Monday, 30 March 2015

Web Finds - 30 March 2015

So I hope you had a good weekend.

It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.
  1. My chunky babies !!! - Art of Memories
  2. Fauxdori made by Karen - It's Bluetiger
  3. Video: Dated vs. Undated Weekly Traveler’s Notebook - Planner Bug
  4. Inside my CremeBrulee !!! - Art of Memories
  5. March 2015 Update on my (RINGLESS) Pocket Ochre Malden - Filofaxuations
  6. Unboxing the Midori Traveler’s Notebook Passport Size - Becoming Sleek
  7. Want to Put Traveler’s Notebook Inserts together Easier? - If Not Now, When?
  8. I love tabs & charms !!!! - Art of Memories
  9. More Midori and something new - Margate+
  10. ZenKraft Northwest Passage Field Journal - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  11. Love !!! - Art of Memories
  12. My Odd use for an Insert - If Not Now, When?
  13. How I Setup My Traveler's Notebook- Passport Size - Seaweed Kisses
  14. Filo Friday! It has been a while, right? - Embellish Everything
  15. Filofax Cabriolet - Travellers Notebook Times
  16. ZenKraft A6 Distressed Brown Bi-Fold Notebook - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  17. Notebookist too! - Margate+
  18. Notebook Review: Baron Fig Apprentice, Time Travel Edition - Well Appointed Desk
  19. My Fauxdori Adventure - So Joey Creates
  20. {MagDori} Vos grilles mensuelles à imprimer - Confessions d'une Accro à l'organisation
  21. New Printable inserts for Traveler’s Notebooks … - Art of Memories
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  1. Challenging Moodboard in my fauxdori traveler's notebook - MamzelleDIY
  2. Giramondo with Evernote - Organisedvicar
  3. Altering DIYFish Insert sizes for my Midori Traveler's Notebook - Tracy Reinhardt
  4. My Traveler's Notebookssss - Marsia Bramucci
  5. Buteo Bunker Traveler's Notebook Set-Up with DIYfish LM Hyperdex Stamp - Horizon1322
  6. Traveler's Notebook Setup - 2nd Draft (Plus a Giveaway!) - MythAppropriation
  7. Dated vs Undated Traveler's Notebook Weekly Planner Insert - Planner Bug
  8. Make a Travelers Notebook with me! (4 inside elastics) Robyn Lott
  9. Gillio Giramondo Set Up Video - Alancynvideo
  10. Filofax Convertible - Philofaxy
  11. Midori Traveler's Notebook Blue Edition - Tuzand
  12. Current Planner Update ~ Erin Condren & Midori Travelers Notebook - MyHomeMatters
  13. What's in my Midori Traveler's Notebook/ Setup! - Jen Car
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Friday, 27 March 2015

Filofax Cabriolet

I've recently seen people taking the rings out of Filofax organisers and converting them to notebook covers. In most cases this is a one way trip, there is no turning back once the rings have been removed.

I thought it might be possible to come up with a solution that was reversible, should you want to restore it to a ring bound organiser, and without doing any visible damage to the leather organiser, hence retaining its value.

This modification only works with an organiser with removable rings not ones that are riveted in. But I think you will be able to follow the steps easily enough from the photos below.

Once modified, the swap from rings to 'elastic strung' and back again to rings can be achieved quite quickly.

So take your organiser, a personal size one in this case.


I used a slim bit of plastic to slide under the ring mech to lift the latch.


Alternatively follow the first part of this video on how to remove the rings. 


With the ring mech removed from the organiser. We then need to take it apart. Again watch the video if you haven't done this before. 


Firstly remove the cover plate by easing it off a section at a time down one side.


With the rings open now remove the tabs and pop them to one side.

 
Then remove the ring halves too and put them to one side with the tabs.


Now to use the base plate with elastics we need 4 holes, two at the top and two at the bottom. These are in a similar pattern as you would have the 4 holes in the spine of the leather cover on a conventional Travellers Notebook.

With the ring mech I was working with there was already a hole in the base plate at the top and bottom so I drilled some extra holes.



Now you could drill extra holes say 6 at the top, 6 at the bottom if you wanted 3 elastics, but I thought 1 would be enough to prove the concept. I made the holes a reasonable size to make threading easier!

