I recently attended a button bracelet making class (yes, it is as cool as it sounds) and discovered a creative way to contain a project with small parts. Michelle Wilson of Creative Design often beads using a mat made of Vellux on top of a cookie sheet to contain her project while she is working on it. (Michelle recommends using a beige colored mat because white and black are hard on the eyes). This set-up makes it easy for her to sit with the project on her lap or on a table and to get up quickly if neededwithout the risk of ruining the project. Consider using a surface like a cookie sheet when clipping coupons too. Again, having a surface that can be moved easily avoids the risk of sudden disaster!