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#the100dayproject update 2

Day 76/100 #robayre100days #the100dayproject

Look at me, back so soon with the next installment of #robayre100days! In the first post I left off right before I got to my quilted fauxdori travel journal covers which I posted about back in May when I hosted a sale and giveaway for my 10 year etsyversary.

I really love these covers! Just a quick reminder for those that might not know or remember what a fauxdori is… Faux=imitation + dori=short for Midori. It’s essentially a knock off of a Midori Traveler’s Notebook.ย  Midori’s are leather covers that fit standard moleskine notebooks. Instead of buying a standard binding book that gets filled up and has to be replaced, you can insert smaller notebooks into it and replace as needed, so while your inside books can be replaced and archived, the cover can remain constant. People use Midori type books for a variety of things such as a planner, sketchbook, journal, etc.

The quilted ones I make, which I loosely based off my own leather fauxdori I purchased from Ray Blake (he calls them Raydoris). I say loosely because my books are made not from leather, but are quilted and veer from the standard moleskine notebook sizes. I suspect that Midori and Moleskine books are the sizes they are based on the UK paper sizes, making them narrower than our standard letterheads, half and quarter folded sheet sizes. I made my books so that you can use the moleskine inserts AND/OR make your own books from stapled halved, and quarter sized sheets of paper. They have an elastic closure, and elastic bands inside to hold your books.

During #the100dayproject I shared many quilted fauxdoris I made and so this post will be a giant post of all the quilted fauxdori covers I did and progress pictures I posted along the way. I am so grateful that they received a warm reception and many of these have already sold, but there are a few still in my shop, with new ones to be added soon, so keep an eye out!

Last fall I made this #fauxdori for my friend @shealwayslovedlarking. Earlier this week my sister checked in on me to see what I had planned for my 10 year #etsyversary. What?! A whole month has passed already?! I know I would have completely forgotten it Tomorrow, May 1st, is my 10 year #etsyversary! Even with the accidental month warning (see April 1st), I still feel overwhelmed and lost at how exactly I want to celebrate this. I'm so thankful for the platform, which offered me a way to create and put my
I've decided that I'm going to do a few things to celebrate my #etsyversary. To start out, I've been sewing up a storm and so Tomorrow (May 1st) I'm going to do a #giveaway of one of these quilted book covers with mini journals inside. I'll post a "giveawI've been calling them #fauxdori, like a fake #midori travel journal, but actually they are 4.25x5.5", rather than the standard passport size. I've always wondered why all these products, and even the moleskine cahiers that also fit inside midoris, are an
Flying Geese Fauxdori - SOLDQuilted Fauxdori
Tonight's #robayre100days project #the100dayproject #100dayprojectI'm giving away this charming and scrappy quilted planner, just leave a comment on the #giveaway post from Sunday and find out a few extra ways to enter as well. Tomorrow I will announce the winner.
Last call to enter the giveaway on Sunday's post! I've created 3 more quilted #fauxdori that I will list today.Day 28/100 #robayre100days I cut fabric and sewed together these pieces for more travel journal covers. I need to buy new rotary cutter blades because mine were so dull and this could have been done in half the time with sharp blades.
As promised, I finished up these cutie #fauxdori today and am delighted with them. They are now in my shop at robayre.etsy.com 32/100 #robayre100daysQuilted travel journal covers #fauxdori
Things have been so-so busy. I've been working on more #fauxdori during my limited downtime. This is actually from over the weekend, day 70/100 #robayre100days I tried to use some bright white and contrast it with a more natural white, but I don't think iDay 61/100 #robayre100days I'm on a flying geese kick. Can't stop, won't stop. #the100dayproject
Spaaaaace! It would probably be a lot easier to match up squares, but in my defense, each of those squares is an inch. Are you impressed? Tell me you are ๐Ÿ˜ŽI've been working on things most days for #robayre100days I just haven't taken pictures, or pictures of the same ol' things are just not very interesting.
I saw something today about today being the most Monday Tuesday ever, but good news. It's almost over! Day 69/100 #robayre100days I had to run out to replenish supplies and made some more slow progress.Quilted travel journal covers #fauxdori
Quilted travel journal covers #fauxdoriDay 40/100 #robayre100days a quilted travel journal cover I made for my sister for her birthday
After the orange one for my sister, I naturally had to make a green one. It is seen with gold thread, gold eyelet and gold elastic. I'm debating on listing it or keeping it for myself. This was yesterday's #robayre100days day 41/100Here's a full shot of the open, green quilted #fauxdori I decided to put this cutie in my shop. It's a slightly wider version of the passport sized midori. It can hold the small moleskine cahiers (as pictured in the listing) or you can easily make your own quarter sized staple books. It has a sparkly gold quil Day 81/100 #robayre100days I added this flying geese fauxdori that uses a favorite fabric from my stash. It's an ethereal space fabric with subtle stars. I also want to say as others are wrapping up on #the100dayproject and even though I'm "behind" I can
Day 57/100 #robayre100days working at the sewing machine #the100dayproject This was before a trip the fabric store and the WORLD'S SLOWEST EMPLOYEE ever cutting fabric. Literally took me 40 minutes to get my fabric cut.Day 74/100 #robayre100days mostly finished with the quilting of these future #fauxdori. Somehow I did something to my back last night while just walking and now I'm hurting pretty bad. I had a 20,000 step day yesterday and was feeling great until it startSOLD! Day 77/100 #robayre100days #the100dayproject I created 3, XL moleskine cahier sized, quilted, fauxdori travel journals. That's a mouthful. More to come!Day 78/100 #robayre100days #the100dayproject This piece started out with my vision of long spiky triangles, scrappy or collage-like, with random fabrics, and bright white and natural white fabrics, but the shinning star for me ended up being the Moda GrunDay 79/100 #robayre100days one last XL quilted fauxdori, these square patches made from random fabrics in my fabric collection. I love tiny patterns, as you may be able to tell. #the100dayprojectI may be the self proclaimed (and perhaps lapsed) Yo-Yo Queen, but these are my very first attempt at hexies. My mom has been making hexies like crazy for a while now and I see the appeal. I love that you can piece a huge variety of fabrics together. This
Day 82/100 #robayre100days this piece sold before I even had a chance to share it here!Day 95/100 #robayre100days working on a pink theme
Left or right? Which side do you prefer as the cover? I just finished this small sized, quilted planner fauxdori, that holds quarter sized books, and/or the passport sized moleskine cashier (as seen above). Anyone interested before I add it to my shop, $4The winner (by only one vote) was for the glasses side! Good news for those who liked the floral side is that either side can be the cover. It's now listed in my shop and ready for you to use in planning and organizing life in a rosy way ๐ŸŒบ:eyegla

