I saved a couple of cereal boxes a while back and today I used them to make a drawer organizer. Everything in the drawers of a small Ikea drawer unit I have slide back and forth and I was getting tired of that. I love the neutral colors of Muji stationery supplies and that was a tiny inspiration too.
The first thing I made was a basic box that is as wide as the inside of the drawer. The divider is made out of another piece of a cardboard and it covers the bottom of the box, which make the whole project very sturdy.
I purposefully didn't want any part of the outer graphics to be visible. I didn't take a photograph of the finished outer box but I covered the sides with left-over kraft paper I had. If you prefer something more colorful use gift wrap, leftover wall paper or scrapbooking paper.
Notice that the back of the drawer has one of my magazine bowls.
So, why did I disappear? So many things happened in the last month. Right after the hurricane it was difficult to fall back into our routine. It sounds rather silly considering we had it really easy but other friends had the same trouble. The kids were out of school for two weeks so that didn't help either. Aside from that, I had to re-shoot some photos for my book (my photographer was here last week and the house was a wreck again), revise my manuscript a couple of times, worked on some things including an illustration for the cover of a magazine (fun + unexpected), the obvious mom/wife/family-life things and then the worst of all, I had some personal health issues sneak up on me. I had several medical appointments, was poked for exams and had minor surgery on Tuesday. I had a serious reality check and several days filled with introspective thinking and I'm more focused on my priorities now. Physically all is well now, except for the ravages of the breathing tube that make my neck feel like it was run over by a car and my throat all scratched up by barbed wire.
Needless to say things have been busy around here. When I'm stressed and really busy my creativity comes to a screeching halt which ironically makes me even edgier if that makes any sense. I certainly didn't feel like giving you a daily depressing account about all this (one paragraph was plenty, right?). But I did miss being around. So today I feel like I'm really back—really.
What did I miss? I haven't read any blogs in forever and I've only been semi-Twittering. Do you have any great links to share?