Last week I was surprised when a dear friend Geninne tag me in a post that I had no idea was posted. I was featured on the moleskine instagram feed. (shown below). Very nice comment was published above my painting. The thing is that several months ago I was looking at the moleskin site watching all the sketchbooks and I decided to share some of mine, and last week they posted this portrait I painted last year in my large moleskine. This post is just to share my excitement about the event …haha.. this just makes me want to paint even more. If you found this post by any chance its probably because you love to paint or draw too, I hope you keep painting and drawing because art it one of the biggest fuels in life. 🙂
I found this video via Pinterest about Oliver Jeffers and I just loved it, seeing someone that enjoys life through drawing images and creating stories just makes me happy. I believe everybody should do what they love and make profit out of it. I hope you find this video inspirational for your life and it did to mine.
Using an old, used, all stamped mailing envelope could be the perfect way to make a folder pocket for your midori. Very easy to make and great for cool looking extra storage in you travel journal.
As shown in the picture above I´m using an envelope I received from Hong Kong a few years ago with pretty mailing stamps, the size is a little smaller than a letter size paper. What you’ll have to do is to measure your planner, in my case I´m measuring my own planner (found on my etsy shop) and doubling the size cut the bottom part to leave it open and get the right size. Now folded in half.
You´ll get something like this. An envelope side and an open side.
Using your sewing machine or if you are brave enough stitch it by hand, stitch that middle line you just fold. As shown below.
You´ll have something like this.
Now using some kraft tape or washi tape as you prefer, cover the edges of the open pocket to reinforce it.
This will make it strong and prevent it from tearing. Do not close the pocket just protect the edges leaving it open.
And you are done!…you can go ahead and start decorating with memorabilia and whatever you want to put over your new envelope folder pocket thing.. haha.
I hope you´ve like this DIY, personally I loved it!.. it gives my journal a traveled vibe and is very practical to store lots of things. Give me like and a comment if you´ve liked it and you want to see more midori/fauxdori related post. 🙂