After switching to the personal size, I’d been looking for a handbag which would fit my new planner. I used to carry a very small purse with just enough room for my wallet, phone, and keys but unfortunately, no planner. So I’m so happy I found a bag with just enough room for these essentials and a planner. Because of the long strap my hands are free to push a pram. And crucially, there are pockets on the outside, so I can easily grab my phone or keys. My kids and I have been really sick for three weeks, and after nursing them all that time (including a visit to the hospital) I felt like treating myself.
Also, around the house I found this little drawstring bag which I’d received with a set of kids’ clothes. My Smythson fits perfectly, and the bag protects the leather from getting wet or scratched.
This is a good idea to protect your investment in your planner, and I totally think there is a market for this kind of thing for a crafty person who is good on the sewing machine.
I’m still using DIYfish Week on Two Pages inserts and I’m so pleased to see Fish has released some new designs. I write all my notes on graph paper too, and I’ve been thinking that I’d like to be able to index my notes just like I can with my DIYfish pages. That would make it easier to find things again later.
Recently I bought some lovely supplies from Japan to decorate my pages:
The Mildliners came from the Hobonichi site, but I have also seen them on Jetpens. They are pale coloured so they don’t bleed through the paper. The Muji corner punch came from Ebay and the Rilakkuma flags and Deco Rush came from Rakuten.
I’ve been using my Smythson for almost a year now, it’s hard to believe I haven’t been tempted by any other planner. I’ve been very loyal! I think it’s because the leather is very good quality, and the colours are so pleasing. Planner peace!