It has been a couple of weeks since I have created a post. I have been crafting though. How about a quick update on me and my crafts? This is essentially my therapy anyway right? I hope I don't have to pay you guys now. (Mostly just my sister since she is the one who reads this. Hi M!)
Yay for having a mostly clean house so I can craft. I don't know how you guys are, but I can't get anything fun done if I know I have other things to do. I struggle with keeping things in order. I'm not sure if it's ADD or being scatterbrained, but I tell you guys I am the dog from "UP".... Squirrel! For years my house has been a wreck, and it makes me depressed. Then my house is a wreck because I'm depressed. It's a vicious Catch 22. I needed a change. Enter FlyLady.
If you guys don't know who the FlyLady is, you should look her up! She is a wonderful woman that has started a system of "baby steps" to make house cleaning a habit. It's definitely a struggle for me, but my routines based on her system keep the fight going. I no longer have guilt when I do something for myself, such as CRAFTING!
Well I haven' t made anything spectacular in a while, but I have been making a few little things here and there. The biggest being inserts for my new Filofax. I purchased the A5 Finsbury in black. It is absolutely beautiful. Initially I was scared that I would hate the black. I was concerned it would be too masculine (not to mention I was really wanting raspberry). Though, considering 95% of my wardrobe matches the colors of 1950s television, the black suites me much better.(Seriously my wardrobe was printed in grayscale)
I had this image in my head of it coming as a complete calendar full of all the inserts I could
(Sorry if this is small or blurry, had to use a screen shot as I'm travelling)
I didn't really leave myself much room to write. I do have one success, that is my new Month on Two Pages I made tonight.
More blurry small images. When I print them out all beautiful I will revise :)
There truly is a lot of work that goes into setting up a planner to fit your needs.(much more than I realized) For the time being I am still using my Vera Bradley binder and making notes of what I need my Filofax to be. I thought the A5 size would be more than enough to hold all I need, but now I'm considering a family binder as well. Can you all say "fickle"? You'd think I was picking out something permanent, like a tattoo, with all the back and forth I'm doing. Regardless, I am in love, with Filofax and the Filofax community. Yes I am a nerd who loves planners and stationery. I always have :) Now I know I'm not the only one!
I have been doing some other things as well, but with as wordy as I am, I will save those for the next post/s. I hope you enjoyed my creations. I know they aren't spectacular, but I felt a great sense of accomplishment. Comment and let me know what you think :) Thanks for reading!