Shop Updates

Shop Update!

Opps… did I say this would be on a Monday?? ¬†Well the fact that I am so poorly with man flu made yesterday such an unproductive day, for me! Trevor was hard at work on all your lovely creations!

If you are not a member of our Facebook group then you may be wondering why the ETSY shop isn’t open yet.. we have decided that as of immediately we will only be opening the Etsy store on weekends! Every week the shop will open at 6pm on Friday and shut at 6pm on Sunday or once we have received our maximum weekly orders.. whichever is soonest! You are still able to complete the webform or email us for a custom request.

Our aim with this new schedule is to reduce waiting times and we will be trialling it for the next 6 weeks to see how it works of us and for you.. our long term aim is to have a functioning website that you can purchase from which will simplify the process.

This Thursday our blog post is going to show you sneak peaks of the process that goes into making each and every leather product.. I know that there are now many makers out there and really wanted to highlight to you guys the hard work that goes into each and every one of our planners.. that will be live at 10 am so check back then.

Thursday FAQ's

Notebook sizes..

See, didn’t I promise you i’d be here today (and every Thursday until the end of time.. well not quite) I promised you that I’d be here every Thursday answering your deepest, darkest questions on leather notebooks and journals (except little black books.. thats a mystery even to me).

The biggest question i had when I first started out with TNs (Traveler’s Notebooks) was.. How the bloody hell do you work out the sizes? Honestly it pickled me for ages and I very nearly gave up on the whole idea! So I am going to give you a bit of a breakdown of the sizes of OUR notebooks, yup we all make them slightly different widths to accommodate different amounts of inserts.

Our sizes, as per our Etsy listings are:

Measurement (cover open and laid flat);

Pocket: 9.25″x6″ fits inserts 3.5×5.5″ (Field Notes)

A6: 11″x6.5″ fit inserts 4″x6″ (Hobo Techno)

Personal: 10.5″x7″ fits inserts 3.75″x6.5″

Regular: 12″x8.75″ fits inserts 5″x8.25″ (Moleskin Cashire & Standard)

A5: 14.5″x8.75″ fits inserts 5.8″x8.25″ (Hobonichi Cousin)

The above are width x hight, in inches. the first measurement is the cover size and he second are the size inserts that each notebook fits. We allow a 1.5″ (reinforced) spine to allow for 8-10 inserts per notebook with no over hang!

Ray over at My Life All In One Place has a really excellent graphic which is a visual reference to the notebook sizes, he shows the sizes of note books made by Midori and Moleskin but the measurements are pretty universal and you can always use that to check insert size before you purchase your inserts or TN.

I hope that clears a few things up, if you have any questions then please leave them in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them all!