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Painted Traveler’s Notebooks…

Á while back I discovered you can paint Leather Travelers Notebooks with acrylic paint, my all time favorite medium. Regular Acrylic paint will work, however special acrylics for leather are better and give a much nicer result.

Since then I have made quite a few Traveler’s notebooks that were painted, among which are my painted lady and some nebula’s. I tend to show some of the TN’s I make in my facebook group, Lady Falcon Traveler’s Notebooks and on my instagram, @LadyFalconTN, but somehow seem to forget to post them here…

So without further ado, here’s my latest Weir Tree TN. It’s an A6 Traveler’s Notebook and it has one, larger/older , brother, or sister, in the world =)

These are hand painted and since the leather doesn’t take kindly to pencil, I can’t sketch it out before hand.
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Double threading elastic for your Traveler’s Notebook

Since I started making Traveler’s Notebooks I have tried out several different ways to thread the elastic through the spine to keep the notebooks inside.

Obviously I started with the normal method, which is one thread, this is realy plenty to keep the notebooks in place.

However I got so many requests to put two elastics in the spine, that I started trying out different ways to thread the elastic. I looked around for ways other people were threading their Traveler’s Notebooks and found several, but none of them really appealed to me. 
The first and easiest way I found would be the sideways threading, as opposed to the regular vertical threading. This seems very nice in the beginning, but has a tendency to deform the spine, so that wasn’t going to work for me.
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How I’m using my Traveler’s Notebooks at the moment

A year has passed since I made my first leather Traveler’s Notebook and I’ve been using this sytem now for well over a year.

I’ve been making my own diaries and inserts right from the start and have adapted the system to suit my needs. I’ve used several different lay-outs and setups through-out this period, but I think I have now found a setup that works exactly how I like it.

I have 4 RS TN’s for different purposes, one for work, one for art journaling, one for my Etsy store and one personal journal and diary/agenda. I also have a Fieldnotes sized TN for lists and keeping track of online orders and a small Passport sized one that I use as a wallet.

At first I used a setup with a MOTP, a WOTP and a daily diary with a chronodex adaptation to fit a 24 hr day. As time progressed and I was slowly overcoming the symptoms of my burn-out, I found I didn’t need a full daily page to keep track of what I was doing. I did however want to keep at least a page per week.

 ___Warning, picture heavy post___
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How to add extra booklets to a Traveler’s Notebook

I received several questions about how to add extra booklets to your traveler’s notebook and since this is rather difficult to explain with just words, I thought I’d make a blogpost about it with pictures to make it easier to see.

As an example I used my Fieldnotes/Pocket sized Traveler’s Notebook, with just one elastic (1 long and 1 short)

I took it completely apart, to show you how I add the notebooks to my TN and took lots of pictures…
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A new quotes insert template

Recently I updated my Midori TN free inserts page with the link to the location where you can download them. I also added my new logo and the link to my Etsy shop. In case you would like me to make you a Traveler’s Notebook or inserts for Traveler’s Notebooks.

Among the inserts are some templates with quotes I collected overt the past year and used with my art journals. An insert with random quotes and an insert with Hitchhikers Guide quotes by Douglas Adams, since this is one of my all time favorite books. I’ve shared these free templates already on my facebook page and in several Facebook groups, but thought I’d share them here as well.
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Xmas presents

A very short post from me today, to show that I’m still alive (and kicking).

I’ve been really busy building the content for my little Etsy shop, which is now starting to look like a real shop. I’m really proud with how it’s all starting to come together. Still not completely there yet, but people do seem to start noticing it and are buying Traveler’s Notebooks. So I’m happy about that.

It does mean I have less time for other things, especially with the holidays planning and presents for the people I love. Still I thought I’d share one of the presents I made for them. I can’t show the rest yet, because, well, that would spoil the surprise =)

I made a new agenda for my mother. It took me forever and a day to complete, because neither word, nor the printer wanted to cooperate with me. But I made it and shared the files on my Midori TN free inserts page for those of you who would like to make their own.

Here are a few pictures of the content….ok, maybe not so short after all…
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NaNoWriMo, or how to procrastinate on a professional level

Last month I found out about a phenomenon called NaNoWriMo. I thought all month about joining, because I always wanted to write a book. I always figured I would do that someday. By the end of the month I realised, someday was never going to come. I would just have to bite the bullet or give up on the thought. I still was hesitant about writing 50000 words in a month though. So I only really joined on November the third. It has been a bit of an uphill struggle, so far, as I am forever trying to catch up, or so it seems. Yesterday I passed the halfway mark of 25000 words and I am actually really proud of myself and I feel my writing isn’t half bad. So yay to me.

I’m writing this though, not because I started writing a novel, but to show you what I did when I should have been writing my novel, my procrastination results so to speak…

I did not write a book, I made books and lots of them… It seems, I’m starting a collection.

these are all inserts for the Travelers Notebooks. I also made another template for the Midori Travelers Notebook Inserts (regular size).
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