I just finished 3 more fauxdori (what’s the plural?!). Two are leather dyed dark brown. These took longer as they required almost a day to dry after being dyed.
The larger one holds a large Moleskine cahier journal. The Fairy Door charm on the book mark opens to hold a small note. I might change it to hang from the closure elastic, as I’ve seen Yochanan Israel do (on the FB page Fab-Faux-dori & Fans.) It’s a little heavy for the end of the bookmark.
The smaller leather cover is sized for pocket Moleskine or Field Notes books but is a bit wider to also hold a Moleskine weekly planner. It has a Celtic knot bead on the end of one bookmark. I put two bookmarks on it… one for the notebook and one for the planner.
My next experiment was making one in fabric. This is just cotton print but interlined with 4 (2 on each piece of fabric) pieces of Pellon 808 Craftfuse. It creates just the right amount of body. I intended this to be for carrying during the Christmas season. I didn’t have even any scraps of Christmas fabric left so I just used a print with abstract green trees. The lining is red. Again, I added two bookmarks as with the small leather one. I used a couple of my Christmas decor beads.
This one has a small pocket on each side of the cover.