Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More Back to School!


Tomorrow is the first day of school for all of my children. It will be a fun year as this will be the only year that they are all at the same school. Today I am going to share a 3D projects that was a joint effort between my daughter and me. I got the idea to make a locker caddy after seeing our new lockers at school. I even went and measured the lockers so I would make sure the caddy would fit. After drawing out a design idea I just got busy with other projects and the caddy didn't get made. In steps my daughter, now she is a talented young lady and loves to stamp and makes her own cards as I am sure you have seen some that I have shared. She decided she really wanted the locker caddy done and to her color specifications so she started making it including working out the measurements for the two pockets on the bottom portion that holds her pens and notepaper and also her lunch card. The middle portion has a cork board and we made some custom thumbtacks with the build a brad tops. The top is a mirror. We are going to attach it to the locker with magnets. The Designer Series paper that she used is Thoroughly Modern and has Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand in it. She also used Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and 1/2" Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon to cover the seams between the panels. She may still add a few other accessories to decorate it but the basic design is done. The locker caddy is really quite light as we used foam board for the base that we got at our local home improvement store. Now my oldest son wants us to make him one with the new Night & Day Specialty Designer Series Paper. He doesn't want a mirror on his but instead wants us to add a dry erase board. I may not get it done by tomorrow but I am sure by next week he will also have a custom locker caddy. If you are local and have a child that would like to have one of these locker caddies for their locker please contact me. If I have enough interest I will do a class. You can view the locker caddy a little more clearly if you click on the image. It allows you to see more of the details. As always thank you for stopping by today and have a great day, Tonya

3 comments:

Rose said...

Aww! What a cute idea. You and your daughter did a great job!

Brandy said...

How adorable!!! I am so glad

Brandy said...

sorry...my last post entered without me! Anyway, I am so glad I got to see a picture of it. I was curious after we talked about it on the phone! Such a good idea and could be personalized for each person to fit their personality!!!!!