Sunday, January 23, 2011

3 Little Kittens Lost Their Mittens...

When they finally found them they were covered in dog hair, and were only lefts. UGH!

I am sick of the "where are your mittens?!" question I keep asking, and it's only January (cry? yes).  The best part is that day in and day out I find myself shocked and surprised by a) the lack of matching mittens and b) the amount of freaking dog hair on the ones we do find. There is nothing more "supermom" than picking clumps of pet hair off your kid in the school line up.

So I created a solution! I mod-podged scrapbook paper onto a piece of scrap trim and hot glued clothespins (also mod podged in a kicky coordinating print!) to that trim.

It lasted about 2 days. Then my pain in the adorable son picked the damn clothespins off. Yeah. Insert your own brand of expletives here.

So... just to reiterate my challenge of  little boy plus his hairy companion and their equal yet unique contribution to the daily (freaking daily) mitten hunt, I'm dealing with these two:

Yes, the small mister is holding a super soaker... and yes he is doing exactly what you think he is doing. And, yes, that is taken from behind the screen door where I was unnoticed, and yes, there is an entire series of them. Don't judge! These moments are nothing without photographic evidence. This kid will have to brush my teeth one day, we have to be prepared.

Wow, tangent! You came for mitten organization!

So easy. No podging required.

It's a regular shoe organizer. It comes with hooks to hang it over you door, and you can hang it up as is, or personalize it as I have done. I just hand embroidered some cute simple images, such as our initials (to designate a row or two per person).

Yeah right. I used a sharpie. The day I hand embroider a $6  shoe rack, feel free to commit me, OK? If you want to go the sharpie route, just remember that it's cheap fabric so put a piece of cardboard inside the pocket to keep the marker from bleeding through.

That's it! Mitten organization conquered! In theory anyhow.

Party for organizing - my kind of place!

Domestically Speaking


Kristin said...

You SO make me laugh! Love the personalization on the shoe/mitten hanger ... I have this ongoing battle with socks, even though I am the only one around here who does the laundry!

Chickie said...

So... I was reading, and I was all, "Embroidered?! Has she lost her ever loving mind?!" I was relieved to read that you did not. I was ><this close to putting you in the person-who-irons-her-sheets category. :)

Amy K @ Chestnut Tree Lane said...

Kristin, I think my husband sorts the wash by color and left and right foot. But, hey - he does the wash! Right?

Chickie - can you imagine? Ha ha! Ha!

A Home Made by Kiki said...

We used to use a shoe organizer for our mittens, but then our flip flops took over. There is a big pocket at the bottom of ours that holds the girls' mittens. Thanks for linking up at A Home Made by Kiki!

Amy K @ Chestnut Tree Lane said...

Hey thanks for stopping by :)
(and I just realized your button wasn't published! eeps! sorry about that)

Leanne said...

I love over the door shoe organizers. I love how you decorated it. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday through Saturday and would love for you to join the party.