1-17-17 things

I am starting the new year off just so, with blank slates and no dates ♥

1-1-17 is starting out fresh! ..so much so I haven't even calendared it in yet! Made this years notebook with linen writing paper in baronial ivory 😍 seems to have a bit of a slick finish, it may be the year of the smudge? . . . . #planneraddict #penaddict #stationery #kawaii #pen #travelersjournal #bulletjournal #notebook #plannerstickers #cutepens #instagood #makersgonnamake #minimalist #make #darlingmovement #showmeyourplanner #handmadeparade #amandaochocki #paper #journal #onmydesk #diary #lettering #ephemera #plannerlife #knittersofinstagram #writersofinstagram #bujolove #japanstyle #ink

 I  made some notebooks and a new calendar for my planner using a lovely classic linen writing paper in the most perfect ivory hue ♥

My stapler is a shifty asshole though, so my alignment is always a little off, but I’m going to look at it like it’s my hidden signature, like how they could trace type to a specific typewriter by certain repeatable dropped letters. (#notanotebookspy)

A few birthdays have officially been entered on the pages and I’m almost 100% positive I will screw up numbering the boxes and it will again be a calendar of smudges & scribbles :)

Linen Loop, today, tomorrow, next week, always♥

Taking a moment to personally thank snapchat for blurred selfies with well manicured brows, buffed porcelain skin and weirdly applied lipstick filters.

Spending some of my blank slate dateless days digging through old button jars. I literally buy every tin, baggie and box I come across (really I do!), it makes me sad to think that someone took the time to save them for years and years and now they are being tossed away ..so naturally I scoop them all up and add them to my collection ..don’t worry I got you grandma ♥

(I am kind of surprised though at how many grannies just cut the dang buttons off the worn out clothes! Half of my button hoard consists of janky fabric scraps and wads of thread!)

Turning some of the shell buttons into these cute little stitch marker charms

and then adding those onto these cute little stitch marker charm clips, along with vintage pearls, bits of necklace chain, and a leather fringy thing to be used as an optional essential oil diffuser.

I’ve put gram dogs old license on mine ♥

life in creams, greys and pinks


Oh and some plaid…

Our girl is somewhere out east on a train home to us, we have been busily tiding up, running about and preparing for her and the holidays. Lately I’ve been finding my peace in trying to make anything and everything, like a one off zip pouch because I’m currently obsessed with clear vinyl or weaving crazy chalklegs tartan plaid potholders, using up all the bits and half balls from way down deep, just so I can feel less guilty about adding beauty to my stash. Today I’m all about baby goat face selfies and researching overnight oats.  I don’t always know what to write or bother with captions, awkward silences are my life :) I can’t seem to take myself seriously enough to think anybody cares, so that usually leads to major spreads between posts. In reality, I am a total bore who likes to take pictures of stuff and sometimes talk about things I love. When the words or images aren’t there, know my heart felt appreciation is, thank you for taking the time to visit and for putting up with my weirdo ♥