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.
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.
I made dividers and tabs using the hues of Christmas…
The planner is divided into six sections:
calendar, ideas, knitmas, projects, recipes, gifting which includes the Christmas card snail mail list and stocking stuffers.
I use the week on one page as my diary insert where I plan to write down reminders, due dates and Christmas socials.
I hope to make use of the project planning section…
Here I have a project pages for handmade gifting.
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…
I made this Filofax dashboard from one of my birthdays cards from my fiftieth…
I am settling comfortably in my Filofax…
I like the simplicity of the Original. Its elasticised pen loops are on the left-hand side of my planner since makes pen grabbing quite accessible to a southpaw like myself.
My dashboard will change every month… as they are recycled from last year’s calendar.
Each month has a pocket, this one is folded from gift-wrapping paper that one of my birthday presents this year.
I have a monthly view of June and colour code my schedule…
I choose a week and a task on one page to view and plan each week…
So far, I am liking the horizontal week on two pages to see as this format makes it easier for me (as a left-hander ) to write on each day.
This month I will be using a new blog post planner on one page and a take note page on the left-hand side.
I started a fresh page for brain dumping for the Dublin Knit Collective.
Socially knitworking comes naturally to me and when I discovered the existence of the Filofax community, fellow Filofaxer, A and I set the wheels in motion to plan and organise, FilofaxIE and the first Dublin meet up.
We came from all over Dublin, Waterford and Portland (the one in the USA)
As in Philofaxy Meet Up tradition, we stacked our well loved planners for its photo op.
It was a lovely afternoon meeting others who are passionate about planners, pens and paper!
On my way home I stopped along the Canal to soak up some sun rays…
… jot down a few notes ; )
Overall, it was a good day out for the Filofax and my latest FO
Thanks for the support from the Twitter knitters who are also Filofax enablers: @trish78, @wyvernfriend, @pinoyirish, @rochekate @clairem42,