Structure: Mock Midori Traveler's Notebook
Dimensions: 6 2/8 x 4 2/8
Video of my process.
After years of wanting the Midori Traveler's Notebook, I finally decided to make my own. The honest truth is that I just can't bring myself to pay that much for the real thing. Even when I have the money to do so, it just seems excessive. Maybe one day I'll be in a weakened state and buy it on impulse :-).
But for now, I'm happy with my version of it. It's not leather and it doesn't function exactly the way the original does, but I LOVE it. The leather-like cover with the satin inside makes me smile each time I open it.
Then, of course, there are the three small books on the inside. One for sketching, one for art journaling, and one with black pages that I can create on using my white and metallic pen collection. What more could a gal ask for?
It was a really fun book to make and super simple. I actually made one for my husband for his birthday! His holds the larger notebooks and has his name on the cover, but everything else is the same.
If I were going to make another one, I'd likely make the cover a wrap around cover. I like when my books are enclosed. Something about that makes them feel safe and secure if I want to throw them into my bag/purse.
I'm looking forward to what next week brings. Stay tuned!
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I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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