Hello Hello Hello all my wonderful friends. As I promised, this week is the set-up for my awesome find; Filofax Pocket Retro Bloom. Let me tell you a little story about why I bought yet another Filofax. (yes, I know we are all compulsive Filo and other planner collectors but there actually was a reason for this one joining the family.
If you recall, a few posts back, the Duck Egg Blue Patent Pocket was set up to be a password keeper to stay on my desk. It’s dandy. Having a password keeper has become more of family data keeper and having it on the desk makes it easy to use. There is only one problem with this tiny little treasure;it’s so darn cute I want to use it every single day and keep it in my purse!
Ok, that’s fine. A pocket Filo can be a great wallet but if Duckie leaves the desk, where do I put all the family data? Along comes the Foxidori. It’s all the rage, everyone has to have one. Me too. Well, lucky me I get a gorgeous Foxydori and when I ordered it, I had “Oh I need a new pocket size to keep on the desk so Duckie can join the purse. Fast forward, Foxidori arrives and I think, “Oh no, I now have to re-write, by had, all of the use names and passwords that are already written in Duckie.” Hmmmm. Color me perplexed at that point.
Now, Like most, if not all, of you, I peruse ol’ eBay every now and again (daily, who are we kidding) to see what sort of Filo treasures we may find. Ah ha! There she was, Retro bloom pocket for cheeeeeeap money. Yes, snagged it. All the while thinking, yay, Duckie joins the purse, this flowery guy will stay on the desk, all inserts transfer, bad bing, bada boom.
Then the package arrives. She is gorgeous! Really, nice quality leather with adorable flowers. She is in brand new condition with 2014 inserts and the plastic still on. Oh no! I’ve named her Francine, Frannie for short. She’s small and adorable and yes, I do love Duckie but he will remain steadfast as the guardian of all things secret and remain at his post. Frannie is hitting the town with me inside my purse.
Here’s a little set up video and we all know what a klutz I am with making videos (see here but I’m just not a quitter. So, I made another one starring Frannie. Take a peek…
Not as bad as the last one right? I thought so.
If you are curious about the Rapesco Punch or the Fiskars Cutter that I used you can find them and similar items here (yes, that’s an affiliate link and if you buy from there I will get a teensy commission. Not even enough to get another Filo so don’t worry I’m not getting rich)
If you are interested in the insert pages,then those are available in my Etsy shop Planner Passion as printable downloads. That way you can use any paper you want and if you don’t like some of the silly phrases I chose, you don’t have to print them. See, I’m always thinking of you folks.
There it is. Our Filo Friday round up. Next week, is another week in the Hobonichi. It would be great to see you here again and even better to see you on FaceBook (I’m HappilyEmbellished-An Etsy Shoppe) and Instagram (@handmadehappily) AND please leave comments below. The comments section is another fun place we can chat about our lovely Filos.