Daily Pages 2021 – January

Welcome back to my Daily Pages sharing.
New here and don’t know what Daily Pages are?

Daily Pages are a creative practice that rukristin put into place for herself in early summer 2018. She wanted to spend more time being creative and in order to do that, she decided to spend a little bit of time working on that each day. 

The way I found myself doing that was crafting in a notebook — working on one double page spread each day.

This practice has been the one thing that has levelled up my skills and personal style more than anything that I’ve ever done in my 15+ years of working with paper.

from Kristin Tweedale, Awesome Lady and owner of the Awesome Ladies Project

This year I am aiming for a notebook a month, creating spreads Monday to Friday. Each month may have a theme or just be a random assortment of pages. January was a random assortment. Instagram screenshots, Currently lists on Mondays, Thursday 3 on Thursdays, trying out new techniques, using my stash and just creating.

My cover this month is made using paper and washi from Planners Anonymous. Paper – Note to self kit. Washi – Under the Stars kit.
Anywho, on with the pages…

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February is following along with the #SelfLoveProject over at Kellie Winnell’s blog

Fussy Cutting Cuties–January 2021

I haven’t shared any of my Fussy Cutting Cuties bits and pieces since September last year but since we are in a new year I thought I’d start a fresh and shown you what we’ve been doing at the end of the month.

So, 2021 saw a change to the Cutie Keeper, going from a monthly TN insert to a year long A5 project. Now I love me some A5 and have a bunch of empty A5 size binders so totally behind this one.

Each month we get a printable pack of pages – a calendar, our yearly Christmas project, and other little projects to complete through the month. Here is some of my pages.

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My monthly divider for January from Simple Stories printables. Sticking a Currently list (also from Simple Stories) to the back of each month divider.

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My hexie page using random scraps of paper and printables from Kami Higgins (available here)

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My Fussy Spread, created using bits from Planners Anonymous Butterfly Skies kit. I seriously love this kit. 365 day card is from

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This is my Jolly January spread for our Colossal Christmas Project. Lots of Planners Anonymous, some Heidi Swapp and bits and pieces from a Christmas card swap & Secret Santa

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Each month we visit a different destination as part of Take Me Away Day. January was Sydney Australia. Loved that they started in my country. Mostly created using the printables provided to us, except for the page about the Botanical Gardens which features the Painted Protea kits from Luscious Labels

January’s Cutie takeover was with Michelle Durheim  and was about water colours and lettering. Haven’t finished mine yet so no photos to share.

30 Lists Dec 2020–Days 22 to 31

Day 22 – I can tell I need a break when ……

  • my eyes start to hurt
  • I get grumpy
  • it becomes a bad habit

Day 23 – Dear future me

  • keep fostering cats
  • get more sleep
  • routines
  • just keep swimming
  • he does love you, lots
  • i hope the kids are better behaved

Day 24 – Changes I made this year

  • D&D online
  • Daily pages
  • more online streaming services

Day 25 – I am grateful I can

  • see my family
  • do pretty much what I want
  • work
  • study
  • have a family

Day 26 – When I need some energy I know I can count on

  • a quick nap
  • caffeine
  • get out of the pjs
  • getting some fresh air

Day 27 – What I read this year

  • way too much news
  • recipes
  • blogs
  • The Ethical Slut
  • Find your sparkle
  • The Witch’s book of self care

Day 28 – Favourite things I watched this year

  • Ghost Adventures
  • Curse of Oak Island
  • The Mandalorian
  • 1914

Day 29 – 2020 taught me

  • I can survive
  • I’m stronger than I thought
  • Daily creativity is good for the soul
  • I could not home-school, well I could but I need a break from the kids
  • I love fostering cats

Day 30 – How I plan on documenting 2021

  • Monthly memories in my planner
  • Book of Me
  • Daily Pages
  • Instagram
  • blogging

Day 31 – Hopes for the future

  • A cure for Covid-19
  • Peace
  • things settling in the US

Nightwolf Scraps in 2021

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Well what a year we had this year!! Here’s hoping next year will be a better one.

My word for 2021 is Create. I’ve used this word before but it just feels right.
I want to create a more decluttered and organised house.
I want to create more crafty projects.
Create more in the garden.

My crafty plans

  • Book of Me with the Awesome Ladies Project
  • Daily Pages (Monday to Friday)
  • 100 Happy Days
  • Attempt to do a daily photo challenge. See how far I get.
  • Sharing more on here & my Instagram. I’m finally working out an editorial calendar for myself so hopefully things will be a bit more regular.
  • Continuing to do my Currently & Thursday 3 each week
  • work through the 52 weeks to an organised craft space challenge from thekeeperofthememories. I really want to do this one as I’m slowly bring all Mum’s craft stuff here and hopefully will have a dedicated craft space next year, especially as the kiddos want to craft with me now and the dining table isn’t cutting it (plus I want the dining table back for eating meals at lol)
  • Week in the Life. I need to coral all my previous WitLs actually into an album.
  • December Daily/Journal Your Christmas

What are your plans for 2021? Whatever they are here’s hoping it’s a good one and we all stay safe & healthy <3

30 Lists Dec 2020 Days 15 to 21

15. A ______ is a terrible thing to waste

  • mind
  • bowl of cherries
  • good hair day

16.Snacks you’ll find around me at this time of year

  • Fresh fruit
  • Quality Streets
  • pretzel sticks
  • after dinner mints (has to be After Eights)
  • candy canes
  • chips
  • M&Ms