I then threaded this thick elastic through, it is thicker than normal, but it shows up better in the photos.  The short length is tied together on the inside of the back plate with just the small loops going on the outside top and bottom on the back of the mechanism.


Once tied, you can then put the cover plate back on, this hides the short length and the knot joining the ends together.


Here you can see the short loops going between the holes on the back of the plate.


And at the other end just the same.


The longer loop comes out of the existing hole in the cover plate where the tabs would normally be. No modifications are required to the cover plate.


Now you can reinstall the base plate on the lugs as before and you now have your ring-less organiser.

If you wanted to, you could cover over the holes were the rings come through the cover plate with some Washi Tape, but with the booklets in the organiser you will not see them really.


I made a very simple notebook to fit. Being this is personal size the page size would normally be 171x95mm. But without the rings it can take wider paper...

The closest I had to hand was some A5 paper (210 x 148 mm) folded in half that becomes 105 mm x 148 mm. OK this is 22mm shorter than the ideal 170mm but the perfect width. So I made a cover that was 170mm high and 110 mm wide and stapled in my DiY booklet.

The cover being bigger stops the pages from moving up and down on the elastic. But if you were doing this modification on an A5 organiser... you would be fine with A5, Moleskine Cahiers without needing to worry about this.


You an string in additional booklets with elastics passing under the main one in just the same way as you would in a normal Travellers Notebook.

This particular organiser would normally have 30mm rings in it, that gives it enough capacity for 5 or 6 booklets easily.

So then you want to swap it back to a ring bound organiser.... Simple, remove the booklets, then remove the base plate, this time it is quite easy, because with no rings you can simply remove the top cover, lift the latch and slide if off the lugs. Remove your elastics. Then rebuild the rings, as below.



Once reassembled. as below.


You put the rings back on the lugs with the latch down until you hear it click.


And Robert is your mothers brother.....

A Filofax Cabriolet.... the best of both formats.

What started this idea.....

A Gillio A5 Mia Cara... in ring mode.


Which also takes my new Gillio Giramondo Notebook perfectly, may be this should be called a Gira Mia or a Mia Mondo


But the cover would also take a Filofax Flex leather A5 cover as well


Now not everyone is going to want to use a Gillio Mia Cara in this way I realise, but I was just exploring the possibilities.

I hope this inspires a few people to try to take an alternative route to trying out ring-less organisers.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Web Finds - 23 March 2015

So I hope you had a good weekend.

It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.
  1. A Wonderful Business Model - Margate+
  2. Are You New to the World of the Traveler Notebook? - If Not Now,  When?
  3. Filofax/Midori/Hobonichi stencils - This Bug's Life
  4. New pen, ink, and current journal stack. - La Fin Du Globe
  5. Sex & Midori  - Margate+
  6. Top 10 Part 1: My Top 10 Washi Sampler Shops on Etsy - If Not Now,  When?
  7. Indxd - Dave Rea
  8. How I Turn Intentions Into Reality (Plus a Giveaway) - Rowdy Kittens
  9. ZenKraft Black Hawk X-Treme Bi-Fold Notebook - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  10. Artjournal Page in my Midori Travelers Notebook … - Creative Creations
  11. What I Packed: Crafting (Caribbean 2015) - Becoming Sleek
  12. Midori Traveler's Notebook: My Life Planner - The Blue Purse
  13. Chic Sparrow extra wide creme brûlée - LoveAllPlanners
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And we have found these videos for your enjoyment as well.
  1. today is the only day - Baum-kuchen
  2. Adding Inserts to a traveler's style notebook - AKCaraboo
  3. Creative Quickies | DIY 'Midori Style' Sticker Book Refill - RhomanysRealm
  4. Pelledori by Pellestudio (fauxdori) - Love4creativity
  5. From Erin Condren to Giramondo - Ju La
  6. Hobonichi / Midori Flip + my three planner goals: tracking, planning, and storage - Tracy Reinhardt
  7. Setup Update | My FoxyDori - Erin Joy
  8. travelers notebook flip through & how to - Shar Craftings
  9. Midori Travelers Notebook- Week 12 - Florence Antonette
  10. My New FoxyDori Traveler's Notebook - Paulacrafts
  11. Blue Edition Midori Traveler's Notebook and Pan Am Haul - MyLifeMits
  12. My Setup of the Midori Traveler's Notebook - Planner Bug
  13. Midori Travelers Notebook - ClassySassy
  14. Midori Traveler's Notebook Passport Size- My Current Setup and How I Use it - Seaweed Kisses
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Monday, 16 March 2015

Web Finds - 16 March 2015

So I hope you had a good weekend.

