Friday, 31 December 2010

A new tradition created...for myself.

I have a habit of writing birthdays, anniversaries, events, workshops and children's schedules in my planner...I like those simple ones which you can glance through a whole month in 2 pages and with lots of empty pages at the back for me to write what's not and etc.. I happened to really like those simple ones that you can find in your local bookstore, but they looked really plain and somewhat ugly to me. Plain and boring PVC cover just isn't the style that I liked.. 

So it started last year where my husband passed me one that was a gift from his you guessed was black and boring, so I hand stitched a cover for myself from felt material. This year I decided to create a tradition for myself, I will "sew" a new planner for myself every year. 

The fabric was bought when we were still staying in Taiwan. I've sewn the "Play" ribbon tag and the "Create" charm, so that I can remind myself  that its just not only duties and responsibilities that I'll need to jot down in my planner, its a reminder that I need to "create" and "enjoy" myself too. 

So have you ever create/start a tradition for yourself? 

Happy New Year!



Shirley Lim said...

Lovely design!

Charlene said...

Thank you Shirley!

Jacqueline said...

Oh wow sweet Charlene, this is gorgeous and such a wonderful tradition!! I have started a tradition of making red eggs for myself on my birthday...which is coming soon on 8 of jan! :) Something i kinda picked up from my papa. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!


Charlene said...

Hi Jacqueline,

Love reading your blog and all those inspirational photos.. Happy Belated birthday, may you be beautiful and pretty as always. Love the traditions that we started and may we able to upkeep it throughout the years :))

Love Charlene