I don't know about where you live, but here in Toronto we need to deposit a quarter into the handles of shopping carts in order to unlock and use the carts. I am often scrounging around my purse, hoping I have a quarter. I kept a few in the truck we used to have as it had a handy slot for coins in the centre console. Unfortunately for me, our current vehicle has no such spot. I needed something to keep my "shopping cart quarters" in.
Also, unfortunately for me, this vehicle is my husbands "baby" and I have been told in no uncertain terms that I am not allowed to put anything "cute or girly" besides me ;) in this vehicle. What a dilemma.
I had seen these!
|Click the photo to go to the tutorial|
Cute, right? I had to have one! And it was perfect for my quarters! And, if that wasn't enough, I had everything I needed except the covered button thingies. After some careful thought, I found a way around my problem.
Black. Just like Hubby's Jeep. How could he complain?
They start out with these covered button thingies. I had trouble finding big enough ones. I finally found some in a tiny little fabric store. They were just like these ones.
After muddling my way through the instructions (the part about preparing the zipper was a little confusing for me) I finished my little cookie quarter holder! I found a way to make it a bit cute and girly too. First I spied some pink satin in my scraps and was going to use that, but then I laid eyes on the red. They looked so good together, I couldn't not use it!
I made my loop bigger than the tutorial intentionally. It is wider because I was using what I had on hand, but I purposely made it big enough to hang on to. I don't want to be fumbling around in the cold to access my quarters.
Don't tell him I said this, but I think I got away with putting something cute in the Jeep!
Thanks for looking!