Friday, March 30, 2012

The Best of……#2

Here’s my take on some of the things I have pinned on Pinterest with the links.
A pincushion from I Can Find The Time placed on the sewing machine is a real time saver, at least it is for me J  It’s one of those ideas that made me say, “why didn’t I think of that!”

For my pincushion, I threaded a ¼ inch ribbon through my 2 ¼ inch steel yarn needle and pulled it through a pincushion I already had. (I put a couple of adhesive velcro tabs behind it to keep it still when I used it) Then I simply tied the ribbon around the sewing machine so I didn’t need to make anything.

Sandbox table? I loved the idea of having a sandbox for the kids but didn’t like the price tag of one or the room one takes up on my small patio. So, without the table, this container, 46 qt with a lid, works just as well. Why didn’t I think of that?!

Another kids craft hand print giraffe; they are all over the place, but here is the link to the one I copied.
A picture Chore Chart from The Idea Room. Above is our chore chart; my granddaughter drew the pictures of her chores, one for morning, one for night. I wrote on each picture what it was so we would know what it is, she knows of course. She put the sun and blue sky on the bottom for the morning chores, and stars and a moon for the night ones.

An idea for plastic bag storage using a coffee can from House of Grace had me rummaging around under my sink looking for a place to keep this holder. Then I realized I already had the perfect bag holder under there; a couple of big flower vases, one with a large opening now doubles as my bag holder. Now I don't need to add one more thing to my under sink storage area.

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  1. Fun stuff! Wish I could have met you and Lisa!

  2. What great ideas! I especially love that Chore Chart -- great pictures!

  3. Darn! I wish I'd have seen the sand box while in AZ. My grandsons need a place to dig, as their yard is all rocks. But they're not allowed to have the REAL sandbox their great grandma got them, as it will likely end up home to scorpions, spiders and more. Next time. I really am going to remember this for next time. I hope!


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