Saturday, 27 August 2016

My Toolbox

When I returned home after teaching a class the other day, I could not find one of my tools I use for card making. I was devastated. Sorting through the box of “stuff”  I realized I was not organized.  What an awful feeling! Where was the tool? This causes me anxiety and dollars if I have to replace the tool. I knew I had to find a way to get organized with my tools so this did not happen again.

Here is the Toolbox I had my husband build for me.

No matter the task, the Toolbox makes it easy to find the tool I want and makes my card making more enjoyable.  All items are within easy reach. One item I use continuously is the Tombow glue. The glue is stored upside down in the Toolbox so it is always ready to use.  

The Toolbox sits on my desk while I am prepping for a class and sits at the end of the table when I am teaching a class.  At the end of my card making or class I re-load the items into the Toolbox and at a glance can see if anything is missing. There is also a space on one side that holds miscellaneous packaged items along with a shelf underneath large enough to hold my scrubber, paper piercing mat, etc.

My Toolbox enables me to enjoy paper crafting to a higher degree.  Everyone has a box of stuff that they take to crops, classes or sitting in the closet waiting to be pulled out when needed.   How often have you suffered from anxiety because you're sure that something is missing and can't find it. What a waste of time looking for tools, taking time away from the enjoyment of our craft.

In case you missed it, check out the previous post with Bruni

Check out the next post with Mi Ran

My Toolbox ... "a place for everything and everything is in its place". 


  1. Great blog hop share, Jean! Everyone will like this.

  2. Two Thumbs up! John does great work! Direct connection for your organization supplier must be quite convenient.

  3. Ah yes, those lovely custom wooden tool day. :)

  4. I can't tell you how much I love my tool box that John made, Jean! It's remarkably versatile and helps me stay organized. Thanks again!

  5. I love mine as you know and so appreciate John's willingness and ability to customize.