Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What Is This????


Can you figure it out?????

Let me tell you I have one of the sweetest guys around! Last week I was trying to find a storage solution for my Copic and Touch markers. They have always lived in an ice-cream container which I could carry around with me to the rink when my daughter skated - or to friends - or even to the space I happened to be working in at home! The problem was the more markers I got the harder it was to find the right colours easily and some of them slid down and went missing amongst the others. Also I had heard you should store them on their sides!! Hmmmmmm - I looked in all the local stores for ideas and then hit the internet! I needed something that was easy to use AND portable!

I found THIS post that had a fabulous idea on it. I excitedly showed my hubby and asked if it was possible to make me one!!! He ummed and aaagh'd - he does that a lot!!! - and disappeared into his workroom with a couple of my markers. A little while later he wandered in with the inside of the box all made up - what a STAR!!!! Can you imagine his face when I asked if he could make one for a friend at the same time - after all - doing 2 at a time isn't much more work than making one and starting again is it?!?!?! AND we were giving him an excuse to use up some of the bits and pieces of wood in the garage ; )

But within 24 hours my friend and I were happily organising our colours and miscellaneous pens into their new homes!!! And look - I even have room for MORE - LOL. The next question - when will I have time to pretty it up a bit???

Thanx soooooo much honey - you're my hero!

xXx

28 comments:

Kylie said...

OH WOW OH WOW OH WOW!! Your hubby is the BEST! What a creative family. I want one too... I wonder if I can talk my hubby into a little woodwork? Hmm... I love that you can take it anywhere. FABULOUS!

Emma said...

That is awesome Debbie! I spent time over the weekend trying to find something for my copics as well and came up with nothing! I was very dissapointed, but I love what your hubby has done. Well done to him!

Leigh said...

Absolutely fantastic Debbie. Do you hire him out? lol Seriously he's done well.

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh my and you thought my hubby was crafty with the ribbon holder. When are you taking orders - I have been wanting a copic holder for all my markers for ages.
mwah
Trace

Sammi said...

wow! That's AWESOME Debbie! What a wonderful hubby you have there!! So clever too!
Glad you can carry the Copics around and get to them easily now! YAY!
xxx

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Debbie, Fantastic, been looking for something to put mine in to, as too much crafting time is wasted looking for the colours, well done hubby! Must send this link to my hubby lol, thank you so much for sharing, take careX:)

Marlene said...

Your hubby is a keeper! What a cool contraption!

Kylie said...

Well there is a little money earner for hubby!! Imagine how many ladies are going to say to their hubbies "look what her hubby made. Can you do that?" Then look at all the fun the ladies will have decorating it! Your hubby is very clever. Well done Debbie's hubby!! Now go decorate it Debbie before you add anymore copics.

Kylie xo

Liam said...

Oh wow you lucky thing. it will look fantastic when you dress it all up. Yoou have to show pictures when it has been dressed up.

Liam

Sue said...

Oh this is awesome, I'm with Tracey, whens he taking orders lol.
hugs
Sue x

Melodie said...

Wow, that's really a great idea.
Wonderful.
Hugs
Melodie

Lynda said...

Debbie...the man is a magician. He did a brilliant job. With regards to decorating...if ur gunna take it on the road...wou abt making one side have a self seal mat....so u can cut too. Just a thought. ur Copics look so v v cute all tucked away...tell him top job and well done fm me....and brace urselves for all the orders that rock in...LOL!!! ooxx

Merry said...

Oh wow....what a fantastic husband you have. This is such fantastic storage.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Wow! how lucky are you! Your hubby is fantastic!

Dena said...

Now that is one terrific hubby! Super awesome idea and perfect for toting around! What a sweet guy!
Hugs, Dena

Butternut Sage Designs said...

ok I need to put in an order!!!!! Hi Debbie! I hope you'll join in on my contest this week...I can't wait to see how people perceive my cards!!!!!! Hugs~Donna

Jackie Thomas said...

Wow what a very clever hubby you have. He did a brilliant job. Can't wait to see it decorated. xo Jackie

Alison said...

What a wonderful (and clever) hubby you have. This is perfect for all your markers and so portable to take anywhere. You definately need to decorate it - when you get a chance.
xox

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a clever hubby! Do you think he could make me one for my stamp pads??? I've seen them online ... I'm sure it wouldn't be hard!!! :D
Hugs, Andrea xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks honey.... I love my box too! The trouble is I don't have as many pens to fill it as yours Deb! I knew I needed more. I am putting my thinking cap on in regard to decorating it.
Thanx... Deb A

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Your DH is very clever, maybe I could send my DH down for lessons. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Christine H said...

He could definitely give up his job and go into full-time production with this! But you really need more pens Deb to fill up those gaps I can see!!!

stuffie said...

WOW!!!!
How3 cool is THAT????? I LOVE It! He could prolly sell those, b/c it is not only portable but also has a work space!!!! WOWZERS!!! How cool! What a sweet heart!! Now, your poor ice cream conatiner feels left out... lol
TFS! (p.s.)
tell him i'll trade his a dozen cupcakes for one..... lol

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Okay, for a second there I thought I might be expecting a package from Oz...

lucky girl.

Sue said...

Aw, what a sweetie your hubby is! I have a feeling more of your friends are going to be wanting one of these. I saw this also on a website asking how do you store your copics. It is a great idea.

Norma said...

WOW, Debbie, we all need one of these. What a sweatheart of a hubby. Lucky you--we all need one like him. Can you clone him...LOL?

Hugs.
Norma

Marcia said...

Oh he needs to make me one, in fact he might as well quit his day job ... he's gonna be busy!

:) Marcia

jhet said...

wow! what bright idea! :) I hope you don't mind if I CASE this. LOL!! :)