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Tutorial: Fridge Dry-Erase Board

12 Jul

Luke and I have been trying to find a solution to our grocery list for awhile. We find Post-It notes are perfect to jot down what we need and take with us as we go in and out of stores. However leaving the little sticky pieces of paper all over the fridge to write down what we need as we notice, wasn’t really working for us.

So I turned to my old friend raffia (which you might remember from the Raffia Bowl Tutorial). While I was at the Dollar Store stocking up on more raffia I found a package of three sheets of dry-erase board. There were 3 11×14” pieces. Now these were much too big to be putting on the fridge, but once I cut them in half they were perfect!

Looking at the 5 left over pieces I decided to make a frame for the dry-erase board that I could slide them in and out of. That way once one board is past its prime and no longer looking very nice I can easily replace it with another one.

I love the bright colours the board adds to my kitchen, I even made a little holder for the post-it-notes so that we never have to go searching for them. Now as we notice we are low or out of things we can quickly jot it down on the dry-erase board and when we go out to run our errands it only takes a moment to write out what we need to get on the post-it-notes.

Materials:

1. Mod Podge

2. Play-Dough

3. Raffia

4. Baloons

5. Wooden Dowels

6. Post-It Notes (for size reference).

7. Dry-Erase Boards

In case anyone uses the Post-It Note system that I do here’s the instructions on how to make the little holder for them.

Let it dry completely, you can add another coat of Mod Podge to stiffen it up. Add some magnets on the back and call it a day. Wax paper works great for drying anything covered in Mod Podge, its easy to peel off.

I didn’t cover some of the basic parts involved in using raffia in this way. If you’d like a little more direction check out the Raffia Bowl tutorial, it’ll tell you all you need to know.

Anyone else use Post-It notes for their errand runs? Different methods? What works for you?

On the List: Knickers to Napkins

6 Jun

This week I finally finished the baskets for my niece’s birthday party. They are in the mail and (fingers crossed) should get there in time. Between those and the Bunting Banner and Party Hats, that is a huge chunk off the list.

Here are some great projects I’ve collected from across the blogworld that have been added to The List. I’m always amazed by the generosity of bloggers and awed by their creative talents.

I’ll warn you, once you click onto these blogs you can get lost for hours in all of the amazing posts and possibilities they present.

DIY KNICKERS

Cassie over at drummbellina has the cutest tutorial on how to make up your very own knickers. Honestly, I’d print this out just for the adorable illustrations.

Think of all the fun fabrics you could use to make unmentionables that fit you perfectly. You could even try some stenciling and add cute little details

Screen Printing with Mod Podge

I don’t know when and I don’t know how, but I will be finding a reason (excuse) to try out screen printing with Mod Podge.

It opens a whole world of embellishments that you can add to any sewing project. Amy’s spreading the love over at Mod Podge Rocks, and the enthusiasm is definitely catchy.

Toddler’s Laminated Project Apron

Sew4home has a overwhelmingly cute pattern and tutorial for a retro styled child’s apron.

I’ve been seeing laminated cotton all over the blogworld and I think this is my favorite application.

It’ll be perfect to help contain some of those messes my niece will be making in the name of creative discovery. Honestly… I kind of want one of my own.

Handmade Ties

Although Molly from the purl bee posted this tie pattern and tutorial specifically for Father’s Day, I won’t let that stop me. Luke has a few blah ties that I can’t wait to replace.

While you’re at the purl bee don’t stop at just this post, they have an amazing wealth of projects covering embroidery, crochet and sewing.

Linen Napkins

Penny from sewtakeahike spent a little with Anna at her blog Noodleheads and posted this great tutorial for linen napkins.

I hate using paper (throw away) napkins. I feel guilty every single time I tear one off the roll.

As soon as the fabric store sets up another sale I’m on my way to pick up some linen to finally get these (and my conscious) off the list.

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