Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mail Bag Organizers

I needed something to organize my "little cabinet" which is where all our mail goes in the house.  The top of the cabinet is a catch-all for everything.  In fact right now I even have corn seedlings on top of it.
See, I was serious.  :)  This is actually a good day with the cabinet.  It is usually much worse, which is why I made these.
This is where our mail is going from now on.  I love how these turned out.  I got the pattern from the book "One Yard Wonders".   I elected to use muslin that I tea dyed first and then picked a couple of great clip art pieces from The Graphics Fairy.  
I only used two graphics because I get a little ahead of myself sometimes.  I originally printed out three beautiful pages to put on my pouches but I wasn't thinking and didn't mirror the image before I hit print.  Duh!  So I had to scrap those three and I only had two pages left.  In the meantime my oldest needed to print an essay for one of her classes so when I went to print again I got her bibliography on one of the pages.   :(  Okay so I finally got what I wanted except that I wrote Paris by hand with a sharpie on the pouch above.  I'm very proud of that one, I have poor handwriting and I practiced a lot before I got the courage to write it permanently on the fabric.  
I thought I would put a few more embellishments on it but once I started positioning a few things on them, they really just did not need anything else.  


Romona said...

Those are really cute. I love the graphics on them!

Heather said...

That is a great idea. Good job. Visiting from Sugar Bee's Linky Party :)

Cindy said...

Oh these are adorable!!!!

PetraB said...

brilliant idea, thank you for sharing

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Wonderful! These look great and are so functional too, I love projects like that!! You did an awesome job on the Paris script one, I have bad handwriting too, but I would be thrilled if I could accomplish that, the way you did. Thanks so much for linking this up for Brag Monday!

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