|Stitched with matryoshka fabric plus a little doll bead on the elastic|
|Backview shows off the pen loop stitched in with a piece of elastic, and how I left on the selvage edge of the fabric.|
I LOVE this bigger size
I LOVE planning in my Midori
|I decided to punch all the holes in the spine--I added another charm at the top|
I like the larger size because I stuff my Midori fat with five booklets, a six-pocket folder, a clear plastic folder and a dashboard. That's a lot. But it makes me feel like my planner and craft room and listy notebooks go with me everywhere. My Midori has two elastic straps.
Here are the first three books on the first strap.
|Inside front cover pocket - and my weekly planner|
|First book: Weekly planner - six months at a time|
|A planner page with lists, to-do's, some stenciling, stickers, and daily prompts for a Midori Instagram challenge I was doing.|
I do have more than one planner--like a lot of planner girls. I think I'm one of the original planner girls, I just didn't know it. Anyway, my dori planner has really become my go-to planner. I like to write down my usual planner things, but then when I'm doing that there are ideas and thoughts that belong in other booklets, and I can go right to them, yet keep it all together. The nicer lettering is done with stencils I keep right in my Midori, purchased off Amazon. I've also used washi tape to tip in some food journaling sheets in the back of my dori planner--so far, I'm sticking to it!
|Junky listy book front cover|
|My junky listy journal|
|You can see where the two straps are here--Art journal front cover|
|Inside my Midori art journal|
The first book in my second strap inside the Midori is the art journal I made out of watercolor paper. It can take wet and dry medium and plenty of sticking and gluing...that makes it my therapy, my yoga, and a way try out ideas for all my arts and crafts.
|Triple duty dashboard--front cover|
|Dashboard inside cover and six pocket folder inside|
|Another angle of the folder inside the dashboard|
|Clear plastic folder inside six pocket folder--also where I keep my stencils|
|Dashboard back cover with swingout washi tape pallet|
|Last booklet: A place for quotes and thoughts|
|Inside back cover is embroidered - wearable art!|
I like the feel of lining my stitchydori's with felt, and for my own dori, I took the time to embroider for the inside back cover. It says, love your life and it has my signature typewriter with the flowers. When I open my Etsy shop or sell dori's in a local shop, some of the stitchydori's may have applique or embroidery on the inside back covers. They will all be unique and one-of-a-kind. My goal is not to be a manufacturer, but a creator.
|My one-of-a-kind dori with the selvage edge on the back, and trimmed in machine embroidery|
|Yes, I also made a matryoshka bracelet|
That's why art and crafts can change your life. Future plans include making a floss and needle holder for my Midori for cross-stitching on the go. There's no end to what you can put in your Midori, if you're creative enough.
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch