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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx


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Monday, 28 March 2016

Altered Filofax

Good Morning All

I,m still altering and decorating stuff after watching Fiona on You Tube

This is my latest, an old Filofax.

Fiona makes it all look so easy and perfect.

I,ve had this Filofax since I used to go to work and just renewed the insides each year.
I keep all my old diaries and knew I had this and thought it would be good to cover.
I will buy a new inside for it for 2017.

This is the back and I am still using some fabric cut off from a quilt cover when I recovered the outside sofa.

I crocheted the doilies myself.

Cut my name using an alphabet punch.

I made the lacy flower and added tassles made from some silky knitting thread and added a pearl on the end of each one.

I used felt for the inside and added elasticated lace to store odd bits of paper or cards etc.

Very pleased with how this turned out but could do better and will keep playing.

Wendy L


  1. This looks super Wendy and what pretty crochet flowers.

    B x

  2. What a great idea Wendy and it looks fantastic. Goegeous embellishments. Christine x

  3. Morning Wendy, great idea to cover a Filofax. Gives it a new lease of life. Janice xx

  4. Just love it Wendy. Great idea.
    Love Val x

  5. Hi Wendy this is an amazing project. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. This looks so pretty! Love those fabric details!

  7. Very pretty Your bargains are creating some beautiful things

  8. Fantastic idea Wendy, beautiful decorations..
    Pam x

  9. Hi Wendy, this is absolutely gorgeous I have been watching all Fiona's videos too and she is amazing I have been to all the charity shops and spent about £100 on doilies and lace tops and bling but don't have time to play yet as we are off to Australia next week, must get a pattern for the doilies got wool the other day at the craft shop can't wait for the end of my holiday to start playing done a few things that I had lying around but don't know if I'm that keen on them not to worry hopefully I will get better.
    Nancyd xx

  10. Hi Wendy,

    Fabulous decorations, great to recycle.
    Sorry not commented on posts of late, don't have much time now but I still look in when I have the chance. Hope this finds you well.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  11. Hi Wendy,
    this is wonderful, and your have made a very fab job of them too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. Hi Wendy this looks gorgeous, thanks for your e-mail.
    Good luck
    x Carol (Crafty Ribbons)

  13. Hi Wendy
    Well, this is certainly the poshest Filofax that I've ever seen.
    Great stuff!
    Ang x



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