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My Finsbury Filofax

I’ve had a personal filofax for a while but never really knew about the filofax culture/movement – if you don’t know what I mean go have a look at Philofaxy (my links aren’t working but here is the website: http://philofaxy.blogspot.co.uk/) See what I mean by culture?!

My personal kendal was getting quite small for me so I decided to upgrade to a Finsbury in Raspberry, and oh what a good decision that was!! So here she is..

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The colour is pretty accurate in this photo.

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Inside front cover with zipped compartment, card slits and wallet type pocket. 2013 5 Language diary.

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A-Z cream address tabs

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Blank tabs in cream.

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Coloured notepad in lilac, blue, yellow, peach and pink.

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Address inserts.

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Business card holders or photo holders.

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Black ruler and A5 notepad.

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Here is a close up of the front inside space – there is a place to out your name and contact details and you can see the zip here and the card holders.

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2 pen holders which holds a pen from paperchase and a Frixion 0.5 pen.

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Closes up very nicely!

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Just so you can see the size difference between personal and A5.

So there you go – my new Finsbury!

Let me know if you would like to see how I went onto personalizing it as many people on Philofaxy do. It is probably my favourite part! I also changed the setup to suit my needs.

Holly

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How time has gone on!

I’m having one of those “I’ve finally sat down” moments. It’s been a while – 2 months to be precise considering my last post was about my little boy being 6 months old and he is now a cheeky 8 month old who is trying to crawl and drooling everywhere with teething!

 

Craft wise it’s been slow but steady progress. I have been working on a doll knitting pattern by Jean Greenhowe which I blogged about here. She is coming along steadily now but I need to speed up as she is a birthday present for my niece who’s birthday is in July. Here she is so far:

 

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And here is her dress:

 

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So that’s where I am with wooly stuff.

 

In other crafty news I have tried my hand at Fimo again and had some fun making lots of keyrings inspired by youtube videos, but here is an example:

 

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Quite cute and fun to make..

 

It was also my niece’s birthday and my sister in law’s birthday so I made two different cakes:

 

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One Fairy Castle for for a fairy!

 

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And a jewelry box. Still can’t work out how I made both of these in one afternoon!?!?

 

That’s about it for now but I am about to do some draft posts on Filoxfax and also The Leather Satchel Company where my very special bag was made for me!!

 

Happy Crafting! 

The Filofax bug

I’m currently not too well (I’m sure you get bored of me saying that) it seems the pregnancy is starting to take its toll on my body with the Lupus as well.

Anyway, to counter act ‘feeling sorry for myself’ feelings I thought i would do a low energy crafty activity. I LOVE stationary, it’s quite ridiculous really, but i just can’t resist pretty pens, papers and notebooks and stickers, the list goes on! I also wanted to give my filofax a bit of a make over.

I very randomly googled ‘personalizing your Filofax’  and oh my goodness…. there seems to be a whole movement/culture/THING all about how to do this!! Who would have thought?! Needless to say I have spent the past few days in Filofax crafty heaven.

I got a lot of inspiration from several blogs and websites which i will list at the bottom to spread the Filofax crafty love.

So, my Filofax, it’s a personal size one but apart from that I couldn’t tell you it’s name, it’s usually referred to as ‘my external brain’.

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I cross stitched an elastic bookmark years ago and it still works really well! It wraps around the Filofax.

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On the dividers i have pretty paper and cute pictures.

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The diary pages i’ve mainly just coloured them in different ways but still looking for ideas for these pages.

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More picture drawings for the diary section.

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Note paper headers. I got this idea from one of the blogs below but most people use washi tape. I couldn’t get to mine so i just used pretty papers and double sided tape.

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My To Do pages are a bit more colourful now with the same ideaasabove withthe pretty headers.

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My website page has a list of blogs to follow at the moment. I think a few stickers here and there will make it prettier.

All of the ideas above and inspiration came from the following places:

www.philofaxy.blogspot.co.uk
www.thelifeoftheperpetualstudent.blogspot.co.uk
www.paperpensink.blogspot.co.uk
www.thesnarlingpost.blogspot.co.uk
www.simplifytosave.com
www.filofit.wordpress.com
www.paperlovestory.com
www.imysworld.blogspot.co.uk
www.cathryncook.co.uk
www.vanjilla.blogspot.co.uk
www.drawpilgram.com
www.mygirlthursday.com

Some great links up there so check them out!

If anyone else is blogging about their Filofax then leave me a link below as i’m still after ideas and inspiration!

Happy Crafting

Holly and Bump