Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WOYWW 323 - Paper, Fabric, and Midori's

I love the fatness of my Midori
Late in the evening, I'm at my crafty desk fiddling with an insert for my Midori traveler's notebook I've stitched up. I love to make and decorate my own inserts, and suddenly decided that my art journal insert should really be made of watercolor paper. So there I went, trimming up the watercolor paper so that I could fold it all in half, add a cover to it, bind it with some holes and elastic basically, corner edge everything, and decorate a little more. It's more fun than scrapbooking! I finish up the spine and the edge by laminating it with packing tape so it will last a long time.

Visit all the lovely madness and mess on every desk at What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday.

Next I made a washi board with washi tape samples I can keep in my Midori, and I used a grommet to hinge it to my dashboard. This is the back side of the dashboard which is a folder, and it is decorated with scrapbook papers, stickers, and clippings from 1950's Workbasket Magazines and then laminated so that I can keep a few post-it notes inside. It's great to keep a few supplies like this right inside your traveler's notebook.

Have a happy week.

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch


  1. I love everything you've done this week..the washi board, midori inserts et al! It's great when something you've wanted to do works out so well. The journal is looking fab and yes, very plump, lol!!
    Hope you are well and happy. We are on tenterhooks here as my son Rhys get his exam results tomorrow, which determines whether he gets to study at a university or not. Keep your fingers crossed!
    Hugs, LLJ 4 xx

  2. Your journal is really great! Love everything about it!
    Gabriele 6

  3. I love how your notebooks have been created/put together. So very colorful! Have a great week.
    -K #42

  4. You are really enjoying making this lovely notebook - fun and useful too. x Jo

  5. Loving the journal such fun colours. Hope you have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 24

  6. What a great thing of beauty! I've not heard of a Midori... it looks gorgeous though. Helen 5

  7. Wow, you really should be making them to sell - they are fabulous and I love all the details you do - the coloured inserts and laminating the edges to keep them strong - you really know your stuff!! The dressmaking clipping is gorgeous - I love old patterns and women's magazines from the 40's and 50's. Thanks so much for stopping by earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #17

  8. Genius book! And so pretty too! Loving the washi tape board that swings out. #51