Monday, July 8, 2013

2 Linky Parties at Once - What?!?!?!?! Monday Made It and Show Use Your Stuff!

Man, I'm back from vacation and on the ball!  I'm linking up twice today!
My first linky is with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics.  

I was laying in bed last night with my mind running 90 miles an hour about my classroom (come on, I KNOW I'm not the only one - I do this EVERY summer!) and for some odd reason thought about my plastic sack holder.  I know - random right?  I am redecorating my room and my apple sack holder does not match.  So this morning I got right to it.  I had some extra fabric left over and just pieced it together.  Here's what I came up with:
These are my new colors - blue, green, pink and yellow.

Here's how I made it:

Now I'm going to start with a little disclaimer - I'm not the best seamstress and I don't veer from just a straight curtain very often so don't look real close at my stitches!

Here's what I started with:

I sewed the two pieces together and then sewed a piece of ribbon on top of the blue:

 I hemmed all 4 sides but made a fatter hem on the ends to put a piece of ribbon through (because I have NO IDEA how to sew elastic!)

Then I sewed the sides together but I stopped before I got to the two fatter edges so I could still get the ribbon through. 

I also sewed a little piece of ribbon for the hanger on one end.

 Then I turned it inside out:

 I used a safety pin to thread the ribbon through on both ends:

 Then I tied the string.  You can tie it however tight you want it depending on how big you want the hole.

 And there you have it!  It really didn't take me very long and I'm very proud of myself!  I sent a picture to my mom who can sew anything you give her!  She was pretty impressed too! :)

I'm also linking up today with Christina over at Bunting, Books and Bainbridge for her Show us Your Stuff Linky party!

I love this linky!  I keep a pile EVERY SINGLE SUMMER!  I was actually able to get back into my building today so I took all my stuff but I did snag a picture before I packed it up!

See!  I told you I have a TON!  If you follow me on Instagram then you know I snagged those big baskets on my vacation for $5.98 a piece.  We were getting out of the rain and went into a souvenir shop and just happened upon them.  They match my colors and I HAD to have them!

Walmart has had these little chairs for a while now and I finally decided I wanted them.  They look great in my reading center!

Everything else is just odds and ends - ribbon, paper, plastic dividers, pencil holders, buckets, clipboards, staple gun, dusters, umbrella and much, much more!

Have a great week!


  1. I will have to check out the summer piles linky. I just added something to my pile today. Wish I could sew. :(
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  2. I think your blog is so adorable! I just nominated your blog for the Leibster Award! Check it out at my blog! A Teaspoon of Teaching:

    1. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! I feel so honored! It may take me awhile but I will definitely get all my stuff together. Thanks again! I can't even believe it!

  3. Your bag is so cute! I never have extra bags at school and always need them!

    Thanks for linking up to show off your pile... which is quite small, by the way!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

  4. Hi Karen! We just found you from the state link on Fifth in the Middle. We teach 1-2 multi-agers in Tulsa. We want to set up an Okie Blogger Lunch in August. Date is not decided yet...we will let you know! We would love for you to come over and visit us at

    Victoria & Tricia♥


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