Two things you should know about me: one, I am terribly cheap; and two, I like to make things up as I go along. Which is why I’ll be out shopping, see something really neat, and think, Hey! I could make that! Quite often I don’t follow through on those thoughts, but sometimes the item in question is so simple that it seems silly not to try to replicate it at home. Case in point: pacifier clips. These are made of a colourful strip of fabric or ribbon, or string of beads, with snaps or Velcro on one end to attach to a pacifier, and a clip on the other to attach to a baby. I received a cute polka-dotted one as a shower present. A pacifier clip costs about $10, but if I made one with supplies I already have, then it would be free, right? I gathered up a few lengths of ribbon and Velcro from my stash, including an adorable puppy-printed one that I was saving for just the right project. I cut the pieces using my original one as a guide, adding a bit of extra length for folding in the ends. I then cut some tiny squares of Velcro (small enough to fit on the ribbon without hanging over the edges). I sewed the Velcro to either end of the ribbons, again following my original for placement. Voila! I’ve now got enough clips to attach pretty much anything to my baby. If you don't have a baby handy, you could also use these to secure other important items (such as attaching your keys to your purse). Have a fantastic week, and keep an eye out for things you could make!