Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Car Spring Cleaning

Today I’ve decided to get my car detailed as part of my spring cleaning. It’s also the time of year when my annual Arizona car registration has just been renewed and our new car insurance cards have arrived.


I’ve been keeping these papers in an old vinyl folder that has pretty much begun to fall apart. So I sewed a new one using the same pattern as the coupon organizer I made. Scraps of fabric from my stash along with a piece of fabric that Sarah at Sassy Priscilla sent me in February worked great for this morning’s project.



I just discovered that the back of our telephone book has lots of discount coupons for all sorts of things, including things like car washes and oil changes. Now my new car organizer can hold those coupons, too.

19 comments:

a pink-bee said...

What a sweet project :). I need to spring clean my car :). And may have to make a organizer for it :)
Glad your feeling better :)
crystal
oxox

Pat said...

So pretty, and I bet it fits better in the glove compartment and it holds more than your previous folder.

I never looked in the back of my phone book --- I hope I find coupons too! Great idea -- thanks, June!

KJ said...

Hi Junie!

I come to you through Kari & Kijsa! Nice little spot! My middle name is June. I go by KJ on my blog and Karen June professionally.

I love your organizer. How much would you charge to make one? I don't own a sewing machine and paper crafts are more my thing (with some needle arts).

Also, I appreciated your courage to post the cute little sign about award tagging. I, personally, am always honored by positive attention; however, there are so many of these tags being handed out that I don't quite understand how the award remains "special". Anyway, my 2 cents...

Have a great day!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great idea. It also looks so pretty.
Alison

KJ said...

P.S. It occurred to me after posting that you might just be borrowing the name of "Junie Moon" as a blogging name. Of course I am familiar with the reference. Just one of those "duh" moments...

KJ

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Wonderful project, June! This another good way to use up the small yardage fabric stash I have. :-) Rosie

Caleen said...

Hi!! I need to spring clean my car too!! I can't believe what my kids can do in a car.. I need to give it some T.L.C.. I love the organizer..
cute idea.. I need to work at getting organized for sure!! Have a great week!!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh you frugal but stylish girl xoxoxox Clarice

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Gosh June, feeling better and already back into some spring cleaning. You have such great ideas for your sewing. Very practical.

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very nice June! I think you're the most organized person I know. Are you for rent -- 'cause my place is a mess!

Rosemary said...

Glad you are feeling better.
Great project!
Rosemary

sassypriscilla said...

Yay! Junie Moon is better. So glad to hear it. I am happy you put the fabric to use and what a great idea. I made the coupon organizer (thanks for posting the instructions) over the weekend. I love it!

Stacie.Make.Do. said...

This project is so clever! And so nice looking, too.

Robyn said...

Just did that days ago! If feels wonderful!
Hugs,
Robyn

de vliegende koe said...

Spring-clean is in the air. Still waiting for Spring however! We are having stormy wheather and rain.
Love you organizer!

Abbie said...

Oh! I love it! It is so nice to have lovely things surrounding you.. I cleaned my car the other day too..
Have a fabulous day Junie!
:) abbie

rainylakechick said...

You are so clever... first this and then those Breakfast at Tiffany's coasters! I LOVE IT!

albertapostcards said...

what a great idea! If I can find a snippet of time, I'm going to make one for exactly the same purpose.

FinnyKnits said...

Is it too soon to be thinking about holiday gifts? I mean, this is something everyone could use and I bet is fairly quick to put together.

I might have to start making a few of these now and hoard them for the holidays.

Oh June! I love it!