Today’s post is a slight diversion from my usual content because I want to talk about bullet journalling and why I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon.
Now, you know I am not a stranger to journalling of any kind. I’ve made it a habit to write a daily diary and I note many of my reading stats in my reading journal. However, over the last week or so, I’ve wanted to start tracking a few other things related to crochet and my yarn stash, and a bullet journal seems like the best and most creative way to note down stats. That might be the complete opposite to what I said at the beginning of the year in regards to my reading journal, but I still want to make it simple. Simple and usable!
As always, my stationery is the same as before. My trusty Stabilo fineliners, a decent sturdy notebook, an ink pen for writing, coloured pencils, and some highlighters. The notebook I’m using this time is a Scribbles That Matter book and it is doing the job perfectly so far. It’s a little on the pricier side for a dotted bullet journal but the ink doesn’t bleed through the pages, it has a key and index at the front, ribbon bookmarks, pen test pages at the back, and more than enough middle leafs that will last me a long while. My only qualm is that you can still see the pen marks on the other side of the pages, but I don’t think it’s too distracting enough to matter that much.
The nice thing I like about bullet journalling for crafts like crochet is that I can tailor the layout to the information I need, then again, I suppose that can be said for bullet journalling as a whole. It’s adaptable and if I can change my current layouts if they don’t work. At the end of the day it’s a valuable resource when I’m working on and compiling projects. I don’t know why I didn’t think of using one at the beginning of the year!
The one thing I find a little tedious however is that outlying the layouts to how I want them takes time, even when they’re just as simple as charts and tables. Before my journal arrived, I drafted pages on scrap lined paper and then spent at least three or so days carefully drawing and writing everything up. I suppose I’m a bit of a perfectionist when I want to be!
Anyway, it’s set up for a while now so maybe that time is worth it.
As you can see, mine is as simple as can be! As much as I love looking at fancy, artsy bullet journal spreads on Pinterest and wishing I could be that creative, it’s never going to be my way!
Anyway, I don’t think there’s anything else.
If you use a bullet journal, what are your tips and tricks for keeping on top of it?
How do you think it helps you day to day?
If you crochet, knit or do other crafts and don’t bullet journal, would it be something you’d like to try?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!