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« on: June 16, 2009 05:17:40 PM »

Okay, so you know how every day your elementary school child brings home this folder full of STUFF and your husband gets the mail and hands you this big pile of STUFF and pretty soon this one area of you kitchen is filled with this HUGE pile of STUFF and you can't find that one piece of really important paper which says when your daughter's doctor appointment is and . . .

You get the picture. Smiley

Since my baby is going to preschool next year, I figured that would be one more pile of STUFF coming into the house every day, so I decided to tackle the problem head-on in a crafty, recycling type of way.  I was inspired by this lovely Hanging Mail Holder, but made up my own paper based on materials I had and what I knew would be going into it.

I used the project as a chance to destash, too.  The binding is leftover from a quilt I made a few weeks ago, the pretty showing parts are linen from my stash, and the backs/stiffener is denim from some of my Dad's cast-off jeans my Mom gave me weeks ago.  I just used fusible web and denim, and it is nice and stiff.  I am totally using this trick when I make more structured purses from now. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009 07:46:07 PM »

this is SUCH a great idea! 
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009 10:01:05 PM »

I really like your idea.  Your sorter looks great.  The schools here have a Monday folder.  Everything from the previous week comes home in it.  Sometimes I'll just have piles of papers from weeks, which makes me wonder, Does the school realize how much paper they are wasting during the year?  Sometimes over the silliest reminders, that are usually printed on several different pages within the same week's folder.
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