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« on: March 04, 2007 12:14:15 PM »

Hi,

So my neighboor had a squirrel chew through her storage container, and I salvaged the lid.  And I'm always wearing out the seat of my jeans while the rest remains good fabric. Soooooo:

I took the lid


Used E6000 glue, thread, stuffing and snaps to attach the leg fabric of an old pair of jeans


And now I have a portable, comfortable lap desk to craft on!


(The snaps are so that I can add more stuffing as it compacts over time.)

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007 12:22:45 PM »

I actually said, out loud, "that's friggin' brilliant!".  Nobody else home, just me and the dog.  And I'm talking out loud to myself.  I want to make one!! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2007 12:38:25 PM »

that's a really great idea!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007 03:21:24 PM »

What a wonderfully brilliant idea!!!!  Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007 05:36:46 PM »

I love this!
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2007 05:38:13 PM »

I was just thinking about one of those I had when I was a kid.  You have inspired me to make one!

p.s. nice job Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2007 05:56:28 PM »

Very cool... I used to use a scrap of kitchen counter that wasn't needed after we redid the kitchen as my lap desk, but I never thought to put cushioning under it!

I may just have to go in search of a new lap desk of my own.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2007 07:15:01 PM »

Genius! Pure, unadultered genius. Love it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2007 08:31:56 PM »


Glad you all like it -- I have to admit I'm getting an obscene amount of satisfaction from using it!  Wink

... but I never thought to put cushioning under it!

I probably would not have thought of it if I hadn't seen one before.  I like the cushioning not only because of the comfort on my legs, but also because it raises the worktop up so I don't have to bend over so much -- much nicer to my back -- and provides traction, so I can put my knees up and not have it slide into my stomach.

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007 07:28:52 AM »

Great inspiration. There are so many different sizes of containers, would be worth it to buy one new and use the top in this manner.
Like the fact that it has the indentation, so small prarts do not roll off.
Have a lap desk from years ago, but it has a perfectly flat top and it would not be easy to keep things from falling off.
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