It began with a to do and to get checklist that my daughter Heather designed and a book titled The Mitten adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett. Heather and Jan, who are both published authors and illustrators, did the work for me. I just drew the two of them together as I blissfully, busily assembled another version of a booklet cover to house a useful organizational tool.
In The Mitten story, more and more woodland animals crawl into a lone mitten dropped by a little boy as he walked through the freshly fallen snow. Look at the hedgehog's prickly spines poking through the mitten's open-weave. Precious. Upon visiting Jan Brett's web site, I discovered a mitten PDF that I knew would make a perfect cover for Heather's checklist that is available in her you make do™ shop's organizational category.
To create the mitten booklet...
1) Run copies of Heather's PDF, then cut around the border of each checklist. 2) To make a copy of Jan's mitten PDF, you'll need to "fit to printable area" because it is too large for an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper. This command shows up under "page scaling" in the print window on your computer's screen. 3) I have Adobe Reader 9 installed in my computer, so to make the mitten smaller to fit the size of the checklist, I ran a copy then reduced the copy to 85% before copying it onto whatever paper you've chosen for the cover. If you have an earlier version of Adobe Reader, you can reduce the size directly on the PDF page. 4) Punch a hole in the top right corner of all layers, then insert a piece of yarn through the hole. Tie a knot close to the punched hole to secure the pages.
Tie a loop to hang.