It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.
  1. TNs in my bag… - Art of Memories
  2. Something’s Coming… - If Not Now, When?
  3. MTN Finance Planner from PlanInk on Etsy - Carie Harling
  4. Will Your Midori Last 77 years? - Margate+
  5. 90 Links for All Traveler Notebook Fans plus 3….  - If Not Now, When? 
  6. My Midori Traveler's Notebook Planning System + Tons of Printables - Ms Wenduhh
  7. My new ChicSparrow TNs.. - Art of Memories
  8. My New Midori Love - Under An English Sky
  9. ZenKraft Ntense Teal Bi-Fold Notebook - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  10. My Fauxdori Field Notes - Margate+
  11. Using your Traveler Notebook to Reach Through Time….
  12. Sharing thoughts about Traveler's Notebook sold on Amazon - Baum-Kuchen
  13. Mr. Steels Bruder unterwegs in … (Gewinnspiel) - X17 blog
  14. Mein Midori Traveler’s notebook - Pixelgraphix
  15. A free Birthday Book for the Midori Traveler's Notebook - My Life All in One Place
  16. My Current Alunsina Kislap Traveler’s Notebook Setup - Becoming Sleek
  17. Make Your Own Midori Traveler’s Notebook Refills - Poochie Baby
  18. A Look Inside My Midori - Under An English Sky
  19. Finally here I ordered this from zenkraft with the wallet .. and... - theresaJOI
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And we have found these videos for your enjoyment as well.
  1. Gillio Giramondo - quick review ;o) - Chrissie's Universe
  2. March 2015 Traveler's Notebook Setup - MadeWithLoveCrafter
  3. Filofax and Chicsparrow MARCH 2015 - Dion Wilcox
  4. Midori Travelers Notebook- Planning Week 10 & 11 - Florence Antonette
  5. travelers notebook share love - Brendahdp77
  6. Midori Travelers Notebook | Kauai- Amy Tan
  7. My Midori Traveler's notebook update | Amsterdam edition - BbJing23
  8. Travelers notebook and stamps - Renea Villanueva
  9. How I Use My TN - Moni Smith
  10. How To Make Your Own Traveler's Notebook Refills - Poochie Baby
  11. Sparrow planner update - Lauren Orsini
  12. Foxy Dori Unboxing - LuckyMama923
  13. Traveler's Notebook Flip Through - Journal & Calendar - StudioBAS
  14. Midori Traveler's Notebook // Flip Through // How I'm Using Mine - Plauder Ton
  15. Traveler's Notebook Fauxdori | Leather Update - MyLifeMits
  16. Foxy Dori ~ My Midori Style Planner and Journal - MyHomeMatters
  17. travelers notebook doodle pups - Brendahdp77
  18. Moodboard in my fauxdori traveler's notebook - MamzelleDiY
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Monday, 9 March 2015

Web Finds - 9 March 2015

So I hope you had a good weekend.

