Wednesday, January 6, 2016

WOYW344 - planner

What is on my workdesk this Wednesday?
Well, my planner in progress.

I thought to be more organized this year I needed a planner, after seeing the prices in the shops plus that they didn’t really take my fancy I decided to make one myself.
The criteria were: small enough to put in my handbag, able to put pages in and out and of course be pretty.
I found a little A5 binder in the thrift shop for only 30 eurocent, I cut it so now it measures 16 by 17 cm and covered the front, back and inside with patterned paper, I painted the spine black.

I noticed that a closure would be nice to have, so I attached a round button and a loop made out of some satin, on the inside I covered the holes with the word now in scrabble tiles and a pretty metal embellishment on the back.

I used 2 index cards per week, I doodled a dividing line and flower in the half of each page, stamped the day of the week and number. Each month will be divided with some pretty paper.
On the inside cover I made a pocket to hold a little notebook.

This is still unfinished as I am planning of embellishing the front a bit more, nothing too bulky, nice and flat. And as time goes by and I'm using it I for sure will make some adaptations.
Thanks for stopping by, I'm off on my tour around the world through desks.O, how I love it.


  1. great idea, and much better value than the ones you buy! happy WOYWW Helen 3

  2. What a great idea and it looks beautiful. Have lots of fun in 2016. Barbx #28

  3. This looks really cool, Vicky! So much better when you make your own! I like the distressed look of the cover! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #39

  4. Oh that's fab, such a neat idea, and yep, all around cheaper, nicer and more personal than buying one. Must say that I love those number stamps! It will be interesting to know what tweaks and changes you'll need to make as the year progresses!

  5. That is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing the know how too.
    Happy New Year - Hugs, Neet 13 xx

  6. Wow. Well done Vicky. Great start to the new year.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  7. What a fab idea, and love the number stamps x
    Dawn #31

  8. Oh, I love this... it is absolutely gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday and the rest of the week,
    Bubbles #47

  9. Fab idea - I confess I bought a new A4 planner for my craft room that combines business & personal but I can't resist adding stickers etc to craft it up a bit! Take care Zo xx 42

  10. I am using my old filofax recycled but i love yours - some cost such alot- i have bought some planner stamps too ( i just hope I remember to use them!).Happy New Year! and thank you for the visit earlier xxSue 16

  11. I have a little Color Crush (which I love) and it's even on my WOYWW today, but I adore this homemade version! Your colours are beautiful and, of course, you can adapt it to suit your needs. Perfect!

    Clair x
    WOYWW #25

  12. Great idea to make your own planner :) My son has asked me to get him one for school...perhaps I will make it instead! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier :) Shel/PaperOcotilloStudio #14

  13. That's lovely! What a great idea. I always try to use ab planner but it doesn't always work out so well.

  14. What a wonderfully organised organiser. You are clever and organised haha
    Happy new year to you
    Lynn xx 17

  15. I had planned to visit last night, but right after I linked to Julia, my electricity went off. It came back on a short time ago, so now I'm trying to catch up with everyone.

    I'm super impressed with this planner. Love that it was designed by you to fit your needs. That makes it even more special. And able to fit in your purse would be a bonus, as so many are very large. Happy WOYWW from #1.

  16. So glad I stopped by! I do love your planner and will be checking in regularly to see what changes you make. Noticed the metal flower inside that you are using as a closure, very pretty! I have the same problem, can't find a planner with a page that has what I need. I decided this year I was going to go about learning how to create my own digital sheet for next year. I joined the DLP this year and they are doing an actual planner again. Diane #35

  17. Happy New Year!
    Thank you very much for already visiting me! How wonderful to have a planner and design it just the way you want it. Great idea!
    Blessings, peggy aplSEEDS@6

  18. Great idea, bet you will make great use of it too. Happy woyww, Angela X

  19. That is a great planner, and if you are able to carry it in your purse, it will get used for sure. Thanks for sharing and for visiting me earlier! #58

  20. Your planner is beautiful and so much nicer than anything you can buy in the shops...and you can design it to exactly fit your needs, perfect. Thanks for visiting me earlier. I am so late catching up this week.
    Hugs Lisax #18