Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Toolboxes and the Women Who Love Them

It's always intriguing to see the tool boxes that are brought to our monthly meetings. They are as individual as our members and anyone looking at them knows that there are artists at work in this room.

Hand-painted Suitcase

Another Suitcase
This Toolbox is a Computer!
Everything in Its Place
Briefcase Toolbox
Have Bag Will Travel
Lunch Box
Repurposed Pencil Holder
Plastic Carry-all with Useful Lid

So Many Shelves in this Carry Case

Another Suitcase
Tool Bag
Stackable Toolbox
Farmer's Market to Workshop

Handy Three Level Toolbox
Everything Fits in This
Juicy Toolbox
Why not?
Another Bag of Goodies
This Toolkit came from England with its Owner!
Vintage Cosmetic Case

Another Vintage Case with Maximum Storage. Wonderful!

Does anyone have another toolbox tip to add? What are your favorite storage devices? Leave a comment below (or, if you are on the main page, click on the word "comments" in the bar below to be taken to the appropriate place). We like to hear from you!


  1. After seeing so many boxes with everything in order, I cannot possibly show the chaotic way of keep my stuff. I have had the same small toolbox forever. I also have an old toolbox I bought at the Blue Lake Emporium years ago. It is a vintage piece, not suitable for going anywhere. I find shoe boxes quite useful to store material that belongs together (fabric scraps, stamping pads, acrylic colors for paste paper, etc.). I also have a large half clamshell box I made for my rubber stamps. Pretty but not very portable.

  2. I bought my favorite toolbox at a thrift shop at the Newport Paper Arts Festival. It is a repurposed cosmetic case! I paid $12 for it. It's the fifth one from the bottom in the photos above. It only stores pencils, pens, and markers. I also love shoeboxes! Shoes too.