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It’s been high time to get my life organised, and what better way than with an Erin Condren Life Planner

I know a lot of the world has gone to simply using the calendar functions available on smartphones, and I can see the convenience of this, but I need to see my life LARGE, and at a glance. I like to write to do lists, meal plans, and see how they correspond with what’s on each day. I also love how doing this forces me to slow down and physically write something. Sometimes I’d lose track of the last time I’d actually ever used my own handwriting!

erin condren life planner


So I ordered this on New Years Day, and of course the lovely people at Erin Condren were still away having a well earned holiday break. But boy, that meant a long wait for me, and then I missed the delivery, through not hearing the knock at the front door. I was being organised, sorting out my daughter’s bedroom (oh, the irony!) it was an even longer wait to finally hold that special book in my hands!

When it finally arrived, I totally loved the front cover design, personalised with my name, but… I can sew book covers, and so I couldn’t leave it naked, and off I went. I decided to match the colour scheme that it already had, combining some classic patchwork with all my favourites…

happy stack

This happy stack is a mix of Liberty lawn, Cosmo, Playground by Amy Sinibaldi, some Little House on the Prairie, Yuwa, Les Fleurs, and a really pretty birdie print that I got from Spotlight ages ago. How many of your favourites can you spot?

This looked like a grown-up colour palette to me, with just the right amount of pretty.

patchwork layout

I used the four-at-a-time triangle method, and then squared up each section. I cut my squares at 3.5″, for a finished square of 2.5″.

Then there was the special trip to buy the right length zip, and dang it if I didn’t go and cut if off too short, just when everything was going peachy… Yes, I still do things like that!! So that meant another trip to buy another zip, and meant it all took longer.

les fleurs selvedge feature

But just look at this pretty view…I sighed audibly when I first saw that selvedge on the Les Fleurs fabric. I mean, how cute can you get. That definitely deserved pride of place on the front!


planner cover

So this is my third project backed with flex-foam, and boy, I do love it still! I just want to keep making everything with it…


planner cover unzipped

planner cover closeup

pretty birdie lining

navy piping

A pretty ‘handmade’ accent embellishment for the front, and some more pretty touches inside. I also just love the navy piping in Playground fabric. Hopefully these all inspire me to keep on track with my new organised self.



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