The spring equinox is officially here and it also marks the second quarter of 2016.
I am compelled to review my planner needs since I expect to be very busy the next few months.
I need more organiser and planning space so I’ve set up an A5 ringed binder which I plan to keep here at Knitting HQ.
My Filofax Original (personal size) feels like a brick in my bag so now I am using a Filofax Windsor.
I am loving my Filofax pocket Amazona which I am using as a wallet.
I am still using the passport sized traveler’s notebook for my day job, however I’m still not convinced that I like my set up. But I’ll stick with it for a few more months.
17th March, the day the world celebrates Irishness.
Green… The colour of St Patrick’s Day
And my attempt at drawing a shamrock… Fail
I made the move from a Filofax to a Traveler’s Notebook over the weekend. My full sized ZLYC traveler’s notebook is now a knit knote journal and organiser.
The monthly calendar chronicles and tracks my #yearofmaking challenge for 2016.
Although I use my Samsung tablet to download and access knitting pattern patterns from my Ravelry library, I still like to print my personal copy and take pen to paper to make a few knit knotes.
A zippered plastic pouch contains all the bits and bobs that I need for the current knitting project.
I’ve also added colouring page as another way to unleash my creative spirit.
It’s day 34 in the Year of Making… I colourwashed a page in my TN insert.
We are 10 days into 2016, and I have managed to attend two Zumba classes, two pilates classes, and a yoga class….
This year I plan to frequent museums and galleries to soak in a bit of art and art history.
Sculpture at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork.
Last year I was using a pocket Filofax as my workbook however, I found it to be bulky and heavy in the pocket of my scrub suit.
I was planning to use the same Filofax set up, however, my impulse purchase of not one but three , Traveler Notebooks changed all that.
For 2016, I decided to set up the dark green ZLYC passport TN as my work / daily bullet journal due to the size and ease of slipping it into a patch pocket.
Last month, I downloaded, printed and punched 2016 month on one page intended for my pocket Filofax. As I did not want them to go unused, I trimmed them down and glued them into a passport sized TN insert.
Using grid paper, I made a fold out a year at a glance insert and highlighted the weekends and bank holidays…
Last year I used a modified version of Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal and it worked well for me, so I have a lined insert ready to go for the first Safety Pause of 2016.
Colouring books, pencil crayons, creative Filofaxing…. All paradise! I am determined to commit myself to #yearofmaking
Colouring is a great creative outlet for relaxation and reduce stress. I’m stocking with the purple theme to create a dashboard for my purple Filofax.
The pages in this book are double sided, so I continued with applying more colour on the reverse side of the page.
Then, to finish. … I brought out the laminator and made a reversible dashboard, marker, and paper clip holder.
The Filofax Original is starting to look a bit more colour co-ordinated
Happy New Year ! The first day of 2016 is here along with my passion for pen and paper. Here is a quick peek inside my main planner / organiser….
For 2016, my monthly diary is a two page layout. I am hoping to keep my handwriting on the smallish side in order to write in the squares neatly.
I’m sticking with the horizontal week on two pages. It worked well for me last year.
This Filofax has a get things done / to do section, in which I use undated week on two pages to list my tasks for the week.
I am looking forward to 2016 and my adventures of putting pen to paper….