Friday, October 9, 2009

The Crafty Vegan

Still getting back in the swing of cooking. I'll certainly post about Thanksgiving on Monday, but our meals over the last two days haven't been very exciting. And tonight it's veggie burgers, fries, and carrot sticks. Yummy, but hardly worth posting about. I thought instead I'd show you something I made today. It isn't food, but it is related to eating, so I say it counts.

cutlery holder

What is it?

cutlery holder

Let's see.

cutlery holder

Unroll it!

cutlery holder

Flip up the top cover.

cutlery holder

Oh! It's a cutlery holder! Genius!

cutlery holder

I made this because I travel around the city a lot as part of my job and I often need cutlery to eat my lunch with. I have no system of carrying my forks and spoons, though, so often they end up just clattering around in the bottom of my bag. And I hate using plastic cutlery if I get something from a take away restaurant. So now I have this handy thing with space for a knife, fork, spoon, and napkin. I'll just put it in my work bag and have it with me constantly.

In case it wasn't obvious, I'm quite pleased with myself about this. I'm going to make one for each of my coworkers for Christmas.



Jeni Treehugger said...

It's gorgeous - I LOVE that fabric.

Krys said...

Wow. This is so awesome.

boomboomlegume said...

This is brilliant! I think you should sell it!

Tara said...

That is so pretty! I carry bamboo cutlery from To-Go Ware, but your roll-up thing is so much prettier!

The Voracious Vegan said...

You MADE that!?!? Wow! I am always so impressed when people can make things that are not only useful but adorable, as well. You really should sell those, I would love to have one.

Clarita Osita said...

That's such a good idea!

eileen said...

Wow, what a great idea! A while ago I made a knitting needle case that's on the same principle--maybe one of these is in order too. Sewing for the win!

A said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! I need one for the office! Do you have a pattern or did you just make it up?? My silverware always clanks around the bottom of my brief case. Very professional right??? Ha!

J. said...

Eileen: it was actually based on a knitting needle case template that I've made in the past! Exactly the same idea.

A: No pattern, just trial and error in the past. If you look up instructions for knitting needly cases there's probably something.


Hilary said...

That is awesome! I would love to be your coworker and receive one of those for Christmas.