Announcements, Filofax, Printable Items, Refills

❤New Item❤ Cute Printable Kokeshi Doll To-Do List Refills & Owl Character Week On Two Pages!!

Hi!  Just a quick update for some new printable items at Cute Organizing!
These are printable To-do list refills with my original kokeshi doll character:

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These are really easy to make!  Just print them out on A4 size paper (on both sides), cut along the trimming guide, punch holes and that’s it! 😉 ❤

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You can purchase the PDF files here:

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  And these are the printable Week On Two Pages with my original owl character!:

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They will brighten up your organizer for sure! 🙂

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You can purchase the PDF file here:

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I’m currently working on Month On Two Pages for 2015 with the kokeshi doll characters.  They’ll be available for the Personal size for sure, but I’m not sure about the Pocket and A5 size yet.  If I can’t get enough time to create them for the Pocket & A5 size, I’ll create some undated versions!

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy making and using my printable refills!

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Message Card and Envelope Design :)

I’ve been writing only about page markers lately, so I’d like to write about something different today!

First I have to show you my Hello Kitty shopper & pencil case I bought recently!! 🙂

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They had 50% off so it was just impossible for me to resist them!!!

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And I’d like to show you what I made for my friend the other day 🙂

My friend who lives in Japan recently opened her aroma therapy massage spa, and she asked me to design some message cards which she wants to give to her customers.

We discussed it via e-mail a few times, and she sent me this rough sketch.  It’s all written in Japanese, so I put some translation 🙂

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Her three cats were the main design and here is my sketch:

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I then fixed it a bit and coloured it on Photoshop.

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Then printed it and cut it out to see what it looked like…

Ta-Daa!!
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She asked me to make a matching envelope as well.
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I made a dot version as well:

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I’m so happy that she loved them, and I really enjoyed making them as well!

Thank you for reading!

Sachiko

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Filofax, Page-markers

❤❤Cute Kokeshi Doll: Set of 3 Pagemarkers ❤❤

Thank you so much for all the comments on the last post!  I really appreciate all of them!

I was planning on writing about my new stickers on this post, but I started working on some new page-markers after reading the comments on my last post, and I’d like to write about them first!

Like *Stationary Addict* said in the comment section, if you set a few page-markers in the binder they would overlap in the same spot and you wouldn’t be able to see the ones behind properly.  I was actually worried about exactly the same thing, so decided to follow what she said:
“would be good to have them staggered like tabs on dividers so they can be more easily seen.”

I worked on them REALLY HARD last night…!

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And printed them out this morning, TA-DAH!

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This is after I cut them out and laminated them.

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So these page-markers have tabs like dividers.

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Unlike dividers the width of these page-markers is only 5 cm, so the tabs are overlapping like the image above, but you still can see the faces of the Kokeshi girls 🙂

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I could have made the tabs wider, but I made them like this because I wanted them away from the rings as much as possible as it’s easier to flick them over.

Close shots:

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I set them up in the Filofax I’m using now.  They are quite cheerful, aren’t they!

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I used three Kokeshi girls Clara, Amy and Louise this time, but I’m also thinking of making another set just like these with Saffron and Tama.  I won’t be able to make a set of more than 3 page-markers, but if you get two sets you can have 6 page-markers in total 🙂

Once I make three more page-markers I will put them all up on my Etsy shop!

Thank you for reading!
Sachiko

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❤❤Cute Kokeshi Doll Pagemarkers ❤❤

It was my birthday on Wednesday, and on that day I took the train in the morning to do a Japanese calligraphy (shodo) workshop in Northern Liverpool!  This lovely artist I know teaches pottery and he asked me to do a workshop for his pottery students.  I was totally nervous at the beginning, but his students were really lovely so I could enjoy the workshop myself in the end.  I hope they enjoyed it, too!!

*I’m hiding their faces as I forgot to ask them if it was alright to put the photos up on my blog!

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Then in the evening my mother-in-law brought some presents and her homemade birthday cake for me!  It was such a gorgeous cake with chocolate cream inside.

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So now my birthday is over, and I’ve been working on some new items like page-markers and calendar stickers.  I’d like to show you some sample page-markers I’ve made.

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I made a window in the middle for the blue one.  If there is a window like this it becomes uneven when I laminate it, so it’s not my favourite type of page-marker to make (lol!), but I LOVE the window for some reason so I really wanted to make a sample with a window.

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This is how it looks when it’s set in my Pocket sized Filofax (Finsbury).  (I’m thinking of making them in three sizes: Pocket, Personal and A5.)

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The ribbon pops out from the top.

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This page-marker is approx. 45mm wide.

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And the pink one is more simple, but it’s longer.

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So you can turn the page from either the top or the bottom.

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The width is also 45mm, but it looks quite wide in my Pocket Finsbury, doesn’t it??

