Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!


Its a quiet Christmas for me today.. We will have our dinner and open presents this evening..so I thought I would take the time to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope Santa brought you  many many lovelys!!
I got all my sewing of gifts finished and wrapped.. or gave out.. My favorite thing to hear is.. YOU MADE THAT??? lol 
My focus this coming new year will be to post at least twice a week! Sew many many more things.....TO SELL!!! My mom and I are wanting to go in together to sell at a craft booth.. I'm also doing some custom orders and one could be promising for continued sells.. I won't give out any clues!!
For my planners and Filofax peeps out there I have switched my Holborn Pocket to my Holborn Slim as my wallet.. I have it set up for my new year and love it!!! I can't wait to show the set up off!!! 
I still have my Holborn Personal as my everyday planner...need to get busy with a different set up. Its a mess right now.. 
I will keep this short and sweet and hope you all are spending this wonderful holiday season with loved ones and stay safe out there!!! 


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Where are my pens and keys???

Silly title.... lol

I wanted to show off what my Momma made me!!! I was talking about these pencil roll ups I been wanting to make myself and she told me to give her some fabric and she made it for me!
I love it! She put a flap on the top...

 I gave her the main outer fabric and she used what she had for contrasting. She is a quilter so she has a eye for color matching.. =0)
See all my pens, markers, pencils and highlighters fit snug and warm!!!
 And then its all folded up! I had rolled it up but the pens made it very bulky and I liked it this way better.. I still have to attach the closure. Might not need one...
  I had a small custom order for some key fobs. I gave one for a friend and she ordered 5 ! lol
Here are the custom colors she wanted...

I'm about to finish my holiday sewing!!! YAY for me! This morning I finished a custom order for a night gown, one cd holder (that goes on a car visor, pics of those to come later!) , 5 key fobs. Last week I made at least 7 dozens cookies!!! They went as gifts, and ate! lol Going to bake some more this Saturday... wow...
Have a great week! Are you finished with your shopping??? I have small gifts in my Etsy shop!! LOL 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My layout.. finally.

Yikes! If it wasn't for my friends, I wouldn't know how to blog!!!! haha
Seriously though, for some blonde reason I had switched over to google + account and did not know I did that! Having done that, it switched me to a no-reply comment blogger! NO NO NO !!!
I have to be a yes-reply comment blogger! I like reading and responding to my comments from email and it was still letting me do that.. but it wouldn't let another blogger respond to me from the comments.I like having people contacting me through the comments. = 0) 
I received this link (from another good bloggy friend!!!) to help me get it switched over.. phew.. what a hassle.. but this page HERE will get it all fixed for you.. well you have to do it but it gives you the step by step info to lead your way!! 
A special THANK YOU!!! to Jane and Sasha for helping me with this!!!

Now photo time..
As you know I am a big planner/journal/diary/post it/Filofax/paper/pen nut... among other things..
I got my new Filofax set up pretty much now.. It took me a few weeks to find the right weekly layout I liked.. I reverted back to my original ways.. just simple and printed my own.

This is last weeks.
I have the weekly page on the left.. 
the right is my do to lists and notes. 
(the pink dots are for Zoey when I have her)

I guess I should of showed you a before photo..
I started putting washi tape on the top.. so cute! 
I add the squares down the middle.. well as straight as I can...
put some stamps on it.. I will alternate with stickers too...
I don't like how the stamp ink shows through. but by time I write on the pages its not noticeable..
This is this week's. It already looks like a mess and it is just the first of the week!
On my Today tab I put some stickers I ordered from JapanCorner on Etsy HERE. She has some adorable stickers and tab dividers and monthly layouts for personal and pocket size FF!!
I made me a post it with my daily medicine/ vitamins. I still miss some days! But this has helped me mostly.

 Then the notes page is already ready for my week to check off things! I have my little sewing box too! Not too much to do for Christmas.. I'm sure after the holidays it will be full up as I am going to try to stock up my Etsy store (link over there on the sidebar!!!!)  I want to get back to sewing purses again and trying to sell those.
On the bottom of my pages I have been writing what I'm reading for the week. I use to be able to read about 2 books a week. HA.. no time for that anymore.. 
OK I might as well show you the tabs.. these are my side tabs.. I made them and they do not stick up very far but I know what they are .. so it don't matter to me.. I use my weekly pages the most.. they are first tab.. then I have notes. I write random things there... and my ORDERS tab.. then I have blog/Etsy , books, (keep track of books I want to read) ADDYS, and VET. then a tab that says TOP SECRET.. for my passwords lol
I added a sticky tab for that says CHECKOUT. I write down things I want to look up later. or blogs or something..
I do use a monthly page but just for reference to look up a date or something.. I didn't take pic of that...

