Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's that time of year again

For the third year, I'm going to make some Weekly Planners to sell. My 2007 weekly planners were many different styles but last year I made the 2008 planners almost all the same - and used the longstitch through a slotted cover for most of them. So I recently got some 2009 planner inserts - and I really like them; they have a 2-page spread for each week, lots of room for writing things each day. Also lots of pages for personal info, phone numbers, etc. Nice paper too. And I've added pocket pages and lots of blank pages as well - this is the type of planner I like - lots of pages to fill - but not too big.

I decided to try something fun with these ones, and devised a sewing pattern to get 2009 on the spine.


And I did a few without the digits, using a plain longstitch, then adding a little pen loop on the front, which might be handy for some people.

12 comments:

Marguerite said...

Fantastic. Where do you get planner inserts? (Have been printing mine off the computer, but aren't very good and look very home-printed!)

Iris @ Pied Crow Press said...

I love the sewing pattern that makes "2009". Very clever and cute! Your journals are always so well made.

Crysto said...

wow.. those are fantastic! so beautiful and awesome that you have the year stitched into the side!

quirkyartist said...

My favourite is the grey-green one with the green pen. Just beautiful.

Rhonda said...

thanks marguerite, iris, crysto, and quirkyartist!

marguerite, i suppose i shouldn't call them inserts. they are just the normal pocket planners that are available at office supply stores, department stores, etc. just look for the kind that are a single section bound with staples. i just take off the covers and remove the staple. they are perfect if you want to bind them into a cover like these ones.

Steph said...

Gorgeous !

Billie said...

Hey what a clever bind to get the year on the cover. Inspired idea for reusing the boring ordinary book from the store and transforming it into something so beautiful.

Well done

Billie

Ali said...

Such clever stitching! they look great!

Maiko said...

awesome! :D love the 2009 stitching, that's so cute! and i definitely would use that pen holder ;)

Eleanor said...

That is so clever! I love them!

Carol said...

Rhonda, you're so clever. The 2009 looks great and I do like the other ones with the pen. I'm sure they'll do well.

Rhonda said...

thanks steph, ali, billie, maiko, elenor, and carol :)