I broke down and bought the Happy Planner’s holiday planner. It’s nice, but I thought I’d rather have one set up more the way I want, and I have sections I’d like that MAMBI didn’t do for that year’s planner. I’d gotten the one with the Keepsake micro mini, and I don’t need cookie exchange stuff, or memory keeping stuff because I don’t do those. But I needed an actual party planner, and a gift planner, with a sheet for gifts I actually got for people.
These pages are odds and ends I made.
The first is for Human measurements, because she sews garb, too, and it’s handy to have in a binder you’ll be taking with you places.
This post has 2 larger files – both are for Journaling. I love to plan out my crafting projects. I rarely do, lol, but I love to do it! It only took a few modifications to the Knitting journal to make it great for quilting. Add some space for more fabric swatches, space to add patterns, and space to plan out blocks and block placement.
I also made pages – it’s just a two page spread – for finished quilts – one page for a picture of the quilt, and the back page for details and if she liked making the pattern.
A couple weeks ago, before the newest lockdown, I went to visit a friend. She had to organize and clean up the room she’s been using for her quilting projects, and I helped. We ended up finding a bunch of pretty coordinating fabric that she forgot what quilt she bought it for! We got it organized a little bit, and then sat down and watched a ‘gifts for quilters’ YouTube video.
On that video was a quilt planner – and she thought it was a good idea, but it was all bound up with a calendar, and deadlines. She doesn’t do well with deadlines and daily things, it puts too much pressure on her creativity.
So, me and my mother have been wanting to take my grandmother’s recipes, type them up, print them and either put them in binders, make books, or just give access to the files online to the family members who want copies… And until Google Drive came along, it was a bit difficult to organize correctly. So, I started to type. A lot. And I have 17 binders to go through and type out….. It’s going to be a long process.
But then, MAMBI came out with a Recipe Planner. I missed the first one, I wasn’t using the system then. But then, a new one came out! It’s wonderful, the tabs, the covers…. But the pages, at least for the Mini, don’t really have enough room for some of my more complicated recipes…. So I bought a set on Etsy that I liked, but, well, you have to copy and paste line by line and that’s super tedious… So I made my own! Then, of course, because everyone in my family wants different sizes – Mom wants 8.5×11, Dear Auntie wants Classic Planner Size, and I really prefer the Mini size for everything!