Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Making Practical Beautiful

As most everyone knows, having a toddler means having messes...lots and lots of messes! And all of those messes and spills and dirty little chubby hands that need wiping use up a lot of wash cloths! I stopped using paper towels about a year ago, mostly because I knew that there could be a better way to clean up spills and not waste so much paper, but what to do with all of those wash cloths that were piling up between laundry loads??? Once again my burlap stash came to the rescue and I made this cute little wash cloth bag that hangs on the door to my pantry in my kitchen. The loose weave of the burlap allows air circulation so that the cloths don't start to sour...a smell that I just abhor...and the sweet little love birds that I painted on the bag add a bit of whimsy to what is really just a matter of practicality. I really do love making practical beautiful!

I am linking this up to:


Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden


  1. Sweet, Gracie. :) You were always good at making practical things beautiful....even from the earlier years when you tried to "hide" your radio in an antique cigar box in Fairview when we were growing up. I always envied how pretty your room was! Ha...still do!

    Love you,


  2. Well, that may be one of the best ideas ever. I have wanted to start using cloth napkins, but how to keep them sorted was a question I had and this would soo work for that.

    Cha Cha

  3. Awesome idea! I still keep a stash of wash cloths upstairs for spills and dirty hands/faces...this would be a great way to store them!

    Thanks for this!

  4. This is a great idea, the design on the front is cute!!

  5. I love burlap! And, what a creative way to use it. Love the birds on the cover, too! Congrats on your little one on the way...June is my birthday, too! It is a fabulous month to be born in.

    Hugs ~ Angie

  6. What a wonderful idea! I have a toddler too and yes I know how messy it can get. I have thrown away many smelly wash cloths. I will have to find some burlap so I can make one. Thanks


  7. How clever! That's a great idea. Hmmmm...
    Mary Lou

  8. What a great idea! I have a toddler, too, am having the same dilemna.

    Thanks for the tip!

    I see we're both doing Living with Lindsay's Challenge... good luck!

  9. Grace,
    You have a great idea here...your bag is soooo CUTE...love the burlap look! Thanks for coming to my first NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party...hope to see you here next week:)


  10. Very pretty and practical idea. Have a great day. Many blessings, Tammy

  11. How cute and I love the idea behind this Grace! I'll bet this could be used for other things, too!

  12. What a fabulous idea! Burlap may be the best material ever! And your little birdies are too cute. Thanks for stopping by 504 Main.

  13. Great idea! I love the little birds you painted! So sweet.

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!