Thursday, September 30, 2010
My bestest bosom buddy just had a birthday. I've always been a little jealous of her September birthday, to be honest. Fall's my favorite season, and my mid-December birthday is right in the middle of my inevitable Christmas Making Mania. I imagine a September birthday would be one you could relax and enjoy while sipping a pumpkin spice latte, wearing a great pair of boots, and watching the leaves turn. sigh.
Her cell cozy has a button tab closure in back, and the addition of a little pocket for small whatnots, like ear buds if it becomes an iPod cozy. I enlarged it a bit to accommodate her ginormous phone jacket. I hope it is big enough, Robyn!
I tried out a different design for the front this time. I'm not sure if it all comes off as too zig zaggy. But I like it. As I look at it, maybe I should have done something different with the stitching, like round and scribbly, for the yellow tree.
I also sent along some (hopefully) great reads for her. We share similar taste in books, and I just finished this Hunger Games series myself and was cah-razy for it. Wow. Edge of my seat type of reading. Then came the let-down that happens when you finish an exceptional series. Thanks for recommending it, Angela. Sigh. So now I'm reading all her Gregor the Overlander books and so far I'm really diggin' those too.
Closeup of the back and button. I love that carved wooden button. It seemed just right for this. I got several of them in a big mish mash grab bag of buttons a while back on ebay, and I hadn't found a good use for them yet.
And as part of her gift (at least I hope she views it as a gift!), my husband, the coolest, awesomest and sweetest husband in all the world, surprised me with a ticket to fly down and visit Robyn in a few days, so I can wish her happy birthday in person. So I'm really truly lucky and blessed, even with the whole December birthday thing.