Whew! That was a lot! As I mentioned above, there are still a few of these available inย my Robayre etsy shop as of October 13, 2016, and I will hopefully be adding more shortly so keep an eye out!

To read the first installment of my journey into the 100 day project, click here

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Midori Update

#midori #raydori

I planned this post to be an update on my Midori, but apparently other than sharing it on instagram, apparently I never really shared it here on the blog. So, let’s start with a little back story.

Last spring, you may remember from this post, I was all ready to jump on the Midori Traveler’s notebook bandwagon. After being introduced to them by videos of Kristin Nohe I was hooked.

Rushed home from work today hoping today would be the day. I opened up the mailbox and my heart leapt. My field note sized #midori style (#raydori) arrived. It's green and SO SO beautiful! I want to jump right in filling pages but I think I should first s

I joined this Midori facebook page and connected with Ray Blake who I commissioned to make me a custom Midori styled book (fauxdori, or Raydori as he calls his books). I thought it would be a perfect fit for me. Look how beautiful, green with my name pressed in the cover.

Hello, it's @robayre and I'd like to introduce my new project - a  project I'd love for you to to be a part of. If your little book is store bought or handmade, filled with pencil or ink, stamps or photographs, collage or paint, rivets or weavings, digita

For years and years, I’ve been carrying quarter sized books (sometimes moleskin cahiers, but more often handmade ones) which I fill with to do lists, scribbles or art books. I love these little books because for years before that I was just writing on quarter sized scrap paper and those loose leaf notes and doodles would just be everywhere. I love paper products and now this little Midori would allow me to carry a few little books at a time, keep the subjects (lists vs. art) separated and be more organized.

When I first got my Midori, I wanted to wait a little while until I had really started using it and figuring out how it would work best for me. Well, it’s been more than 6 months, and in short, it hasn’t really gone anywhere.

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1. Finding out about the midori and getting my own coincided with my absolute falling in love with the square Pentalic sketchbooks, pictured above. I actually finished a whole sketchbook, which rarely happens. Usually it starts falling apart or I get bored with it before I can fill it. Not these! I purchased 5 more to use in the future.

2. I started the Little Art Book community and find that I am working in other little books. When I got the Midori, it came with a moleskine cahier in it and I wanted to fill that up before putting my own books in it, but I’m just not filling the supplied book. After writing this out, I realize I should just toss the one that I’m not using and replace it with a book I’m currently working on.

3. There’s something about the small act of having to remove the elastic and open it, and when I do have it open, because there is so much in there, it takes a slight effort to keep the pages open, it just keeps me from being able to grab it and immediately jot things down.

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I have two full sized books inside, one for notes, lists and ideas, and the other book for art. There are also a couple of other inserts and smaller books made from scratch paper inserted as well. So far, I definitely use the book for text a lot more, but even that I feel like I don’t do as often as I did before getting the Midori.

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Here you can see some of the other inserts, I used coin collectors album page to hold things, binder clips to section off areas and I use stickers and washi tape to bookmark pages that I want to reference again quickly. As you can see, I use it and I still carry the Midori with me everywhere in my bag and I’m not giving up on it. I just think I need more time before it becomes a real necessity or my first go-to book.