Our best original idea
This is kind of the opposite to Talley-Sue's thread about ideas we've adapted from other people, but I did get the idea from her thread LOL.
I thought it might be fun to share our one most original idea, one thing we thought up all by ourselves. One of those flashes of inspiration that make us feel "Wow, where did THAT come from?"
We'll probably find that they're not such original ideas after all, because we are all the same species, so someone else, somewhere, probably thought of it too, but it'll be fun to share them, and fun to know if someone else does it too.
I really love sea shells, but didn't want them as ornamental knick knacks lying around the house.
We also love our cups of tea made in a pot with tea leaves, and when I was a kid I loved my Mum's old tea scoop. (She still uses it). I needed a scoop for my tea canister, and for the salt crock that I keep near the stove. I'd been looking on Ebay to find an old scoop I loved, but they were all just boring ordinary things.
Meanwhile I was using plastic spoons with the handles broken off, so they'd fit in the tea and salt crocks.
Then one day I picked up two pretty shells on the beach and it clicked! They were those deep scooped pink edged, fluted shells, absolutely the perfect size, depth and shape for salt and tea scoops.
Every single time I get salt or tea out now, I get a little thrill.
The first time my DIL used it, she actually squealed out loud. We thought she'd burnt herself at the stove, but it was just that she was squealing with delight, when she realised my scoop was a real sea shell LOL.
I'd love to hear other people's little or big WOW ideas.