Falcon Travelers

Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

Day eleven already, it feels like I just started this journey. Though I must confess it is getting easier to do a quick blog post at the end of the day and sitting down to do some journaling is also becoming more of a habit.

Not that I didn’t journal before, but it was mostly at night on the couch while watching TV with one eye. I feel I’m now more conscious about the journaling … and of course I get to use glue and stuff.

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First week of the December Daily Journalling challenge done. I’m quite happy with how things are going, even though I missed 1 day writing the blog… at least I journalled every day and took some time to be creative just for me. It may not be much, but it definitely helps to keep me sane during these busy weeks. 

It may not be much and I’m not splashing paint around, but it’s just enough right now and I’m keeping memories as I go along.

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Woops, skipped a day writing the blog… I my defense I did have a really good excuse, I had to make 30 plus dust bags last night and it took a little longer than expected, as often happens….

However I finished the dust bags and was able to mail the 30 something TN’s we made this week, including all other leather accessories and inserts.

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Today I played catch up and finished the journaling for yesterday and enjoyed some journaling time with Chelsea this evening.

I made some new die-cuts for us to use in our journals and I’m especially happy with the little TV, but the reindeer is a close second…oh and let’s not forget the Christmas tree and stars… I think maybe I should put the die-cuts in the shop, they are so cute 🙂

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Did all the things on my list today, well almost all… and even had time to play a bit with my watercolors, well, pushed them around a bit… What I didn’t do is look at the prompts I posted on the first day of my December Daily challenge… The prompt for today was “Naughty”.

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Today was an easy day for keeping up with my journal, since I did most of the decorating yesterday. I also received my Sprocket portable printer today, so of course I had to take a pic and use it in my journal.

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It’s a good thing I did most of the decorating yesterday, because I was really tired. Last night we spend sewing loads of TN’s and only stopped when we met our goal, which was at 2 o clock at night. This has been going on since October and we’re really starting to feel it now… the perks of having your own business I guess 😉

We had a really lovely day though and got loads done.

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It’s Monday already and we’re back at work in the studio. Not that we are ever not in the studio, however in the weekends we try to not be as much in the studio… Which is something that we haven’t really been able to do since the start of October. So the time off this past weekend was much needed and I loved being able to spend some quality time with the kids.

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Here’s my second day of December Memory keeping, a short post, as promised 😉

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This weekend was the first weekend since the start of October that we took most of the weekend off. Of course when you have your own business, you’re never really off work…but that’s a whole different story, maybe worth writing it’s own blog series about… Continue reading

I challenged myself to write a blog post every day this December. It does not need to be a very long blog post, just a little story every day as I document my memories of this month in My December Daily Journal.

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I’m taking it one day at a time and set up a few rules for myself to keep things simple. Both with regard to the blog and to the daily journaling.

  1. Stay relaxed and record one memory, one story each day. Take it one day at a time.
  2. It doesn’t have to be picture perfect.
  3. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have just the right words. It’s about recording your memories.
  4. It’s OK if not every page is beautiful, some days you just don’t have the time to work out a lay-out, other days you might.
  5. Mistakes are a part of life, so expect them to happen in your journal and embrace them.
  6. Don’t compare your lay-outs to what other people are doing… do your own thing!
  7. Some days I will only have time to paste a picture and do some embellishing. That’s OK, you can finish them later.

Most importantly, it’s about having fun and doing what you love. Taking a few minutes out of every day for Memory Keeping and creating a document for the future. Continue reading