I came here today to share some colorful, cheery printables, but I have a bit of breaking news first. I heard from Mary, the winner of the Uncommon Goods gift certificate in my recent giveaway, and you HAVE to see what she made! If you’re thinking “Made? I thought Uncommon Goods sold ready-made items, not supplies,” you would be correct. However, that didn’t stop Mary, who made some adorable quilts using tea and coffee themed towels. She was kind enough to send me photos, with her permission to show them to you! This is the coffee quilt:
And the tea quilt:
In case you missed those corners, check out the adorable paper-pieced coffee cup:
And tea cups:
She has one more towel, with a beer theme, that will also become a quilt with mug corners. I love that a handmade project unexpectedly came out of this giveaway. My thanks to Mary for letting us see her creative idea!
Back to our regularly scheduled program. I made some printable to-do and shopping lists a couple of years ago, using this great padding compound from Chica and Jo (Amazon affiliate link). I thought it would be a fun thing to include in the giveaway but when I sat down to print them out, I couldn’t do it. Miss an opportunity to play around and make something new? Not me!
I’ve mentioned before (or many times) that I love a list. I have different sorts all over my house. I don’t know if I make lists because I can’t remember things, or if I can’t remember things because I’m so used to making lists. Hmm.
Anyway, I’ll start with the do-to list. I made it to include in the DIY giveaway set, but I think I might need one of my own. I used a rainbow of colors, and inspirational words. You know, to keep you moving when you’re crafting. You can find the printable here, which consists of 7 sheets, for a total of 28 lists.
I used the same technique as before, cutting a piece of medium weight cardboard to fit the size of the pages and clamping it all together with large binder clips. I slipped a wide popsicle stick under the clips to prevent them from denting the pages.
I brushed a heavy coat of padding compound across the top and hung the pad up to dry for about a day.
I especially love the shopping list. It was included in the Kitchen Set, but I can’t wait to try it myself for ease of weekly menu planning.
On each printable page there is a shopping list and a matching menu page. The file includes 12 pages.
I hope these bright. easy-to-make pads make the beginning of your week a little sunnier!