I recently purchased another Chic Sparrow traveler’s notebook. This time I got the Sidekick. I’ve seen so many people turn these things into wallets that I thought I would do it, too. I’d tried the wallet thing once before and didn’t like it, but I thought maybe now would be different since I have grown so much in my crafty abilities.
I chose the Buccaneer Sidekick. It’s a deep, dark, smokey grayish color. I really like the color a lot. Not totally gray, but not black… A nice mix.
The Sidekick is really nice because of the way the pockets are done. There is also a zippered pocket on the backside that I didn’t photograph, but it’s there.
So I stuffed it full of all my favorite wallet and on the go items and I sat here staring at it for the longest time. I rearranged things and stared some more. I took things out and added things back in.
I tried to love it as a wallet. But once gain, I just don’t.
And that leaves me in a dilemma… What do I do with it now?
If you know the world of Chic Sparrow, you know this was not cheap. It’s real leather and it’s handmade. And it’s beautiful.
I could use it as a planner, but it is too small for me. The Sidekick is a personal size (sort of… I’ve found that most sellers of personal size inserts are just a tad too big for it, stretching the elastics in a way that worries me. Planner Perfect is the only true personal size fit I’ve found for the Sidekick.) and I prefer a wide size for my planner and journaling needs.
I feel stuck. I tried to join a selling group thinking I would get back my money, but they never approved my request. I guess my not so active Facebook profile doesn’t make me look like a genuine planner person. Facebook… Ugh… that’s a whole other post.
Anyways, now I have this gorgeous traveler’s notebook, in a size I don’t really enjoy using, just sitting here because I don’t care for it as a wallet after all.
If you are a planner person, I welcome your suggestions as to what I should do. Maybe you’ll have a great idea for using the Sidekick that I hadn’t thought of.