|I stitch my dolldori's to be the large cahier size--about 8 inches tall and 5 inches wide when closed|
At this point I have five notebooks, a dashboard, and a folder inserted!
Stitching up a fabric dori, which is traditionally made of leather, means it's just not going to be perfect--and I love that too.
Inside I stitched a front pocket and the first notebook is my art journal which will hold some drawing, coloring, and favorite quotes and verses. I used this cupcake scrapbook paper for the cover.
Here is the back of the art journal cover, and the front of notebook insert no.2, a writing and info journal.
|Inside cover of notebook no. 2|
|Inside cover of notebook no. 3|
|Back cover of notebook no. 3 - front cover of no. 4|
This is the back cover of the list notebook, and the front cover of my dori planner! So here's the truth. I love my dolldori so much, I tend to want to carry it around in my bag. I have a little 2015 art journal style planner that is just for my bag, but I love having a planner in the dolldori more. I wasn't really going to do that at first, but then I stumbled upon mylifeallinoneplace.com and was able to easily print out the planners for my dori for free. Each document makes a six-month planner booklet, so this one is June-Dec 2015. It has weekly pages, plenty of room to write, and still fits nicely with all the other notebooks.
|Inside front cover of dori planner|
|One of the planner pages for an upcoming week--I've already added some stickers|
I absolutely wanted a dashboard in my dolldori to be post-it note headquarters. I just laminated it using packing tape. Inside that folder is a six-pocket folder I made from a file folder, and still need to decorate it a little more. Important thing: it all fits!
|Back cover of the planner, front cover of the dashboard|
|Inside the dashboard with the six-pocket folder|
|Inside back of the dashboard|
The best thing about my dori is how personal and original it is. It's true that you could have a plain leather Midori with standard, plain cover inserts and be happy with that. But, if you want to unleash your creativity on something that you get to carry around, look at, and use all the time, this is a wonderful way to do that. And the notebook inserts will fill up, and you get to decorate more and keep enjoying them and finding new ways to use them. I'll be posting soon about how I make and decorate my inserts--it's not too complicated, but really fun. Back to my stitching!
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch