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January 09, 2009

Weird stuff happens in my handbag

Upon my return from grocery shopping this morning, there was a message on the answering machine.

Um, was it you ... dialling me every couple of minutes ... throughout the morning? I could hear muffled sounds. And at one point I'm sure it was your voice; telling Argy to get off the pram and stop squashing his brother.

Oh dear. What can I say? My poor sister fielding all these nuisance calls.

I felt like such a Nanna. But to be honest, that would be maligning most Nannas - who I'm sure manage keep their mobile phone strategically placed, or locked, so that mysterious calls are not made from the depths of their handbag.

So I decided I shouldn't take any risks with the newest family gadget: a GPS. This evening I made a nice secure case for any times that it might need to live in my bag. Goodness knows what might happen if I didn't. There could be all sorts of inexplicable journeys made to fabric shops all over Melbourne.

Own design gadget wallet. PVC shell, print fabric outer and felt lining, with bias binding trim. Tie closure. Tutorial and pattern can be found here.


  1. That's funny! I've had a few prankies this week from unknown numbers - I always listen til they hang up (trying to work out who has accidentally made the call).

    Love your gadget bag - a great idea!

  2. That is a cute bag, I love the fabric!

    My husband's pants pocket makes me phone calls all the time. One time, I yelled really loud back into my phone and he heard me! He was talking to some people at work. I think he was embarrassed, but that hasn't made him lock his phone. I still get random pants calls*.

    *("pants calls", not to be confused with "booty calls")

  3. What a fab idea!
    Lucky you weren't up to any mischief while you were making prank calls... that could have been tricky.

  4. That is hilarious. I was the recipient of these calls once from a friend. It was interesting, I have to say.


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