While I was pottering around having a little tidy up in my workroom I found the Zip-up tray pouch I had made last year (I forget when) from a pattern by Aneela Hoey
It is a really clever design, starting out as a rectangular shaped box which unzips into a tray which can hold quite a few of your sewing supplies. I could see it being used for something like holding English Paper Piecing or hand stitching supplies for a sit and sew day.
I found the make fairly easy, hand stitching the binding was probably the worst part, as it can be a bit hard on the hands, altough that task is made easier if you have the Clover binding clips or similar to hold the binding in place. You do need a 10" open ended or separating zipper and double sided heavyweight fusible interfacing, both of which can sometimes be a bit hard to source. I try and buy from local shops first but have found that Voodoo Rabbit is a good source of bag making supplies.
If you are on Instagram search #zipuptraypouch for inspiration (just in case you feel like making one).
This morning we took Murphy on an outing to Bunnings (which I think is similar to Home Depot but maybe not quite as large). Most stores in Australia do not permit dogs to enter (unless they are service dogs) and I think Bunnings is the exception. The dog must be leashed and in a shopping trolley, Murphy seemed quite comfortable with the experience. It is a great way to socialise a puppy, I think he liked the fact that he was up high and could see everything. The two young girls on the checkouts gave him a lot of pats, they said seeing all the dogs is the highlight of their shift.