So first comes an annoyingly early Christmas post, and now a New Year post already!? Yes, yes indeed.
One of my favourite things about Christmas/New Year is getting a lovely new planner, journal or calendar for the year. It has the appeal of a blank new sketchbook or notebook and I love to go through all the pages writing in important dates, marvelling at how incredibly old people now are etc (I'm nice like that...). Anyway, I always find it quite difficult to find a decent 'home' planner (not a little portable one) that's the right size, with enough room to write all my dates, deadlines and various 'to-do's in . This year I've been really satisfied with the annual 'Illustration Now' diary... plenty of room, nice big A5-ish illustration between every week, but I still wanted to hunt to see if there was anything better.
And I think that I have found it! In Little Otsu's 6th Annual Weekly Planner illustrated by Lizzy Stewart. It's smaller than the Illustration Now planner, but feels like there's the same amount of room to write my daily lists. There's also a handy to-do list strip and a notes box for each week, along with areas at the front to write in books to read, back-up phone numbers etc. And to top it all off, every single week has a little Lizzy Stewart illustration - perfect!
I've got a feeling that the planners have sold out on Lizzy's Etsy Shop, but you can still grab one over at Little Otsu.
On my quest for illustrated organisation I also came across these lovely items:
2012 Calendar by Anke Weckmann @ Etsy
2012 Agenda by boygirlparty @ Etsy
2012 Mountain Calendar Poster by Pam Lostracco @ Etsy
2012 Illustrated Owl Calendar by Gingiber @ Etsy
You can see these and some other organisational delights over on my 'Making Plans' Etsy Treasury list :) Hope you find something there to tickle your fancy!