Sunday, January 03, 2010

Fabric file folders

I know that the year is going to be hectic, and the paperwork that is going to accompany four children at four different places each day is going to need to be organised. Usually there is a corner of my kitchen bench that the paper work gets stacked on - I'm trying to break that habit! Ive had this desk top file for ages, but despite my best intentions rarely use it. The green cardboard files are so drab and yucky that it really doesn't motivate me to want to use it, even though I really should!

Last night (working into those uninterrupted, peaceful hours where everyone else is asleep) I pulled out the sewing machine for the first time this year and made my files look pretty!

I partly dismantled the cardboard files, cut some pretty fabric to fit them, and then stitched it on, reassembling the files as I went. I wanted them to be sturdy, so I left the cardboard intact and sewed over it. Now they look pretty on my desk, I just need to finish labelling them and then make sure I use them!!!

9 comments:

Jenny said...

What a great idea.

Becky said...

What a fantasic idea and one that I might borrow!

Shan said...

these look fantastic Nic... definately motivation to use them :)

Janinek said...

oooohhhh love this. will it sit on the corner of the bench to remind you to file those papers!! LOL!! i also use the bench corner for the same purpose!!!

The Handmaden said...

Great idea, they look great!
My paperwork can be found in many, many places around the house - not good!

Ruth said...

Wow, I love this and they look so pretty. Desk Envy....

Roz said...

Nic this is an awesome idea! SOOO pretty! I must say, all your craftiness is very inspiring....I just don't know how you find the time!
xx

Nat said...

What a fantastic idea, I love it!!

Kylie said...

What a great idea - they look reat -i fab idea, thanks for sharng:)