Pin It And Do It In September 2015

Trish from Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity is once again hosting Pin It and Do It. Check out her introductory post and join in.

With the cooler weather coming (supposedly), it’s time around here to get ready for it. Hang on kids, winter is coming and real soon!

A couple of weeks ago, I made these crochet slippers and they were so easy I’m making another pair. The pattern is in the pin itself. I tried to hunt down the source, but I could not find a reference to the original anywhere. Not even on Ravelry.

Here’s how they turned out!


It took me about an hour per slipper. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Stripes in Spartans. It took one skein. I have the same yarn in Hudson Bay and hope to make another pair with it soon.

Because I’m easily influenced, I bought myself a planner. Some of the people (Michelle) I follow on Twitter and Instagram are veeery into them. I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out for me, but I saw this one and had to have it.   


I used to be into scrapbooking before the digital age made it too much of a hassle. (I love Shutterfly.) I have a lot of stuff I can use for decorating my planner. Still, I needed something specific to planners. Pinterent to the rescue. This blog post from Everything Etsy has a collection of links to free printable stickers. I had a printer, large white labels, and a paper cutter. Here were the results:


I also looked at this post from The Love Nerds as a guide. Some people are so organized and creative. I’m going to try. I’m hoping this will mean I forget fewer appointments!

Check out the other Pin It and Do It participants posts!


  1. Oh I like the idea of printing out one's own stickers. I'll have to check that out. And a crochet project that takes an hour? Sounds good to me. :)

  2. There are a lot of planner addicts out there, aren't there? I think I want one but don't think I'll decorate it like that.

  3. I'm glad you shared the link to the printables--I've noticed that Jenn's Bookshelves is printing her own labels and it seems to make so much sense. Except I need to drive to the office store and buy some labels. Ugh. ;)

    Love the booties! But holy cow does that make my feet feel huge). ;) Thanks for participating. It's always fun to see how y'all use the challenge.

    1. Thanks for hosting! I love fluffy things on my feet in the winter. These are nice, but with 3 pets they really pick up the fur.

  4. I am going to leave the printing of stickers to the professionals, but I do like the idea of doing so. There are so many ways to stay organized using a planner. It really is personal and unique to the individual. I find it interesting that so many people using the EC planners feel the need to (over)decorate while those of us using something different, like my Day Designer, tend to be more subdued in our decorations. I wonder what that says about the EC planner or those who use them...

    1. I just started looking and the EC ones are all over Pinterest. They can be really elaborate.

  5. Love the booties! I've never had a planner, but it sure would come in handy sometimes.


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