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Our Maker's Notebooks have arrived!

We just got our extra Maker's Notebooks! When the Make: Magazine folks contacted us (along with a wonderful small army of others) to give advice to make 'the best project notebook evar' we were both honored and totally jazzed to help out. While we bought some at Maker Faire, and Toast got one at Foo Camp, we just got two more for helping out. Which reminded us how much they rock!

We just got our extra Maker's Notebooks! When the Make: Magazine folks contacted us (along with a wonderful small army of others) to give advice to make 'the best project notebook evar' we were both honored and totally jazzed to help out. While we bought some at Maker Faire, and Toast got one at Foo Camp, we just got two more for helping out. Which reminded us how much they rock!

More than just a sketchpad or notebook, it's innards are well organized, it's outers look great, it comes with stickers for customization, and a huge rubber band to hold it all together. A helpful reference section in the back and a screaming blue color rounds out one heck of a little notebook. The paper quality is awesome, and the hard bound cover and placeholder ribbon are great.

We've tried the moleskins, and found the paper to be too smeary for some of the pens we use and the covers actually too flexible for us. A long standby were square 5x5 spiral-bound sketchpads, but we could never find them in gridded/lined paper. And actually, that's the only change we'd make to the book, we wish it was spiral bound. Well, and we wish it had some info on the inside about the paper's origin and acid content. But hey, it's as close to perfect a notebook as we've found yet. You can find them over on the Make store.

Jeffrey McGrew