While I was buying supplies for the Etsy shop I kept coming across designs of cute diaries that looked like exactly the kind of diary I’d love.
As I’ve been buying kawaii/Korean stationery I just started looking for diaries or planners meeting that description and quickly came across Livework’s range. Their stationery is beautiful and I loved their diaries. I found a nice UK based website called The Magic Notebook that had a small selection of Livework items, and in particular, a diary I had seen and loved; the Piyo Diary. After moaning about the poor state of my current planner and the fact that there’s some parts of it I’d like to change I decided to take the the plunge and order the diary ready for 2015. I also picked up some cute stickers to go with it and nearly bought a pretty Livework pen but didn’t and then immediately regretted it afterwards (these pens, if you’re interested).
It arrived within a day or something silly like that and was packaged beautifully.
Here’s the diary and stickers I bought. The cover of the diary has a lovely texture that I can’t really describe and comes with a plastic cover that you could take it out of if you really wanted to but the pink cover is actually separate to the diary itself so you’d lose use of that. The cover doesn’t provide any storage other than a sheet or two of stickers.
This is the yearly planner and while not huge I’m not too bothered as I tend not to use yearly planners for much other than holidays and the such. My favourite bit of these pages though is the things to do bit at the right hand side:
Each month starts with a ‘blank’ page at the start for notes and the such and then the weeks start with an extra box for weekly notes – perfect if you’ve got things to do but not necessarily on a given day – another thing I wanted from next year’s planner. I love that Saturdays and Sundays have equal space in this planner as I often struggle to fit everything in the space I have now. Also again, no dates. The lack of dates isn’t so you can start midyear (the illustrations match up correctly with a January start) I think it’s just so you’re not tied down to using it a certain year.
These are the stickers you get with the planner and I haven’t come across them to buy separately yet which is a shame as they’re awesome. The ones on the bottom are to go at the start of each month and stick out of the planner so you can find your months easily.
I love this planner and can’t wait to start using it. At only £17.50 plus p&p it was really great value in my eyes and fits my criteria for what I want from a planner right now. I’m also loving the Livework brand and will probably be adding to my collection very soon…
What do you think of the planner?