There's a company here in Spokane that makes ultra-rugged laptop computers, the kinds of things the military uses out in the field. They're padded in ways that lets them withstand the ultimate abuse.
And I've always wondered why that company doesn't market its stuff to me.
I am not exactly gentle with my belongings. My kids' clothes all have stains because I can't be bothered with soaking and spraying the second something gets dirty. My sister always hated when I'd borrow her clothes when were little because invariably I'd stretch something out or lose a button or something.
Unfortunately, I'm also rough on my computers.
This point was proved last weekend when I jammed my bare laptop into my purse, stepped out of my car, bent down to do something (I can't remember what) and the computer fell out of my purse and landed on the hard pavement. This further dinged up by bent-out-of-shape computer and caused some internal damage as well.
We'd been talking about getting a new one anyway and since my job very much depends on me having one, J went out and bought a replacement. It's lovely. Don't ask me what it's called. It's a Mac and it's shiny and new and the mousepad is smarter than my dog. That's all I know.
I'm still in that honeymoon phase where I'm not eating food anywhere near it, and I'm blowing off any dust particle that touches it.
And I sewed this last night:
Complete with my phone number embroidered on one side in case I leave it behind in some random coffee shop (don't put it past me):
There you have it. Nice and simple. Amy Butler fabric + leftover fabric from the Annie dresses.
I was thinking of writing a tutorial for it if anyone thinks it's something that would be of use to others. Let me know.
Happy spring, everyone. It's a lovely day here and hopefully in your neck of the woods, too.