Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 2011

Lounging around
PT and Immy

Sweet siblings

Merry Christmas!

Aunt E

Baby D

Snow in the face

Staying warm inside with Grandma

Mmmmm, Chocolate!

Seeing the sights

Ice skating

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sew Organized

I need a big binder to keep our life organized, the kind you can slip school and activity papers into without having to recopy everything down. So I got a normal one of the three ring sort, and I was very organized; but things would fall out when I went places. So I moved up to the zippered binder, and life was all good. Then I tried to go out again and realized that after carrying a purse and baby, or more often pushing the stroller, I had no hands left to carry a binder everywhere. I tried to make it work for a while, looking like a juggling bear the whole time, but after dropping the enormous binder on the babies head for the third time I realized it was just not gonna work.  
Down-sizing was not an option; I needed a binder with handles! For some reason though moving up to handles comes with a big price tag. I guess there are just a select few of us who actually need this level of organization. Since I'm a very cheap frugal, and I didn't want to shell out the big bucks, I decided to try my sewing machine at making some handles.
Here's what I had to start with.

Finished project!

 Luckily it worked perfect! I made the handles out of ribbon, cording, and rings. Sewed them all up and then stitched them to the binder with a denim needle. It turned out so cute! I decided to remove the logo from the front too, and make it look more purse-like.
 I can now slip the handles over my arm, or the stroller handle, and be off to every appointment/activity knowing I have everything I need. Hopefully this should keep me organized for a while; because the next step is wheeling around a filing cabinet.