April 30, 2015


I'm back to being busy as a bee with my final exams coming up, but I took a little break in between and drew up this lovely simple kraft layout made with washi tape and kraft set stickers. A full list of items used are listed below the picture:

1- 'Vintage film roll' washi: Kaisercraft
2- Crosses (+) washi: Kmart Australia
3- Kraft speech bubble stickers: Typo
4- Bicycle picture: Type
5- Owl sticker: Typo

Clean and simple, yet productive.

April 14, 2015


So now that we're almost half way through the year (I can't believe it either), I decided to write a little update post on what has changed (a lot), and what I still use from the initial list I posted here:

What I'm Using Currently:
1- Ochre Malden Personal Planner:
As autumn has arrived in Australia and the days are getting colder, I decided to swap from my Kikki K Dark Mint (which served me well), to my old love. And honestly, I've found myself staring at it during periods of studying, just admiring its simple beauty. And smelling it too, because I'm weird that way. It currently only holds the necessities so the smaller rings (compared to the 30mm Kikki K rings) don't explode. This includes my monthly & weekly diary, personal notes, bf notes and expenses. I'm currently using the plain cardboard 5 tabbed divider I got from Muji in Singapore and I love the minimal setup

2- Midori Traveler's Notebook: Brown & Blue:
This is currently my notebook - which I swap between the blue and brown Midori because I can't decide which to use (they're both just so lovely in their own way!). This can hold anything from shopping lists to doodles to ... anything that jumps to mind, really.

3- Midori Traveler's Notebook: Black:
This is my journal, of sort. I use the Midori 2015 week on a page refill to quickly document my day, as let's be honest, my life's too dull for a full page diary. Hah.

4- Kikki K Sentence a Day:
Yes, I still use this! It's simple to keep up with as it only requires a sentence a day (thus the name), so I'm loving it and is still up to date! Yay!

5- Kikki K Large Cute 215 Diary
I bought this in Singapore when I went back in February and instead of leaving it empty (as it's just so darn pretty!), I decided to use it to document my BF. The Aldi daily diary was great, but as it was plain, needed daily decorations, and I wasn't really writing much, I decided to give the Kikki K diary a chance, and so far, I'm loving it. I have just enough space to write what I need, and the weekly decorations keep it cute as ever with no extra work. Hurrah!

6- Moleskine Extra Large Plain Softcover Notebook
My drawing book, for now. As I intend to use regular pencil mostly and as I'm going for a 'messy' approach, the thin pages and the fact that it can bend 360 degrees, works for me.

7- Hobonichi A5 Diary:
I was using this studiously in the beginning of the year as a planner for uni but slacked off halfway through and ended up with a tonne of blank pages *cringe*. So I decided to utilise it again once I started writing notes to study for my upcoming exams and has thus been revived!

What Has Been Discarded:
1- Hobonichi A6 Diary:
Yup, it unfortunately has been set back to my shelf and no longer loved. I might bring it out in the future to take part in listing challenges such as the #listersgottalist challenge I currently am taking part in, but it has taken the backseat for now.

2- Aldi Daily Diary:
As mentioned before, this has been put aside to make way for the Kikki K Large Weekly diary

3- Pinetti Pocket Notebook:
Been long discarded for my regular sized blue / brown Midori. As much as I liked the portability, it was too small for my needs, and I somehow tend to always go back to my Midori...

So there you go! I thought I discarded more than that, but I'm glad I didn't!

April 10, 2015


So I know I've been slacking on my posts recently, and trust me, I do feel bad for leaving my lovely readers out in the cold, so instead of continuously writing planner reviews (which I must admit, have been declining as I have started to control myself over my planner purchases), I've decided to incorporate other arty farty aspects of my daily life as well.

For starters, if you follow me on Instagram (which I update every one or two days), you'll know that I've been taking part in the #ListersGottaList challenge by the lovely ResetGirl (@theresetgirl, check her out!). So in order to keep this blog alive, I'll post some of my entries on here to keep you guys up to date with what I've been doing and to allow those that doesn't have an instagram account, to view and read about it here. I'll even throw in some details of the entry that won't be posted up on Instagram (because really, ain't nobody got time to read a full entry post on IG).

But before I start on that, here's a few snapshots to get the ball rolling. These are a few of the things I've been working on recently (apart from my assignments and studies, ie):

1- The #ListersGottaList challenge from Day 8 and 9:

Day 8 & 9 #ListersGottaLIst challenge!

If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll notice that I tend to go all scrapbook-y for all my layouts. Trust me, I've tried to tone it down a little and keep it as simple as possible, but whenever I try, I think to myself: "ooh, that looks like something that should be included, and that too, and this and definitely that", and well, yknow... So these two days was an attempt to keep it 'simple'. Day 8 was to document your favourite washis, and so... I ended up covering the whole page... and Day 9 was to write down your past and present favourite expressions. I used Typo kraft speech bubble stickers which came in handy for the phrases, washi to give it some colour, and ephemera I cut from a Project Life card. Simple.

2- The Blue MTN:

The Blue MTN
Brown, Blue and Black Midori TN - love!

I received this gorgeous limited edition Blue MTN yesterday after waiting a month or so for it, and it is absolutely lovely! I managed to get it on preorder from Bookbinders Online, with the accessories coming next week.

3- Drawing Days:

Fox Studies (& my lovely MTNs)!

It always seems as though that whenever exams are around the corner, I find myself doing things I tend to slack off when I'm free; drawing being one of them. I've recently been fascinated with wolves, foxes and the 4 legged loves, and so decided to draw them. I must say, I'm rusty, but once I get into it and know the anatomy of these lovely thangs, it does get better. So there you go people, practice practice practice! And just so you know, all I'm using is a pencil and a Large Plain Notebook from Moleskine. Nothing special!

Anyway, I can't really write lengthy posts currently as I need to study for my final exams for the semester (and my degree!), so till next time!