Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CD organizer

I've been trying to figure out a good way to organize all of our CD's and finally came up with this. I keep all of our music in a huge CD case, but will keep the ones I want to listen to that week and a few of the kids CD's in this organizer for easy access. We don't really have a place to hang it right now, but eventually I want to have one hanging on the wall next to an old CD player that the kids can use so they can listen to their music whenever they want to. This project was very easy and very quick!

Start out by cutting eight 5.75"x4" and two 5.75"x13" pieces of felt (you could also use vinyl or any other durable piece of material that won't fray).

On one of the big pieces, mark where to sew the pockets... 1" apart.

Next sew ribbon on top of all of the pieces that will be the pockets.

Starting at the top, sew on the pockets (just a stitch across the bottom).

After the pockets have all been sewed on, put the other large piece on the back and stitch all the way around. If you want it to hang, sew a loop of ribbon on to the top.

And there you have it! CD organization complete in less than an hour. I know you can buy things like this, but it's much cheaper to make. And depending on what fabric or ribbon you use, these could be really cute. I just used what I had lying around.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Prayer Chart

Hi Brooke,
Tucker loves saying our prayer every night at dinner. If anyone else says it he's like way confused and just talks over them. ha ha.Good thing Maizie can't talk yet, or we'd probably be saying 2 prayers at night. ha. Here are a few links I found for cute chore chart ideas. Maybe you could make something like one of these but convert it to a prayer chart? You're so creative, I'm excited to see what you make! Good luck!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

I need HELP!

I need an idea...

My kids fight everyday over who gets to say the dinner and family prayers. I am looking for a cute idea for a prayer chart that we can rotate names around. Please post any links for me that you might know of, and then I'll make one and post it for you all to make too!

thanks! -B