Saturday, 12 March 2011

Help Save Our National Health Service

Dear friends,

Have a look at this:

I’ve just signed a petition to Save the NHS. Right now the government is rushing through plans which experts, and groups representing doctors and nurses, warn could break the NHS up and hand control to private health companies. It's also a huge waste of money at a time when funding is already squeezed with beds and wards being cut.

It worked when enough of us signed the petition against privatising England's forests. The more of us that sign up to Save the NHS, the more chance we have of winning. Please sign now:


Friday, 11 March 2011

The iHanna Planner Way

The Spine Decoration of Planner Cover
Since I saw this post on Hanna's blog, I knew it was the planner I wanted and needed. After searching the local stationary shops, I couldn't find a cardboard folder with a three cm spine so I used a plastic folder. And then I realised that it would be difficult to paste paper on the folder as a cover.... and a cover would be important to me. So since I'd already made fabric covers for journals, I thought hey, I can make a fabric cover for my planner.

So using my favourite cotton fabric, (for the outer cover Bomull from Ikea), I dyed it using Beetroot, I kid you not it give a wonderful faded shabby pink effect.  Then I stamped it with various stamps, text, Frida Kahlo, and trees.  And then iron with as hot an iron as possible without scorching the fabric, that's important!  Next step, add a flat wadding and inner lining and sew.

Templates for the diary pages and notes came from the DIY Planner website. I used the weekly planner pages (blank - no dates) as my actual diary pages, and the monthly planner pages. There are also some useful notes pages, for the other sections I will putting in the planner. It's such a flexible idea, and it means that I can add pages or take page out when the need arises.  Later am going to add Tab Dividers for Notes, Projects, etc.   So three cheers for Hanna who comes up with wonderful creative ideas and inspiration so often that it is sometimes hard to keep up.

Inside Front Cover Fold which creates a pocket
Notes Pages for Notes, Projects etc

Front of Cover
Diary Pages

Tab Dividers of Diary

Year Planner


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