We have a covered tray in the car, but all those things had to be taken out to vacuum or clean it - and I've often wanted those things in my purse. If I could make something that kept necessities that I could pop the whole thing in my purse and return that I think that would be super...so I made up this little bag and it seems to work just great.
I really like the results, but want to modify it a bit more, and possibly make a few more for gifts. I'm thinking with straps it could be a good little shopper bag since I've completely stopped carrying a real purse anymore.
UPDATE: 12/4/2011 While I haven't done much sewing for several months now, I have made a couple more of these now and wanted to show the new ones.
.....and below is the reverse side of the same bag, with pen holders and a place for receipts or anything I want to keep separate.