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Useful things made pretty

Posted by  ·  September 16, 2008  ·  Last Updated: May 10, 2016

Sticky Note Books

Fabric Decorated office supplies (fun with pretty paper also)

Covered Thumbtacks

Decoupaged journal

Decorated notebook with a place for pens

Photo pencils (another great way to use kid photos for relatives)

Paper covered pencils (to download click on the pattern you like)


Embellished paperclips

Decorated file folders and notepads

Altered Clipboards (notice the links she recommends)

holiday ad

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  1. Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
    Helpful info. Fortunate me I discovered your website by chance, and I am stunned why this twist of fate didn't took place earlier! I bookmarked it.
  2. Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
    The thumbtacks are delicious!
  3. Monday, December 1st, 2008
    Wow! So gorgeous :)
  4. Friday, November 7th, 2008
    These are beautiful!! I love things that are not only lovely, but practical as well. They almost make me wish that I had a job.
  5. Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
    I love the vintage-y look of all of these.Especially the fabric-covered office supplies. So cute!
  6. Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
    very cute collection!!!
  7. Friday, September 19th, 2008
    These are great! I want to get crafty now...
    I really really like the pencil idea..thank you for sharing :)
  8. Thursday, September 18th, 2008
    Those are so cute!
  9. Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
    wow! they are all so pretty! THanks for sharing!
  10. Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
    Nice collection. Thanks for sharing.
  11. JB
    Wednesday, September 17th, 2008
    Somebody's got way too much time on her hands
  12. Lis Garrett
    Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
    I'm simply swooning over all these handmade pretties!
  13. Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
    What a great collection - thanks for putting these all together! :0)