It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.
  1. Planner Pages – February Recap - Planner Bug
  2. Traveler's Notebook Economy Version - Margate+
  3. The Midori Traveler’s Notebook and System: An Introduction - Pen Paper Ink Letter
  4. Everyday Life: Midori Travelers Notebook - Life According to LD
  5. Pendori Travelers Notebook - Pennie's Creations 
  6. Field Notes Size Notebook as Wallet - Carie Harling
  7. Searching the way to visualize your time? Use mylasteureka stickers! - My Last Eureka
  8. My Planner Progress - Planner Bug
  9. Midori Travelers freebies bullet journal insert - My Last Eureka
  10. Midori Travellers Journal - Indigo Blue
  11. Field Notes and Traveler's Notebook Creativity - Margate+
  12. Midori Traveler's Notebook Passport Review - The Pen Addict
  13. How I Use My Midori Traveler’s Notebook – Passport Size - Wonder Pens
  14. Midori Pen Loop Review – Medium Brown #16 - Pen Paper Ink Letter
  15. Unboxing the Midori Traveler's Notebook - Blog Your Heart Out
  16. Cut new inserts for my Midori Travelers Notebook! - Snailmail is Still in Fashion
  17. Traveler’s Notebook to Way Cool Wallet - Sarah Celebrates
  18. ZenKraft Field Notes Camo Bi-Fold Notebook - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
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  1. TRAVELER's Notebook 使用心得分享會 December 2014 - Patrick Ng
  2. Review: Midori Traveler's Notebook (A Man's Perspective) - Stuff&Things
  3. My First…Gillio! - AKCaraboo
  4. The Midori Travellers Journal Vs a Copy - Documentally
  5. Using the LM-Hyperdex AND the Giveaway Winners - Carie Harling
  6. MTN Set Up - Lola Karwowski
  7. JWM Midori Traveler's Notebook | Painting a White Teacup - RhomanysRealm
  8. Gillio Pink Giramondo Review - ScarlettsTreasures
  9. Mini Travel Series | Midori Traveler's Kit - TheEmpireDays
  10. SnB All-In-One planner for Traveler's Notebooks - Marsia Bramucci
  11. Field Notes Size Notebook as Wallet - Carie Harling
  12. My 2015 planner, travelers notebook, hobonichi - Nancy Zarroli
  13. Traveler's Notebook " Embalishments " & FLIP "...THE END - Pocketfullofvintage
  14. Updated: Traveler's Notebook Setup - FoxyDori - StudioBAS
  15. Aliexpress Happy Mail! - Travelers Notebooks! - KMCstylo
  16. Onica Hanby Field Notes Travelers Notebook (Fauxdori) Setup - horizon1322
  17. Traveler's Notebook Essentials - FoxyDori - StudioBAS
  18. PANAM collaborates with TRAVELER'S notebook - Traveler's Factory
  19. Midori Traveler's Notebook Collection - Helenne20
  20. DIY Midori: Traveler's Notebook- Start to finish! - ChicTags
  21. What's in my Midori Traveler's Notebook - Maryannemoll
  22. Traveler's Notebook x Hong Kong Tramways Octopus Card - Patrick Ng
  23. MIDORI TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK - Jason Foong
  24. My Creme Brulee Updated Setup - Marisia Bramucci
  25. MIDORI TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK II - Jason Foong
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Monday, 2 March 2015

Web Finds - 2 March 2015

So I hope you had a good weekend.

It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.
  1. Midori Travellers Journal - Indigo Blue
  2. Work-Dori Part II: Week on 2 Pages - Kat's life in Cali
  3. Guest Post: 2015 Planning & Organisation System for Personal, Work, University and Health. - DiY Fish
  4. ZenKraft Terra Cotta X-Treme Bi-Fold Notebook - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  5. Making your own Traveler's Notebook and contents - the complete video guide - My Life All in One Place
  6. Midori Traveler’s Notebook Part Three: Making It Your Own (and a Giveaway) - Pens! Paper! Pencils!
  7. My Midori travellers`notebook - Love All Planners
  8. ZenKraft Bermuda Blue X-Treme Bi-Fold Notebook - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  9. The Genius of Midori Traveler's Notebook Branding - Margate+
  10. Un-Dyed Trifold 'Fauxdori' Cover for Moleskine Cahiers. - La Fin Du Globe
  11. Enjoy Jotting Down Your Travel Memories. Visit TRAVELER’S FACTORY in Nakameguro. - Matcha
  12. ZenKraft Midnight Green X-Treme Quad-Fold Notebook with distressed brown pockets - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
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  1. My Notebook Set Up - Jennifer Harvey
  2. Traveler's Notebook Tutorial by Puffbird - Puffbird
  3. The Crème Brûlée Leather - Jennifer Harvey
  4. How I use multiple Traveler's Notebooks - Robyn Lott
  5. How to Add Charms to a Midori Style Travelers Notebook - Moe Howard
  6. How to: Traveler's Notebook Clear Folder - Studio Bas
  7. My Midori Traveler's Notebook and her friends - Janis Bennet
  8. Midori Traveler's Notebook Introduction and How To - Tokyo Pen Shop
  9. My Traveler's Notebook Collection and Setup - Second Star
  10. How I'm using my passport-sized Traveler's Notebook (fauxdori) - PaperHappyMiss
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