The Maverick leather by Chic Sparrow is one of my favorite traveler’s notebook cover. It’s a water buffalo leather with amazing lightning veins. It’s also one of the thicker leathers they carry. I believe the Creme leather is the thickest. The Scout is similar to the Maverick except the inside pockets uses the Creme leather instead of a thinned out Maverick leather.
Here is the Scout next to the Maverick. The Maverick I have is a classic, which means there are no pockets and no stitching.
Scout, Maverick, and Le Voyageur. Scout and Maverick are narrow sizes. The Le Voyageur is by Foxy Fix and is a wide.
What do you think? Are you into smooth leathers or something more like the water buffalo?
I began writing “Dear” letters to my daughters in hardcover notebooks in 2011 on and off. Recently, I merged their notebooks into softcover Moleskin notebooks and put them in a large traveler’s notebook to keep them in one place. I sometimes include photos or bits and pieces of things they’ve written and tossed, even drawings left behind, in these notebooks. In a few more months, when I’ll be done with the Moleskins, I’ll be moving into these traveler’s notebooks from Foxy Fix. I plan to make the inserts myself to create shabby chic style notebooks so it doesn’t look or feel too formal. Years down the road, I want them to read these letters, and look at the photos and bits, with a cup of tea in a sitting room, and maybe some nostalgic music in the background. A mom can dream, right?
These B6 sizes were from a mystery sale on the Foxy Fix website a month ago. The deal was so good (half off) that I couldn’t resist getting two. I had no idea what color I would get or leather type, but I’m very happy with what I received. One daughter loves purple and one loves pink so it was a perfect match.
These traveler’s notebooks normally come in a cloth dust bag, but because they are mystery items (items that Foxy Fix is getting rid of because of over production), they come in these plastic covers, which I don’t mind since I currently have quite a few dust bags from previous purchases I can store them in.
Leather/color, left to right: Sugar/Cherry Blossom and Sugar/Lilac
This is a fine beauty. I’ve heard that it’s hard to start using it. I’d have to agree. I had ideas for it while it was in transit, but now that it’s in my hands, I don’t know if I can do anything other than stare at it.