (thanks to my new FREE tv and my friend for helping me move it inside – sorry about your arm Megan; I owe you.). That, along with some work all day Saturday and a Sunday of laziness, made me a happy girl.
I made myself sit and relax all afternoon on Sunday, instead of doing any work. I mean, you’ve heard the experts say that you need a day off every now and then to perform at your best, mentally and physically?
Sometimes those experts are really…smart. I guess that’s why they call them experts, eh?
Speaking of making things (because that’s what we were talking about, right?), let’s talk about this thing I made.
Remember that gifted myself a Kindle Fire for Christmas? Well sadly for me, the case that I had made last year for my Kindle Touch was just a smidge too small for the new Fire, so I had to make a new one.
This time, I knew I wanted a case that could be used to store the Kindle and also to protect it a bit while I was reading it. So, I found a picture of one online that I liked, along with a tutorial for it and tweaked it to fit my needs.
(Read: I tweaked it to fit the materials that I had and because I wasn’t going to spend an extra 45 minutes sewing four fabric corners when I could just use elastic to hold it in place. Some people might call that efficient. Some people might be code for me.)
The case worked perfectly! The pocket is just snug enough, and the elastic band wraps all the way around it when it is both open and closed. The elastic corners are great and don’t interfere with the touch screen at all.
The whole thing is lined with felt (not interfacing as the tutorial suggests), so that if (when) I drop it, there is a fair bit of protection. It’ll probably still break, given my luck with electronics.
I’m not wild about the fabric, but I have put myself on a fabric diet for the last few months while I work through that dresser full of fabric.
I wish I were kidding about that.
I’m teaching a four week course on sewing at school and it starts on Saturday, so I’m donating a lot of my fabric to the students there. I’m super excited about it and from the sounds of the emails I’ve been getting, the students are too! Now, to get through this week….
I know it is only Monday, but I’m already looking forward to the weekend. The weekend that will go by too fast, and sadly void of cartoons. I need to work on that, don’t I?
Are you good about protecting electronics like this or do you drop them all the time like I do? I have dropped my iphone more times than I should admit, and the kindle is not likely to be any different. Even my laptop has taken a tumble or two. You gotta be strong to hang with me.