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i started drawing when i was 9.  i shifted to knitting, sewing, stitching and crafting after my kids were born and my attention span shortened. i know that might not make sense to you but drawing requires a great deal of time and concentration.  these other crafty endeavors are way easier to pick up and put down at will.

i like creating new and unique items by reclaiming yarn, recycling goods, and upcycling old bits of fabric and such.  most of the items created for this blog and the shop use something recycled with something new.  i hate to throw things away (ask my hubby!). so i like to find a way to give them a new life.

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blog and tutorials all about stitching, sewing, printing, knitting and crafting using mostly reclaimed goods.

 

organization, free printables, and a tutorial

britt schmiesing

as i am doing my darnest to get a little business going, i find that i am i need of some organization. something i am sorely lacking most of the time.

in an effort to make myself be more organized, i made a product sheet. on it i can place a small photo of my finished product, a brief description, the materials/amounts/prices used, total cost break down, etc. i have made it available to you as a free pdf download.

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and if i really were super organized, i could put them all together in a little binder to keep them all neat. i could even place them in those lovely laminated envelopes that fit in binders so that if i spilled my coffee on it they would remain perfect....yeah, that will happen someday soon. not! i try but i just can't go that far.

they are however in file folders, stacked on my desk in easy reach. that's about as good as it is probably going to get.

i also make lists on folded pieces of paper like crazy. they get laid here and there and then i run around stacking them up and sorting through the ideas for what i really need to do. so i made this cute little number as well. (get the free pdf download.)

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with the list printable it is really easy to turn them into a tear off pad.

materials:

elmer's glue

10-20 copies of the printable

print and cut the to do list printable. if you use card stock, you might avoid the wabby jobbiness at the end of the stack (you will see what i mean in later pics.)

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stack them up real tight in groups of 20 to 40 papers. you might wish to clip them together with those heavy duty paper clips or just put a stack of books or paper on top like i did. with the books or paper, lay the stacks so that they are slightly over the edge of a desk or table.

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run a nice even heavy bead of elmer's glue along the edge. if you used the clips, set them up somewhere to dry thoroughly. if you used a stack of books and the desk edge, you might want to move the stack of books a bit closer to the glued end (just to keep everything nice and tightly held together.)

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once dry, they are ready to use!! tear them off at will. (now look at my pics. you see the wabby jobbiness of the end. probably avoided if i used cardstock. however, since i am just going to be tearing these off, using them and throwing them away, i would hate to waste nice paper.)

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you could also glue a piece of cardboard to the back (easily attained from a cereal box) and attach a magnet for hanging on the fridge. or, even easier, just use a magnetic clip.

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i hope that you found something useful here today!