Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Home Organizer That I Organized Myself.

I love organizing.  I love reading about organizing.  I love looking at things to buy that would help me organize.  And then I see the price.  That, I don't love so much.  Especially since those things, while they are great, would need some tweaking before it could properly be used to help the chaos I call my life.  So I said, 'hey there gorgeous lady... why don't you make your own little organizer?'  And then I did it.


I sketched out a plan onto some paper... all my best projects start out on scrap paper, it seems.  I wanted something I could hang above my desk that would have a space for a couple of folders, a slot for my menu calendar and a pocket for outgoing mail.  And then I found some super-duper fabric.


Do you see that fabric? Loves.  I have such a problem with color... in fact, I purchased some black and white polka dot fabric to do this project because I was certain I would never have the guts to ACTUALLY PUT SOME COLOR INTO MY LIFE.  I'm happy to say that the black and white polka dots did not get used.


I laid out my folders and calendar to get a general idea of how big I wanted the whole thing to be.  For the calendar at the top, I used a sheet protector.


I wanted to secure it without using a clip at all... this was an easy solution.


I used my new sewing machine to sew all the pockets.  For the calendar, I wanted to hide the edges of the sheet protector, so I sewed some ribbon on top of it... so easy.


Once I had all the sewing done, I cut a piece of poster board to the right size and hot glued the fabric to it.  That gave it a little stability.


I'm sure these pictures aren't terribly helpful to figure out how to do this... It's hard to take a picture of myself sewing and I don't trust the husband with the camera.  He has fumble-thumbs.  Here's the finished project (which I LOVE):


Now, I have a folder with the bills I need to pay, a folder for my blog project details, and a pouch for my outgoing mail.  Oh, and a space for the monthly menu... since I make the grocery lists at my desk, it's much easier than going to the fridge to check the menu.  Now, I don't have to get up. Ever.  Bliss.


Thrifty Crafty Girl

9 comments:

  1. That's adorable! Great job!!

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  2. That is so clever. I love it. I might have to make one myself. I feel the more organized we are the more productive we can be. Great job!

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  3. That is so clever. I love it. I might have to make one myself. I feel the more organized we are the more productive we can be. Great job!

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  4. If this gets posted twice I apologize, I messed up. Anyway, great job. That is so clever. I love being organized. I feel the more organized we are the more productive we can be. Great job!

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  5. Not only do I love this project but the fabric is killing me. I love the modern feel/tone to it. Thanks for sharing. I have saved this one as a "to do" on my list.

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  6. I need something just like this at my house!! Great job!!

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  7. How beautiful and creative..!!

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