This is my first Midori. Or faux-dori. I made it out of denim and a piece of canvas. It is not that is a vegan, or opposed to leather or anything. I am just cheap. 😉 At $60- 80 for a real one, I wanted to make sure I liked it, and it would work for me… after all, the pages looked like they were a funny shape (they are talk and thin). What did I really have to write down? And did I REALLY need another place to write down dates and appointments? After all, since we shut down the business, and I am more or less a housewife, the appointments are a lot fewer… Anyhow, I have completely fallen in love. I use it for doodling, sketching, making lists, journaling, class notes for random classes I am taking, and any thought that runs through my head. I even have random quotes and song lyrics.
As I said, it is just some old blue jeans glued to some canvas paper. The canvas makes it a bit sturdier. I left the seam for some interest. The inserts are 2 lined and 1 blank. All of which are home-made. I also have a couple dashboards, and a 6-pocket folder as seen on pocket full of vintage. The metal strip on the front is a Tim Holtz and it says ‘capture life’s moments’. When I saw it I knew it was perfect for this, and I fell in love. The beads on the bottom are homemade. 1 big flat one, surrounded by a few smaller paper beads to hold it on.
Have I said how much I love it yet? 😉 So much so that I have a real leather Raydori on the way… I am definite a convert! 😉
PS- those new (to me) Frixion pens are my new absolute favorite! I almost always have one in my hand, and they are in almost every room in my home… maybe I should buy stock? 😉