This is my third planner from kikosattic. They are completely handmade: she uses a knife and a needle as tools, and that´s it. These planners are extremely well made (but unfortunately for those of you who prefer personal or A5, they only come in pocket size), and beautiful too. All of mine are brightly coloured, but most of her planners are in a much more muted colour scheme, so it´s something for everyone (except for the personal/A5 crowd). And she is also a pleasure to work with. Will there be more of these planners in my collection? You bet!!
Before the spring colours were discontinued, I bought the sweet pea and iris American Dream notebooks from chicsparrow. When everything is dark and grey outside, I like some colour in my life, and these two definitely are colourful. As always, they got here impressively fast, this time it took a little more than a week.
I decided on the classic ones, because I don´t need pockets for what I intend to use them for, although I do like stitching on my notebooks.
The colouring on the iris one is a bit uneven, and I don´t know if that is normal for this colour, but it is pretty and it will do it´s job, so I didn´t consider returning it. Like my other sparrows, they have very nice edges and to me, that´s very important when purchasing a notebook.
They are very cute, and will be perfect «bunny-dori»s.
My standard van der Spek is one of my favourites (my dark brown Mia Cara is the other one) ❤ . This one has 30 mm rings, and the brown Janet leather and special nappa azalea with pink stitching. No stiffener, so it´s squishy and gorgeous! Until I got my two favourites, I thought people who would pet and stroke their planners were…..well…..just weird, truthfully. But now I totally get it! (Although I never pet them in public). I switch planners around, but moving out of this one has proven difficult, so I might actually sell a few of my planners in the not-so-distant future. I have four months of WO2P in this one, and next year I might change my set up and have my daily task list in there too, so I think I might need 6 planners in total. The rest of them might have to go….. But this one is here to stay!
My family are into Pokemon…so when I found Crazy Organized on etsy, I decided to order one with Eevee on it (because that´s MY favourite pokemon, the kids will have to wait until christmas to get theirs) . At the same time, I also ordered a trifold without a custom painting. They are both gorgeous, and I have since ordered more.
The leather in these two are quite stiff, almost as firm as the old Storyteller from chicsparrow, but she now offers a softer leather, too. The one I ordered in the softer leather hasn´t arrived yet, but when it does, I will do a post comparing the two. Btw, she is super nice to work with, and I adore her work.
This one was an impulse purchase…..I have been drooling over the discontinued trifold from Gillio for ages, and when I finally realised that, unless Gillio brings them back, I will never get my hands on one (they pop up for sale every now and again, but if you aren´t a friend of the seller it doesn´t seem you have any chance of buying it). So, ever since my realisation, the word «trifold» makes my fingers itching to hit «buy» in the hope that I will find something that is as lovely as the Gigliodoro….
Did this planner fulfill that hope?
Nope…but it IS a very pretty planner. No stiffener, soft and floppy, and it seems to be a quality item. Do I like it? Yes, but I´m not sure if I´m going to keep it or sell it on. Time will tell….
I love these planners and Akiko is so kind and and a joy to work with. I had been eyeing the pink/gold for quite a while, and before I was able to make up my mind, it had sold…Fortunately, she still had some of the leather left, and made this one for me. Well, at least tjat was the intention. My 9 yo saw it, and immediately fell in love with it. it´s too expensive for her (yet), but for the time being, I´m going to keep notes for her doctor/dentist appoinments in it.
The planner is hand made, it´s even cut by hand, and it just oozes quality! And the colours…. ❤
I love the texture, I love the colour and I love the pockets and penloop. So I moved into it pretty quick. It marks very easily, so those bothered by scratches, should probably chose something different. But I fell in love with it the moment I unwrapped it, and has been using it for a few weeks now, and I still like it soooo much!! I write everything in it (quick notes, adresses I´m going to transfer to my adressbook when I come home, quotes…..), and right now I can´t imagine putting it on a shelf. ❤