R-Kive Leather Journal Review (ad)

Hey!

So a little while back I was approached by the lovely Dyanna over at R-Kive Leather to see if I would like to try out one of their products in exchange for a little PR work. Of course I jumped at the chance because I have been eyeing these up for over a year now and desperately wanted one.

Once we decided on the leather, I then had to decide on the type of notebook cover I wanted. Now this was no easy thing. In the end we decided to go with a B6 Hobonichi weeks hybrid. Now this may sound odd but in fact it just means adding a little extra height to the B6 to allow for the weeks to sit in the pocket.

The cover arrived just before christmas and I have not had the chance until now to get this post written so let’s get cracking.

First of all it arrived beautifully wrapped and well packaged. The smell of the leather was so good, I could smell it before I even opened the envelope.

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The leather itself….WOW it is absolutely gorgeous. I love floppy leathers so this could not have been more perfect, it is so so soft and silky. It is an absolute dream to touch and it is so tactile. I imagine it may mark easily but let’s be realistic, who doesn’t love a marked up, well worn journal?!

There was some great size pocket inside, two at the front along with a credit card size pocket then another pocket at the back which you can slot the weeks into. It came with 4 strings and some B6 journals already made up for me. The elastic is quite thin, my personal preference would have been to have thicker strings so I will probably change them out at some point. The spine was not reinforced, something I hadn’t thought of or specified but not I have seen the flexibility of the leather I would probably add a reiforced spine on hindsight as it just gives more structure to the overall cover.

It fits the Weeks and the B6 notebooks beautifully, however, for now I have decided to use it to hold my B6 Staology journal. When I have hospital stays for surgeries though It will be used to house everything I need to take with me.

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All in all this is a beautifully made cover. The leather and workmanship is extremely good and I will be ordering another at some point in the future.

Thank you so much Dyanna for making this for me and allowing me the opportunity to try one of your beautiful creations.

You can find out more about R-Kive Leather here and visit their shop here.

Thank you so much for reading.

Emma-Louise x

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Meadowgate Leather Traveller’s Notebook {Review}

Hey Everyone. Today I’m going to share with you my review for the Meadowgate Leather B6 Traveler’s Notebook I purchased last month. 

I had seen these about for sometime and knew I needed to try the B6 size. A fellow planner addict had this colour (Violet) and I fell in love with it. 

The wait was agonising as I was desperate to get my hands on it and it really was worth the wait. 

The smell hit me as soon as I opened the package. Real leather…it was so nice. The feel is soft and it is really supple and sturdy. The colour changes slightly in different light and it really is stunning.

The quality is amazing, the pockets and spine are great on it. It may not hold a massive amount of books but it easily fits 4-6 in. I didn’t order a wide size which you would need to stuff it with more. 

The one I ordered was the Double Acorn design and as you can see from the pictures it’s beautiful. You can purchase one here

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x

SecretDiaryCo Travelers Notebook {Review and Set-Up}

You know I love nice pretty planners. Well, I was really excited when a friend of mine decided to start making and selling traveler’s notebooks.

I was lucky enough to receive a really nice surprise that she had made for me in my favourite colours.


I was surprised at just how big this was. It is an A6 size but it fits so much. I have set it up as a writing planner while I work on my novel.

There are two really nice large pockets in it and unlike a standard design TN it is a trifold with a popper opening. Just look at the rose gold metalwork!

Here Are some more beautiful pics of my set up.

The beautiful vellum dashboard is from FabPlannerPrint and the paperclip are from Notes and Clips.

To order one of Sarah’s amazing TN’s or one of her monthly TN Planner Kits then you can visit her website here.

You can also use the following code for a nifty little discount.


Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

UglyBugDoes – Traveler’s Notebook

The time has come for one of my most anticipated creations of the year. Michelle over at UglyBugDoes and her lovely husband have started selling Traveler’s Notebooks aka Uglydori’s.

Let’s have a look at what these beauties offer;

* 1.2mm leather, 3mm on the reinforced spine.

*Handstiched

*4 Elastics (colour of your choice)

*2 Secretarial Pockets

*4 Credit card pockets

*Pen Loop

*Reinforced Spine

*Hand dyed in various colours

*Matte sheen not high gloss finish

*Can be stamped with initials and words.

*Waterproof

* Free leather stamped charm for the closure elastic.

These Uglydori’s are available in two sizes Regular and Field Notes.

The Regular size is £45 and the Field Notes is £35, these will be available in the Etsy shop but you are welcome to send a message to Michelle to register your interest via her Facebook Group

 These are the leather dyes that are available. Orders take approximately 2 weeks until dispatched from ordering.

I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these bad boys:)

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x