New every day carry..

Sooo, it’s been so long since my last post! Dear oh dear! There was Christmas and the New Year. How has the new year started for you? Hope all is well.

I have had some planner issues. There are so many different kinds of planners or planning systems out there. There is the Midori Traveller’s Notebook, the Filofax and other ring bound planners, the Hobonitchi to name but a few. I encountered ‘planxity’ (new word that I learned from IG 🙂 at the start of the year. What to use?? Which to take with me everyday (every day carry).  I wanted to use them all !! But.. It had to be such that it would fit into my smaller handbags. I didnt’t really find nice inserts for my pocket size Filofax. Theeeen, I discovered the Field Notes…

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I saw this in a youtube video and was instantly intrigued!! The grid is nice’n light, it’s rather thin and just very suitable. I had previously purchased a FoxyFix pocket size cover and the Field notes fit perfectly. I made some covers from scrapbook paper and laminated. They   work as covers and it’s a great place to keep your post it notes!

I added two pocket size Midori credit card inserst and voĂ­la, I now have a wallet as well. It’s so light and portable. I still use my personal sized Malden in ochre but I often keep that at home. Planner problems  solved, right? 😬

 

 

 

 

Planner tools

Even the longest to-list or a tough week ahead can be made just a little bit fun and appealing, perhaps. Making your planner spiced up with something You like to look at may make you open your organiser again again and alas, stay on top of things. I remenber things better if I write them down (with pen and paper!). Sometimes I feel guilty for not accomplishing something on my list, as if someone else wrote it!

These are some of the items I use often:

image.jpegWashi tape. This is not all 🙈 (Hiding my head in a pillow)

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Acrylic diary stamps and regular wooden stamps. The acrylic stamps require a stamping block.

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A few examples of inks. All bought locally in Finland. There are different types of inks available, some absorb into the paper and some stay on the surface. Thickness of the paper plays a big role here too. But, have you seen the Hobonichi paper? Super thin and takes many kinds of inks!!

 

Pens.

I have discovered pens. What a difference it is to write with a good pen! Below, there are just a few examples of different ones I favour – gel pens especially. The “normal” ball point pen just vanishes on paper, compared to the crisp sarasa gel pen.

This Filofax paper is 65 g/m2 normal copy paper is 80 g/m2. Most of these pens leave only a shadow on the reverse side, the staedler bleeds though a little. I would like to try a fountain pen. My husband will travel to SF soon, maybe he’d bring me one 🙂 if I had a chance to visit stores like Kinokuyua, I’d loose all my money. Just a tad addicted, eh 🙂

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My planner journey

Why use a planner? Why did I started to use one? Here’s my story.

I’ve always been into organising and keeping things tidy and so on. I met my husband in 2006. We moved into our house a few years later. Just dumped our stuff into the rooms and closets and not really having time to organise them. That takes time and planning – where to store what and how. We were now 4 people (his sons included). A few years went by and somehow stuff accumulated in our small house. Then we had twins! and NO TIME for anything extra. In my hormone bursts I nearly cried about the mess and the feeling that your not in control of the surroundings. Nobody found what they were looking for because things did not have a proper place and there was just too-much-stuff. Every day all of us said: “Have you seen my….?”  Where to start in a “chaotic” situation?

One day, back in 2013, I remember googling about organising, how to organise your life and so on. I stumbled on to this lady’s blog where she also had links to her you tube pages. I was so intrigued! I could sense that I had found something that was so ME!!! I discovered the WORLD of organising. I discovered that there are people around the world who love to use a planner to organise their daily life. I was hooked, instantly.

Now, 2015, I have managed to get organised again with the help of a planner. My twins turn 5 in January. It has taken a while but I’ve made it!!

http://www.mypurpleylife.com/

Check her out, she is AMAZING!

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Can leather get any prettier than this?

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These are my “autumnal” Filofaxes. I love the leather! I wish you could smell it 🙂 I use the month on 2 pages (upper right) to mark down the hours that I’ve done at work, appointments and other important things. On the lower left is the week on 2 pages. I use these pages to write down my to-do’s for the week/day and I usually write, with a few words, what happened that day. I’ve noticed that especially ever since having kids, the days just vanish… and I would like to remember the little things that happen.

FILOFAX Holborn wine, Malden Ochre

NĂ€mĂ€ viinin ja lĂ€mpimĂ€n ruskean vĂ€riset kalenterikannet ovat lempparit syksyllĂ€! Ne tuoksuvat aivan ihanalle nahkalle. Omistan “muutaman” tĂ€llaisen, nĂ€ita voi vaihtaa aivan kuten laukkuja tai kenkiĂ€ – fiiliksen tai tilanteen mukaan. TĂ€ssĂ€ esimerkkejĂ€, miten pelkistettyjĂ€ valkoisia sivuja voi vĂ€hĂ€n kaunistella teipeillĂ€, tarroilla ja leimasimilla. KuukausinĂ€kymÀÀn kirjoitan tehdyt työtunnit, tapaamiset, lÀÀkĂ€rikĂ€ynnit ym. NĂ€et koko kuukauden yhdellĂ€ silmĂ€yksellĂ€. Viikkosivulle (ala vasen) kirjoitan tarkemmin pĂ€ivĂ€kohtaisia juttuja, mitĂ€ pitÀÀ tehdĂ€ ja mitĂ€ muistaa. Kirjoitan myös parilla sanalla mitĂ€ sinĂ€ pĂ€ivĂ€nĂ€ on tapahtunut. Huomaan sen, ettĂ€ lasten syntymĂ€n jĂ€lkeen pĂ€ivĂ€t vaan kuluvat mutta haluaisin muistaa myös niitĂ€ pieniĂ€ asioita.

