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Must Make Monday – Wall Pockets

I have to redo our family organizer wall center in our house. I also need to create better storage for PZ in her top bunk AND we need something better for the art room. Here are some of the things I’m thinking? Do you have any suggestions/tutorials that you wanna share? Please do!


Easy Album Cover Wall Organizers by Paper and Stitch – I’m thinking I could do 4 of these, one for each family member and have it for mail.

Corkboard/Wall Pocket Tutorial by Craft Apple – ┬ásomething like this would make our corkboard prettier.

Mail Sorter by Bright and Blithe – here is another mail idea.

Bunk bed wall pocket by Betz White – perfect for PZ’s bed

Wall Pocket by Stumbles and Stitches – Its like a portable art studio

Kidlet Wall Pocket Tidy Tote by Jennifer Casa – I think one of these would be great on the back of the bathroom door, on the sewing room door, and on our bedroom doors.

Must MAKE Monday

So I got the opportunity to see Handmade Nation, Faythe Lavine‘s documentary on the Handmade movement, this evening at the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft. I sat from the first chords of “Hands On” during the opening credits all the way until the closing reel with a smile on my face, relishing the thought of seeing this film again.

As a nod to the movement, and in hopes of sharing just a shred of that feeling with you, I present Must MAKE Monday. Since my goal is to make all handmade gifts this year, and I don’t want any of those recipients to have the surprise ruined, all these Must Makes will be things I want to make for myself or my girls and not gift projects that I have planned.

how-to make a picnic blanket

how-to make a picnic blanket

I have always wanted a beautiful picnic blanket. This Sew, Mama, Sew tutorial by Erin from house on hill road is well written Continue reading