Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Filling...But Not Food!

Are you one of those people who has a tote filled with the necessary stuff for whatever task that needs to be done if waiting in the car...at a ball game/swim meet...for your husband...etc.? Because of the location of my home, many family activities do not allow for a quick run home to re-organize and assemble the needed items to basically "kill" time. So, for years, I had a tote for every such occasion. One for paying household bills tote, crafts tote, games, magazines and books for me and my daughter tote, the technology tote (filled with IPODS, Gameboy, DVD player) and the car tote. I have actually cleaned the interior of my car while I waited for a ballgame to end. My trunk was a sea of canvas bags all filled with the necessities of my day.
The only tote that seemed to need refining was the "Crafts Tote". The canvas tote method was not working. The scissors would poke through...the paint would leak...I broke the glass jar, filled with buttons, slinging the tote on to the ground. Plus, I had to have a workspace to lay out all my supplies to make it usable. In other words...the tote stunk. So, the "Mother of Invention" in me decided to work on this crafting malfunction. What is the most carried, usable container universally used across the nation....THE LUNCHBOX!! I just happened to have an old vintage aluminum one and thought it to be just the thing.

Below is the empty version...and this is everything that it holds. Quite amazing don't you think? Now, this little creative box of goodness follows me everywhere. It's very similar in what it holds...maybe not the yummies of a filling meal, but it is the yummies needed to fill your day.






4 comments:

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Totally cool!

Whitney Johnson said...

Thank you for the great idea! I have one "limbo" hour in the car every afternoon at school dismissal time. I need to get busy with some projects...

Tara said...

what a great idea!

what's in a name? said...

What a great idea!