I've been a stacker, for better or worse, my whole life. Piles of papers on my desk. Stacked. Piles of fabric on my shelves. Stacked. And, when I worked, lab dips and fabric approvals ready to be filed away. Stacked. Stacks and piles give me a weird sense of having "it" somewhere, of knowing it is there, no bother if I have to find it, I will. I will not go so far as to say I was unorganized, my coworkers might not agree, but there was/is a system (even if I was the only one who was/is aware of it) It took working with my husband, and his brutally honest observations, to call the need to change to my attention. Why did an empty countertop or desk worry me?...something had gotten thrown away, I just knew it. But he was right (which is a phenomena that happens way too often around here some days...)
Around that time, Emma started bringing home papers, homework, and projects that she had a responsibility to. I took it as my chance for a do over, a chance to create good habits that would not only help her, but help me too.
I'm pretty sure those stacks are one of the reasons I love paperweights so much. Like the exclamation point on my own personal stack sentence. There!
I made a series of these around this time last year. I usually feel a strong need to reorganize in the middle of winter, and I think these pop into my brain around that time for obvious reasons. I actually need these more in the summer, when our windows are open and the wind is sailing through the house (ah, I can see it now), but I like to have them to look at all the time. Desk work is much nicer when I'm surrounded by sweet things, things I like.
These were inspired by all things woodlandy... (I gave a little peek at making these here). This will be in my next shop update, I'll let you know when.
pssssttt- I knew if anyone would get the Orla love, you guys would. And just a tip, if you can't find them in your local Target, order them online. I ordered the largest canister online, cause who has time to go to Target every day?