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 . . .