Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Projects I'm working on

Right now, I don't have any finished projects to show you. I'm working on several projects, though, so I hope to have finished pictures to share soon.

Here are a few of the projects I have going:

Cash System Envelope Wallet - We use the Dave Ramsey cash envelope method of budgeting, but I needed something more durable to carry my cash around in. I found the perfect fabric at Hobby Lobby last week. I was going to use some that I already had, but when I saw this fabric, it might as well have had my name on it. Seriously, this is the essence of my style boiled down into one fabric:

If you're interested in making your own, there is a link near the bottom of that website that sends you to a free tutorial to create your own. If you want yours to be oilcloth, her kit prices are very good!

DIY Closet Organizers - I originally found this on Pinterest, where a friend of mine had labeled it as "CD Closet Organizers". If you read the article, this lady did not use CDs, but it sure gave me a great idea! I have a bunch of junk CDs that I had been saving for a creative project like this.

I have wanted something like this ever since my kids were born. When I find beautiful clothing at thrift stores for great prices, I usually snatch it up. Often it's a few sizes ahead of what my kids are wearing at the moment (not more than 3 sizes, to account for changes in taste). Most of those gorgeous clothing items would be crushed if they were filed away in a box like the play clothes I collect for them, so I hang them in the closet. I want to be able to organize them by size so I can quickly look to see if I have any "fancy" clothes when they change sizes.

I also have their hang-up clothes organized in rainbow order. (My organization does tend to be a bit obsessive when I finally hit on something I like.) I'd like the kids - or any other laundry helper - to be able to put their clothes back in the right spot so I don't have to go back through and do it every couple of weeks. So I'll also be making dividers for the colors.

I ran into a bit of a problem, though. We have those wire closet shelves, and they don't have much space above the rod for something like this. As a result, I had to cut down my CDs considerably. I used heavy-duty scissors for that part. Believe it or not, the edges are not sharp.

Here is my progress so far (all cut to size with a regular CD to show proportion):

Vintage Sheets Quilt - Lastly, I have another quilt project that got interrupted by church camp, a week's worth of company, and then VBS:

This quilt is my top priority at the moment. I may get the smaller projects finished first, though, since I tend to use them to break up the monotony of a big project like a quilt.

What creative project are you working on at the moment? I'd love for you to post a comment with a link to it!


Shoregirl said...

Beautiful material and I love the CD closet organizers. I don't really need them now -- but it would have been great when M. was a baby!