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Hipster PDA

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Do you use a Hipster PDA? I have several, a few for different kitchen notes and one for craft notes. I find it easier to keep track of different projects if I have somewhere to write them all down, I like notebooks but I find myself ripping out pages when I need them and then losing them later. A Hipster PDA is a tongue-in-cheek name, it's just a few index cards held together with a clip. Really lo-tech, but I thought mine could do with a little sprucing up so I got on Photoshop and made some little front covers for them. They're only simple but I like them and they help me tell which is which at a glance without having to read it.

I'm putting them up for free download if you'd like to use them you can find the download at the bottom of this post. They're for 3x5 index cards. You will need to print them onto card stock and cut them out. Then you'll just need some index cards, a clip of some kind to keep them together and a pen. Make sure your printer scale is set to 100% when you print them otherwise they will be too small (I made that mistake as you can see from my photos and couldn't work it out, but don't worry they come out the right size at 100% scale).

There are also plenty of other resources to help you streamline your Hipster PDA, such as calendars and things like that. Check it out.

I'm going to be putting together a larger DIY planner later in the week and binding a cover for it, I'm probably going to end up using these printed titles as dividers.

My latest knitting project is almost finished, so I'll have that to show you next week and my husband who previously pooh-poohed my knitting attempts has requested a hat for my next project. He thought that my beginner knitting would be loose and uneven but has been surprised (as I have) at how well it has come out. I also need to make an Ipod cover for the Ipod touch that I got for christmas (and am completely in love with) and I wanted to make some cushions to replace our totally worn out couch cushions! I also totally need to put together a notice board for the house, I'll be able to hang my index cards on it. There are plenty of other things I need to get done.

I've got a long list!

My delicious books also arrived this morning, I can't wait to get into these! I just finished reading David Copperfield today so I'm totally ready for some more! It's something about the cold weather that makes me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a classic!

I also got a lovely, crafty Waldorf book with some great ideas for homemade toys that I'll be putting together soon. Looking forward to it!

Click here to download the hPDA title pages!

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I am a 24 year old British stay at home mother to a two year old boy. Married to a U.S. soldier and currently living in Germany.

I have seen the Vatican from the very top of St Peter's Basilica, the mud in the World War I trenches outside Ypres. I have walked through Montmartre side streets bustling with people in the evening, gotten lost in the streets of Greenwich Village NYC, run through cornfields on the Welsh border and sat outside with a cup of tea watching fireflies in the fields of the outer Chicago suburbs.

I have held the hands of others through addiction, fear, suicide, despair and come out the other side. I have left everything behind to begin anew.
I have fought mental illness and walked through snow in the mountains of the lake district, England. I have explored the morgue in the bowels of an abandoned hospital on a summer evening, climbed to the top of scaffolding on the outside of a five floor warehouse to look at the city lights of Nottingham at night and I have watched the sun setting on the Texas horizon.

I have held my son's tiny hand through the plastic window on an isolette in the NICU ward. Walked, speaking only in whispers, through the catacombs beneath the ground on the outskirts of Rome and seen the fireworks over Heidelberg castle.