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Personal, Planning

Budget planning in my Filofax

I’m not that great at saving money. Sure, I have money in savings but I know I could have a lot more and given the thought of buying property in the not-too-distant future is getting closer and closer to the front of my mind I know I need to start saving properly. I currently have an excel spreadsheet that lists my outgoings for the month so I can plan if I will save anything or not but it’s only ever luck if I save each month. I don’t keep track of what I’m sending  ...

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Planning

Setting up a Midori to be used as a blog planner

Last week I showed a little bit of my beautiful blue Midori Traveler’s Notebook and mentioned I was turning it into a simple blog planner. Today I’m going to take you a for a quick walk through my set up for it. If you can think of anything I can tweak or have any great Midori tips let me know in the comments below! For this set up I’ve just used two notebooks – a monthly insert from a shop on Ali Express and a dotted insert from Etsy. I’ve started with the  ...

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Cardmaking, Planning

What to do if your Silhouette is ripping your paper…

I’ve had my little portrait now for almost two years now and I’m still finding fabulous things to do with it. It’s probably in the past year that I’ve used it the most as I’ve found the little tips and tricks to get it working just right, and discovered all the amazing things like vinyl, stickers and sketch pens. There is also a wealth of support out there for Silhouette users. From inspiration to troubleshooting, it’s all out there. There are a couple of  ...

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Other crafts, Planning

Making a fabric dori without a sewing machine

I have a beautiful blue leather Midori that I bought earlier this year and I love the idea of the Midori system. In my Bruges haul posts I mentioned that I’d bought lots of pretty fabric without a project in mind and realised they’d be ideal for making doris out of. I found a tutorial I liked here and headed down to Hobbycraft to buy the extra bits I needed for a first attempt. Iron on interfacing Iron on adhesive  Elastic – I wanted black elastic but this was literally  ...

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