Falcon Travelers

Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

Just a quick WOYWW blogpost before I head over to work, showing you what was on my workdesk last night. Since joining the NaNoWriMo fun, I’ve been almost completely in book making mode, so of course yesterday I made another set of booklets. This time as a present for a friend of mine that was so kind as to read my raw draft and tell me if I am at all any good.

And when I say raw draft, I mean RAW, because there has been no editing going on and the manuscript is riddled with spelling mistakes and there are no annotations to mark the spoken lines, because those stop the flow of words rattling out of my fingers.

I made her a present to try and express my gratitude.

She’s a writer herself and writes wonderful SCI-FI stories and she has a lovely blog.

I thought, what does a writer need most when out and about, well besides a phone these days…

A little notebook, for jotting down random thoughts and awesome story ideas, of course…

So I made her a traveler’s notebook, with 2 inserts made by me with the templates, from my free templates page and one fieldnotes sized booklet I had purchased a while back and was just sitting in my closet.


I hope she likes her little book and finds some good use for it.
I also received some wonderful presents from some swaps I was in last week. Those swaps are held by the Midori Traveler’s Notebook Nederland group on facebook every wednesday. This was my first time participating, as I was allways doubtfull about swapping. What could I have that anyone might want to swap, right?

Look at all the goodies I was sent.

I had so much fun participating getting my little packages together and then receiving such lovely presents in the mail. All wrapped up nice and pretty.
Now before I go on rambling, I must head off to work!
Later today I will go and hop around those lovely workdesks around the world from Julia’s blog, the stamping ground, so maybe I’ll see you there.
I wish you a wonderful week.

18 thoughts on “WOYWW 233

  1. Peg Robinson says:

    have a good day at work. Looks like fun swap stuff. Peg #46


  2. That's a wonderful gift you made your friend, Wilbear is green with envy. We love the swap idea, other people's stash is so much more exciting than your own.



  3. Valerie-Jael says:

    Looks fantastic, your friend will be happy oer this great present. Valerie


  4. you made a wonderful gift!


  5. Neil says:

    Good morning.
    I love books and this looks fab and I'm sure it will be treasured.
    Hope you have a good week too.


  6. Krisha says:

    What a wonderful treasure you made for your friend. Happy mail is always fun, I often wonder what anyone would want to trade for from my stash too. But it is still fun.
    Thanks for the visit this week.
    Krisha #4


  7. Karen Busby says:

    That notebook is beautiful and I love the idea of swaps. Love your blog btw.
    Karen no52 x


  8. lee says:

    I love your books that you make, such care and detail, your friend is very lucky. What great stuff you received in the swap.


  9. Karin says:

    Prachtig en die kaart die je erbij gedaan hebt ziet er ook schitterend uit!
    Groetjes Karin


  10. Jackie says:

    Sounds like you will be doing another swap again!
    Great package you recieved
    Jackie 33


  11. Julia Dunnit says:

    Wow, that notebook is just lovely..your reader will be really happy,


  12. Erika says:

    Wonderful paper art! Love your amazing book.
    Liebe Grüße


  13. I love, love, love your book-making Monique, which has inspired me for some time now! I've heard of the novel writing project and once thought of doing it myself,as long, long ago I had some short stories published and almost got a children's book published. I imagine that your writing is really original and different if it's anything like your art, which I love. Thanks for the kind visit. Sorry I'm so late! Julie Ann xx #29


  14. Shaz Brooks says:

    That is a stunning book you made. I love it. What a fun thing that swap sounds! Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #36xx


  15. I'm sure your friend is going to treasure her gift. I just started reading “The Artist's Way” by Julia Cameron. Haven't started doing the morning pages yet – but I could see where stopping to correct or put punctuation would slow down the writing process!

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Kay (6)


  16. Noortje says:

    I love the notebook! It has already been put to good use, for blog ideas and even school notes 🙂

    I get to read a great new story and get a notebook out of it… You won't hear me complain 🙂 Thanks!


  17. peggy apl says:

    what a wonderful present! and how lovely to get all those goodies in the mail!


  18. sara j says:

    What fun goodies….I so keep all the goodies I received from you on my shelf and was looking at them just the other day….Your books are beautiful Monique….such fun to see.


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