I had a plan. Not a dream, a plan to put into action for my new Pennybridge (she’s a GORGEOUS little bundle of purple-y joy!). However after putting that plan into action today… it failed.
I thought… why go out and buy something when I can make my own little notebooks? Why spend more money on something when I can be creative and make do with the materials I have? So I twoddled off to the office to create… a mess. And then I gave up. I was trying to make little notebooks so I can keep my financial spending record, general notes and a little journal in the pockets of my Pennybridge but alas, my stapler is crap, my paper measuring is atrocious, and my patience is lacking.
So… I’m going to share with you, while I’m on the hunt for mini notebooks, what I find, to help any of you who may be considering making your own and make a right botch job of it like I did! Seriously it’s that bad that I’m not even going to post pictures. Ok, maybe just a few.
Here she is, in all her purple-y glory. The non-leather is just beautiful. She’s lovely to hold, really well made, no issue with rings, doesn’t lay flat but that doesn’t really bother me. Also a picture of the inside, you can see all the pockets on the left (that part opens out like a wallet and there’s a little zip compartment in there.) Even the pen loop is purple!
And here is my attempt at a mini notebook. Measurements = not.even.close.
Anyway… on with the search! So what exactly am I looking for? Probably a set of 3 plain notebooks which I can decorate, which aren’t too expensive so I can replace them when they are full up… and they have to be maximum size 12cm x 8cm (the same size as pocket paper). Also has to be from a UK website.
First stop… MOLESKINE. Fairly hopeful seeing as I’d seen these on the Paperchase website. Pocket size, too big. Volant books however, only 6.5cm x 10cm, perfect size, not too thick, range of colours, and £5.50 for 2 notebooks. £4.50 delivery. WHAT?! Are you kidding me? That’s a joke. Fair enough if I was ordering a large item, or several things then I might have considered it but that’s almost as much as the item itself, which would fit in a jiffy bag.