A couple of women in my guild came up with this great idea. I didn't even know I needed one, but now I have one and love it! These are modeled after tool aprons one can get at Home Depot. We sometimes use these at guild on show set-up day, for carrying around tools such as wire cutters, cable ties, etc. But we had always had those ugly ones that Home Depot makes. Trish and Gerry realized we could make them prettier and more personalized! Some of the best ideas are such simple and obvious ones, aren't they??
I made mine and quickly realized how nice it is to have my tools right at hand. I carry these in and on my apron: scissors, tape measure, seam ripper, straight edge, magnifying glass, pin cushion, and even BandAids. After I made mine, I made another to give as a gift.
I wonder if I'll wear this so often that I'll forget, and I'll head off to the grocery store wearing it. I've done that a million times with my scissors fob attached to my shirt.... come back from a multi-stop errands run and realize I was wearing my scissors the whole time.
An added bonus... if I'm out and about and realize I'm wearing my apron, I can always put it on this way and just tell people it's really a scarf!