The perfect planner for the perfect week January 06, 2017 16:33

I have a new planner. A good friend of mine is really really into planners (including watching videos of people leafing through planners.) Up until now I have thought all this a pleasant but not necessarily useful. That all changed  yesterday

London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes is planning the perfect crafty week with pen, ink and beautiful planner from Marby and Elm

While running errands in Clerkenwell I popped into Marby and Elm. If you haven't been there, it is worth a visit because they have an actual letter press in the shop. They do sell online, but they hand print lots products and the shop smells lovely and inky. It's full of stuff you just want to pick up and hold, like propelling pencils that have leads as thick as a stick of charcoal, Bakerlite pencil sharpeners and weighty cloth bound journals. 

London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes is planning the perfect crafty week with pen, ink and beautiful planner from Marby and Elm

I fell totally in love with their writing inks. The range includes Blackfriars Black, Leather Lane Brown, Shoreditch Orange and my favourite Bethnal Green. I bought the planner really for something to write on with my beautiful new green ink, which is apparently pine scented but to me smells of pure art college turps and paint. Bethnal Green was a very happy home for many years, so the name alone sold me.

London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes is planning the perfect crafty week with pen, ink and beautiful planner from Marby and Elm

The upshot is that I need a perfect week. Can I put "take duvets to laundrette" "take cardboard to tip" or "Aldi shop" on here? I think not! I must up my game next week.

I decided to take a bit of time out and grab a coffee at Workshop, a few doors up from Marby and Elm. The coffee was amazing and they made it precisely as I asked, with the exception of choco sprinkles*. I planned the week in my iPhone, and my plan for this weekend is to scribe it beautifully into my desk planner. 

Do you use a planner? I know lots of people love Kiki K, do you like them or do you have another favourite brand? Let me know in the comments. 

 

*I'm not embarrassed, I love the sprinkles!