Another month down. More finished objects to show off!


Knitting All the Blankets Ravelry Podcast link



Lots of knitting got done in May.


Ravelry name: craftsbycori

Knitting All the Blankets Podcast Group


When I started using a Traveler’s Notebook, I knew I wanted a Bullet Journal-style collections section, but it was going to have to be a separate notebook. I started one in the Chic Sparrow Wide TN (“Collections”), and have been working on filling it up.

It’s taken me longer to fill up the first notebook than I initially thought it would to be honest. I’m currently up to page 78 of 99 in Collections #1, so it won’t be too much longer. Also, Collections #1 is more for long-term lists.

Cover of my 1st Collections Notebook20160821_145147

Table of Contents


Ran out of room on the TOC, so I started an Index in the back.


Blog Posts on Deck list

If I have multiple posts ready to go, I put them here so I have a reminder.


List of Blog pictures and videos needed.

This is really handy, since I batch sessions of filming and taking pictures.


My Bucket List, which is an upcoming post.


My Blog Editorial Calendar set up


During #onebookJuly2016, I did add a second collections notebook to the CS Maverick TN I was using, with the idea of it being for more short-term / temporary lists.

2nd Collections notebook


Very messy Table of Contents


I left the next two pages blank as well, for the Table of Contents to continue.

An example of my Running To Do list


Blog Post Ideas list


Other Collections pages, where I noted things that would need to be transferred post-#onebookJuly2016. I still haven’t done that…shame on me.


This post was originally written June 23. It’s now Sept. 21. I still have not finished the first Collections notebook. I think I’m on page 83 or 85.

YouTube video link:

If you have long term lists, how do you keep track of them? Phone app? Loose-leaf paper? Post-its everywhere?

© Cori Large 23 June 2016


Alright, people, #onebookJuly2016 is over and I get to play with all of my traveler’s notebooks again! I’ve reset and reorganized them since I have a new one (Foxy Fix LP#5).

From smallest to largest:


ZLYC Passport: story ideas insert, brain dump insert, and temporary lists insert.


Fabric Dori: gardening insert, homesteading insert, and book notes insert.


Foxy Fix Marina Le Petit #5: empty notebook, The Master To Do List, and Projects insert.

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ZLYC Narrow: Yellow Paper House’s 2016 Monthly booklet, kraft folder, 31 day journaling booklet, and a daily notebook for my daily set ups.


Chic Sparrow Maverick: Collections #1, Collections #2, Knitting Notes, blank notebook, and Blogging notebook.

The wonderful things about TNs is that I can change things out and around on a whim, a lot easier than when I was in rings.

I carry the ZLYC passport and narrow with me. The Foxy Fix may come with me occasionally, but it depends on the day. And the Fabric Dori and the Maverick stay at home.

YouTube link:

What’s everyone else using to stay organized?

© Cori Large 6 August 2016


Here’s a look at how my goals for June went.

Journal Booklet:

Print off, edit if needed>>>>completed 6/1/2016, working through it myself

Bobbin Lace Bookmark Workbook:

Reset for new bookmark>>>>complete 6/5/2016, finally! (This one was left over from May.)

Recipe Book:

Write out 5 recipes>>>>nothing done. Despite my hopes when I filmed the video on June 26th, I didn’t get the five recipes written out for this month.

Genealogy Workbook:

Why are citations important?>>>>completed 6/23/2016.


Write up Disney stuff and list it>>>>taking a break from eBay right now. It takes too much time to get everything together. Maybe when I have a couple of days, or a break from work, I’ll get it done.


List Journaling booklets>>>>6/22/2016

Update price list>>>>6/22/2016

ETSY shop link:


I honestly didn’t have anything set up for Amazon this month, but I ended up finishing a book for a sponsored post I was doing and ended up listing the book for sale on Amazon and it sold in an hour!!!