17. How I’m celebrating differently this year

  • Just our little family until tea time
  • BBQ tea at the beach
  • Going camping
  • Much quieter
  • Less stuff

18. Tips for staying warm (or cool because it’s summer here)

  • Light clothes
  • Air con
  • Cold drinks
  • Icy poles & ice cream

19. Good news!!

  • It’s summer
  • We’re going camping
  • Biden won the US election
  • Dad’s second surgery seems to have gone well
  • Weekend postal deliveries

20. Things worth making time for this week

  • Sleep ins
  • Baking
  • Relaxing
  • Wrapping
  • Last minute shopping
  • Creative time
  • Binge watching TV

21. The best kind of mail to receive

  • Planner stickers
  • Planner subs
  • Wish orders
  • unexpected gifts

30 Lists Dec 2020 Days 8-14

8. Words to Live By

  • Just surviving is enough (especially in 2020!)
  • Wear the damn mask
  • Make sure you social distance
  • Me time is important
  • Record your stories
  • YOU are important

9. 2020 Stories to document

  • Foster kitties
  • COVID
  • Schooling from home
  • Dad’s surgeries
  • US election

10. I’m dreaming of

  • warmer weather
  • A COVID vaccine that works
  • No headaches
  • Kids that do as they are told

11. Favourite ‘Blast from the past’ trends

  • Baking
  • Making do with less
  • mini backpaks
  • scrunchies
  • tie dye

12. This Winter (Summer), let’s

  • get the gazebo up
  • start on the new cat run
  • start the bee garden
  • start to declutter (again)
  • craft more
  • walk more

13. How I am taking care of myself this month

  • more sleep
  • craft time
  • scheduling me time
  • taking naps

14. I want to learn more about:

  • Copics
  • Air Fryer baking
  • journaling
  • procreate
  • 3d printing
  • using my laser etcher

30 Days of Lists–the final edition

Sadly this December marks the final official version of 30 Days of Lists Sad smile I will miss listing every couple months.
This month I’ll be blogging my lists once week as well as writing them up in my 30 Lists book.
Here are the first 7

1. It’s the 1st, which means it’s time for

  • December Daily
  • Journal Your Christmas
  • Putting up the tree
  • First day of Summer (yay!!!)
  • Glitter arrives

2. My life is filled with the sounds of….

  • People mowing their lawns
  • Cats
  • Cricket
  • ABC News
  • Crafty Ass Female podcast
  • Craft videos
  • Kids playing/yelling at each other/being told to behave

3. December’s playlist

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4. Ways to get on my good list

  • Bring me chocolate
  • Give me a massage
  • Craft time
  • Take my kids for a couple of hours/offer to babysit
  • Text or email instead of ringing

5.Chilly nights call for
(except it’s summer here so Warm nights call for)

  • Air con
  • Iced drinks
  • Open windows
  • Throwing all the sheets on the floor
  • Meals outside

6.This week I am choosing

  • early nights
  • Crafting daily
  • Me time
  • Spending less

7. Signs of the season (at home)

  • Christmas tree is up
  • Christmas cards are hung above the fireplace
  • Christmas scrapbook stuff everywhere
  • Summer clothes
  • Hidden Christmas presents until they are wrapped & under the tree

Time for a catch up

It’s been a while since we just had a catch up. How are you all doing? What have you been up to?
Me? Well I’m doing ok, on the mend from a chest infection. Mentally, doing ok, still have my days. Had a few dark days when I was sick as it really hit me I can’t just ring Mum when sick. This girl still needs her Mum.
Craft wise – Daily Pages, planner spreads, working in my Book of Me, making things with the fellow Fussy Cutting Cuties. Getting ready for an awesome weekend of crafting during the Awesome Ladies Project’s annual Harvest Fest.

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What is Harvest Fest? It’s a long-weekend event to help us tell our food, friend, and family stories.

Throughout this event we’ll have challenges, tutorials, pop-in clubhouse hangouts, videos, prizes, and more! This event takes place inside The Awesome Ladies Project community between 22nd October and 25th October

Guest contributors Tazhiana Gordon, Tracey Fox, Shannan Manton, and other incredibly talented women will be sharing amazing content with how they tell stories of food, friends, and family during this interesting time in our lives.

Want to join me (& the other Awesome Ladies)? Head on over to https://theawesomeladiesproject.com/product/harvest-fest-2020/ and register now

Hope to see you there

Daily Pages 2020–Volume 5

Here we are. Mid September (how did we even get to September already???) and I’m making a start on Volume 6 of my Daily Pages. Means it must be time to share Volume 5 with you all.

What are Daily Pages?, I hear you ask. Well, to quote the amazing Kristin of the Awesome Ladies Project

I wanted to incorporate more creative time into my everyday routine. This wasn’t some flashy, new project I wanted to do, or some task I wanted to complete, this was an honest attempt at trying to infuse more creativity into my daily life. 

I came up with a very simple practice of taking a small notebook and working on a double-page spread. The next day I would move onto the following pages, and so on and so forth until I finished the book.

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Daily Pages should be quick. The purpose of Daily Pages is for you to form a creative habit that works for you.

Onto my pages from Volume 5…

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