This blog is all the crafts i have seen from other crafters that i want to make.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chore Chart for Multiple Kids


'Guess Who'

memo board

Supplies: picture frame - whatever size you want, fabric (something that isn't too dark or busy so you can see your writing over it), transparency sheets,

1.) Paint picture frame if desired. You can also decorate the frame if you want too. I added some lace and a rosette to fancy mine up a bit.

2.) Take out cardboard insert from frame. Cut out your fabric a couple inches larger (on all sides) than the piece of cardboard. Iron fabric.

3.) Place cardboard on wrong side of fabric. Fold fabric over cardboard and tape down on back.
4.) If you want to add a calendar or babysitter info sheet, all you need to do is print it out on a transparency sheet. Make sure to print it on the rough side of the transparency sheet. Put this sheet in between the fabric covered cardboard and the picture frame's glass.

5.) Insert cardboard, with fabric now attached, in frame. Close frame. You're done! Easy, huh?

6.) Now you can use a dry erase marker to write on the frame's glass. You can even put a sticky back piece of velcro on the dry erase marker and the other piece on the top of the you never lose your pen!

grocery bag

You'll Need:

  • If you want your holder all one color - 1 piece of fabric, 20 x 25 inches. If you want strips like pictured here, you'll need 9 pieces of fabric, 20 x 3 1/2 inches.
  • 2 pieces of narrow elastic (1/4 wide or smaller). 11 inches and 6 1/2inches.
  • 1 piece of ribbon - 14 inches long.
  • Thread
If you're using strips, sew all of them together along their long sides (1/4 inch seams). Iron all of the seams open.

Then, make a casing for your elastic at each end. Turn over the fabric about an 1/4 of an inch and then fold it over again about 1/3 of an inch. Sew really close to the fold so that your 1/4 inch elastic can still fit. Do this to both ends.

Now, thread your elastic through each end and sew each end of the elastic securely to the opening of each end of the casing. Keep in mind, the larger piece of elastic is for the top of your holder (so you can shove many bags in) and the smaller piece of elastic is for the bottom (so that you only pull one bag out at a time).

Next, turn the holder right side out and pin the ribbon (I turned the end under once) into place, about 3/4 of an inch from the top. Sew the ribbon into place several times, making it secure.

Lastly, sew the 2 long sides together, with right sides together.
Then Hang