Craft Show Inventory:

Bernat Baby Blanket in Plum Chutney>>>>completed 6/8/2016

YouTube Channel:

Film 5 videos:

  1. Canyon Happy Mail
  2. QuinPlanner Review
  3. Knitting TN Insert
  4. Monthly Knits
  5. July Goals Update


Write 5 blog posts:

  1. ABC-about me post
  2. Why mason jars are awesome
  3. Fancy pen collection
  4. Canyon happy mail
  5. How I keep track of my planners
  6. QuinPlanner Review
  7. Zeitgeber Insert Review
  8. Knitting TN insert
  9. TN insert low down
  10. Blogging for Books review
  11. Collections Notebooks
  12. Blogging Notebook walk thru
  13. Monthly knits
  14. #onebookJuly2016 set up post
  15. July goals update

YouTube video link:

© Cori Large 28 June 2016



Two months ago, I learned that a product I love was on clearance. That product is the Mead Shopping OrganizHer notebook. I ordered 50 of them and have started to use some of them. And by some I mean 7. I have given 4 away. So I’m down to 39 still wrapped up and waiting to be used.


Here is the list of how these are being used so far:

  1. Given Away—Philip
  2. Given Away—Mom
  3. Given Away—Ann
  4. Shopping Lists & Coupons (the original intent of this product, separate post coming)
  5. Knitting & Crafting Notes
  6. Fictional Work: Theatre Troupe
  7. Fictional Work: The Ultimate Recycling Machine
  8. Fictional Work: NaNoWriMo 2015 piece
  9. Fictional Work: National TTMM
  10. Became my new EDC-refillable notebook. I retired the original one I bought a year ago, because it was starting to fall apart.
  11. Given Away-Inlaws

This is how it’s going at the moment.


YouTube video link:

© Cori Large March 4, 2016




As I’m writing this, I realized I haven’t even posted the Insert Haul post from April!!! I’m so behind! [Edit: That post went up last week.] Anyways! It’s no surprise that narrow / standard size notebooks for Traveler’s Notebooks are hard to come by in local stores, prices vary online, and if you buy online, you have to wait for it to be shipped (if it’s not a digital download).

In the previous post I mentioned above, I showed some Piccadilly notebooks I had gotten on Clearance. I was in Marshall’s and once again managed to score more notebooks!!! These are not narrow sized, but I got them cheap enough that I don’t mind cutting them down to fit my Narrow TNs. I know some TN users cut Moleskine notebooks down, but Moleskine is too expensive for me.



The notebooks I got are Punch Studio brand and come in packs of 3. They measure 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches, and fit inside a Chic Sparrow Extra Wide TN (FYI). There were 4 singles (2 have already been cut down) at $2.99 each; and 13-3 packs (39 notebooks total) at $4.99 per pack. For a lovely grand total of: $76.83 before sales tax. Yes, that may be a lot of money up front, but works out to $1.79 an insert!!! *happy dance*










If you think you’re seeing double of some covers, don’t worry, you are! Some don’t like having the same cover over and over on their inserts, so my acquisition method may not suit some. That’s okay. To each their own. And if I don’t like the cover or get tire of it, I can always glue scrapbook paper cover it!

I love getting deals on products I use! Once again, I recommend checking out off-price retailers. (Off-price retailers are stores that sell brand name merchandise are discounted prices.) I love these stores!

This lot are some I’m not planning on cutting down. I’m keeping them for something special:


YouTube video link:

© Cori Large 15 May 2016


No video to accompany this post this month you guys. Sorry! Memorial Day weekend got away from me and I didn’t have time to get one filmed.


May’s Goals

  1. Journal Prompt Book:
    1. Work on new format>>>>Completed 5/2/2016
  2. Bobbin Lace Bookmark Workbook:
    1. Reset for new bookmark>>>>FAILED
  3. Recipe Book:
    1. Write out 5 recipes>>>>Completed 5/11/2016
  4. Genealogy Workbook:
    1. Write out “Why the male line is first?”>>>>Completed 5/28/2016
  5. eBay:
    1. Clean up eBay computer file>>>>Completed 5/12/2016
  6. ETSY:
    1. List MF ½ hr. w/ TD list insert>>>>OOOPS! I actually did do this in April! But I didn’t mark it complete!
      1. Watermark>>>done
      2. Screenshot>>>done
    2. List Months’ worth of Dailies w/ TD list insert>>>>Completed 5/17/2016
      1. Watermark>>>done
      2. Screenshot>>>done
    3. Update price list>>>>Completed 5/17/2016
  7. Amazon:
    1. Remove paperbacks from inventory>>>>Completed 5/5/2016
  8. Craft Show Inventory:
    1. Bernat Baby Plum Chutney baby blanket>>>>Personal project was worked on instead.
  9. YouTube Channel:
    1. Film 5 videos:>>>>Completed!
    2. Goals Update 2016-5
    3. ZLYC Narrow TN set up May 2016
    4. Maverick 2016-5 set up
    5. DIY Fauxdori’s
    6. TN insert haul May 2016
  10. Blog:
    1. Write 5 blog posts:>>>>Completed!
    2. ZLYC Narrow TN set up May 2016
    3. Goals Update 2016-5
    4. CSL: Nutritional Anthropology
    5. May 2016 Meat Haul
    6. DIY Fauxdori’s
    7. Insert Haul May 2016
    8. Maverick 2016-5 set up
    9. Goals Update 2016-6

See y’all next month!


