Thursday, 26 February 2015

Midori Travellers Journal

Last September I invested in a lovely purple Fauxdori made by the talented Ray Blake at My life all in one place.
My intention was that at some point I would buy a proper Midori Travellers notebook in the Passport size.  Last weekend I found that I had some Paypal money from selling and de-stashing some of my fabric etc so I decided to go for it.
It arrived well packaged and once I had removed the bubble envelope I found this package in cellophane.  The above is a lovely thick card package with an elastic strap which I shall use as a spare Midori strap.
 Inside this there was the paper label for the Travellers Notebook, instruction sheet and an orange elastic strap.  The Notebook itself was in a thin cotton bag which is a novel idea and made me think that my Fauxdori could do with one when I take it away with me, like last week.
Little cotton bag with small grip tab.
I tried to get a good photograph of the colour and I decided to go with the Brown.  At the moment it has a brown elastic strap and I might add leather attachment to match my purple fauxdori, I will let you know what I decide to do. 
I would like to start using it straight away so I did include the card and zipper pocket to put paper, labels etc in as there are no other pockets.
There is a plain paged notebook with a burgundy cover.
I want to add something here on the front inner cover but I have not worked out what just yet.  Possibly just part of a postcard or may be a small photograph.
Lovely creamy paper.  I want to make my own books to go in here but it comes with one and I shall use this for ideas, blog post planning, website items to list etc.
When I ordered this I was visiting my SIL and in the past I have purchased some cute mini post it notes from the branch of Clinton Cards in Seaford.  They have not had them there for nearly 2 years but on the spur of the moment on our last day I popped in and found these.
The above are to replace the ones that I had used up.  These will be used in my work planner.
I also found these labels which are also quite small for adding to a journal.
Shaped novelty stickers which I have not seen before.
Plus these mini stamps which I thought I could use in my work planner, journal and on letters or cards too.

Also this mini notebook which I thought I could take the pages out of and sticking on to my Midori pages.
I now need to have a little think about what i want to do next with it.  I do know what it will not a an art journal as such but more of an ideas book which I can update and replace with new notebooks as i use them up.  I intend making these or buying ready made note books and cutting them to size.
Hope your week is going well.  Only two problems at work this week which is enough but thankfully Friday tomorrow then a couple of days to re-charge the batteries.
Take care.


Mail Art Dramas said...

I can't wait to see how the book fills up. I tried to keep ideas in a small book but I lost the book and end up writing notes on slips of paper. Then I loose the papers. I don't have organizational DNA. My sister seems to have enough for 3 people. Life isn't always fair...

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a lovely gift for yourself. I love all things "stationery"! I carry a Filofax in my handbag, and although my smart phone could carry all that's inside my organizer, I just can't bring myself to give it up. I know you understand.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, relaxing and re-energizing.

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