Since getting my Midori Traveler's Notebook, I have obsessed a little on making another. I had a go at making a fake leather one, and though it turned out okay, I was not that happy with it. Yesterday I went on a hunt....covering 4 towns looking for some leather....I couldn't get it anywhere, but what I did get was a Black A5 Flex by Filofax. TKMaxx are selling these at a ridiculous low price of £7.99. I already own a Magenta one, but I paid £27 for this one last year and I wasn't prepared to "alter" it. lol
So here is what I did. I punched 3 holes in the top and bottom and threaded some elastic through the holes, like I did on my fake Traveler's notebook.
Again I added some little beads for decoration purposes.
Next I added some notebooks, a Rhodia and a Julia Rothman (I bought from John Lewis)
Then I slipped the grey notebook, that came with the flex, into the back cover to add some stability.
The notebooks just slot behind the elastic.
This is how it looks closed.
I needed something to keep this altogether and after seeing a Papelote pen holder, I thought I would have a go at making one of these too......well after all, this is a DIY project! I only had black elastic to work with, so I used a contrasting colour cotton. This was roughly done, but I guess with a bit more time and patience I could make a nicer looking one.
With some pens added....I love these Frixion pens but decided against using them for Journaling, after all, I would hate all my entries to disappear if I placed the journal near a heat source!
I'm pretty pleased with my Flex makeover, now I have 3 Notebook/Journals in one place!