 I have top tabs as well!!! I had laminated and made my own monthly tabs but decided it looked messy or something.. so I took them out and just stuck a sticky tab on each month. Better.
I have a page for Filo info... ideas for pages or what nots..
 This is my back page.. not too impressive lol I have a zippy pocket from a Day Runner planner I use to use..
 AND........... looky what I bought!!!Filo had these cute things on sale for 11$ each! with free shipping! They are Petal Pockets.. or Pocket Petals?? They are so little and cute!!! I wish I could use a pocket size but I don't think it would work out with me but never know.. maybe???
I bought one for a friend as a gift.. shhhhhhhhhh I don't think she even reads this!!! I thought I would save one back just to .....hmmm well...........just in case............a gift?? or just to look at it from time to time lol
I noticed I go to my FF first thing (after i start the coffee pot) to check what I have going with my day.. I use to check emails and blogs first.. lol

I have also bought a Holborn slim and use it for my checkbook. I have some diary pages and other inserts/dividers for personal and pocket. I might be able to let go if anyone is interested in them!!

So... thats my set up for my Holborn Personal FF.. I love it..Hope you enjoyed and hung in there with me!! 
Will be posting sewing next post!!!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Some sewing.. and purchases for my Filofax's

I got so many things on my list to do I can't decide what to do first! I just stare at the list and end up reading a book! haha
I did manage to cut out a project and sew it all in ONE day! 
I made this little cuddly robe for my sweet grand daughter !!!
It looks big in this photo but its for a 3 year old and its littler than what it looks.. I used soft fleece and oh it is nice and warm! I'm going to make her a second one to keep at the house, this one goes home with her.. I got to thinking though, her dad moved out of our house and now I will have to make her a third one to stay with her dad... "poor" kid will have so many things and toys in 3 different houses!! haha

I had a custom order for one of my feminine product pouches and I went and just made 3 while I was at it..They are easy to put together and I wanted my customer to choose. I have 2 of these newly listed in my Etsy shop! (the Zebra and Mushroom prints)
On this next project I am not quit finished with but wanted to show you the cuteness!!! I still have to add my buttons for the closures... 
I made these doll house purses for gifts.
I love my polka dots!!! 
 The inside are just as cute!! They fold down to have a little garden path up to the house.. I tried adding a window in my first house and it didn't work out lol so I left the next one alone.. still cute! I am working on a boy version now..

I HAVE to show off my new purchases from JapanCorner . I have been following Sachico's blog for a little while and she makes her own stickers and stamps and more goodies , you have to go check out her stuff!!! She custom made this keyring for my son. (a gift and he doesn't read my blog so I'm safe!)
He has been studying Japanese writing and learning to speak it and I knew I had to get this for him. It says his name , Stephen, (pronounced STEFEN) on one side and on the flip side is Zoey's name, his daughter. 
The writings around the name are names of fish. He will have to look them up his self what they say! lol 
 I also had Sachico make me some adorable stamps! She had these whipped up in no time.I Love them! They are oh so tiny and work very well with my Filofax!  I have started making my own stamps but not so little ones yet.. I'm not that good yet!
 She designed these little mushroom stickers for me!!! Also tiny and cute and they will be used sparingly!
(kinoko means mushroom)
She just designed some monthly FF pages and new dividers! OHHH MY GOSH so cute! go check them out HERE!!!
 Sorry about the glare, I took these at night and with just my lamp.
I will have to do a post on my stamps and stickers being used in side my FF soon.. I'm just set up in it yet and still arranging things how I like. 
The Filofax US site had a sale each day this last week.. a cyber monday sale everyday. I just couldn't hold back.....yes...........I purchased.. lol
not one,, not 2 but..........3..gulp..
I been wanting the Holborn slim in brown and they just happened to have it marked down 30%!!! I wanted to use it for my checkbook, finance planner. And I can carry it with me..
The other two are Petal pockets. They were marked half off! At 11$ each I had to get one and they are cute! But as much as I would to use one of them I got them for gifts.. Oh I'm tempted to go back to get ME one lol should I???? They had free shipping over 10$ too!!!  Isn't it pretty? 
I guess when I get a addiction.. I go all out for it! lol I won't talk about my fabric's I keep. But I'm not as bad as someone I know!!!!!! =0)
I will be getting my Holborn Slim today and will show a post on my set up soon! I have my cut up inserts ready for it already!! 
I'm going to try to finish up some more sewing gifts today...I'm doing better then I was last year!!! 
Have a great weekend!