Planning for the Second Quarter

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.

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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.

Colouring by the Dashboard Light…

Colouring books, pencil crayons, creative Filofaxing…. All paradise! I am determined to commit myself to #yearofmaking

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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.

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The pages in this book are double sided, so I continued with applying more colour on the reverse side of the page.

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Then, to finish. … I brought out the laminator and made a reversible dashboard, marker, and paper clip holder.

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The Filofax Original is starting to look a bit more colour co-ordinated

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Filofaxing knitter

My two favourite obsessions … the Filofax organisers and knitting.

I was lucky to find this pocket sized Pak in a charity shop.

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Originally, I planned to use it as a wallet however, fellow Filofaxing knitter Nadia suggested I use it as a knitting case.

So now, I store my interchangeable KnitPro needle tips in the card slots and a pad post it notes. On the right is a very pretty floral dashboard made from a birthday card.

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I recycled the plastic sleeve protectors that some birthday cards have over them. I used decorative tape from Tiger to make pockets for the cables.  I carry  20cm, 40cm,  60cm, 80cm, and 100cm knitting cables

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I made another pocket using the cover of a knitting magazine.

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I use a clear zipped pocket to store a few stitch markers and a yarn needle.

All zipped up and ready to come along to a Dublin Knit Collective Knitworking session.

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Planning for 25.12.15

I’ve been creatively Filofaxing since I discovered the online Filofax community at the beginning of the year. The Christmas season is a very busy time of year for me, and this year I hope that my personal Domino here will help me plan and organise my way 25.12.15.

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I made dividers and tabs using the hues of Christmas…

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The planner is divided into six sections:
calendar, ideas, knitmas, projects, recipes, gifting which includes the Christmas card snail mail list and stocking stuffers.

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I use the week on one page as my diary insert where I plan to write down reminders, due dates and Christmas socials.

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I hope to make use of the project planning section…

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Here I have a project pages for handmade gifting.

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Summer Days…..

How I spend a summer day in July…

A planning morning at my local cafe, mainly to people watch as I managed to get a table by the window.

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I am adding my creative touch in between the pages of my Filofax.

Staedler’s watercolour pencils are my favourite drawing / painting tools at moment.

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Doodling a few flowers, then a few brushstrokes with water…

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Something old is new again….

This well loved red Domino was started to look a bit on the tatty side.

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I read few blog posts from Filofaxers who dyed or painted their planners.

So I rolled up my sleeves and began the makeover.

I took some fine sandpaper and lightly sanded the surface.

I used a water based adhesive to prime the surface.

Then applied a coat of acryluc paint inĀ  burnt umber and topped with a coat of black.

I finished it off with two coast of varnish and added a few stickers.

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Now, do I move my knitting Filofax to this Domino….

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Insert memories here…

I am inspired to declutter my home environment after reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kando.

Little by little, I am using a few tips and tricks from the Konmari Method to tackle my clutter by focusing on
what to keep and what sparks joy.

I have a vast quantity of momentos and souvenirs stored and stacked in every nook and cranny of my home.

Here, I have a paper envelope for my Filofax, made from a paper bag that I kept as a souvenir from a holiday in Naples…

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I made this Filofax dashboard from one of my birthdays cards from my fiftieth…

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