|Avon's Essential Makeup Holder|
But that didn't stop me from appreciating the idea, particularly for travel. At home, I have the perfect acrylic organizer that keeps everything that I need within easy reach. When I go on the road, a nice toiletry bag carries my essentials. But once I get to where I'm going, I would prefer to have my daily items sitting on the counter, not stored inside a rolled container.
So as usual, necessity is the mother of invention...
|Presenting...my Crafty Cosmetics Caddy!|
I will provide the bare bones instructions next week for how to make a basic version of this Crafty Cosmetics Caddy, but I have taken the trouble to put together a full set of detailed instructions (along with both imperial and metric measurements, loads more photos, various sewing tips and hints, and suggestions for making two other versions of the project) into a downloadable 22-page PDF file. If you think that the full tutorial is worth a couple of bucks and change — coffee money, really, as it is commonly referred to when people ask for donations — please click on my Craftsy Designer link (either here or below) to purchase the "full meal deal".
|Sample pages from my 22-page Crafty Cosmetics Caddy PDF pattern...|
The Crafty Cosmetics Caddy can be put to other uses, also... it doesn't have to be cosmetics stuff. I can see it being used as a container for vitamins and medications, for stationery items on your desk, even as a — surprise! — purse organizer. As you can see from this top view, it really can hold a lot.
|The Crafty Cosmetics Caddy holds a lot!|