Leftovers..

For once I thought that I’d knit something from leftovers and not buy a n y t h i n g ! Buying yard is so fun! Found instructions online so away I went! Lots of work afterwards though :/ Still needs an elastic to the waist. Need to make another one for my girl 🙂

Kerrankin ajattelin kĂ€yttÀÀ jĂ€mĂ€lankoja! Löysin ohjeen netistĂ€ ja kaivelin varastoja ja löytyikin mieleisiĂ€ vĂ€rejĂ€. EnkĂ€ ostanut yhtÀÀn uutta lankaa! PÀÀttelemistĂ€ oli hieman… VielĂ€ kuminauha vyötĂ€rölle ja pakkaset saa tulla!

Yarn/Lanka: Novita Nalle

Ohje: http://villapallo.blogspot.fi/2014/01/villahousujen-ohje-raidakkaat.html

 

Colour knitting / kirjoneule

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This colour knitting was done AGES ago. Fashion trends were a bit different back then and I think I wasn’t so concentrated on the size of the jumper 🙂 it’s huge! However, I can’t see myself just trowing it away.. Last week I had an idea .. Maybe I could make it smaller? The thought about cutting a knit sounds so terrifying! I found a blog where a lady explained how she cut her knitted top. I’m going to tackle this next weekend, wish me luck!

TĂ€mĂ€ kirjoneule on kulkenut mukana jo vuosiakausia, en raaski heittÀÀ sitĂ€ poiskaan. TĂ€mĂ€ on ensimmĂ€isiĂ€ isompia kirjoneuletöitĂ€, keskityin niin kuvioihin enkĂ€ kokoon, ihan hirveĂ€n iso tuli 🙂 En ole vielĂ€ ehtinyt yrittÀÀ kaventaa, vaatii uskallusta 🙂

Yarn: Novita 7-veljestÀ

A5 Family planner

imageThis is my A5 size Filofax Finsbury, yes, another Finsbury. This colour is so lovely! In this beautiful planner I keep everything relating to our family; day care notes, my husbands work trip timetables, financial (bills) things and plans regarding our house, such as home project planning.

I have accomplished SO much with the help of a planner. In Finnish we have a saying ” hyvin suunniteltu on puoliksi tehty” free translation goes something like: well planned is half done 🙂

BUT fist, coffee! I love the Swedish brand coffee “Löfbergs Lila”. Bought it once just because the colour of the package was beautiful – purple. Little did I know the contents was delicious!

http://philofaxy.blogspot.fi/?m=1  This site is very ispirtional! Every planner lover should take a look.

Filofax Finsbury – my edc

imageThis is my Filofax Finsbury (sadly, this colour is discontinued) that holds my monthly and weekly pages and many notes. I use different pens, inks, stamps, washi tape and stickers to liven up the pages. A colourful to-do list is much more appealing than a plain one. Also the fact that I write things down makes me remember things better.

I also have another Finsbury, in antique rose colour. I do love the Finsbury, it is a very structured planner. You could easily take notes while standing, for example.

Suomestakin löytyy kalenteriharrastajia! TĂ€ssĂ€ mun Filofax, yksi niistĂ€.. Filofax  on kalenterimerkki, 6-renkainen kansi, joko nahkaa tai muuta materiaalia. SisĂ€llöt voit ostaa itse, tai tehdĂ€ itse – askartelua parhaimmillaan! Suomessa myytĂ€vĂ€t Timex-sivut sopivat nĂ€ihin myös. MinĂ€ tarvitsen paperia ja kynÀÀ, jotta muistan asiat. Enkö kĂ€ytĂ€ puhelintani? Joo, soitan, tekstaan ja surffaan netissĂ€ ym mutta kenteriasiassa olen vanhanaikainen 🙂 Olen huomannut, ettĂ€ kun kalenterisivuista tekee kauniit, hankalatkin asiat tulevat tehdyksi! MistĂ€ lie johtuu. Kun kirjoitan itselleni “to-do”-tehtĂ€vĂ€listan, tuntuu kun joku muu olisi tehnyt sen ja se on tehtĂ€vĂ€! Asiat on niin helppo siirtÀÀ: “nooh, mĂ€ teen tĂ€n huomenna”. Kalenterin kaunistamiseen kĂ€ytĂ€n skrĂ€ppipaperia, washi-teippiĂ€, tarroja, post-it note -paperia, leimasimia jne. Jotain on SinellistĂ€kin löytĂ€nyt.  Postaan pian kuvia nĂ€istĂ€ tuotteista.