My DIY HoboDori Setup / FlipThrough (DIY Hobonichi / Midori Style Artjournal )

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

I just LOVE my Hobonichi as an everyday Sketchbook-to capture everyday Memories in small Sketches along with some Journaling-for me that’s the perfect daily dose of Creativity and the Memory-Keeper (formerly known as Scrapbooker *lol*) inside of me is thrilled as well . . . BUT . . . and yes-there is a BUT . . . what really bothered me was the fact, that the Hobonichi has dated Pages . . . 1 Page per Day . . . which is nice . . . as long as you keep up and do a daily entry . . . but there are those Days where you do not find the time to sketch & journal-or where you just do not feel like sketching & journaling (yes-those Days exist too *lol*) . . . and then . . . you fall behind . . . pressure builds up . . . you need to catch up . . . because you do not want those empty Pages inbetween-right? This results in pressure-more and more-and in the end I found (as so often) that it is NOT the ferfect system for me because of this . . . as with everything that you need to do on a regular / daily base (like Project Life etc.)-it is hard for me to keep it up over a long period of time-but the perfectionist inside of me feels that I NEED to keep up-because all or nothing-empty / skipped Pages are not a real Option for me . . . which-sooner or later-results in frustration.

Why am I telling you all of this? To make a long story short-I LOVED the Hobonichi-and I especially loved the Paper . . . oh this Paper . . . the Tomoe River Paper . . . it is a realy Love Story! If you ever journaled / sketched / have written on this Paper you know exactly what I am talking about . . . this thin, delicate Paper-onion skin like-and how crinkly & wrinkly it gets once you have filled the Pages with Watercolor, Ink etc. . . . I just LOVE it . . . love the feel of it-love the SOUND of it (yes-call me crazy . . . I know I am not the only one *wink*) . . . and I finally-after a lot of searching-found the missing puzzle piece to turn my Love for Hobonichi AND the Midori Travelers Notebook System into my personal Unicorn . . . I found the MUCU Notebooks in an Online Shop (here at Luiban-if you are in Germany)-they are made out of the Tomoe River Paper (YAY) . . . so I finally an combine my beloved Travelers Notebook System with those Books to sketch & journal in . . . SO SO EXCITED!

So I made myself two Canvas Travelers Notebooks and filled them with the MUCU Booklets-and I am a happy little Camper over here . . . I think I found my Unicorn-and named it HoboDori *lol* . . .

here is a quick Setup- / Flip Through Video for you so get a better idea of what my HoboDoris look like, what I use them for and what type of Booklets they hold . . .

 

 

And because so many asked for some Detail-Views here are some more CloseUp-Shots for you . . .! Hope you will enjoy looking at them & maybe they inspire you to create your very own HoboDori . . .

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

 

DIY HoboDori-Hobonichi Midori Travelers Notebook Style Planner crossover-Artjournal and daily Sketchbook

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  • Audrey30. March 2016 - 02:59

    LOVE these journals- just made a paper-dori last week and am going to make a fabric one myself-really great job!ReplyCancel

  • Carla30. March 2016 - 14:02

    Good morning

    Your journals are beautiful. I was wondering how the booklets are held into place? Is it with the elastic closure? CarlaReplyCancel

    • Cre8tiveCre8tions30. March 2016 - 14:55

      Yes, the Booklets are held into place with an elastic cord (just as with the traditional Midori Travelers Notebooks)!ReplyCancel

  • JudithAnn30. March 2016 - 16:47

    Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas. I found these and think they are the slim size – no trimming necessary and a reasonable price for three. Cannot wait to try this paper as I also like to work with fountain pens and ink along with watercolor.

    http://www.nanamipaper.com/products/kokuyo-tomoe-river-idea-b6-3.htmlReplyCancel

    • Cre8tiveCre8tions30. March 2016 - 19:20

      Awesome – thanks for sharing. This is a different Size than the Midori Regular Size, but definitely another interesting size and a good Price …ReplyCancel

  • Will30. March 2016 - 16:51
  • Gail Jenson30. March 2016 - 17:26

    I’m a big fan. I’ve taken some of your online classes.ReplyCancel

  • Gail30. March 2016 - 17:31

    Where can we get these canvas hoboniches? If you made them are you going to sell them or maybe do a totuorial on how to make them.ReplyCancel

    • Cre8tiveCre8tions30. March 2016 - 19:21

      I don’t plan on selling those – but if you search Etsy you can find many handmade Travelers Notebook type of Planners there made out of Fabric, Canvas, Leather etc. – maybe that’s an option to check out!ReplyCancel

  • Rayluce Oliver2. April 2016 - 13:36

    I enjoyed!! A lot! Like every time you are so kind to show your pages!! I love love love your Midobonifaudori-chi 😉 Unfortunatly I’m not in Germany!! But I wonder to buy a Midori or an Hobonichi (or both 🙂 because of you llooolll. Big thanks to you Andrea to sharing your wonderful work! This afternoon I’ll sketch quick and simple tulips!! Have a good day!ReplyCancel

  • Kmdupree13. April 2016 - 15:40

    I would love a class on how to make the journal covers.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy19. July 2016 - 02:31

    Your work is beauteous.ReplyCancel

  • Starr15. January 2017 - 20:51

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful talented artReplyCancel

  • Daniela18. February 2017 - 08:46

    Wow!!!!! I hope u sell your midori things. Fab!ReplyCancel

  • Becky White5. July 2017 - 17:56

    Do you have a video or tutorial of you making the TN? They are beautiful and I am inspired to make my own too!ReplyCancel

  • Loretta Waggoner16. July 2019 - 09:04

    Love, Love,Love your journals and your artwork!!!ReplyCancel

  • Loretta Waggoner16. July 2019 - 09:07

    Where do I find theTomo River paper notebooks?? I live in U.S. in Sacramento, California??ReplyCancel

  • Amy28. July 2019 - 04:05

    Would you consider selling your beautiful canvas hobodoris ?  I love them!!ReplyCancel

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