Back to the land of the connected! My six year old modem has been on its last leg for at least a year, and while I was hoping it would hold out until Christmas, it decided to take the big digital nap on Sunday, thus delaying this promised post. My apologies.
The vacation planner. While I have never been a spontaneous traveler (one very cold night sleeping in the car because all hotel rooms were booked cured me of that), by reason of necessity, I have become a skilled trip planner. You see, traveling with children who have sensory processing problems, Celiac disease, food allergies, and asthma (not to mention my own food restrictions) is no easy feat. I began planning our recent trip to Disneyland four months ago. I started by creating a travel planner. Last year I used a composition book, but it was larger than my needs required. This year, I made my own from Cosmo Cricket scrapbook paper and my Bind It All machine (you can also have it comb bound at copy shops). I laminated the cover with my Xyron, so I could toss it in a purse or bag and not worry about it.
List Planit, an online organizing site which offers a bazillion lists for all manner of topics, from work to home. I bought a download membership last year and it was worth every penny.
So there you have it - travel for the anal retentive. Of course not everything goes as planned (like a foot injury that put my six year old in a stroller all week - thank goodness he's small!), but it definitely runs more smoothly!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
This is what my table looked like Friday night. A stomach bug got to me yesterday, so I wasn't able to finish all of the projects, but I did finish the art travel cases.I have seen smaller variations of this on various blogs, but I wanted something that could hold a fair amount of items. I also wanted a zippered case, so pencils and pens of various sizes would fit. This was an upcycled and use your stash project - the outside of each case is a cut off pant leg from some trouser jeans of mine that I made into shorts. The denim is very lightweight, so it was easy to sew with. The case measures approximately 8x10 inches.