Saturday, September 26, 2009

A little something for me

I rarely make anything for myself, but I wanted something to write a grocery list on and decided to doctor up one of my cut jr. legal pads. I just added a strip of paper to cover the top. I stapled a strip of ribbon to the side to hold the matching beaded pen that I made and added a strip of magnet tape to the back so I could stick it to my frig. Viola! the perfect solution to me always loosing my grocery list and it's right there so my family can add to it as we run out of something. It only took me about 10 minutes to whip this up, so I think I will make a bunch of these for Christmas gifts this year. Who couldn't use a cute little notepad and matching pen for their fridge?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a blessed weekend!

13 comments:

Rebecha said...

What a clever, practical, and pretty idea. :)

Dru said...

What a cute gift idea and I love your paper - gonna have to give this a go!

The Wired Angel said...

how did you do that pen like that? I love it... and I've made something similar but would love to incorporate a pen next time. Great job Karen.

Beth said...

Super idea!! I love the paper you used, roses hold precious memories for me. Plus, you even beaded your pen!! How decadent, lol. I may just need to case your fabulous Christmas gift idea, TFS!

Scrapping Julie said...

very cute indeed. i love to receive a useful gift like this.
i can see myself in the near future making some of these.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I'm proud of you for making something for yourself. I rarely do that myself.

Sara said...

This is perfect! Who doesn't need little things like this, and you made it so pretty!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi karen. Good idea! and what a wonderful thing to do for yourself. We all have to do that from time to time don't we.

Kirstin said...

Karen this is awesome! I'm glad you did something for yourself :)

Gina said...

Very pretty and how handy! I know what you mean, I rarely make anything for myself either, but just last week I altered a mini compositions book and monogrammed it just for me!

Payne Holler Cards said...

it is nice to do something for ourselves!!! dont when I last did that!! thanks for the inspiration!

Sonia said...

Cool idea.. so pretty.


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Paula said...

Love it! I keep my grocery list on my fridge and the pen just doesn't always stay up so I may need to try this way. Didn't you post something about having these cut? I just don't remember.