Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tool Caddy turned Art Caddy

I knew that I wouldn't use the quilter's tool caddy I made and that it would just start collecting dust in my sewing studio...so I actually had a cool idea....turn it into an Art Caddy. I went to the dollar store and bought a pack of crayons, colored pencils and an activity booklet and loaded up the caddy. I gave it to a 3 year old and she loved it...... Mom loved it too! The activity booklet fit perfectly in the top flap and the zippered pockets could hold all sorts of art thingys for a child. I think I like it better as an art caddy than something used for quilting or sewing.

I just finished this tote which I also gave to the 3 year old who just loves purses. Actually, the art caddy fit perfectly into the tote. It turned out to be a nice gift. The tote was easy enough and I got the pattern from the Spring 2010 edition of Quilts and More from Better Homes and Gardens mag. that I picked up during Shop Hop.

Tonight I hope to start on my daughter's UGA tote, then her friends Gone w/Wind tote, which I'm still working out in my head. Tomorrow is the 24th....the night I go back to work after being off for two weeks. It's been a great two weeks...a "doing what I wanted to do each day" vacation. It's been great and I guess it's now time to get back into a routine.
Thanks for visiting. Happy Quilting! Happy Living!


  1. Great use for the quilter's caddy and the little tote is adoreable.

  2. The art caddy is such a nice gift for a little one, and the tote is adorable.

  3. Hope that you enjoyed your time off from work! We have school for 4 days, then we are off Friday and the next week for Spring Break. Good job with your tote! I looked at that magazine this week and took note of the tote.

    Take care!