I don’t subscribe to many posts but one I love is Ginger Davis Allman’s The Blue Bottle Tree. She writes clearly, frankly and intelligently about all things polymer and her latest post about the Sculpey Organiser Tool prompted me to photograph my wonderful organiser! We both agree that often the best storage tools come from other people’s junk.
I haunt our tip (as I may have mentioned before) and got these two caddies on two separate occasions. Gosh, I must have paid at least a dollar for them! I slightly modified one and find it to be a perfect tool caddy. It revolves. It is easy to shove in a box to take to classes and it was in one of those classes that students told me they were stands for remote controls! All I can say is that some people must have a lot of remote controls. I am just glad that sometimes they chuck out their holders!
I love that my fabulous texture sponges from Daniel and Natalia have their own slot and my extruder disks go in small containers blue tacked onto one of the corners. (Cynthia Tinapple’s have their own and the rest go underneath). Another corner is for carving tools and a third for exacto blades which are stored in an old film canister (remember them!?) The final corner is for water spray when using molds.
I have a section for blades, a section for exacto handles and a Berocca tube stuck in one section is great fro storing my carving tools. A second caddy is great for my pliers, scissors and measuring bits. The careful observer will see that the caddy is decorated with a favourite Neil Gaiman quote:
Go and make amazing mistakes. Make interesting mistakes. Make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art.
The presence of Bandaids clipped to the side indicate that at least I take the Make mistakes bit seriously!