As part of the education of our four kids, we introduce a lot of practical skills. From raising chickens to building a shed to changing brake pads to sewing, if it needs to be done, and there’s a lesson in it, we’re going to have the kids help do it!
Ever since she was first handed a button and thread to fix a pair of pants, our oldest daughter, who is now a teen, has enjoyed sewing. She started out with scraps of fabric and has progressed into her own fashion design.
Keeping her organized is a challenge! When we were asked to review two products from the Creative Options line, I knew it would be useful to not only us, but to our readers as well. As you will see, we needed an organization system. Creativity is messy!
The Large Signature 5-Pocket Tote (on the left) is a beautiful tote made of sturdy material. It has 5 pockets on the outside of the tote (three in front, one on each side), and a strong handle for carrying. The interior is so spacious, it can hold many balls of yarn – for a knitter, or many books – for studying literature. We do much of our homeschool studying outdoors, so we’ll make great use of this tote! Instead of keeping it stocked at all times, we use it for whatever we’re taking on the go.
The Medium Grab N’ Go Rack System (in a beautiful teal blue on the right) holds so much more than I imagined it would! I was able to place every single sewing notion into this box (and that is a lot of items!).
This Grab N’ Go Rack System would be wonderful for academic homeschooling items as well. It could hold flashcards, pencils, scissors, a ruler or two, paper clips, and more. Since it’s portable, you can take the tote to co-op or shared classes, or even just to a picnic blanket at the park (my preference!).
This video review of both items by Amy Tan is helpful: