I regularly receive e-mails asking if I still sell my Do-It/Did-It Rolodex kits . Unfortunately, I haven't been able to produce new DIDI kits in a couple of years (HOWEVER, I think I have located a new source for the rolodexes & I may be back in business!). I recently unearthed a half-started DIDI kit in my storage room (those who have been in my storage room know the crafting atrocities that lie in the half-opened boxes stacked precariously one on top of another). A couple of days later, I received an e-mail from a reader asking if I had any kits. Great timing!! I let her know that I just happened to have one & she offered to swap her product for mine.
I LOVE swaps. I've swapped Nancy Drew Date Book kits for whimsical T-shirts & boxes of vintage books. I once swapped a Nancy Drew Date Book for these adorable mama merit badges. I recently swapped empty CD jewel cases for photo albums to use with my Library of Memories system (Louise, I still think you got a raw deal -- I'll make it up to you at Summer in Paris).
When Clare offered a swap, I scurried over to her website to see what she had to offer. Covers for electronic die cutting machines! Heaven!! My Wishblade sits in a uber-dusty studio & I constantly worry how much damage the dust is doing to my high-priced machinery. Then, she upped the ante by offering to make it using Michael Miller's Eiffel Tower fabric.
The package she sent me included another little package. I opened it up & discovered this:
It's a matching bag to hold my scraps as I work. I LOVE THIS. It has a removable sand bag that keeps it in place on my desk, or my work table, or my dining room table, or ANYWHERE. It has flexible boning at the top to keep it open for me. I can't tell you how many crops I've been to where I'm dealing with a flimsy piece-of-crap grocery store bag taped the the table. NEVER AGAIN! This bad boy is coming with me everywhere.
Both the cover and the scrap bag are well made & durable. I loved the fact that the scrap bag was lined in a coordinating fabric. And it is deep! Deep enough to hold those 12" scraps. (insert "happy clap" here)
I know that Clare is more than willing to take custom orders. She has two different Etsy stores: Scrapincovers and ScrapGuild. You can find the scrap bags at ScrapGuild. Let her know what colors you're looking for & I'm sure she'll work with you to make sure you get something perfect for you! If you're coming to "Summer in Paris", just imagine how handy this would be as you hop from class to class!
As always, I'm more than happy to enable other people in spending their hard-earned dollars...