If I’ve been a little quiet of late it’s because I’ve been feeling under the weather for the past few months. Not to worry though, it’s all in a good cause – I’m expecting a baby! Hubby and I are very excited to meet our little one, who is expected in June
Here’s my Trollbeads maternity combo, which combines several OOAKs with a few artisans, plus Maternity, the anniversary ‘Beginning of Life,’ a German edition ‘Tulip’ and ‘Forget Me Not‘ as well as ‘Grandma’s Favourite‘ and a cheapy but lovely ‘Mum To Be’ charm from Amazon!
If you know me at all you’ll know I can also turn any event or celebration into an opportunity for a new Filofax and, of course, I did just that! I was in TKMaxx a few weeks back and happened upon some Filofax Temperley Ikats in the sale at a bargain price and had to grab one to see what it’s like.
I wasn’t attracted to these when they first came out – the build quality seemed cheap for the price point and all the ones I saw seemed a little out of alignment, a bit squashed if you get my meaning?! Lurking at the back of the shelves I found one in perfect order and it was the only one marked down to £10 so it was clearly meant to be!
So what’s the plan for it? Well I’m not using it yet, and I need to get a personal diary insert, but the plan is that when I move out of a handbag (my beloved Mulberry *sniff*) and into a changing bag (an uber-amazing SugarJack bag!) I won’t be able to lug around quite so much of my own stuff (read 20 lip balms and glosses, several hand creams, huge purse, fat Filofax, etc). The iKat is a great size and shape to fit my purse items, diary (obvs) and my smartphone. Apart from my keys and maybe a pot of lip Vaseline, that’s pretty much my essentials all in one place, easy to grab in and out of a bag full of baby bits!
I’ll write a more full review once I’ve been using it for a while. In the meantime, let me know in the comments if you’ve used an iKat and what you thought, or what your baby friendly Filofax solutions are!