I’ve been slowly knocking things off my list of “Things I miss about my car”. I posted previously about my trunk, and I’m working on a couple of other projects that I’ll post soon. For now, here is my “center console”. Honestly, my car was an extension of my purse. I carried EVERYTHING around with me EVERYWHERE. My center console was filled with all my goodies: snacks, entertainment, lip gloss, spare subway tokens, and it was a place to stash my purse. I can’t see myself changing my “carry everything you might ever need” habit anytime soon, so more storage was definitely in order.
I got this basket from Urbane – simple, quick release, and cheap. Nothing special. But the lip gloss falls right through the bottom. They also had some really nice baskets at the shop. Lip-gloss compatible. So I mashed the two together, and made a nice liner.
I’ve taken this basket with me on numerous trips to the grocery store, and in addition to getting many compliments, it’s proven quite functional. Pop it off, fill it up, pop it back on and go. And the best part? It’s like the TARDIS. It looks small on the outside, but it’s much bigger on the inside. Sweet yes? I really wanted to stick a baguette in the top of the basket, it would have made for a nice picture, but alas – a fresh baked baguette doesn’t last more than ten minutes in this house.
The drawstring top lies flat against the inside of the basket when not in use, so it doesn’t get in the way if I don’t need it. And underneath the flap, I’ve hidden a teeny tiny bungee cord in case I need a little extra security. I added a clip to the frame to put my keys on while I’m riding (so they don’t have to be in my pocket) and I padded the handle so it’s comfortable to lug around the grocery store.
And, mustn’t forget – reflective tape. Got a few hundred meters of it now, so it’s going on everything.
It’s secured with Velcro, so the liner can be removed and washed. Or if I’m feeling like I need a change – I can make another one in another colour. Because these things are important to women. MUST COLOUR CO-ORDINATE. It’s in our genes.
Happy Tuesday. Enjoy the sun!