What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. ~George Bernard Shaw
A place for everything and everything in its place...
Our front entry way is getting a bit of a makeover. Soon it will be getting a nice new coat of paint (a light happy yellow I think), the trim will be painted and all the fall and last bits of summer things will be put away to make way for the winter gear. Our entry isn’t very big, but when it is in chaos, the rest of the house looks horrible not matter how clean and put away everything is. One of the main culprits of chaos? Hats and mittens!! (And shoes but that is another story!)
We have an Ikea cupboard that has hooks and cubbies and that is where big people coats go and all of our hats and mitts. The littles have hooks at their level for coats and scarves. The problem I have realized is that they can’t reach the place for the hats and gloves. This is a two fold problem. One, they can’t get dressed without my help and second, they can’t put their things away when they come in.
So I created a solution. Made with things that I had in my fabric and felt stash, I put this together...
It didn’t take very long. The most labour intensive part was hand sewing on the mitts and hats, the rest came together lickety split. I wanted to use pictures so both kids could know what went were and seeing as we aren’t reading yet around here, this seems to be the most logical solution. Also, I made Noah’s to match his real life things (red mitts and green gnome hat) so he could easily identify what the whole thing was about.
They both like it and it adds a bit of colour to the entry way. Now let’s just see if this will help with the chaos. One can hope right???