Lately I’ve sortof been obsessed with making these Midori style Travelers Notebooks (MTN) and things to put in them. Trying to figure out how to put it all together and make those beautiful notebooks, covers and accesories.
What materials to use, the leather, the elastic and those nifty thingies they use to connect the elastic on the spine and yes I did find out what they were. Me being me, I obviously could not stop before I figured it all out…
In the midst of all this, completely neglected my blog…well not completely, because I did make an extra page for the blog, where I keep a listing of my downloadable files for making the inserts for the Travelers Notebooks (TN).
I’ve also started selling these Travelers Notebooks though they are not listed in my store yet.
I’ve sold two TN’s so far. With the first one I was apparently a little flustered and completely forgot to make photo’s, but for the second one I did make photo’s and the buyer graciously allowed me to share them.
I added a booklet,
a kraft folder,
The leather is 2 mm thick and I dyed it myself. I finshed it with beeswax.
Here you can see the tin clasp I used for joining the elastic and the bookmark.
This is a Fieldnotes sized TN, which is 150-210 mm (folded open, booklet size 140-90 mm). I also make the regular sized and the passport sized ones, which are respectively 215-255 mm and 132-200 mm (folded open, booklet sizes, 210-110 mm and 124-89 mm).
I think it turned out realy beautiful and my daughter apparently thought the same, because she claimed one of the 4 I made =), so now I only have two left to sell =).
As I said I do sell them, but they are not in my shop yet, because at the moment me getting back on track, workwise, has my priority. You can however send me an email or leave me a message if you would like me to make you one. We can then discuss color and size and whatever else you would like =)
You can also make them yourselves as there are many good tutorials out there that show you how to make them and if you have any questions regarding this or the inserts on the freebees page, please just leave me a comment.
I’m now off to work in the art journal from Beate for the Round Robin and hope I will be able to send it out this weekend to the next participant. Here’s a sneek peek of her journal. More to come this weekend =).
Isn’t it gorgeous!
I so look forward to this weekend and to be allowed to work in her book.
I wish you all a lovely weekend