So far this New Year hasn’t been so craftfully successful. I’ve had a series of bag failures that after a week of trying, I finally gave up. Last night after throwing the 8th bag on the pile, I decided to try the next thing on my list: a car organizer.
What we have had up until now is a catch all bag that holds everything, including the car trash which includes countless wrappers from post-soccer-game sweets. (Side note: I just don’t get why my boy’s soccer games have to be followed by fat and sugar. I’m all for a healthy snack, but an ice-cream cone? Sigh.) So when I hear this: “Mommy!!! Can I have a Kleenex please?” I have to dig through the mound of germy hand wipes and old snack wrappers to get to the Kleenex. And because the bag is such a mess, stuff gets piled onto the passenger seat in the car. Come Sunday, hubby drives and I climb into the passenger seat, put all the extraneous stuff on my lap and start sorting through it on our way to church. Half of it goes into the hold-everything disaster bag and the rest of it goes onto the floor. Behold the bag that wasn’t working:
And the replacement:
It has 2 compartments: one for trash and one for wipes and Kleenex. On one long side is a pocket to hold my JoAnn’s and Michael’s coupons. I’ve never made a divider in the middle of a bag like that so that was fun. I learned something new and made something functional. Perhaps it will turn out to be a craftilicious year after all.
There’s certainly room for improvement, but for now, it’ll do the trick.
The pattern for the Car Organizer is now available here.