Erin Condren Patchwork Planner Cover
August 3, 2021
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 a smartphone to record appointments and plan their week and and I can see the convenience of this.
But I need to see my life LARGE, and at a glance, and sometimes it's nice to have an excuse to not look at a screen.
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!
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 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!
When it finally arrived, I totally loved the front cover design, all shiny and personalised with my name, but... I can sew book covers.
I couldn't leave it naked, so off I went.
I decided to match the colour scheme that it already had, combining some classic patchwork with all my favourites...
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.
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.
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!
So this is my third project backed with flex-foam and I still love sewing with it so much.
Such a professional finish, great support, and all very easy to handle while sewing.
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.