Tuesday, March 24, 2009

prIM meSSaGe cENtER

I was thinking about cleaning up the studio and going upstairs to fold clothes and do some wifely chores. But one of the metal dustpans in my stash called to me (REALLY!!!) and here is what I came up with. The bubble magnets are made with graphics I purchased from my friend at Ewe and Me Printables (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5255329). The note paper is from Susan Winget and the yellow pencils are from my collection I always keep on hand. You just can't get out of that "teacher mode" once you have been one! I already have a plan for a cottage style message board that I am going to work on tomorrow.


Susie Mitchell said...

Love your dust pan message center!
Very cute.
Blessings, Susie

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh!! I absolutely love that!! You come up with some of the best ideas!!

cackleblossums said...

You know I clean houses for my paychecks...as I am a starving artist trying to make it in the BIG WIDE WORLD...but I would rather Paint a lovely dustpan like this than Sweep Dirt into it..GOOD choice Martha..
Paint when the mood strikes you..the studio can wait!! I love It!!

Marilyn said...

You never cease to amaze me with your artisticness (is that a word?)LOL!!
Love your "stuff"!!

Pat said...

What a wonderful idea...just love it!
Warmest Regards,

TeresaM said...

What a clever idea!!! It looks great!!!

Jody said...

What an adorable idea! I love this!

Bluebell said...

How do you do it, you must have the most vivid of imaginations, Your dustpan notekeeper is brilliant.

Bluebell said...

There is something for you on my blog

dee begg said...


Love your newest creation. I'm almost afraid to see "where" your mind goes next!LOL! Keep inspiring others to step out of their box and into the "Martha Zone"!

I know I'll never look at a dustpan the same way again!

Keep creating, my friend, as you truly are an inspiration.


Rebecca said...

Your ideas are like none I've ever, ever seen!

You are a REAL artist! OMGosh...

Continue to just LOVE following along!


Barb said...

What a creative idea with the dustpan.
You do not cease to amaze me.

Barbara Jean

Diane said...

Martha, this is just one of the most CLEVER ideas I have seen in ages!!!
You are GOOD at this, girl!

Diane said...

Martha, I hope you don't mind but I posted a picture of this on my blog.
It's SO cute! Had to send folks over here to see everything you create.

marie said...

This is super! I added it to my cart before I realized it was reserved!! : (

Diane said...

:-) Happy to show your artwork, Martha! Thanks for the post!
PS: Happy Special Day!

Phyllis said...

What a cute idea! I look at things and see them differently too, but not sure if I'd ever have "thunk" to turn a dust pan into a message board! :)

Barb said...


Barbara Jean

I Play Outside The Box said...

That is just too cool!!! I love it!!

Barb said...

Thank you for your positive words.
My friends here who have seen my messes are probably having a good laugh over your comment about my organizational skills.
Maybe I have them, and I just haven't learned to apply them yet. =0)
Hope you had a great birthday.

Barbara Jean