Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2002
Instead of writing messages on easily lost slips of paper, make notebooks to keep by the phone.
Needle threaded with waxed twine
Cut scrap paper and a piece of decorative paper about 1/2 inch larger on all sides for the cover.
Stack with cover on bottom. Fold in half, crease, and open flat. From inside, push a needle threaded with waxed twine through the center of the crease. Bring back through the crease about 1/2 inch from one end.
Pass through the center hole again, and bring up about 1/2 inch from other end of crease. Pass the needle through the center hole to complete a figure 8 of thread. Knot ends together.