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Friday, January 18, 2013

Let the Good Times Roll!!!

And let me tell you, they are rolling!!!

I found this rolling sewing machine case at Walmart this morning.  I needed a new tool bag.  My old one was shot and it didn't roll either. This one was half price.  Christmas promotional item.  A friend that works in the craft/fabric department found these in the warehouse and decided that they should be brought to the store and sold.  She sold me one and then I sold her one...  We are a menace to each other when it comes to supplies and tools.

This is a perfect solution. Zar and Tessie agree...They get to ride instead of walking from the workroom to the bedroom, where I am working on the Clockwork Cottage...And Tessie doesn't have to wear out her zapper either.

The handle locks in the up or down position. The thing has three big zipper compartments on the outside. 
Inside, there are four zipper compartments in the body.  Each one is takes up the whole side. No measly little half pockets.  I can get my 12" rulers and T squares in the side pockets.

As you can see, it also has three see through zipper pockets in the lid.

I have a thing about lots of compartments...Therefore, I needed to divide the inside for my purposes also.

In my old, smaller bag, I utilized a number of plastic water bottles with the tops cut off. 
With those and a compartmentalized silverware basket(sans handle) from the workroom, I now have lots of compartments to stand things up inside.

I know that this is not something that everybody will get excited about, but a few of you will be beating a hasty retreat to Walmart to look for these.  I doubt if all of the Walmarts have them.  It was  sheer luck that they were still in the warehouse here.

There was an added bonus.  The Terrible Two and Spike helped me sort things that had fallen into the old tool bag...

Tessie found my favorite beaded pencil.  She says that I don't deserve it.  I treated it badly....She is keeping it.

Spike found a few pieces of leftover food.

And best of all, Zar found his black leather motorcycle jacket...He refuses to let it go...He keeps hugging it and talking to it.  Talk about embarrassing!

Oh!  And I found the new fancy blades for my Exacto knife that are supposed to stay sharp longer and be stronger....We shall see...At least I am not hugging them or talking to them!

I am going now to see what else needs to be stashed in there...There is still a lot of space left!

See you tomorrow.


Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. The About.Com Readers
Choice Awards are now taking
nominations for 2013. Of course, I
voted for you! Spread the word.

Love your new tote bag. I'll have
to consider filling one up from the
many bags I have here because I too
migrate to working in the kitchen,
dining room and craft room and I'm
always trailing back and forth in search of my tools.You always have the best ideas!

Caseymini said...

Phyllisa, I have to be nominated first.LOL Then go for it!

If you can't find the ones on sale, you can find the sewing machine bags at other craft stores. You may have to pay more for them though. Good Luck!!!

Giac said...

Hello casey,
That is a wonderfulc ase. how perfect and how organized.
Be careful with's dangerous to get between a man and his jacket...I nkow!!!
Big hug,

Lucille said...

What a fantastic idea, Casey. I will certainly look for one. I get so tired of walking to my bedroom and back again to the living room and back again to the dining room where I do my thing. Hope I find one!

Caseymini said...

For you that are looking for something like this, there are also smaller cases for traveling with a laptop on wheels. If you can't find the sewing machine case, those work too.

Caseymini said...

Giac, I think that you are going to have to get a mini guy and name him Zeb! LOL. Zar and Tessie think I am hiding another guy somewhere! Not so....

Heidianna said...

I have trouble figuring out how my organization inside bags like this should look, and how to best utilize the space. I really appreciate you sharing pictures of how you do things, especially organizing! Thank you!