Eraser stamps, Filofax, My Paintings, Stickers

Organising stickers and making more stamps!

I have quite a few stickers like I said in my last post. I used to keep them organised in a small file but not all of them can fit in it so I usually keep them in one bag. It’s been quite stressful to find the sticker I want in the pile of stickers!

I don’t have a small folder in which I can nicely organise all my stickers, so I decided to use some cello bags I already have.

I cut the self-sealing part off the bags because I don’t need it.  Then I made holes by a punch so I can hold the cello bags together by a ribbon.

Ta-daaa!

It’s a lot easier to look through the stickers now 🙂

I thought the ribbon would be loose and it would fall apart easily, but it’s quite sturdy to my surprise! (Or maybe it’s just because it always stays at home unlike my Filofax which comes with me everywhere I go.)  Anyway, it’s such a nice feeling to get things arganized, hehe.

By the way, in my last post I said that my weekly resolution was to keep the Week On Two Pages neat and attractive!

Here is my Week On Two Pages for last week.

And this is for this week.

I’m not quite sure if they are neat and attractive, but I’ve been enjoying writing things in with stickers, stamps and my Multi 8 pen. (My post on a Multi 8 pen is HERE.)

Oh yes, the stamps! I made more stamps after I wrote my last post.  I was into making eraser stamps for a while in June (you can see them HERE and HERE) and now it’s coming back again!  I’m still not so good at it yet, but it’s definitely a good fun.

These are the ones I use most often.

This is how they look like when stamped on paper.

Stamped on post-its.

I got some small wooden pieces today, and I’m thinking of using them as handles for my stamps. I’m not quite sure how it will go, but I hope I can show you some of them in my next post!

Lastly, this is my latest painting!  This gate is called Kaminarimon Gate and it’s in Asakusa, Tokyo.  The printed version of this painting is available HERE.

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Eraser stamps, Filofax, Japan Corer, My Paintings

More stamps!

I wrote in my last post that I started making my own stamps using erasers.  I found it soooooo difficult (I still do!) at the beginning, but I think I’m getting slightly better 🙂

 Approx. 2.5cm(H) x 1.7cm(W) 🙂

Now I’ve got quite a few stamps, so I made a small box for them.

Approx. 2cm x 2cm↓

Strawberry is about 1.5 cm (hight)

I just decorated next week’s pages with my stamps, and it was so much FUN !!  (The stamp of the coffee cup on the bottom-right corner wasn’t made by me.) I wish I could make a lot more stamps, but my eyes have been horribly sore from making stamps, so I really need to rest my eyes…!  Boohoo!

By the way, this is my latest painting of a sushi restaurant in Tokyo↓

(Available at Japan Corner.)

And these are the new personalised address labels which are also available at Japan Corner

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Filofax, Hobonichi Techo, Stamps, Stickers

Stamps & Stickers for my filofax

These are the stamps I use for my filofax.  I don’t use them as often as I used to,  but they are useful to make the pages look neat.

 Probably I should use a different colour for each stamp, but I only use the red ink now.

And this is a small file to keep all my stickers in- I bought most of my stickers when I was in Japan.

I cut off the front cover of the file and used to use it like this↓.  Well, now I think that I didn’t really have to cut off the front cover to use it this way, but probably there was probably some reason at that time… :P??

This daily planner is called Hobonichi Techo, and I was using it until I bought a filofax.  I used to be a big fan of Hobonichi Techo which is probably the most popular daily planner in Japan.   I used it for 4 years until I bought a filofax.

I used it as a planner & diary, and I used to really enjoy writing things in and decorating it with stamps, stickers, photos and some of my illlustrations.

I used to carry a Multi8 with me so I could colour my illustrations at a coffee shop or wherever I wanted 🙂  I still love my Multi8, but I don’t carry it around with me anymore.

This is how my filofax looks like now- really different from how I used to use my Hobonichi Techos, but this suits me the best right now and I’m very happy with it!

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