Thursday, February 28, 2013

New things in the mail!

I have to tell you about my order I received today!!! I talked about Sachiko on Filofax Love a few times.. I love her Etsy shop JapanCorner and have ordered three times from her! 
Here is what I got this time...
I got the page markers for my pocket Holborn that I am using for my everyday planner now..(Its easier to put in my purse and carry)
My stickers..and she even put in a extra page marker for my personal size Holborn FF!!! SHE is the best!
 I tried to get a close up of the stickers.. they are sooooooooo tiny!! but they are for the pocket size and they fit so cute!
My fav are the little red headed girl and the brown headed girl that says coffee!!! lol

And now for my favorite-tise!!! Look the clear see through marker has MY name on it! and she is blonde just like me lol
The bottom paper has a sticker on it..
You can see how tiny the stickers are laying on my pocket FF.
 Then the clear divider inside ..
 I made my dividers using Martha Stewart note tabs and laminated them on  decorated paper.
See the bow marker sticking up there?? cute!

You need to hop over to her Etsy page and web site and check her cute things out!
(links are above at beginning of post)
I have been sewing.. just not for my Etsy shop yet! I have new ideas getting under way though.. 
I finished up another Memory Bear for the same friend that I made the quilt and other bears for..

oops.. I just hit the publish tab LOL I was like wait I wasn't done writing!!!!

 Anyway... this is the last bear ... Sorry for the background.. messy house!

I made this little do dah thing last night.. I made a place to lay my phone on when I sew .. to see my alerts and listen or watch Netflex.. (love that one)
I found a tutorial HERE for this iphone/ipad/smartphone stand.. it takes little fabric and you can stuff with whatever is handy ,,scraps, beans, rice, plastice bags..etc.. 
I have a couple custom orders to get finished ( I haven't forgotten you Trish!) then I'm starting to get my Etsy shop back in line! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lovely Year of Finishes for FEB!!! DONE!

I was pushing time to get this one done! But got it finished with days to spare! 
I picked a flannel lap quilt to do for my February project.. 
A good friend of mine sent me those flannel shirts for bears to make that I blogged about HERE. I made those plus had alot left over to make this lap quilt! Its super warm! I have no money invested in it! My mom gave me some quilt batting that a friend of hers gave her and I already had the flannel for the back.. and the binding was some stuff I just had laying around! 
Let me show you!
This is the top.. I had asked my mom , the quilter, which way would be best to "quilt" it and we both thought the old fashioned way of tying bits of yarn.. I remember tying alllllllllllllll those for my grandma when she did these quilts..

 On the top of the front I used one of the pockets off one of the shirts and it is a usable pocket!
Maybe for tissue or something.. 

 This is the back.. I used flannel I have had for some time.. looks pink here but its NOT lol this is a MANLY quilt!

On the back I put another pocket from the shirts and added a Memory label. The shirts are from my friends good friend that passed away a few months ago..
So we now have a memory quilt..
My binding is two different colors! lol Like I said I wanted to use up some stuff I already had.. At least I kept it one color!
(see my new label inserted there hehe) 
I can not believe I finished this one! I don't quilt.. like at all! Entering Lovely Year of Finishes monthly sew alongs is helping sew more and get more projects done! yay! 
Now I have to find a new one for March... hmmmm


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My binders and one for sale!

