Filofax

New desk arrived :)

I bought a new desk and it arrived last week!  I bought my previous desk (LAIVA) from IKEA two years ago, but it was too small that I used to get so irritated working in such a tiny space.

Well, the new desk isn’t particularly large, but it’s large enough for me.  I actually didn’t buy a desk- I bought a table and a drawer unit separately from IKEA.  The table top’s length is only 100cm, and I was a bit worried that the drawer unit and the chair wouldn’t fit under the table, but fortunately they did 🙂  I’m especially happy with the drawer unit which was only 25 pounds. It came with the casters, but I didn’t put them on as I prefer it without them (well, actually it was my husband who did all the assembling!).

All of my stamps are in one of the drawers now.

And here is my Filofax which is getting slightly too fat.

 So I again looked through all the pages and got rid of some which I don’t need to carry around anymore.

You might not be able to tell in this photo, but it’s got slimmer again 🙂

It’s a nice feeling to get rid of stuff I don’t need anymore.  At the end of each day, I take out all the receipts and expired coupons etc. out of my wallet, and before throwing them away I write down how much I spent on my debit/credit cards in my Filofax.  It’s my routine and I love to keep my Filofax & wallet as slim as possible 😉

Thanks for reading!

Sachiko

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Eraser stamps, My Paintings

My handmade stamps and new painting

I put handles on my eraser stamps I showed you in my last post.  Carving is the fun part of course, but I also looove the next stage putting handles on them!  Suddenly they become like real stamps with handles, you know!

And it’s a lot easier to stamp with a handle 🙂

To tell you the truth, the eraser was a bit too thick as you can see in the above photo.  There is no problem when stamping, but it’s a bit unstable to keep it standing in the small storage box.  So after taking this photo I actually took the eraser part off the handle (it was a bit of a hassle as it was superglued!) and put it back on again after slicing it to about half the thickness.

But I really enjoy making stamps so I carve them whenever I get some spare time.  I can release my stress by doing it too!

Lastly, here is my latest painting of a geisha girl 🙂  I did it on A4 size cartridge paper using ink and watercolour.  The letters on the right side say “Maiko” which means apprentice geisha.  Letters on the left side is my signature written in hiragana letters, and it has my signature stamp underneath.

I used gold colour for the obi (sash) and some flowers on the kimono.  I love using gold colour 🙂

It’s available in my Etsy shop!

Thanks for reading!

Eraser stamps, Filofax, Japan Corer

New Stamps and New Japanese Sushi Gift Set

It’s already October!  I’m just amazed how quickly the time passes!

First of all I’d like to introduce my new gift set using my own original characters called Sushi Boy & Sushi Girl 🙂

Like my other gift sets this one is also a personalised gift set with your name in Japanese & English.

I made two versions: Sushi Boy version and Sushi Girl version.  The difference is in the design and colour of the key ring and badge.  Both gift sets come with:

★1x personalised badge – diameter: 3cm
★1x personalised key ring – 4cm x 3cm
★11x personalised stickers
★4x writing sheets (2 patterns) – 18.5cm x 13cm
★2x matching envelopes (2 patterns) – 14.5cm x 10.5cm

It’s available at my Etsy shop and eBay shop- it would make a wonderful Christmas gift for sure!

 And here is a photo of my new eraser stamps.  I’m putting handles on them soon- but I have to get the wood cut first!

I’ve noticed that it’s easier to curve certain erasers.  I haven’t tried many kinds yet, but I liked the ones I used this time.

This is a photo of my week on two pages for this week.  I used my handmade calendar stickers and stamps- maybe it looks a bit too busy?  I hope to get some new ink pads soon because I only have red, brown and black at the moment.

❤Etsy❤

❤eBay❤

And here is a photo of my Month On Two Pages for September- I tried to make it colourful last month. The space is so tiny for pocket size, though!

I hope you enjoyed my post and have a great weekend 😉