Here’s how to sew a tablet stand to hold your tablet, eReader or cellphone.
I’ve been getting lots of requests for my Freezer-Find it magnets, so I decided to bring them back. I have a limited quantity available in my shop, and I’ll be adding more soon. Grab a set for yourself, or someone on your gift list.
This drawstring laundry bag will easily hold two loads of laundry, and has reinforced seams to ensure it’s up to the task. Use it to keep dirty laundry off the floor. Then, use it to lug everything to the laundry room or laundromat. If you’re looking for a gift for a college kid, this would be a great one.
Tame your tangle of cords with a set of these cord wraps. They’re an easy sewing project, and a great use for your smaller fabric and batting scraps. These would make an excellent gift or stocking stuffer for any hard-to-buy-for men and teens in your life.
Turn your prettiest fabric scraps into zipper pouches. They’re a great organizational tool, and they make a great gift. Here’s how to sew a zipper pouch with, or without a lining. If you’ve never sewn a zipper before, this is the perfect project to start with.
Taxes aren’t fun, but the right filing system can make them more bearable. Set up a binder for your tax documents now, so you’ll have a place to stick all those receipts and other must-keep papers as they come in.
I created a household notebook for my family several years back, and it’s been a great help in keeping my family organized. This is my command center – the tool that I use to keep up with all the moving parts of our daily lives.
Before I show you what I keep in my household notebook, let’s take the first step in getting one set up for you. Here are a bunch of free printables that you can use to create yours.
Looking for a unique gift idea for a little girl? This hair bow wreath makes a great baby shower gift, birthday present or Christmas gift, and it takes less than five minutes to put together. Include 24 bows, and you could even use it as an advent calendar. Here’s how to make one.
Like the Sriracha and red wine vinegar on my baking shelf. Clearly that’s where those go, right? I mean, obviously that’s where I should look for them the next time I need them for a recipe.
Yeah, not so much.
Clearly it was time to rethink the way the pantry was organized. And by “rethink” I mean, “make it so painfully obvious where things go, so Mom won’t be tempted to eat anyone.”
So, that’s how I came to reorganize the pantry instead of making dinner. What can I say? Families who keep their pantries neat and orderly get homemade Pad Thai for dinner. Families who don’t get cereal.
Now, I’ve seen lots of pantry redos on the web where everything is in matching containers and looks like it jumped off the page of a magazine, but spoiler alert: this isn’t that kind of redo. Frankly, the thought of forking over the money for 30 matching containers pains me. So, this is the kind of redo that happens when you decide you’re going to fix things using just what you have on hand.
Ready to see how things turned out? Take a look.
Receipts – sometimes you have to hang on to them, but they sure do make a mess. Piling up on your desk, at the bottom of your purse, on the kitchen counter. Giving you something else to sort through and keep track of. Giving you more clutter to conquer.
If you’re fighting the same battle in your home, I’m happy to report that I finally found a solution. And it’s a simple one.