Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WOYWW 316--Stitches, Plans and Happy Mail

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I am sketching, stitching and planning at my crafty desk on a Wednesday morning.

Join the desker party at What's-On-Your-Workdesk Wednesday.

Ever since I decided to make my own life planner recently, for the next year, I've discovered there's a big planner community out there. Who knew! And, although they seem to target young millennial women, they give lots of great advice. One recent tip I picked up was to actually create a business planner for my side hustle--that's my new lingo I learned for all these things I like to do on the side from my day job, such as designing embroidery, writing scripts and books, and making crafts. I had this little 9X7-inch green three-ring notebook. It's cute, has great pockets inside, but I wasn't really doing anything with it. Now it means business! I made sections, dividers, little DIY folders to fit the rings, punched holes in large index cards to go in and added plenty of pages to write on for my little businesses. It has helped me so much to get it all organized and streamlined I can't believe it. In fact, I've already been designing embroidery patterns, and that's why I changed my blog header too.

Beside my business planner is my sketch book, and then another typewriter design I'm stitching. Fun! And this happy mail fits right into everything.
Annie's beautiful stitches

Jo's (aka Twiglet) gorgeous dumfling.

Here's my happy mail I meant to share last week--these ATCs from Twiglet and Annie are so gorgeous, I can't stop looking at them! ATCs from sewists are magical to me, especially in the middle of my embroidering frenzy. It's a good week.

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch


  1. Hi Sandy Leigh...happy WOYWW. Super organised, great that it is working for you and I do like your new embroidered header...very nice and so creative. Cheers RobynO#18

  2. Glad you like our happy mail! I love the new header too. Now I am going into my room to make a few more dumflings as a pressie. x Jo

  3. I love your new blog header - so very pretty - and the planner sounds just what I need! I am a list writer and have them all over my desk - perhaps I need to make a planner! Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #36

  4. Here is another list maker (me, I mean). I have lists all over the table: menu list, shopping list, to-do list etc. Perhaps I need to make a planner too.
    Aren't those ATCs fab. The non paper ones arze really very special.
    Have a good week,

  5. You sound super organised, Sandy. You have so many things you like to do I'm surprised yo have time to work, lol. I have to limit myself otherwise I'd never do anything but have started cross stitching again and am really loving it.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs Lisax #23

  6. Loving the header and those ATC's are gorgeous. Happy WOYWW Anne x #22

  7. Firstly, I LOVE that new stitched header of pretty! And I love the sound of your new planner too...once all your aims are rational used, it must help you decide in what order you're going to achieve things. That's what I'm very bad at doing...I know I should make lists and plan stuff but it's just not me. I don't like being tied down.....once a rebel, always a rebel, lolol!!!
    My garden is doing well too...we've been eating mixed leaves, lettuce, radishes and harvested the first mange tout peas today. The beans are romping up the canes and the sparrows haven't started pulling the flower buds off...little blighters! The weather has been beautiful this past week, probably not as hot as with you, but just right for me!
    Have a great week :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

  8. Hi Sandy, lovely ATCs you've received. Oh lists Lol!! I seem to have loads of those all over the place. Have a good woyww and happy crafting, Angela xXx30

  9. Congrats on the planner helping you get organized. I've considered getting making a planner myself. I need to look into it.
    April #57

  10. I love all things stationary and planners are a great motivator to getting the job done. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @24