Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tool Time Tuesday...isew

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I want to thank everyone for all your kind words of congratulations for Kelsie's graduation. It was a beautiful night on Friday. The All Night Graduation Party went well too. The kids had a wonderful time and all the parents survived staying up all night. Although, I don't remember a thing of what I did Saturday...it was kind of a blur. I slept, I think I had a bowl of cereal and I think I watched the Peeble Beach golf tournament, but not so sure. When I was younger I would be fine when I pulled all nighters sewing, but this is for the birds now. My body can't take it!!

Now onto Tool Time Tuesday. My motto for Tuesdays is to "always think outside the box". However, look what was in my fortune cookie. This is so me. When I opened it at the restaurant, the family yelled out Tool Time.


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So how ordinary is an ipod / cell phone holder.



This one is called icup.



It's made from a rubber foam like material and it fits in your cup holder in your car.



It has spots for your ipod, cell phone, pens and coins. Boring, right?



Well, here's the "beauty in the ordinary".



Isn't this the cutest sewing kit for traveling in the car?



The ipod spot will hold your thread. The place for the pens are great for a thimble, seam ripper and small scissors.



The slots where your coins would go are perfect for a package of needles. These are from my friend Naoko in Japan. She sent these to me when we were in a swap together. Hi, Naoko!!!
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The foam material of the cup holder is also great for sticking your pins into.


The other cell phone spot is great for my reading glasses or chocolate, which ever you need more.



This works out so well in the car. Can you see I added more chocolate truffles. One dark chocolate, one milk and one white...all set to go now!





and it works well with it's other Tool Time friend...the itunes gift card note pad. It's that note pad clipped up there to the air vent. See that tutorial here.


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Works in any cup holder in the car.
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If you don't have cup holders on the interior of your car, you can always use a hanging holder that clips to your door.



Fits perfectly.



and look...I still haven't eaten the 3 chocolate truffles. All in the name of blogging.



I think I found this cup holder in Walmart for between $2-$4.00. Look around in automotive stores, the music areas where ipods are sold, but some are very expensive. I found this link with the exact same code that was on my label. I don't know anything about this site, but the price is great.
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I'm sure there are so many different styles out there, it doesn't have to be the same. Find one that works the best for you and your sewing needs.
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I'll be back on Wednesday with some pictures from this weekend.
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Don't forget my Sharing On Sunday...with a wonderful give away from Robin.
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See you soon,
~Karen~

27 comments:

  1. Where do you get your cleverness from?

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  2. Love this idea too! Boy, your fortune cookie sure knew you!!!!!

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  3. I love to read your tuesdays posts. Always so clever!

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  4. I have DEFINITELY got to get me one of these! Where did you get the hanging cupholder that goes on the door - I'm gonna need one of those, too.
    THANKS, KAREN!!!!! You're wonderful - I agree with the cookie - don't lose this ability!! :D

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  5. Great idea...I am always stitching while hubby is driving! Thanks.

    Have a terrific Tuesday ~Natalie

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  6. Great idea for those summer road trips! Gotta keep stitching!

    MGM

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  7. Great little idea for traveling! Always fun to tune into TTT with you, Karen...thanks once more.

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  8. Great idea, so handy on long trips. This would be great while camping too, that loose button or torn hem.....

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  9. Love that cup and I am going straight to Wal-Mart after work. That is great. I am always losing my cell phone in the seat!
    Wonderful. Thanks for the sewing ideas with it too.
    There is going to be a rush on Wal-Mart this week.

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  10. NO! NO! NO! What on earth are you thinking of?
    OMG, this is so f-----in' dangerous if you are in an accident!!!! Even in a little fender bender, ALL those sharp objects will fly out and riccohet all over the interior of the car!!!
    I can't believe you would post something like this without thinking about the safety risks to everyone who follows your blog. If you don't believe me, check with the local Highway Patrol or the AAA and see what they have to say about your "brilliant idea".

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  11. Does your family truly understand and appreciate the fact they are living with a genius? LOL

    I ♥ Tool Time

    Blessings,
    jilly

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  12. Karen that is a very smart idea. I
    don't know about you but I bring
    rounded sissors with me when I am
    in the vehicle. I can't go anywhere
    without my sewing or crochet. That's like leaving one of your kids behind if you don't have that.
    Glad you made it through the night,
    I know what you mean. I use to be
    able to stay up and sew until 4 in
    morning and get up at 5 A.M. and go all day. Those days are over. Oldness has set in.LOL.":O)

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  13. karen, great idea!!!!I'm going to pass it on to my sister who is about to get into a car and drive 18 hours down to see me next week!

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  14. Oh man! I wish I had seen this prior to my recent car trip! I am running out to get one - great idea!!!

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  15. Lee (Lake Stitcher) told me to come and look so I did! Brilliant and could also work in one of the cup holders in a lawn chair that you take to a game or a concert! Well done on the truffle restraint, I'd have asked you all to imagine them there, lol!

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  16. What a great re-purpose! I have to find one of those.

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  17. I love this! You are Brilliant with a capital B!

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  18. Jaw-droppingly clever! Now if I could just figure out a way to sew and drive at the same time....

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  19. Love your TTTs. And this one is really a winner for traveling quilters ... everything in it's place and easy to find. Great!

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  20. I love this sew caddy for the car...I am on the hunt now!! Thanks for the idea!! Perfect!
    Paulette

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  21. I think this is one of your best ones yet! We are going on a trip in 10 days and this will be PERFECT! You're a dang genius! I think I told you that before but it's worth repeating!!

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  22. I love it! Wonder if they are available in Australia
    LiBBiE

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  23. I missed this tutorial the first time around, so I am glad that you linked to it today. I LOVE this. It is going to come home with me and for a quilting friend's Christmas gift. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it.

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