a stitch in lime

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Things I covet: Jewelry organizers

I can never remember how to spell jewelry… jewellery… JOOL-REE. Anyway, I have a bunch that I almost never wear because my toddler has the grabby hands. So naturally, I need someplace to put it where I might happen upon looking at it and remember that I should probably attempt putting some on. Sometimes. Rotting in a drawer or box (my current setup) is really not the ticket.

Since we don’t have a lot of dresser-top space or other storage that makes sense, I’ve had this idea in my head for ages to make some kind of wall-mounted jewelry organizer, especially for hanging the long danglies like necklaces.

This burlap number is my top choice, currently:

We even frequent a coffee shop here in town and I know they’ve got burlap coffee bean bags that they often give away to anyone who’s interested. So that might be some awesomeness in my future. So, the above organizer uses simple hooks to hang all the earrings and necklaces, but I love the idea (below) of attaching drawer pulls (upside down half-moon cups or plain knobs). I think it might be fun to scour a hardware store and come up with a few different ones that might work together. See?

So cool. I’m thinking about this so much that I have begun scheming about when I can next get my arse to a hardware store. I kind of love hardware stores. But that’s an aside. Check out this necklace hanger idea using tree branches:

So gorgeous, especially in the teal frame.

So my plan (Ha! As if I have time!) is a lovely frame, possibly painted, burlap in the middle, with the drawer pulls and knobs and hooks dressing it up a bit. Pretty. I even have a spot in my bathroom scoped out to hang the thing. Now I just need the time. Right. That part. Well, a girl can dream.


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Things I covet: Pretty pretty meal calendar

Wow, Meg over at Sew Liberated really brings the goods, I gotta say.

I love her idea for this meal calendar that keeps her grocery shopping/meal scheduling organized and her stress level down! Plus, the presentation is gorgeous, to boot.

The organizational diva buried deep within me (she was stuffed under layers of university survival-mode living for years) has a major crush on this idea. I figure you could make 6 or so of these to last you the whole year (provided you have enough recipes to do so) and it would drastically reduce the “what are we gonna maaaaaake?” whining that goes on. Because that certainly is a common theme in our house — I hate having to figure out what to buy/make. If it was just laid out ahead of time, it would be so much better!