Freitag, 25. Oktober 2019

Gillio - the muppet-edition/printed ostrich

Hi planner people!

Runners know the "runners-high",we Gillio-lovers just experienced the "planner-high"!
What happened?
Gillio had a whole order of a new leather gone wrong.
They ordered samples,which were just beautiful when they arrived.And so they ordered many squaremetres of different coloured hides,in that beautiful ostrich print.
Usually Ben flies over,to do the quality check of the leather,but the company assured,that they do the final quality control by themselves.
So the leather was sent to the artisans in Firenze - and they did what they always do:Sewing beautiful planners.
Sadly it turned out that there was no flawless planner,when the boxes arrived.
Also the test-planners showed flaws that happened during short time of use:Cracking and peeling.Not too bad in my opinion,but....yep.

I was sent a pink ostrich print A6 Compagna.Susan received a purple and Steve got a green ostrich print planner.
First I was not too impressed,because I have never been a friend of ostrich prints,and the colour-patches did not appeal to me.I told Susan:"It looks like a sick pig!" (omG,lol!!)....and so she posted a picture showing the Muppets : Miss Piggy(pink),Gonzo(purple)and Kermit(green)in our facebook-admin-chat...and the Muppet-edition was born.
I must say that I never noticed the cracks on a stressed leather part,until Mella invited us into a video chat,to inform us about the "desaster".
The question was to save the planners and sell for 40% off....or to destroy them officially.
So....they went online for 40%!!
And I caved!!!
The darkbrown = Rowlf
The caramel = Fozzie
The blue = Cookie Monster

 The B6 Appuntos in dark brown (Rowlf) and light blue (Cookie Monster):

 You can also use the Mini Happy Planner inside the B6 Appunto.You only need to trim down the backcover/the laminated brim a tiny bit.

 The A6 Appunto in the caramel brown (Fozzie)

 ...I prefer the Stalogy over the Hobonichi ;-)
 The choclate yumminess: The pocketsize XL Compagna!

 Look at the cutest flyleaf!!

 The A6 Compagna in the light pink (Miss Piggy)

 Medium Amica/bubblegum,ostrich print/Miss P.and Mini Mia Cara in rosewood mat croco!
 The flaws.....some cracking/left bottom edge,where I really stressed the leather,because I stuffed it badly and tested it hardchore over 7 weeks.I would usually NEVER treat my planner that way!!
 Grey spots,can also be small cracks.Looks as if the surface of the machine,which "embosses"the print,had some dirt/dust on it....I don't really notice it.

One tiniest "hole"...maybe a small crack...?

The dark brown XL pocketsize had some reaaally dry areas.I moistured it 4 times until now - and finally it starts feeling good.

I think this was a very good deal for us Gillio-lovers.
The ostrich print is hard wearing,easy to clean,soft to touch and beautifully made.

Thank you team Gillio to ask the admins of the Facebook-group,to help with your desicion,to destroy or sell it on.
OH!!I need to leave this here: NO LIFETIME WARRANTY ON THIS PLANNERS!!!!
The light pink A6 Compagna was gifted to me,the rest I bought from my own money.

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