Wide Tidepool Traveler’s Notebook from Janes Enigma


This absolutely beautiful TN cover comes from JanesEnigma on Etsy. What can I say? It is even better than I thought it would be.

  • The colours are absolutely stunning and so hard to capture in a photograph. They are a gorgeous meld of rich aqua and shifting shades of green. Each cover is unique.
  • The leather is so nice and thick. I prefer thick leather and always have but it is so hard to find good thick leather on a TN cover. Most leather used for TN covers is about 4-5 oz, and this is 8-9 oz.
  • The leather is absolutely top notch. There are variations in it but it is chosen to be an absolutely perfect surface for the dye.
  • The elastics are the best I have ever seen and felt in any notebook I have bought. I am not sure what it is – maybe they are the perfect tension and thickness.
  • It comes with a handmade Tomoe River notebook, sewn rather than stapled, and with a clear front inside page featuring some of Cynthia’s work (she is a photographer).
  • As an introductory offer, each order comes in a lovely silk padded drawstring pouch and with a teeny zipped silk pouch inside it containing a selection of washi tape samples, matched to the colour of the notebook. This added luxury made all the difference.
  • I have written about this shop before – see my previous articles here.
  • Cynthia is lovely to deal with and takes custom orders.

Color: Tidepool

Fits inserts Size: Large Moleskine Cahier Notebooks, or similar product: 21cm x 13 cm or 8 1/4″x 5 1/8″

This listing is for a handcrafted leather Midori style traveler’s notebook. I have enjoyed creating this color palette which incorporates tones of sea glass, harbor rose, deep water and tidepools. Many enjoy using their traveler’s notebooks for artwork, planning, calendars, and more.

This Traveler’s Notebook is hand cut, dyed and finished by me from a lovely 8 to 9 oz. vegetable tanned leather. This is a stiff, smooth leather that becomes more supple with use. This notebook or planner is crafted with four interior elastics that hold paper inserts which are readily available through retail or other amazing Etsy crafters. It has a back elastic closure.

Your notebook purchase will come with one complementary insert that contains a small image from my “Wind and Water” print collection. (Your insert may not necessarily be the one pictured above, but it will be an image from that group, and one that complements the color planner you choose. The paper is unlined, and is a beautiful Tomoe River paper that many find suitable for fountain pens, as well as other writing instruments and art media.













Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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