Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Clothespin Craft

Last night our ward had our Visiting Teaching Conference. I was very excited about giving the sisters a little reminder of visiting teaching. So I figured they needed something that they could us on their fridge with their visiting teaching rout, or on any other surface. This is what I came up with.


I bought a package of 36 clothespin from the Dollar Store, then I cut out a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the top of the pin then I embellished it with some buttons. I was very proud of my work. As it turns out I learned a few things about this project, first it is a good idea to sand down the clothespin first so that you can either sand down the edges of the scrapbook paper or outline the scrapbook paper with a small stamp after it has been modge podge on the pin. Add a strip magnet on the back of the pin, to secure the magnet it is best if it is glued on. And viola!! Now you have a visiting teaching route holder or a picture holder or a clip to hold together some papers.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Grief


Today I realized that I lost my accordian coupon folder. I was so very excited about going to Hobby Lobby and using my 40 % coupon for some lights that I have been eyeing. Anyhow, I just realized that I must have misplaced it two days ago when I had been at Hobby Lobby getting some Shepherds sticks for my flower garden. I distinctly remember everything (well almost everything) I did that day. I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't use my coupon because the Shepherds sticks were on sale. I came home that evening not thinking about my coupon book. The following day I didn't get out much because Little B was very sick, so I knew the only place I had tried to use my coupons was at Hobby Lobby. I was at Hobby Lobby again today, and since I couldn't find my book in the car I figured it was home. Well, I searched high and low and nothing. It was a very hard blow to my heart, but alas I reluctantly accept the reality. So I wept a little and I said my fairwells, and I figured this was my chance to start a new book and a new chapter in my life and so I did. So here is what I did, I took all my mixed emotions and cleaned out my office. Check it out.



I don't like to loose things so when I do I feel like I have to clean up everything and organize myself, because I feel guilty. I just hope that whoever finds my coupon book that they take full advantage of it. I had Dave & Busters gift card, a Sushi Restaurant gift card, and $20.00 dollars, and a free car wash at Mr. Clean. I have convinced myself that I lost my book because whoever found it needed more than I did. But it wasn't a complete loss, I got a clean and organized office out of it.

I also cleaned and organized my bedroom a little bit.




Maybe my grief will last me every part of the house long.