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After reading a lot on the Midori Travelers Notebook, I decided to order one for myself and one for my husband. We are going to be going on four trips in the next few months and I thought it would be fun to have an actual "travelers" notebook. They also look pretty cool. After ordering them, I started watching a bunch of video reviews and decided to use some of the scrap leather I had around to make something similar. I cut the leather to the proper size, put little tiny slits on the ends to hold the elastic, and added some elastic my daughter found. When the Midori notebooks arrived, I found that I didn't do too bad. Here are some photos.

 

Mine is the bright purple one and the Midori is the black one.

 

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The Midori one is quite a bit nicer, but considering the one I made was much less expensive and purple, I'm pretty satisfied.

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Thanks guys :)

 

I made a few modifications to my purple one and my daughter and I made a small passport size for her. On mine, I changed the elastic holding the paper to the leather and made a small leather band to go around it and hold it together. My daughter used a silver elastic for her.

 

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God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind, I will never die.

-Bill Waterson

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How do you like the Midori paper for Fps? I am considering ordering one from Goulet's and soliciting feedback from FP Forum members.

 

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It has given me much envy. I'm trying to make my own. I'll post when I get it

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Thanks guys :)

 

I made a few modifications to my purple one and my daughter and I made a small passport size for her. On mine, I changed the elastic holding the paper to the leather and made a small leather band to go around it and hold it together. My daughter used a silver elastic for her.

 

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/stylobug33/Pens%20and%20Paper%202013/notebooks/BD03BB8F-82B7-43EE-AF49-86FCB30BD10D-7900-0000047E463EB00C_zps4debd64b.jpg

 

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Wow, I love the purple and green together. Dare I say it evokes an image of the joker costume in the new Batman? Love it!

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After reading a lot on the Midori Travelers Notebook, I decided to order one for myself and one for my husband. We are going to be going on four trips in the next few months and I thought it would be fun to have an actual "travelers" notebook. They also look pretty cool. After ordering them, I started watching a bunch of video reviews and decided to use some of the scrap leather I had around to make something similar. I cut the leather to the proper size, put little tiny slits on the ends to hold the elastic, and added some elastic my daughter found. When the Midori notebooks arrived, I found that I didn't do too bad. Here are some photos.

 

Mine is the bright purple one and the Midori is the black one.

 

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/stylobug33/Pens%20and%20Paper%202013/notebooks/10ED8A11-BF31-4958-A207-F61C3A1F3518-7900-000004298C269B83_zpsc7fd98b0.jpg

 

 

 

 

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The Midori one is quite a bit nicer, but considering the one I made was much less expensive and purple, I'm pretty satisfied.

 

 

 

Absolutely brilliant!! :thumbup: :clap1:

 

 

 

I am soo envious of anyone with craft skills like the ones you have demonstrated here. :drool:

 

Love the purple and green...they just go together so well.

 

 

 

Long may you enjoy your endeavours, and take pride in your accomplishments. Thanks for sharing this with us all.

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After reading a lot on the Midori Travelers Notebook, I decided to order one for myself and one for my husband. We are going to be going on four trips in the next few months and I thought it would be fun to have an actual "travelers" notebook. They also look pretty cool. After ordering them, I started watching a bunch of video reviews and decided to use some of the scrap leather I had around to make something similar. I cut the leather to the proper size, put little tiny slits on the ends to hold the elastic, and added some elastic my daughter found. When the Midori notebooks arrived, I found that I didn't do too bad. Here are some photos.

 

Mine is the bright purple one and the Midori is the black one.

 

The Midori one is quite a bit nicer, but considering the one I made was much less expensive and purple, I'm pretty satisfied.

 

 

Very nice! "Clean", professional and DIY. I love the purple; very regal.

 

I am fond of the Staples Arc/Levenger Circa but wanted it customized and upcycled/recycled, so I made my own(see attachment).

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It has a combo of blank paper, Cornell note paper, and narrow college ruled (the latter two home-printed) for different types of writing (brainstorming, planning, notes). The cover is a sturdier than usual shoebox.

 

I also made a 3 X 5 upcycled/recycled notepad, see my signature (Etsy store link).

 

Happy Making!

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