I have a bad habit when I see something new I want I need to try out different styles or ways before I decide what is right for me.. I have always used planners, notebooks or off brand binders.. was never happy with most of them or the setups I was using..
Last year I ordered my first Filofax. Within two months I owned four.. ahem....cough cough..
I have the Holborn Pocket, Holborn Slim , Holborn Personal and a Pink Domino A5 .. I even have a Petal Pocket I am holding back to give as a gift.. I gave one to a friend for Christmas and hoping she likes it!
I need to gift this ASAP so it can get some use from the year inserts. I might consider selling it by next month if I can't think of anyone to gift to.
I wanted to finally show my set up that I am cozy with!!! 
First this was my setup and will show you what I'm using now in a bit...
This is my Franklin Covey I recently purchased from Carla over on Friday,I'm In Love . I love it with the huge 1.75"  rings! 
 I had it stuffed to the gills too.. I'm going to take the monthly inserts out and use this for my budget , addresses, and blog/sewing planner. I wanted to carry my planner with me but this fatty thing was way too big. I needed to have at least my monthly, weekly calendar with me. 
I made my tabs.. again. For the month tabs I just wrote them on a clear tab sticker.  Then the additonal tabs behind are Martha Stewart sticky tabs.  
I love all the pockets in this too. Of course I have inside my little Zoey-bug.
I started the year using the FF inserts that came with my Holborn Personal. Then I made a few of my own and went back to the I said it takes me awhile to find my own way...
This is how I like to do my pages.. I use highlighters to divide my days.. and highlight the days . The print for the days are sooo small! 
This was a busy week from the end of January. I use pink sticky dots for Zoey days and use the bigger stickers from Martha Stewart to sort of make doc appointments stand out. then write in who it is for on the sticker. 
Here is a blank week I wont even use as I went to my Holborn Pocket now. 
Do I have any Southland fans out there?????!!!!!!

Ok here is what I will be using for my calendar and to carry with me as a wallet as well.

The thing I love the most about the Holborn's are the soft and flexible leather. 
and the many pockets!!!  
Plenty of room for my cards.. my cash go inside the top slip pocket. My pen I use is the Frixon mult-colored pen. It won't fit in the pen holder so it gets stuck on the middle rings. It shuts well enough. 
I am only using some plain tabs for now.. I might make me some new dividers or order from JapanCorner on Etsy. She makes some adorable inserts and dividers!!!!
I have my weekly pages behind the diary, the notes are......notes lol and behind the information I have my list of books I want to get and reading now.

My week...
( I use another Frixon pen to put in the pen holder too)
Also I just use a paperclip for now for my Today tab. I'm still moving in this!
I use the same basic set up here as the Frankly Covey binder. I use the FF week on 2 pages that came with the binder. 
I do like this way. Its little and can be carried with me !!!And still big enough to pretty up my week!
I use stickers, and stamps.. I don't like the ink I'm using right now.. they bleed through but I noticed the FF pages are very thin...
 So now you can see the difference of the two.. yes. big difference...!

Ok, I use to use Post it notes in my week for to-do's and reminders.. 
Since there won't be much room in my Pocket I am using this system for ALLLLLL my planning and To Dos!!!
I made this cover last year for a composition notebook. I like my little pen holder on the front =) 

 I found a notebook with the graph paper. I made a week calendar at the top. If I think of anything for that week I will jot it down then move it to my binder week.
I love highlighters so using those to divide my boxes up and when finished I cross it out.. that way I can still see what I finished.
The left side is things to do and not to forget about.. the right side of page is for my blog and sewing stuff, shopping list for materials and make calls...I keep this beside my chair or desk all the time..

I made myself a portable binder carry all.. I like to carry it all to my recliner and doodle in my planner while watching tv....

I think that covers it??? OHHH Would you like to know what is for sale?? hehehehe

I believe I will sell my Holborn Slim.... I used it as my wallet for awhile . It went good but I don't think I will use it anymore at all. I am going to get together what will come with it and post it here in a few days..I know it will have the 2013 weekly pages. I used a couple of the pages but from January. some dividers and extra pages.. I bought this on sale from the Filofax USA site. If anyone is interested I can take pictures to send or you could wait for a couple days til I post here.I will send international as well....
Ok thanks for hanging in this post.. have a great week!!!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February Lovely Year of Finishes....

I almost didn't think I would find one to do this month.. I have been cutting these flannel squares out for a small lap quilt from flannel shirts.. I sure hope I can make it , I'm not much of a quilter and I didn't think sewing squares together would be too hard.... will see....
(this is a secret project for a friend... well it might not be secret now ) 
So......Hopefully by the end of this month this will be finished into what would be a lap quilt...

My next post will be about my Filofax and Franklin Covey binders, with LOTS of pics!!!!.
 I have one for sale so stay tune!! (it will NOT be my FC )