Thursday, 30 April 2015

Thursday's planner update - two pages

Thinking pink and orange this week in my planner! Lots of small scale printables and some alpha quotes to keep me motivated.
This was last week, I kept it ultra simple as I was playing catch up with the Easter holiday and family commitments around here, and trying to decorate! Washi tape to the rescue! I am finding that I am using up all my stash that I hadn't used before which is a good thing. Made a lift the flap element top right for some more private journaling. Used Washi tape as a hinge. Trimmed down a 3x4 card from Project Life I had not used. This week the colour scheme was blues to tone with the pictures.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Project Life catch up!

Been so busy 'round here this Easter, finally back into a sort of routine! managed to catch up with Project Life a bit this week! Week 14 included Easter weekend, so I went with a yellow feel to this page. I included some of my Easter cards and part of an anniversary card cut down to 3x4. The top right was an acetate from the previous layout and I didn't like the pink on the back so I gold foiled a heart using my Minc machine and a laser printer and glued it in place. No photo's on this side.
On the right hand page,
A photo of my son in his dance show that we went to London to see. Also a photo of my wardrobe reorganising.
I even had a go with the silk screen from a previous Studio Calico kit (no connection) and stitched some sequins around the outside. On to week 15 next! TFLx

Monday, 13 April 2015

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner process video part 1

Wardrobe reorganisation hints and tips!!

 So this is what we are aiming for, a highly organised wardrobe/closet space that has everything within easy reach!
 If you follow my Pinterest boards, you will see I have a board labelled organisation and there is nothing better than pinning ideas for easy fix solutions. I decided it was high time I made some of them happen!
I am totally envious of the Americans with their walk in wardrobes, but we over here usually have a double wardrobe like this! In our bedroom we actually have three built in double wardrobes, two of which hubby has!!! I know! Go figure! Storage for all of his suits and shirts!! 
I do have drawers in my dressing table that hold all my underwear but other than that this cupboard is it!! 
So first I emptied it all out, all over the bed!
All the shoes were on the top shelf and just too difficult to reach with my bad shoulder, so first I purged the shoes!!
I do have mismatched shoe boxes I've kept over the years, so I ditched some shoes and just selected some to keep in shoe boxes and a few pairs from Sainsbury's etc that were loose.

Next I got hubby to make me some shelves using MDF, cheap and cheerful, with side battens and a loose shelf, spaced so I can used one for jumpers, one for t shirts and one for cardigans etc. 

He also put one above the main shelf so I could select five or six handbags to keep in shoe carriers dust free. I also put a few clutch bags in a wooden wine crate on the top shelf so they all stood up. You could use a baking tray vertical storage rack too (see my Pinterest board here)
With my knee boots stood below the bottom shelf (using my flip flops as boot trees to stand them upright!)
Next job hangers.
I used wooden trouser hangers and velvet covered hangers from Poundstretcher. The wooden ones take the weight of jeans well and the velvet cheap ones are good for tops as they are very narrow so you get more on the rail as well as holding the clothes on instead of letting them slip off. I always group my clothes by colour too, as I think it makes it easier to choose outfits.
Next scarves, and do I have a lot of scarves!!
I put a dowel on the back of each door with cup hooks, being careful not to screw them right through to the front of the door!!!  You can either hang the scarves on the dowel, like I used to until I got too many and now I knot them on trouser hangers, which hook on the dowelling rail. Belts hand behind the dowel keeping them handy too.
The other door has more scarves and a necklace hanger from Primark. Hanging the scarves behind the necklaces cushions the sound when you open the wardrobe doors.
Two stacking boxes on the top shelf, one for swimwear and one yet to be filled!
Two bin bags full for charity and all my plastic hangers taken to the tip. I also reinstated my charity shop mug tree as a bracelet and bangle holder on the top shelf. (sometimes it is a washi tape stand on my craft desk!!)
 Finally I now have more room for these new beauties!!!! You've got to love birthdays and a son who works there and uses his staff discount to treat his mother!!!! TFLx
P.S. I do a winter summer clothing swap to the drawer under the spare bed for extra seasonal storage and coats go in the back bedroom wardrobe.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Thursday's planner update

This week, with it being Easter I decided to make an insert for my planner. I printed off the free printable from Maggie Holmes blog then I cropped it and converted it to black and white before printing it at this size, on my laser printer. I then ran it through the Minc foiling machine with gold foil and mounted it on card. I love how it turned out.
This week I used the Studio Calico Purple Rain ink and Blush crush for my stamping. I also included some scaled down printables (see a previous post) and a die cut of the word Easter left over from my Easter cards. I filled the last space with a quote I liked from Instagram using up a mixture of small alphas. A few puffy sticker hearts and some perforated quote strips from a Studio calico kit and it was all done. TFLx

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Thursday's Planner Update, 2 pages!

Here we are at Thursday again already! This week has been all about fixing the central heating system, so crafting has taken a back seat, but we are back on track just in time for Easter!
Finishing off March already, with some marker pen for writing in colour. Stamped in pink and green and used yellow and blue for the Eclipse. Stamped some bullet points for a change. More hidden journaling under the 'see below' printable trimmed to size.
The final week of March is this spread and I wanted to include a couple of pictures from London, so I trimmed down a page protector from Studio calico and added some holes with my hole punch to include a couple back to back. TFLx