Thursday, September 11, 2008
Trying to be creative...
So, my counter is usually a disaster. With mail, homework papers, etc., I can hardly see the surface. AND I often hear, "where's my reading log?" "I can't find a pencil." It was driving me crazy.
So, I came up with this easy sew idea. Here is a picture of the proto type I has my mom make for me. (thanks, mom.)
What I did was take 2 placemats and sew them together. That way, It's a bit thicker, and already hemmed and lined. Then we made pockets for pencils and sharpeners out of scrap material, and hung it on the back of the barstool. After homework, all papers that aren't going in the backpack go in this holder. We also put a calendar of school due dates in it, for those stressful moments of "when is my poem memorization due?" or book report or whatever. This has been an awesome thing to have, with one problem.
Can you believe I used to use those placemats? heehee. So, here's where I need your help.
PLEASE give me some ideas on how to make a good looking one or on upgrading it a bit. I would love to hear your crafty solutions!!!!!
BTW, I was cutting up chicken tonight when Brandon asked me what the yummy part inside chicken nuggets is made from.
Are you sure?
Why doesn't it taste like chicken?
I don't know.
This kid cracks me up.