Tuesday, 15 December 2009

christmas notes

Last December when I gocco-printed my christmas cards, I also printed myself a moleskine cahier. Not surprisingly, I'm a moleskine addict. I get a little thrill each winter when it's time to buy next year's diary. Those clean, unblemished pages just waiting to be filled with birthdays, to-dos, important things, the mundane everyday, and the joy of time off.

The idea of my christmas cahier was to keep track of all things festive, from inspiration and ideas, lists, to-dos and to-makes. And to keep me on track and organised. The thing is, I couldn't remember where I'd put it for safe keeping from last year. Over the last few weeks I've searched and searched...and today I found it in the most unexpected place.


So now I can focus on all that needs to be done. Lists are being made, and slowly each item will be checked off. Much knitting needs to be finished (and in some cases started and finished) and cards need to be made (card stock arriving tomorrow I think!). And in order to make cards, I need to do a paper-cut. I've had a few ideas bobbing around in my head, but so far they've got no further than that. And then there will be the joy of present wrapping. One of my favourite parts of the whole process.

So, a few lists and a lot of focus is a step forward, isn't it?

9 comments:

cocoa and blankets said...

...aahhh a woman after my own heart, mine is waiting upstairs ready to be filled with events for the coming year.. although I am rather disgruntled that they no longer do a small hardbacked planner with notes at one side and a week to view on the other, I have laways had a large version but decided to down size ...along with my handbag

Pipany said...

I have to admit to panicking slightly here Diana as Lucy has just informed me this is the last Friday before Christmas!!!! ARGHHH! Why does she have to keep giving me time checks which send me into a spin? Should have sent her home with you to look after Walter for a bit! Keep going my lovely, it'll happen eventually (I hope) xx

Simone said...

Slowly but surely; that's the way forward! x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Yes Diana, it certainly is!
I'm in the process of evaluating our progress towards Christmas and I'm glad to see we are better prepared than I feared! Phew!
D x

clarabelle said...

Love Moleskins too - I always have a plan ruled think molestin on my desk.. your Christmas Cahier is lovely though!
Keep going - my list if thankfully getting smaller now with my last working day on FRIDAY! woo hoo
C x

Ali said...

Snap! My lists are all safely in mine. Sadly, with less ticks than I'd ideally like to see at this stage...

Cottage Garden said...

Thank you Diana for your lovely birthday wishes!
I'm surprisingly organised this year and presents are wrapped and sitting under the tree already - a wonderful process I agree. Love all the links here and your Christmas cards are fab.

Jeanne x

kristina said...

I adore making lists and wrapping gifts. It's the in-between bits that are the problem! K x

caireen said...

I am using the book you screenprinted for me, also as my Christmas "brain" to keep all my notes, lists and thoughts together. Everytime I pull it out of my bag I think of you, and how lovely it is, and what a lovely thing to have been sent. merry days! Cx