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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Yearly Planners

Afternoon all,
Feeling a bit smug with myself as I'm actually posting for the second time this week, as I promised myself I would at the beginning of the year. Long may it continue!!!
Today's post is actually craft related, rather than house related. Makes a refreshing change!!
Every year I make these planners, first seen in a very very old issue of one of the craft magazines. May hav been Simply Cards and Papercraft, but I really can't remember. It was about 3 years ago. They are made from 2 A4 brown envelopes, and whilst a bit time consuming, v pretty and v useful. I change them year by year as I get new stuff, but the follow the same basic layout. I give some away as presents and always keep one for myself. Never have I actually used it, but it hangs around in my bag for a month or so then gets stuck in a drawer somewhere. Maybe this is the year that will all change .......................

Apologies for the poor picture quality - I have finally found my camera charger after it being missing for 2 years, but the memory card seems to have been taken out of my camera so I still can't use it until I get  a new one!! Grr.....
Anyway, this is the front cover. The tabs at the side are for labelling the pockets made from the opening of the envelopes. Books rings down the side hold it together and give you space to jazz it up with ribbons.

This is a post it note set I got in Home Bargains for about 60p. Proper post it note quality so they don't fall out all over the place. I've seen the same ones for £2 in stationery shops!!

I stamped the months of the year onto notepaper bought in The Works using individual letter stamps from one of those little £1 sets, then found a set of months stamps 2 days after I finished. As I made 10 of these, you can imagine how long it took to stamp all of them!!! I did sell a few at a craft fair though, so no complaints.
The sign with the year on on the other page is from a Tim Holtz die.

This is another pad bought from Home Bargains, also post it note type sticky at the top, although I don;t think these ons were made by the post it note company.

That was a big post!! Well done if you're still awake!! Hope the year has started well for you, and that your crafting is going well xx

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

House update!!

Have a couple of pics showing improvements to the mammoth task our house has become!! It's far from done but is now definitely livable inable!!

The bedroom has gone from this:

to this:

Hopefully you can see some changes!!!!

The dining room has gone from this:

to this:

We still have a long way to go but at last feel like we're making progress. More pics to follow, I'vve finally found my camera charger after 9 months!!!!
Thanks for looking. Happy crafting (or decorating!) xx