...and made this...
Yup, this is the year that I'm finally going to be organized for Christmas! Woohoo!
All those craft ideas that I have for Christmas? They're in my planner.
That 'must stitch' design....that's in my planner too (along with a note of the threads that I need to buy!)
And that new recipe I want to try....yup, that's in the planner, along with a list of the ingredients so that I don't get home and realize that I am missing the one crucial ingredient !
I had seen quite a few Christmas planners on Pinterest and decided that was what I needed to keep me organized, but they were all made using three ring binders. I have nothing against three ring binders...they're great for holding recipe pages torn from magazines, cross stitch charts, and you can find plenty of free printable pages....but they are rather cumbersome to be carrying with you to the supermarket or to the mall! :) I wanted something that I could pop into my bag and see all the lists I had made and scribble notes inside etc. Then when visiting the lovely, and very talented, Helen Phillips blog I saw that she had made a Christmas memories book using a spiral bound journal which you can see here. Bingo...the perfect solution!
So here's a better picture of the planner, which was just made by covering the original notebook with some fancy Christmas papers and, of course, my stitching!
I even covered the inside page!
Not too much layering of paper, so it was quite quick to make.
Can't forget the back!
Just have to make sure I have a pen in my handbag!
Roll on Christmas!
Until next time...happy stitching!