Sunday, April 5, 2009

Super Cute Palm Sunday Craft

We have just got back from a weekend down the coast camping. It was our first camping trip together - a very interesting experience as I love camping but my husband is not so keen! We had a great weekend although tired we are gearing up for creche at church tonight.

It is Palm Sunday so we have decided to tell the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem. I found a super cute template and colouring in pages for our youngsters here. There are lots of cute resources. I'm not up for reinventing the wheel so I'm more than happy to 'borrow' someone else's material!

I have cut the palm fronds out myself so the little ones can play with them and attached bbq skewers with tape to make stems.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Getting Crafty

As promised I am holding a Get Organised Week (yes, in Australia we spell it with a s). I'm am going to post some photos of crafty and organisational tricks I am finding helpful being a right brainer.

First up is a beuatiful little craft kit I used to make a memory for my friend's birthday.

I love this idea, and even though I used a kit this time, I think I could replicate this idea myself with a very similar result. I included black and white print outs of special moments as friends - our 21st birthdays and weddings, in the order that they occurred. I am looking forward to creating more of these this year as gifts for my gorgeous girlfriends.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Closet Success!

Well I finally took on my closet and hopefully I won!

This job has been bugging me for weeks now, as I feel like I can barely move in our "junk room" as it is. Opening the cupboard to see chaos was just making things worse.

The major problem was too many clothes that I just don't wear any more and no real system for keeping things organised.

Here is my five step plan for organising my cupboard.

1. Take out each pile of clothes, sort them but style (I chose to go with style rather than colour - I'm not quite that organised!) at the same time culling items that are damaged, stained, just don't fit (there were a lot of those), and really aren't my colour.
2. When all shelves are empty, survey the piles that are left and pick shelves based on regular use. As an ex-pilates instructor and dance teacher I had piles of exercise wear that I no longer use or use regularly which were stored at a height where I could easily reach them, and pants that I wear everyday to work were up high and out of reach.
3. Refold everything as you go - you'll be glad you did as it looks soooo much better when you are finished.
4. Sort hanging items - I chose style again over length or colour - whatever works for you.
5. I turned an old show rack into a bag and hat storage area, and recently created a ribbon hold-all on the back of a door to store all my hair ribbons. (yes I wear hair ribbons - my husband remembers important dates we had by what colour hair ribbon I had in...).

Ready for a look-see?
My closet part 1 beforeMy closet part 1 after
My closet part 2 before

My closet part 2 after

My hat and bag rack

My ribbon hold-all