Every part of my body is sore this week. I’ve been exercising like a mad woman. And no, it’s not because of some wacky New Year’s Resolution. It’s something else entirely. Here’s to:
1. Trying things again.
I live in Minnesota and it would be entirely embarrassing if I wasn’t a good skier and skater. The problem is that the last time I went skiing (6 years ago) I broke my thumb. I built up in my mind that I couldn’t do it, because I might fall and this might happen all over again. To my wonderful surprise this week, I wasn’t nearly as bad at traversing those hills as I thought I’d be. In fact, I only fell once and had a blast.
2. Conversations that surprise you.
I love WTF with Marc Maron. I get him. I empathize. I rely on him for twice-weekly distractions from being a working girl. (You know what I mean.) Every once in a while a guest comes on and totally surprises me. I’m behind the times, because technically Michael Keaton’s episode was last week, but his discussion of Batman and books was truly enjoyable.
My phone isn’t busted after a nasty fall. And it looks hot. Double win.
4. Getting things done early.
I turned in a major grant application for a film EARLY. Do you know how insane that is. I feel like a real grown up who takes care of bizness. Now, fingers crossed this leads to being awarded the grand.
This week, I scribed these lovely posts for Apartment Therapy:
Remember when I told you that I had never seen Doctor Who? Well, with temps over 100 in Minneapolis much of the last month I’ve been taking in LOTS of Doctor Who in the air conditioned comfort of my home. Slowly, I’m falling in love with the Doctor and his adventures. Mostly, I’ve come to appreciate the Doctor’s attitude. It was this quote that really stuck with me:
Rose to alien: “If you’re an alien, how come you sound like your from the North?”
The Doctor: “Lots of planets have a North.”
It such a simple throw away joke, but it stuck with me. Our universe is bigger than us. If you can get out of your head and appreciate that fact, then you can always escape into the fun of fictional universes.
I decided I’d like to remind myself of this more often, so I’ve created an iPhone and Android background with the quote on it. And some TARDIS love too.
Want other free iPhone and Android backgrounds? The full list of downloadable freebies can be found here.
I love me some faux bling. Oddly, the cutout shape of a gem is more appealing to me than the actual gem itself. Which means I would make terrible royalty.
Anyway, remember this DIY I did a while back? It’s the one where you can interchange the look of your iPhone cover for basically $1? Well, this is another design to add to that family of changeable designs. If you want to download the other ones I’ve designed, check out this post.
You can watch a video on how to use it here!
I made this design for Teej’s mom for Mother’s Day and thought some of you might also like the look of it. What do you think?
Happy Friday, friends. Thank goodness for a long weekend ahead!
I’m still bitterly fighting a cold, which means I have no energy to create a craftastrophe in my office. Instead, I’ve been catching up on BBC/PBS’s Sherlock before the last episode tomorrow night.
In Irene Adler’s words:
I am Sherlocked.
So, I started screwing around on Photoshop to see if I could create a new lock screen background for my iPhone that matches the screen at the end of A Scandal in Belgravia. I think I’ve gotten pretty freaking close and it looks super cool. Now I’m sharing it with you!
Happy weekend, my friends!
Last week, I showed you how to make $1 iPhone covers with the help of some free printables and an eBay iPhone cover. Well, if those designs aren’t your thing, I thought I’d share my adaptation.
I got this fortune at a favorite Chinese restaurant in Minneapolis on a day when I was feeling absolutely despondent about my productivity. Probably one of my biggest personality flaws is that I have zero patience. If it could be done now, why not do it now, right? As a result, I often lose track of the big picture. This fortune was a happy reminder.
Instead of printing the free printables, all you have to do is get a fortune cookie and flatten the message. Then with a little double sided tape, tape it to the back of your phone. Put your clear cover on and you’ve got your fortune with you all day, every day.
I tend to get sick of my iPhone covers, but don’t like dropping $20 to $30 for every time I want something new. After discovering this transparent iPhone cover on eBay for less than $1, I thought I could come up with some new snappy ways to change up the designs.
So I present to you a DIY and a Freebie in one!
You can download the three covers I’ve designed here:
2. Fox Face (Foxes are the woodland create du jour.)
Special thanks to iapeel.com for having a blank template I could use to make these downloadable freebies. Here’s how it works.
1. Print out one of the three freebie patterns. Carefully cut out the pattern with an Xacto knife and a ruler or a paper cutter. Whatever you have that allows you to cut a straight line will work.
2. Use an Xacto knife to cut out the camera hole.
3. Place the cut out freebie inside of your transparent iPhone case. Of course, the printed side should be facing out.
4. Snap in your iPhone!
And enjoy it!
One of the free printables
A transparent iPhone cover
Total cost: $1 or less!