It has been a quiet week in terms of planner use, so my pages look a lot tidier than they normally do.
I hope every one had a good Christmas. Bring on the New Year!
|Quite a few nail marks and wearing around the middle.|
|The back is in a similar state to the front: severely 'loved'.|
|Inside the storage space is minimal, with card slots similar to those in a Metropol.|
|Slight abrasion on the front, but that's all.|
|Even the paper insert makes it bulge. How would 3 cards ever fit in there!?|
|Isn't she lovely?|
|Even filofax can't capture the Kingfisher's true colour.|
|Your horizontal guide position.|
|The pen tool.|
|Your stroke box should look like this once you're done.|
|If you're following along, you should have something similar to this by now.|
|The rectangle tool.|
|This will create one 4x4mm square.|
|Align to selection & distribute vertical centres (highlighted).|
|Our page, now with boxes.|
|Align to margins & align right edges (highlighted).|
|Look familiar? Align to selection & distribute vertical centres (highlighted).|
My pocket london organiser arrived from Ebay today. I'm not angry about its "like new" condition. Just disappointed.
The ribg mechanism is almost completely separated from the interiou apoulstry (if that's an appropreate term to use) and is starting to pull away from the spine.
On the bright side the rings themselves are sturdy, and the exterior leather is loved but good.
I left neutral feedback as I didn't pay the earth for it, but I didn't recive a product in the condition I was promised.
You live and learn I guess.
If anyone has any ideas on how to salvage the binder, I would be very grateful. Right now I'm considering wood glue to reinforce the spine. The ligning could be tricky though; it may need to be completely redone.
I have a mission, as of today...
Find the most totally awesome, cute and functional filofax posaible for £20!
My brother's girlfriend is a fellow filofaxer and is looking for one to use on her Psychology course. Personal is the target size, as it's a good combination of size and portability, she's not too bothered about card slots, and she takes a metric ton of notes, so a place for extra note paper is a must! Also, no zipps... maybe on the inside.
Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm really excited about this, so I'm starting my search tomorrow! I do love spreading the filofax joy!
Hopefully I won't come back with another one for myself...
|Spot the filofax!|
|A bit loved, but I don't mind a little bit of rough around the edges.|
|Described as "red/burgundy", apparently the colour is closer to that shown here.|
|It's a lot more inflated than my Portland.|
|Scuff or a flaw? Either way, I'm not really bothered by it.|
|The clasp, and rings, are in excellent condition, if a little grubby.|
|I do love the quality of the branding in all my filos :)|
|Interior: I've found the built in card slots to be too snug when full.|
|I've added a card folder, just in case.|
|The rear mesh pocket would be good for a tiny notebook.|
Recently I've been contemplating making my own dividers out of pretty paper, but the cost of attractive stock of decent weight has put me off somewhat.
As well as shopping around, there is another route I could explore in order to find materials I like; paper stockists. Or more precisely, their free paper samples!
With a simple Google search you'll find that almost every reputable online paper suplier offers a small selection of free samples for anyone to order. You can even get wall paper swatches this way; not enough to do your wall, but enough to make a devider or two. Though you may have to fudge a company name for a form or two.
Another random thought: Dulux swatches as colourful, yet stylish, rulers/page deviders. You can have them in almost literally any colour.
Can you tell I'm feeling a bit creative tonight?
Tonight's post is going to be short and sweet as today's driving lesson & market day at work have tired me out.
We all love a bargain, I know I do! My Dad picked up an excellent bargain today which I've been warded off until Christmas *sulk*, so I shall say no more about that until closer to the big day.
What I want to know is...
What is/are the best bargain(s) you have ever chanced upon? And have any of these finds become invaluable to you?
Filo or plain stationery related, I'd love to hear from all of you :)
In other news, today I managed to 'behead' my work Zebra Pen with a stack of baskets. It wasn't pretty, but at least it wasn't my finger!
|Part of Paperchase's "stop watching" set.|
|Obvious label states the obvious.|
|Look at their little chubby faces!|
|Accidental arty photos.|
|Slowly closing itself.|
|While opened in a relaxed position.|
|While opened flat.|
|A4 trifold personal page sans (without) hole punch guides.|
|A4 trifold personal page with hole punch guides.|
Over past few days I have been trying to obtain a Pocket Portland to compliment Percy.
The first I lost due to my previous phone flatly refusing to allow me to increase my bid. The second I lost tonight due to some...person, waiting for the very last second to snatch it from my grasp.
To whom ever won that Pocket Portland: you Sir/Madam are now held in my lowest regard. You are a true blaggard and a rotter.
I hope it has at least gone to a good home, even if the new owner isn't my best friend right now. Fill it with stickers and post-its of beauiful colours, keep your life within its pages and show it all the love it deserves.
I think I best smother my bitterness in chocolate before it gets out of hand :p
As yesterday's post was so short, I thought I'd elaborate on the subject a bit.
Yesterday afternoon was the first time I've legitimately encountered a fellow filofaxer in the wild, as it were. I must have resembled a startled deer with the way my attention suddenly shifted to the sweet sound of, "Sorry, do you have any 2013 inserts for a filofax?" (A commonly unknown fact is that, by law, 75% of all British sentences must begin with an apology).
I wanted to help her. To shout, "No! But they do have some shockingly rubbish own brand inserts with too many holes."
I wanted to look closer at the shiny pink personal something she had safely tucked under her arm, rifle through its pages and maybe steal a few of her organisation ideas.
Alas, the polite British girl within me held my tongue, but it was a wonderful moment.
Is this what every meeting with a fellow faxer feels like?
In other news, I've realised that filofax.co.uk failed to give me an estimated delivery date on my pennybridge. Can anyone hazzard a guess at how long I should be expecting to wait for this thing? I don't know how much more pacing my carpet can take!
A very quick post today as I'm too tired for words.
I passed a fellow faxer in my local WHSmith today. Is it weird that all I wanted to do was to run up to them and announce my filofax love?
I'm also waiting eagerly for a gorgeous red compact pennybridge. I took advantage of filofax's extended 20% offer and I can't wait to play with it!
|285 x 171 mm. Make sure that your document is set to landscape.|
|This view allows you to see everything you are working on.|
|the pen tool.|
|Your page so far.|
|The black arrow.|
|Est. Y height of your first line.|
|How to find step and Repeat.|
|Be sure to remove any value you may have in the horizontal box|
|Now with Bleed Marks!|
|You should have a stripy mess, not dissimilar to this one.|
|Photoshop magic was used to make this image.|
|Everything nice and middle-ey...|
|Scissors Tool (C)|
|The final Result!|