Dividers, Filofax, Japan Corer, Stickers

New filofax arrived!

I bought my first filofax organiser in August last year.  I did a lot of research on the internet before deciding which filofax to purchase, but researching on the internet sometimes overwhelms me with a huge amount of information and leaves me totally confused..!  So, after a week of researching on the internet what I did was just turned off my computer and walked to Ryman which isn’t so far from my place.  Then I found a lovely pocket-sized Finsbury Aqua which was reduced to only £20.  My favourite colour is Red, but  when I took it out of the box and touched it I just fell in love..!  It was so beautiful and the smell of leather was absolutely gougeous.  Aqua wasn’t my favourite colour, but I decided that this would be my very first Filofax organiser!  (Until then I had been using Japanese organisers like Hobo Nichi Techo for many years.)

I had been happily using my Finsbury Aqua since that day until…LAST WEEK…!  Because of my very stupid mistake (which I don’t even want to mention as I’m regretting it too much…!!!) I ruined the front cover of my beloved filofax…  I would probably cope with it if it was the back cover, but I damaged the front cover.  I tried to get used to my damaged filofax, but after using it for 3 days I decided that I would need a new filofax.

So, to make a very long story short, now I have my new filofax in my hands!  I chose the Malden Vintage Pink this time (of course the pocket size again- it’s my favourite size as it fits in my purse perfectly).

I wasn’t so sure about ordering it on Amazon, but amazingly it arrived the next day by First Class Recorded.  I actually found a small flaw but it wasn’t so bad, and after all it was only £29.94.

These are the dividers I made for my Finsbury↓

I was going to use the same dividers for my new Malden, but I noticed that there wasn’t enough space between the pages and the pen loop like the Finsbury.  So I made new dividers for the Malden↓

It wasn’t much fun making 14 dividers, but now I’m so happy that I made them!

This is a chart of the P&P that I often refer to for new orders.

Month on two pages↓

I’m really happy with this new see-thru divider I made.  I cut out the middle part of a divider and laminated it so you can see both pages even though the divider is in between.

I keep my Japanese “omamori” (talisman) which I got from Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine) before leaving Japan in 2010.

These are the kokeshi calendar stickers I make and sell↓

I’m selling them on eBay, Etsy and on my own website (banners are on the right side!).  You can visit my shop on Etsy from the banner below↓

Thank you very much for reading my very long post!

15 thoughts on “New filofax arrived!”

  1. Just blogged about my Filofax and wondered if I am the only one enough in love with my Filofax to be doing this!! Happy to have found you, love the post, I’m sharing your Filofax love!! 🙂 x

  2. Thank you for your comment! I’m so happy that you found my blog 🙂 I’ve always admired other peoples blogs about their lovely filofaxes, and I was nervous to start my own! I’m so glad you liked my post 🙂 x

  3. I know what you mean, I was a little bit nervous to start my own blog, especially because there are so many bloggers out there who are fantastic! But you definitely shouldn’t be nervous, your blog is fab 🙂

  4. Hi there. I love your work, your handmade dividers and stickers are beautifully crafted. I’d never thought of transparent dividers either, ingenious! Thank you so much for sharing your Filofax.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and I’m very happy to hear that you like my work 🙂 The transparent divider is working quite well athough it was a bit tricky to laminate it at first!

  5. I’m popping in from Philofaxy.com where your blogpost has been featured. I’m a big Malden lover myself, so I applaud your decision to go for yours! Love your banner picture btw!!!

    1. Hello Jotje! I just checked Philofaxy, and my posts (not just one but two!!) are featured!! Thank you so much, I’m so flattered! Thanks for the compliment about my banner too 🙂

  6. I love your dividers, especially the one with the window in – how clever. They are never fun to make past the first few, but oh, the satisfaction once they’re done!

    I don’t want to riase a sore point, but I have successfully used enamel paints like Humbrol to repair or even paint designs on damaged leather before, you can buy them from places like modelzone.co.uk, the only drawback is the long drying time… anyway, I’ll say no more but just wanted to drop that idea into the mix.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, and I am terribly sorry that your comment has been sorted as spam for some reason and I didn’t realize you left a comment until this moment..!

      I don’t know if you are still looking, but thank you for your compliment about the see-through divider. Yes, if feels great when they’re done and set nicely in the Filofax 🙂 By the way, I didn’t know about the enamel paints and so on- thank you for the link! I thought about putting a sticker to hide the damaged part, but never thought about painting designs! Thank you for some great ideas 🙂

  7. OMG! I LOVE your see through divider idea! That is absolutely the best idea ever! I am now very excited and want to make some more things for my Filofax – and I still want another one :s hehe! There is something so addictive about Filofax and putting them together! 🙂

    1. Thank you! It was a bit tricky to laminate a divider that was empty in the middle part (it became a bit warped when it came out of the laminator), but I managed to fix it using an iron with a very very low temperature.

      Yes, I absolutely agree with you about the addiction! There’s so much pleasure in wondering what I’m going to change next, and it feels so fantastic when I see the new setting!

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