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An Extensive List of Potential Uses For Your Favourite Blank Notebooks
As you guys know… I have been on a quest this year to use up and fill in all the beautiful but ignored notebooks I have in my possession!
Let me tell you, there are plenty.
I’ve already begun to revive a few and I found the perfect use for one in particular that I know cannot find… annoying or what.
Ok.. so on with the list!!
If you have any ideas…
I will surely add them to this list with a link to your blog or whatever profile you like.
1. Goals Notebook:
A Little notebook would be great for goals… writing, keeping track of stats and analytics.
This cute daisy love notebook is by The First Lime
2. A Blog Log
A place to store your ideas… inspiration.. plans and a ‘to blog’ list
This happy trio of notebooks is from Dottie angel!
I own these but have no plans just yet! Perhaps somewhere to record quotes or phrases, I want to stitch Dottie style.
3. A Quotes Journal
to record all of your favourite quotes..
I would do a quote a page and perhaps try to do it in some funkyish writing if you can?
The 2016 edit: after taking an online lettering class last year (Love Your Letters, I talk about it in this post), I started a quotes journal.
I can jot down my favourite quotes that I see for future lettering reference!It's an awesome tip for hand letterers everywhere: keep a quote notebook! Click To Tweet
4. Favourite Recipes book
I think many people will have one of these.
I certainly did.
5. Fabric Swatches
is a great idea!!
This was previously available as a free download but it hasn’t worked for me at all over the past year I have tried to download.
I did keep a fabric swatches journal when I had an Etsy store that sold fabulous vintage/retro sheets from here in the UK.
That store is now closed and there are no plans to re-open as a fabric store.
It was an EXCELLENT reference when any enquiries came through.
I’d be able to tell them much more by being able to actually see and feel the material they were after.
6. Yarn Stash Catalogue
I have one of these too! Again, an amazing reference when you are thinking about…. thinking about a project.
You know one of those?
A great quick reference for colour, weight and feel.
7. Seasonal Art Journals
Would be a great idea if you have notebooks or journals in similar sizes you would want to use.
8. A doodle book
A sketchbook/notebook purely for doodles and drawing.
I’m going to fill in the rest of my 2011 sketchbook with 2012 drawings and doodles for classes I’ve started ^_^
9.A ‘To Do’ Daily notebook
When you have done your tasks just tick them off.
You could lay it out very pretty like I did with a little a7 handbag sized notebook* last year with little boxes on every line to tick.
I also wrote the day and date on top of every page.
Whatever I didn’t get done transferred to the next day.
10. Typography/Lettering Practice –
This one I am doing!
I had a large (a4) size grid paper notebook from Pip Studio that I’ve started to use for handwriting practice.
11. An Inspiration Journal
Somewhere for you jam in all your magazine tear outs, random doodles, words you think about.
I am absolutely IN LOVE with Walk On The Wild Side (WOTWS) blog.
I’ve featured the beautiful desk space before but I absolutely adore the journal!
12. A Gratitude journal
This is a great idea actually.
For days that aren’t too fantastic, it’s a good idea to list 5 things at the end of the day that you are grateful for, so you will end your day on a slightly positive note.
I do this mentally. I could try to keep one but I am RUBBISH at keeping up with things like that. I started an actual journal in November and lasted two weeks haha.
As of 2017, I’ve kept a gratitude journal daily. I write in it in the morning and evening. Does wonders for ones mental health.
13. A book of brainstorming!
My idea was that each page would be a brainstorm page.
Like that shown above.
I don’t suggest you have a journal or notebook for every single topic but more to inspire you to pick and choose which you prefer!
14. A Reading Log
books you have read, your personal rating, quotes or info you want to remember, words you want to look up in the dictionary etc.
You could also have a section at the back for books you want to read.
This is an AWESOME and totally FREE printable reading log!
You can make your own notebook, or you could just write up your own and use Modern Miss Darcy as a source of amazing book related inspiration!
15. Journal Prompts log
would be a great idea for a lined notebook.
I do have to make one of these to store all the Kikki K Journal prompts they are offering this year!
16. Gardening Planner-
In the process of one of these.
It’s more like my ‘taking notes from the Edible garden‘ book and basically planning what to plant and buy and key info.
If you carve your own rubber stamps or use rubber stamps regularly –
17.A rubber stamp log!
I started carving rubber stamps just before Christmas.
I wasn’t that great but practice is helping.
I’m also using a mini kraft moleskin but the paper isn’t the best quality for stamp ink.
- Goals Notebook
- A Blog Log/Blogging notebook for notes
- A Quote Journal
- Favourite Recipes Book
- Fabric Swatches
- Yarn Stash Catalogue
- Seasonal Art Journals
- A Doodle Notebook
- A ‘To Do’ Daily Notebook
- Typography/Lettering Practice
- An Inspiration Journal
- A Gratitude Journal
- A Brainstorming Book
- A Reading Log
- Journal Prompts Log
- Garden Planner
- Rubber Stamp Log!
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