Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2019

Galen Leather at the penshow in Hamburg!

Hello my dear planner-buddies!

Today was the first time,that I visited a penshow - and it was phantastic.
I was so overwhelmed,that I totally forgot to take pictures!!!
A few days before I already contacted my dear facebook-friend Kasia Michalowska-Stier,who is restoring and selling vintage fountain pens.
You might want to check out her website,if you are into fountain pens:
You can also find her in the international fountain pen groups on facebook.
She had her booth up there and I bought one of her wonderful pens....I would have bought more than 2,but I need to win the lottery first :-D

Galen Leather also had a booth up there!
How often did I visit their shop in the past,or drooled over pics on IG,especially their pencases.
And here you go:
(please excuse my fingers...this was an inky afternoon!!)

 This small 5-pen-case fits so beautifully into my hand!
The name of this finish: Crazy horse brown!

Pens from left to the right:Vintage Conklin,vintage Pelikan,Waterman,Montegrappa and Swan/Mabie Todd.The Montegrappa is the only pen I bought new.The other 4 I bought from Kasia!

I inserted an old Hobonichi,just for notes ;-)

A Stalogy A6 will also fit,but the zipper feels a bit stretched out.

I could bite my butt,that I did not also purchased their beautiful A5 zipped folio in green,but then someone has to call the ambulance,lol!
It was such a nice surprise for me,to find this super-cute pencase!
Here is the link to their website:

Take care,dear friends :-D

Freitag, 2. August 2019

Gillio A6 Appunto Trifold

Hi Lovelies!

This is the last blogpost from my DK-vacation!
This is showing the A6 Trifold Appunto in the undyed epoca leather.
The Trifold has also been launched at PCE 2019. guys....I don't use A6 Appuntos anymore.
But I couldn't resist the Trifold,especially in the undyed epoca leather,which sounds like "steps on fresh snow" and gets such a beautiful shade of tan in the sun.
I had no idea what to do with it.
I got me an Oli-clip at the booth of "Moindori",on PCE (which is a brand from Hamburg,making beautiful TN's!)...and ordered an A6 Stalogy.
Kathja from "Kathie's pouches" made me 2 beautiful stencils for "month on 2 pages",in A6 size.
Even I had no clue how to get started...I just did.
Some decorations to bring me into the right mood...trying out the stencils....just some thoughts,some pictures out of a magazine,some pics printed on my Canon ZoeMini and nooooooo pressure!
Hopefully it will get some more tan in the next days.The first 2 days have been cloudy and rainy...
what gives me the time to prepare the blogpost!Lol!!

.....couple of days is the 28th July and my Trifold had some time to tan in the North Sea breeze,on the beach.The patina developed nicely on the outside and on the inside.
Sadly my Mini Printer has a defect and the pics are showing stripes,but still okaaaaaaay.

Trifold tanning in the North-Sea-Breeze....

Photo-booklet from Hobonichi....

Stencils are made (with love) by Kathie's pouches!

Kasia Michalowska-Stier sells the most beautiful restored vintage fountain pens in the facebook-fountain pen groups!

I never thought that I would miss my stickers and washis!!I only have a few with my,by accident,hahahaaaa!

Enjoy the summer,my planner-friends!

Samstag, 27. Juli 2019

New Gillio colour:"Bubblegum"!B6 Stalogy+Amica....and Appunto A5!

Hi planner folks!

A couple of weeks ago,Gillio surprised us with a new colour!
I received a sample and the invoice said:"Bubblegum".
I was sooooo sure it would be a new epoca leather!!
You can imagine the big surprise,when it turned out to be a mat croco...!!!
Currently I am in love with the B6 Stalogy and I received a medium Amica in that new colour (which is a limited edition).
I removed the rings by the Steve-Morton-Method,without damaging the parts.I was able to fit them back together,so I can put them back in,when I like to get back into rings.
The medium Amica fits the B6 Stalogy like a glove - and you don't have to remove the backpate (which would destroy the warranty).

When Gillio released the bubblegum mat crocos,I was not able to snap me a personal wide....but almost 2 weeks later,some bubblegum planners popped up in the good deals corner,and I was able to get me an A5 Appunto!I might use that one in 2020 ;-)
But first things first - here is the de-ringed medium Amica:

I drew me a week on 2 pages,that fits my needs...
and a very simple month per page to track holidays etc. ... also for 2020........

The B6 Stalogy is such a nice book!I loved drawing my own calendar! is the A5 bubblegum with a different brand notebook ( Cedon ),which I already had in my posession:

Beautiful stencil from Kathja aka "Kathie's pouches"!
She sells them in many sizes and different options!

The 2 bubblegums in all their glory:

A5 Appunto vs.personal wide Compagna:

I hope you enjoy the summer,wherever you are from!