Thursday, February 28, 2008
I am a creature of habit. Once I find something that helps me get organized, I stick with it - seriously, stick with it. Sometimes for years and years. I used to use a filofax in the old days, but I then decided it was too big and cumbersome for my life. Also - I started working from home and was able to organize lots of things on my computer. But to carry around, I went for a small Month-at-a-Glance calendar and a black small moleskin to keep track of phone numbers, notes and other information. I have been looking to replace the almost full moleskin (which I have used for almost 3 years) and I had to swim through thousands of organizers and memo books. Want one in the new fashionable green? They have it - want a small one, large one, huge one? They have it. From $1 to $40...... suit yourself.
Martha Stewart's Craft of the Day is an organizer you make yourself. Why make it yourself? "Making you own accessories costs far less than buying the finished products, and you can use surprising colors and details that you won't find in a store". hmmmmmmm
Here are the tools and materials I would need to make her organizer (seen above)
One hide (5 1/2 square feet) leather
Sewing machine equipped for leather
Leather hole punch
1/2-inch binder rivets
7-inch 6-ring spine
Grommet kit or elastic cording (optional)
If you ever find anyone who makes this craft, please let me know and I will eat an organizer.