It’s back!!! My wonderful Chic Sparrow Maverick in Golden Brown is finally back in my hands! Hubby let me open my birthday present two days early, so I had the whole weekend to play with it and set it up.


Recap: Chic Sparrow Narrow / Standard size Maverick Deluxe (has pockets) in the Golden Brown color, with 2 pen loops.

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but I was becoming paranoid that I might now like it because of how long we’d been apart.

So here’s my set up:

Yellow Paper House 2016 Monthly Booklet


Booklet of Daily pages, a month’s worth—my own design


Three empty notebooks: 1 cut down Piccadilly that’s become another Collections book, and a set of the Webster’s Pages Traveler’s Notebook inserts.




With all these inserts, he’s very much a “Chunky Monkey” to use Jennifer Harvey’s (Owner and Creator of Chic Sparrow) phrase.



In my pen loops, I’ve got a red calligraphy marker/pen and in the other one, I have my black sharpie pen.

I had forgotten how bulky and heavy the leather was! Even rewatching my own unboxing video didn’t help. The ZLYC leather I had been using was much much thinner and I could only fit 3, maybe 4, notebooks in it. And even then, the ZLYC was not as chunky as my Maverick. So I’m going to have to get used to the weight of this one. I’ve been smelling it a lot (fellow Sparrow owners know what I mean).

YouTube video link:

© Cori Large 15 May 2016


I’m really impressed with myself, with how much a actually did get done this month. I don’t look at my target list everyday (probably should).

  1. Journal Prompts Book
    1. Resort & refine prompts>>>>no work done on this target in March
  2. Bobbin Lace Workbook
    1. Finished started bookmark>>>>no work done on this target in March
  3. Recipe Book
    1. Write out 5 recipes>>>>completed 6 March 2016
  4. Genealogy Workbook
    1. Write up date format>>>>completed 22 March 2016
  5. eBay
    1. 5 more write ups w/ pictures>>>>downsized the amount of stuff I had for eBay. Most was donated to thrift stores, some clothes were given to friends, and that left me with a single tub of stuff I think is worth the time and effort. I’ll be moving forward from that point.
  6. ETSY shop
    1. List Narrow Dated Insert>>>>completed 12 March 2016
    2. narrow dated half hour
    3. Create a price list>>>>completed 12 March 2016
    4. ETSY shop link:
  7. Amazon Seller Account
    1. Sell digital downloads on Amazon?>>>>nope! 3rd party sellers cannot sell digital downloads on Amazon.
  8. Craft Show Inventory
    1. Bernat Baby Little Petunias baby blanket>>>>3/20/2016, not really into this one. Was a slow knitting month.
    2. Bernat Baby Little Petunias blanket (1)
  9. TFAPCG YouTube Channel
    1. Film 6 videos
    2. #1 Chic Sparrow Wide
    3. #2 Chic Sparrow Maverick Unboxing
    4. #3 April Goals Update

Only got three videos filmed this month. Oh well! Better luck next month.

  1. TFAPCG Blog
    1. Write 10 blog posts.
    2. #1 Chic Sparrow Extra Wide w/ Piccadilly Inserts
    3. #2 Chic Sparrow Extra Wide w/ Journals as Inserts
    4. #3 Happy Mail from Canyon!!!
    5. #4 Pen Haul
    6. #5 Reactions to Chic Sparrow Extra Wide
    7. #6 Current Journal March 2016
    8. #7 Dated Traveler’s Notebook insert
    9. #8 Keeping track of articles
    10. #9 Traveler’s Notebook Inserts I Use
    11. #10 Chic Sparrow Maverick Unboxing
    12. #11 Mel’s Travel Flex
    13. #12 2nd Hand Chic Sparrow Wide
    14. #13 March 2016 Knits
    15. #14 April 2016 Goal Update

Here’s the YouTube video Link:


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