Monday, July 27, 2009

Go ahead, play with your food

The other day we had Bacon, Egg and Cheese Croissants for lunch after church. Lil Bit asked for her sliced cheese to the side. The next thing I knew she was telling me she "made a dress!" What?!? I turned around and this is what she was holding up.

Moments later she had altered it and made it sleeveless.

The ironic thing about it all is that unbeknownst to her I had just read to help your children learn the states have them make the shapes of states by cutting them out of cheese. Maybe she's destined for a degree in fashion design.

Speaking of design...I promised some more organizational tips. Hmm...maybe I need some organizational tips on time management. Anyway, as I was flipping through a Montesorri catalog, I came across some pretty expensive colored pencil holders. Uh...the 11 piece set is a whopping $74. Yes, that's seventy-four DOLLARS!!!!!

I had done something similar years before and didn't even realize I was so "Montesorri". This is my version..

Tomato paste cans, painted with Americana Light Buttermilk paint then lightly dry brushed with any gold colored craft paint. That has become my "standard paint recipe" that an old co-worker (at a banking operations center of all places) shared with me. Then embellish each can with whatever you have....ribbons, bracelets, tatting, stickers, hair barrets, broaches, etc... If you see some pencils that look like they have ribbons tied to them, you saw correctly. Those are my watercolor pencils that I felt a need to differentiate somehow. I simply drilled a little hole through the top and then tied coordinating ribbons through them. That way we know which pencils are the watercolor ones. Here's another view

Here is some more organization by color for craft supplies. I find organization this way helps me more than organization by type of supplies.

Here are some of the drawers open

And the beloved "Pink" drawer. A favorite for us in our female dominated family. My poor husband...

Did I mention I had separate drawers for ribbon? I think I have a bit of a ribbon problem.

And see what I mean about the beloved pink? Can you tell we like it? 2 drawers. And the light pink one won't even shut.

Now, let's go make something!

1 comment:

Jessika said...

I just found your blog via a friend's email on workboxes. I love this color organization for supplies since it's my favorite way to organize closets! I'm definitely going to try it for our homeschool! My favorite thrift store organizes this way too.