Thursday, February 24, 2011
i guess this is mostly for leah. i am forever chasing the mystical dragon of streamline organization. unfortunately, i also have a near pathological aversion to using standard materials and tools. i always have to make my own whateveritis and do things the hard way.
that's why i got really excited when i found this little organizer/binder at my local thrift shop. i figured it was some kind of standard size; as it turns out, it hold paper that is half a normal size (8.5" x 5.5"). then i couldn't find any sources for inserts! i happened on one stack of awesome grid paper that fits it, in a louisville thrift store of all places, and that's it.
solution? i have sealed an cut open a bunch of envelopes from my ample hoard and voila - instapockets! these will hold stamps, currencies, communications, travel tickets and itineraries. it's a pretty kitschy solution but such is my style.
if anyone of you book or paper nerds out there knows where i can get actual inserts for this binder, i would be very happy to hear about it. getting my hands on some of those awesome sealable pockets would be pretty swell. or a calendar! can you imagine?