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I’m thinking of making a set of multiple page-markers instead of just selling one, so I’d like to ask you what kind of set you would like to have!  How many page-markers would you want in one set?  Any preferable size?  Colours?

*You can see more details of the one on the right on THIS PAGE.

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I would really appreciate your opinions!!  And thank you for reading!

Sachiko

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Filofax, Shrink Plastic Charms

❤❤Cute Kokeshi Doll Charm for my Filofax❤❤

It’s already the 7th, but Happy New Year!  I couldn’t update my blog as I’ve been really busy.

I visited Lancaster on Christmas Eve, and I bought this handbag there telling myself that it was my Christmas present…!  When I walked into TKMaxx I wasn’t thinking of buying a handbag at all, but when I saw this colour I just walked to the cashier straight away!!  I’ve always bought black or brown handbags, so this is my very first PINK handbag! Yay!

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Inside is like this.  You can’t really see in this photo, but I’m using a Tintamar VIP Handbag Organiser inside my handbag 🙂  I bought this handbag organiser ages ago, but it’s still very strong and useful 🙂

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Yes, I love Pink & Red 🙂  The coin purse was a gift from my friend’s mum, and the key wallet was a gift from my sister.

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By the way, I’ve been trying to make some new things, and I’d like to show you one of them 🙂

Have you seen this post on Ray’s blog “My Life All in One Place“?  When I first saw the photo I coudn’t figure out what those lovely charms were made of!  Then I asked Ray, and his answer was that he used the printable shrink plastic!!  Oh, I LOVED shrink plastic when I was a kid, and was soooo excited to know that now there is printable shrink plastic!!

So I ordered myself a pack of some printable shrink plastic and was waiting until I had some spare time to make some charms for my Filofax!

So here is what I made.  First, I cut an A4 sheet of plastic into 4 pieces as that was how much I needed to use.  Then I printed out my Kokeshi character.  Sorry, all of the photos were taken under my desk lamp, so they are orange-ish.

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When it came out of the printer I thought the colour appeared to be a bit faded, but I’m not quite sure if it was because of my printer’s settings or that was just the way it was.

Anyway, I cut them out and made holes.

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Then I baked them in the oven for 2 minutes.

Ta-Daaaa!  I put a ball-chain I already had.

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I forgot to take a picture of the back of it, but I printed out some pink polka dots on the back as it’s printable on both sides.

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I actually wanted to hang it from the top, but the ball-chain is too short.

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So I ordered some longer ball-chains, and once they arrive here I’ll put some photos up 🙂

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Thanks for reading!
Sachiko

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Dividers, Filofax, Japan Corer

❤Cute Kokeshi Doll See-Thru Page Marker❤

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They are for the POCKET size, but I’m planning on making them for the PERSONAL size as well 🙂

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Last night, I was thinking about making some page markers but I couldn’t come up with the designs I really like…
So I decided to make one with the idea which I came up with long ago to help me refresh my thoughts!

Here is the “See-thru divider” which I made a while back, and I was going to make something similar but a cuter version of it 🙂

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I did some designing on Photoshop based on my rough sketches…

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Then I printed it out and cut out the parts I didn’t need.  It was a bit of a hassle to cut out the middle part, but I managed it somehow.

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Then I laminated it with a laminator, but it’s not 100% flat, can you see?

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When I use my laminator it always becomes ever so slightly uneven, so I always use a clothes iron afterwards to make it smooth and flat.

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And here is the finished sample of the “See-Thru Page Marker”!

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To be honest, the original version of the See-Thru divider (the first photo) was more practical as you can see both pages perfectly when the divider is in between.  But this one is a lot cuter 🙂

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Thank you for reading!
Sachiko

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Dividers, Filofax, Handmade refills, Japan Corer

New Pocket Finsbury and Colourful Monthly Calendar :)

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I’ve been wanting to design more refills, stickers, Today markers…etc., but I just don’t have enough time…!   I guess I can do that after Christmas 🙂  I’ve also been wanting to make some cute week-to-view refills, but I’m short on time at the moment so I just made these simple ones for now.

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They are just simple refills, but they’ve got more space compared to Filofax week on two pages.

By the way, I like my new Finsbury.  The very first Filofax I bought was Pocket Finsbury Aqua, but I damaged the front cover and tried to fix it but I made it even worse… 😦  So I bought a Pocket Malden, and I liked it, but I couldn’t forget about the Finsbury..!  I just like its stiff leather and squareness.

The colour is Antique Rose, and it’s grayish pink.  I love pink, but I’m so clumsy, so this grayish pink is perfect for me as any damage to it won’t be so obvious 🙂

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These are the monthly calendar pages for November.

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They are quite colourful…maybe too colourful!?

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I hope I can show you some new refills/stickers/today markers sometime soon!

Sachiko

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