Thursday, July 30, 2009

Polka Dots

It's Thursday and I'm really getting my list of "Things to bring on vacation" made. This past weekend, I bought a set of double-sided rubber stamps in letters and numbers. I've been having fun using them in my journal all week:

I've been having so much fun, in fact, that I want to bring my stamps and a few paints on our trip. But what do you do when the stamps are cut and they no longer fit in the ugly hard plastic box they came packaged in?

Well, I had a wonderful creative solution. I pulled out a white and blue polka dot crib sheet that I recently purchased for my fabric stash box for $1.00 at the thrift store. I whipped up two adorable and funky drawstring pouches for the stamps. One for the letters and one for the numbers and miscellaneous things like: @, #, $, &, ".
The best part: it took me less than 10 minutes to make them. The end result makes packing them a dream. What do you think?


  1. very cute idea and you will have fun with them on vacation.

    peace and hugs

  2. Great idea!
    I just played 'The Great Dalmuti' (card game, age 8 up) for the first time last weekend, & promptly ordered a deck for myself!
    I decided to get coins from a local bead shop to use as markers (I love markers!) & was thinking of doing just that - making a 'money bag' for them! A friend drills the coins for jewelry, & the shopkeeper called him to request a large coin for the Dalmuti . . .

  3. Awesome Idea!! Your journal is ALWAYS SO COOL!!! I hope you have an amazing time on your Vacation! Girl, you need one! ;)

  4. thost stamps totally a layer of creativity to your journal. fun!