5.31.2006

Works For Me Wednesday

I know this one is late and buried deep under the pile, so I hope someone finds it and can use it.

I HATE clutter. For those of you that know me you know that I HAVE clutter, I just HATE clutter. Especially all of the art projects and little papers that get pasted up on everything.
My solution...Memo boards. You take an art canvas, staple batting, fabric and ribbon (in that order) to the back, sew some cutie-pie buttons and embelishments to the front and hang it from a ribbon. M's art projects are restricted to that specific space and she has to change them out when it gets to full. It is one less thing that I have to worry about. On the side of the fridge is where I put a memo board for all of those tidbits that I get during the week;
confirmation numbers, phone#s, appointment information, etc. until I have a moment to put them in their proper places. And of course, all of the love notes I get from the kiddies.

25 comments:

Carol said...

Ooooo...I really like the one on the side of the 'fridge!

Okay. Good thing we're not roommates. You'd have killed me by now.

Glass Half Full said...

I love those boards!! Cork boards are great too, especially in my son's bedroom. He displays his crafts with pride.

itybtyfrog said...

Great idea! I have one in my craft room with pictures of my favorite people (like you!) on it. It is a cute way to organize things. Congratulations to M. No sign of the tooth fairy around here yet.

Amy said...

Love this idea! I am going to have put a few of these together. We have been experiencing an unreal amount of art projects that have been filtering in from school.

Thanks for sharing!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

OK, you're coming over to my house and putting me to work. I hate clutter too but doing something about it is something else entirely.

Your daughter is gorgeous! Can I betroth my 7-year-old to her?

You changed your picture - I didn't recognize you from your comment! :) The new one's cute but I was going, Who is this?

My Full Hands said...

Very cute! I love the one on your fridge. I hate all the notes and such magnatized to my fridge that fall off every time someone opens it. Another idea for kids are those magnet boards that are available in craft stores. All you have to do is paint the frame to match the room.

My Full Hands said...

Oh yeah, if you are into memes, I tagged you for the "se7ens". My feelings won't be hurt id you don't play.

Gabriela said...

Love it! You are so crafty. Margarita went to school with the smocking do today! Your post keeps on giving.

Nettie said...

Cute memo boards. Oh, how I love the toile! Once again, your ideas rock!

Pattie said...

I love the toothless look on little ones!
Those memo boards are very pretty. They are neat yet decorative.

No Cool Story said...

I love your new picture!
But I love even more this idea, it's great. The boards look fancy and adorable. M should be happy :)

Now, if only I could be trusted with glue and scissors...

No Cool Story said...

:O
You added me to your blogroll?!
I'm not worthy...ooh the pressure!

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

These are sooo cute! Great thought!

Jettara said...

great idea. I have some of those in my house too.

utmommy said...

Those are adorable!! My fridge and my door (lucky for me is magnetic) are covered with all sorts of notes, pictures, projects etc. I love the idea. I try to be good, and toss out the old and bring in the new, but it doesn't always work. Maybe this will!

Kara Elmore said...

lalalalala - not listening to your FABULOUS ideas that I WANT to make. Ok - let's strike a deal - pictures for memo boards! ;0) And love the new look of the blog.

Code Yellow Mom said...

So crafty! I've been wanting to make one of those for a while... I think I need to for sure now.

Dawnyel said...

You are sooooooo much more organized than I am! My HOPE is there, but when I put these ideas into action, they just don't quite work the same for me! Love the idea tho!

Gina said...

I just got the new kids pottery barn catalog and they did this above a bed with bigger ribbon and with big 8x10 photos. Such a cute idea.

We have one of these little ribbon bulletin boards we use to store our bills to be paid... hey, it works.

Merv said...

Tag! your it for the se7ens meme!

Jane said...

I love it--
Man, I wish we were neighbors, you have such good ideas.

How did you get the board to stay on the fridge?

Nikkie said...

Fantastic idea! I think I may have to try it!

elizabeth said...

i never would have thought of using art canvases. thanks for the info!!!!

Sabra said...

totally cute! i wanna make some. i'm trying to battle the testosterone in my house with an ever-increasing amount of girly things.

The Constant Gardener said...

I love those! I always plan on getting or making one, but I haven't yet...thanks for the reminder!