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My husband and I have an agreement that I squint when I look at his desk area. He keeps it orderly most of the time, but not all the time. It isn’t all his fault, though, because the kids pile their stuff on his desk all the time. After a bit of time paying attention to what gets left there, I noticed that the kids were piling their piano books on his desk. I did have a basket for their piano books, but the basket just wasn’t doing the trick.
Time for a change. I’ve been in a sewing mood lately and had the idea to try to sew something to hold the books. I wanted to use the wall space next to the piano. This is what I came up with. I made four pockets. Even though my toddler isn’t having lessons yet, I still made an extra pocket for him.
To create it, I cut a piece of foam board the size I wanted on the wall. Then I sewed the pockets onto fabric and made a “slip cover” over the foam board. That is what gives it a firm rectangular shape.
To be honest, the way I sewed it, the pockets are a little tight. I think I would do it just slightly differently next time. And there will be a next time, because I think I’m going to try to make something like this near the kids’ backpack area. Still, it works and I love it. The kids really like it too. My new sewing machine even put their cute little names on their folders. (Stare long enough and you might see it! Ha!)
There are a few ribbon hooks on the back of the holder that hang on wall-hooks.
It makes me happy and now there will at least be fewer piano books on my husband’s desk … hopefully.
Until next time!!
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