Today’s post isn’t all lovey dovey in a traditional romantic sense. Afterall, what can be less romantic than a phone ? Perhaps the cover could be.
But the thing is, and I don’t think that I’m alone in this, I LOVE my phone. That’s right… with capital letters. After all, there is so, so much that a cell phone is nowadays. Besides the obvious, I quite literally schedule all of my work on my phone. My multitasking phone also is my: watch, alarm clock, cooking timer, main email access, Ebay and Etsy browser, quick internet search facilitator, social media keeper upper, Pinterest enabler, remote banker, music center, weatherman, weather alert radio (a big deal in tornado alley), and so much more. I don’t even have a home phone anymore, what’s the point?
So covering my phone is also important to me. To be honest, I’m pretty darn clumsy on my best day so I normally have a super crazy safety protector that will keep it safe from just everything but a drop in the toilet. My current yellow and teal cover was all well and good, but a girl likes to have a choice of accessories. So when I happened to be browsing on Amazon (on my iPhone, y’all) and saw the “oh my gosh you have got to be kidding me” cross stitch iPhone case I didn’t think twice and hit the buy it now button.
When it arrived I was giddy with excitement and tore into the packaging. Inside was several small flosses in fun, bright colors and a few cross stitch charts that inluded the French flag, zebra print, Che Guevara (seriously) and not one, but three charts for the alphabet, one full one A-N and the other O-Z. (wtf?)
Now I’ve never done counted cross stitch in my life but I just didn’t like any of the patterns that came in the packaging. So I downloaded a chart and started plotting out my design which you can download below. Simply right click and click “save image as”.
The case is made out of silicone and I’ll save you the trouble of wondering about misplaced needle stabs… they don’t matter. I was so, so careful halfway up the darn thing and taking forever and a day about it. That first slip of the needle had some serious curses accompanying it, but when removed and the silcone just healed right in front of me I began cursing again but for a totally different reason.
The case has a grid that will guide you on where to make your holes but the inside is completely smooth. The texture makes things a bit odd, but after a bit you get the hang of it and it’s just another cross stitch project.
One thing to consider is that apparently silicone will stretch so take care not to pull too hard when working with it or it will bubble out in places and not fit perfectly.
Now my intention with the pattern was to make the plus signs gradually go up the color scale as you can tell from the pattern. My choices of embroidery floss kind of fizzled out toward the top, though…
So what do you think? Are you loving the whole concept? You can buy yours here. Also, if you want to work out your own chart, I also made a blank cross stitch iPhone pattern you can download so you can do your own thing!