Falcon Travelers

Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

#todaysupdate… something completely different. I was requested to make a gift for a friend this week, but was too eager to start, so I started in the wrong color… That meant I had to make a new one for her…in Royal Blue… yes, a new color 😉
Now what to do with the pretty brown one…well, waste not want not… since I already dropped of the wagon with #onebookjuly and went from 2 to 3 notebooks, I figured why not… So I’m now back on 4, lol.
This one is an A6 in #31 dark brown.

I used it to test saddle soap and am now using it as my series tracker but most importantly to learn Japanese writing.


I started about a week ago with learning Japanese through Duolingo, but was getting nowhere. Learning both new words and new letters proved to be too much for my brain and I wasn’t getting any of it.


So I made a practice insert for Hiragana letters. With a few overview sheets.


and some general practice sheets.


But mostly with letters practice sheets… 2 pages per letter. Or should I say sign, I’m not sure…I’m that much of a beginner =)


I made it available with the free inserts for anyone who would like to practice Hiragana.

I’m quite happy with how my little A6 is looking so far.


Still need to add lots of bits in the folders. Here’s the first folder I made with the new paper line we have for inserts and folders.


Even my TWSBI is feeling happy. This one has an extra fine nib and J. Herbin Perle Noir ink, to help me practice my Hiragana.
I adore the #31 dark brown, so happy with how it turned out.
I hope you enjoyed this and be sure to let me know if you like the practice insert, or if you’d like it in a different size .
Hope you have a fabulous weekend,
xoxo Monique

8 thoughts on “Hiragana Practice insert

  1. Joel says:

    Would you consider making a Travelers Passport Size? They’re very pretty and look super handy for handwriting practice.


    1. Monique says:

      Yes of course, I’ll see what I can do


      1. jgillman says:

        Thank you! For what it’s worth, I would be printing them on “US Letter” size paper. Regardless, I appreciate anything you can send my way 🙂


  2. Shawna says:

    These hiragana inserts are wonderful. I noticed that all your charts go from left to right. One thing to think about, as far as making it easier to learn to read and write hiragana, is maybe consider making a set that follows how the japanese write most things: from right to left, and/or right to left/top to bottom. Could save yourself some trouble down the road if you get into the right habits from the very beginning, otherwise, it could seem like trying to read backwards. Also, books read from the right to the left, or, for us, from back to front. It can seem complicated, but having something to practice with can make transitioning a lot easier.


    1. Monique says:

      Thank you, yes that is something to keep in mind for next time I make something like this =)


  3. *I was looking at the writing practice charts not the reference ones. Didn’t realize how ambiguous my original comment was until after I posted it. 🙂


    1. Monique says:

      lol, that’s ok. I just found your message in the spam folder. Not sure why it went there.


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