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Laundry Loader :: Free Pattern

DSC_0026 Our bedroom was in order. Now it’s not. What happened? Laundry. Simple as that. We have no place to put anything as far as the laundry goes (from the laundry itself to the detergent bottle lying on the floor next to it). Well, the times are a changing, we need some order. And now, we have it. Enter the Laundry Loader. Half leftover craft/project stuff, half purchased supplies, we are now the proud owners of our own laundry organizer. And you can be too!

A lot of sorters are by “color, dark, white” and that just doesn’t work for us. The way I work it is “wash only” and “can go in the drier on full blast”. So how to make that clear to my partner? Fabric care symbols! I drew up the right combo onto stencils, cut them out, and spray painted them on. Well what about the little tote for my laundry accessories? A detergent bottle stencil! Perfect.

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Download the pattern here (pdf).

In the spirit of full disclosure, I want to say that the canvas for the project was purchased for this project. Granted it was on super dupper sale. The pvc was half from the garage from other projects attempts and half purchased. The spray paint was leftover from the Lamp Redress project. So I would say, about half craft leftovers, half purchased.

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This pattern was pretty delayed in getting published on here and I thank you so much for waiting. I think what I’m going to do is change up the posting schedule, at least for the time being.

So for now:

Patterns on Mondays

How-To’s on Thursdays

Apartment Redress, Book Reviews, Interviews, and other Craft Leftovers related topics will be posted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

My plan is to start getting posts together the night before they are going up and then schedule the post to go live in the morning, that way you will all have something to look for when you check your rss feeds throughout the day and then I won’t be running around in the mornings like a mad woman on days when I have to work the opening shift at the chocolate shop. That’s the plan anyway, haha.

So since you are most likely already in bed, consider this my “Monday Pattern” post and then I’ll work on Tuesday’s post tomorrow and etc. I think this will work better for all of us.

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On another note. The Holiday Craft Leftovers Monthly will be going on sale a week from today! Hooray! I always love and look forward to putting this together and do I have quite the surprise for you this month. I’m changing the zine’s format. It’s going to be a lot nicer looking, better put together, more illustrations, more hand draw things, recycled paper cover, more pages, an illustrated short story about my favorite Christmas craft. It was really fun and cute and good before, so just think about how great it will be now ;) I’m really excited about this. I’ve been wanted to play around with the format for awhile now and now I have and I love it. I’ll keep you posted with preview pictures.

Oh and the other thing about this month’s issue. I’ve decided to take it back to a limited offering of just 15 new subscriptions this month and I’m going to take it back to etsy. I’ll post more info with the preview later this week. Oh and I’ll be sending out the newsletter on Wednesday, so if you haven’t subscribed to the e-zine, just enter your email in the side bar and your good to go.

And (lots of updates today, I know!) I signed up for and/or updated Twitter and IndiePublic and MySpace and Facebook this past week, so if you want to follow, friend, or check it out just click on the links and it will take you to my profile page. I would love to be friends with you :) It’s pretty bare on my profile pages right now, but I’m hoping to spruce things up a bit over this next week.

I’m going to add all this info to the About page as well. Tomorrow though. I’m going to go play with paper and my new staple for the rest of the evening.

Have a good night and keep it crafty!

++ Kristin Roach ++

12 thoughts on “Laundry Loader :: Free Pattern

  1. Awesome project! This would come in handy at our house. Laundry always seems to be something that I can’t ever get organized.

  2. Wow! That’s really awesome! I don’t tend to have PVC piping lying around, but when I’m feeling a bit more brave and ambitious, I just might give this a try so I can ditch our laundry baskets.

  3. SUCH a great idea, just in time for Spring Cleaning! I’ve added this to my “Get Organized” roundup for today, and you can grab an “I’ve been featured badge” if you’d like!

    Thanks so much for the terrific idea! :)

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