Friday, July 9, 2010

Traveling Tiles!

Sometimes the littlest thing can make life so much easier!
   I always keep Zentangle® tiles in my purse just because you never know who will keep you waiting (well, sometimes you know that) or when you will be struck by inspiration.(You know, that time you were sitting in the restaurant deep in conversation with a friend and then you all of a sudden saw the pattern on the wall behind them!)
   I like the idea of putting the tiles in a plastic floppy drive case. That keeps them nice and tidy. The problem was not with that case, but with the abyss that is my purse. I could never keep the pens from flying around or hiding in the congregation of crumpled up receipts. I was always digging, and then I may or may not get the right pen, since there is a whole congregation of those, too!
   Wandering around my local office supply, I figured, if the floppy drive case worked, might there be some other new gadget case that I'm not familiar with? And what do you know? How exciting to find this hard drive case that not only fits the tiles, but also fits the pens and pencil in a whole other area away from the tiles! Zip it up to close it and the whole thing fits nicely into the abyss! I am so excited by this that I have to wonder about myself, but what the heck. Life is full of surprises, big and little. A mess of little ones is ok by me. 



13 comments:

  1. OOOH! Cool! Where did you find it?

    laura czt#3

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  2. Staples. The brand is called Case Logic. The little elastic band holds the tiles snug as a bug in a rug!

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  3. Thanks for the great idea! I just bought mine.

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  4. Wow, that looks perfect.... gotta get one for me too!
    Joni Feddersen, czt#3

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  5. Be sure to look in the computer supplies area (CDs, etc.), not photo. I didn't think my local Staples had them, because they weren't with photo accessories. It's an external hard drive case. On a second trip, I found one in hot pink - very cool!! I can fit my digital camera in with my zentangle squares, too!

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  6. staples.com: 14.99!!!!! great price i guess?

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  7. Love this solution! I followed the link from TanglePatterns.com. I'll be visiting my local Office Depot this weekend!

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  8. Great idea. I'm going to dig around my hubby's computer stuff to see if he might already have one.

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  9. Great idea .. I realize this original post is quite old, but in case anyone else is still looking for one of these, amazon has a pink one for only $7.42 http://www.amazon.com/Case-Logic-PHDC-1-Compact-Portable/dp/B000HDJT4S

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  10. Very cool! I travel with my tiles and pens, but the thing that I carry them in is too big and the pencil gets messy. I will try this. TFS!

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  11. Just ordered one on Amazon!! A color would have been nice but only saw black, which is just fine. SO excited for this. Amazon was much cheaper than Staples.

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