shutter loveThursday, August 30, 2007
I can honestly say, there hasn't been much knitting since school started. However, what there has been is a lot of organizing and a little bit of sewing. This is Libby's desk that was purchased for $12 at a favorite spot of mine. I love giving old things a new life. With a fresh coat of white paint and new pulls, it was good to go. We did find however that the top is a bit small, only 17 inches. Therefore, we needed a solution to where all of her necessities would live. Purchased the shutters at the same place for $1 each. My husband then attached a few pieces of lumber, with elbows for the shelves. He then secured it to the desk. I staple gunned a piece of fabric to the back (behind the two shelves) and then made our own version of the wall organizer from Lotta jansdotter's simple sewing book.
And what mother doesn't like to see her little girl headed to school wearing her new top, carrying her messenger bag?