Okay, my resolutions this year were
1) Be more organized,
2) Get to know my sewing machine better and increase my sewing skills,
3) Be more eco-friendly, and
4) Stop chewing on my fingers. (a strange habit, yes, but it's a nervous thing. And I'm getting tired of the raw skin, chewed-up look, and hangnails. Yeesh.
When I saw this challenge, I thought for forever what I could do that would help me with almost all of my resolutions, but I couldn't think of anything.
Then it came to me. Last night. Hardly a day left to craft!
Luckily I had everything I needed. I started crafting right away.
I just finished!
Whew! I apologize for the bad lighting.
Here it is! The reusable To Do List organizer!
These are the index cards that list my 'to dos'. I list the task on one end, and when I complete my task, I flip the card over so it says 'done!' Genius!
Tasks in the pockets! I don't know if they're readable... they're just examples.
Here's where I keep the tasks that I'm not using.
The organizer covers three of my resolutions! It's organized and helps me stay organized, I learned a lot from sewing it together, and it's eco-friendly! Writing a to-do list on a piece of paper then throwing it out at the end of the day meant eventually going through a lot of paper. I'm saving that paper by using my re-usable to do list.
(I realize of course that dry-erase boards work the same way.... but that's not helping my sewing skills
The organizer measures about 12" by 39.5", including the dowel. It has 21 pockets for the tasks, and one storage pocket. It took me about 3 (frustrating) hours to make!
But it gave my hands something to do.... so I guess it helped with my fourth resolution too
P.S- these pictures don't do the organizer justice. It's really much brighter in person.
I didn't finish until it was dark out though, so I had to use artificial lighting. The pictures also look a little cramped, so I'll provide links (in order) so you can view the pictures closer to their original size. http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/emptyorganizer.jpghttp://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/fullorganizer.jpghttp://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/indexcardexample.jpghttp://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/indexcardshot.jpghttp://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/pocketshot.jpghttp://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/hangingexample.jpg
Thanks for looking! Comments welcome!