I saw this Joanna Wood Toolbag (top) on shiny shiny today and rolled my eyes so hard I thought I saw God. These girly-girl handy kits, like Pink Toolbox (bottom), are not only a paradox within themselves, but they offer no where near the same calibur of performance and quality that you would find in tools available at your local Home Depot. If one needs scissors, a tape measure, hammer, utility knife, and level that will REALLY get the job done, she should avoid all products that appear as if they were hand-crafted by Hello-Kitty herself. Real tools look the way they do for a reason--because they actually work. If companies wish to encourage DIY build and repair to fragile female audiences, perhaps they should market the power drill, saws-all, belt sander, nail gun, circular saw kit...encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
Jeannie is a true jack-of-all trades, looks forward to a day gone swimmingly, and finds joy in all things awesome. Brilliant art, rocking the renegade music scene, conjuring up haute designs, other people's hot designs, tasty salad, trashy magazines and unicorns are some of the many things she is passionate about.