• studio diary

    A Quiet January Vlog & Organising The Studio 🖍️ Studio Diary #6

    A Quiet January I’ve had a very quiet start to the year. It’s been nice having a bit of a rest because I was very busy in the run-up to Christmas. I’ve been using the free time to work in my commonplace book a little more. I’ve always been fascinated with patterns and came across a book about pattern design on archive.org. The particular book I’m reading at the moment is called Pattern Design by Lewis Day. It takes the time to explain the elements which make up a pattern and what you need to do to create a repeating design. I’ve come to love these old “how-to” style books. Somehow…

  • stationery

    5 Essential Pens For Bullet Journaling

    The first, and most essential item you need for bullet journaling is a notebook. The second is a good pen (or pencil if you prefer). One of the challenges with starting a bullet journal is feeling like you need to go out and buy all the stationery supplies. You don’t. And I’d highly recommend you work with what you’ve got before buying more. But there will come a time when you feel ready to try a new notebook, and you might want a good pen to write in it. I’ve been bullet journaling for a good few years now and I’ve tried many different writing tools. Some are good, some…

  • planners

    5 Tips For Setting Up Your New Planner

    It’s the time of year when we all convince ourselves that we need is a new planner because a planner will solve all problems. I’m sure if you’re reading this you’ve also realised that a new planner will not magically solve all the problems. The thing is, a planner can help you get yourself organised, and the start of a new year is just as good a time as any to do it. But the planner on its own isn’t going to magically figure everything out for you. You need to put some work in.  So today I want to share some tips on setting up a new planner. You…

  • bullet journal

    My 2023 Bullet Journal & Notebook Setup

    Another year is over and I thought this would be the perfect time to share my bullet journal set-up for 2023. The way I use my bullet journal hasn’t changed much over the last 12 months. I’m still using the same notebook as 2022 (fingers crossed I can fit the whole year in the 150 pages I have left. But I like seeing these posts so I thought I would share mine. Lessons from my 2022 bullet journal 2020-2021 was a weird time for me. I graduated from university and I didn’t realise just how much that would change the way I used my bullet journal. During that time my…

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    How To Set Up A Minimal Bullet Journal & Spread Ideas

    I think it wouldn’t be too dramatic to say I’d be lost without my bullet journal. It’s the thing which keeps me on track and reminds me where and what I’m supposed to be doing on any given day. Over the years I’ve tried getting creative with my bullet journal, trying lots of ways to add colour and make it look visually interesting. But the way my bullet journal works best for me is when I prioritise function over creativity. I love my minimal bullet journal, and in a world of perfectly created bullet journal pages. I think it’s important to highlight that your bullet journal doesn’t have to look…