This is my first time to participate in Works for Me Wednesday! You can check out more here. I do realize I am a little late on my posting - I worked today at my old office so I'm a bit behind on everything!
Remember this mini notebook I made myself? Well, it has become a handy dandy little device in the world of high tech gadgets. Here's how I made it work wonderfully for me!
I measured each of the rooms in my house and did little non-scale non-perfect layouts of each room writing in dimensions... I put dimensions for windows, blank walls, etc. This is great when I'm shopping in the big city. If I find the perfect fabric for some of the curtains I've been meaning to make (for years), I know exactly how much fabric I need. If I find an oversized piece of art for dining room, I know exactly what will fit. It was perfect when I found my anniversary gift (picture to come soon!). I had the salesman measure the hutch and I looked to see where in my house I could squeeze it in!
I have also taped the paint chip for my craft room in it so I can look for green accessories and make sure they don't clash.
I jotted down my nephew & nieces' sizes in it as well.. because when you have 1 nephew and 5 (almost 6!!!) nieces, it's hard to keep track of their sizes. I'm just proud of myself for keeping track of their birthdays!
I keep this in a pocket of my purse so it's always with me. When I make my all-day shopping excursions to the city, this is so wonderful to have! I used to ponder and ponder if I should by this or that, would it fit, would it match, how much fabric do I need, what if it's too small or too big...... This makes my shopping trips much easier!