Sep 282015
 

 

This small journal/notebook is the perfect size to carry with you on your adventures!  It’s a soft cover journal, with the pages sewn directly to the leather using a long stitch & chain stitch.  It has 240 pages made from 100% cotton in an ivory color.  I am asking $50.00 for this one.

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Sep 282015
 

This one was made using medieval book binding where the signatures are sewn onto cords, and then attached to a wooden cover.  The cover is then wrapped with soft lambskin, and the tree of life was painted onto the front cover.  I then attached metal corners to the cover.

It is 3.5″ x 5″, and has approx. 250 linen pages.

I was going to ask $60.00 for this one, but… I marred the inside cover while putting on the metal corners *bangs head* so I’ll accept $45.00.

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Tree of life hand painted onto the cover using metallic acrylic paint.

Tree of life hand painted onto the cover using metallic acrylic paint.

The form of the cords that the signatures are sewn onto... cool eh?

The form of the cords that the signatures are sewn onto… cool eh?

my boo-boo :(

my boo-boo :(

Sep 282015
 

This journal has a semi-hard cover that is wrapped with gorgeous brown leather and suede.  It is 5″ x 7″ and has approximately 200 pages.  This one is spoken for and not available.

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The semi-hard cover is wrapped with brown suede, with brown leather over the spine and secured with small antique brass rivets.

 

The linen pages are have a textured feel, and take to a calligraphy pen nicely!

The linen pages are have a textured feel, and take to a calligraphy pen nicely!

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Sep 182015
 

I was going to offer this journal for sale on my site… but it sold before I got to even got to post it in here 😀  What I think is really sweet is that the person who bought it was also the same person who bought the first doll I offered for sale.

This small journal is 3.5" x 5" and has a semi-rigid cover. It is wrapped with metallic burgundy lambskin & black pigskin.

This small journal is 3.5″ x 5″ and has a semi-rigid cover. It is wrapped with metallic burgundy lambskin & black pigskin.  The nickel rivets were dyed dark using coffee :)

This journal is not sewn to the leather, but instead is a text block that is attached to the leather wrapped cover board.

This journal is not sewn to the leather, but instead is a text block that is attached to the leather wrapped cover board.

I hand cut each of the ivory colored cotton pages, and deckled one edge.

I hand cut each of the ivory colored cotton pages, and deckled on one edge.

Here's the back with black leather.

Here’s the back with black leather.

Aug 312015
 
Made with lambskin vegetable tanned leather.  It's tied closed with a thin leather with beads & feathers on the end.

I finished making my own leather journal… and I’m impressed with myself :)

I went all out… making it with images and sayings that are meaningful to me.

Here is what the finished journal looks like….

Made with lambskin vegetable tanned leather.  It's tied closed with a thin leather strap with beads & feathers on the end.

Made with lambskin vegetable tanned leather. It’s tied closed with a thin leather with beads & feathers on the end.

A rose with a feather is tooled into the front (symbolizing love and peace).  On the fold-over I tooled the Apache prayer.

A rose with a feather is tooled into the front (symbolizing love and peace). On the fold-over I tooled the Apache prayer.

Brown waxed thread was used to bind the pages to the leather.  No glue was used :)

Brown waxed thread was used to bind the pages to the leather. No glue was used :)

Inside the flap, I tooled a rose I actually drew!  First one that looks like a rose ;)  I also tooled the Serenity prayer onto it.

Inside the flap, I tooled a rose I actually drew! First one that looks like a rose 😉 I also tooled the Serenity prayer onto it.

The very first page I printed a poem I found years ago, and have put it into every journal I've had.  I wish I could find who originally wrote it to give credit.

I used parchment paper for the pages, and the very first page I printed a poem I found years ago, and have put it into every journal I’ve had. I wish I could find who originally wrote it to give credit.

On the last page, I printed St. Francis' prayer.  It's a good reminder on how to live ;)

On the last page, I printed St. Francis’ prayer. It’s a good reminder on how to live ;)

On the back I tooled a rose and a cross.  Not sure where I came across this image... but I love it!

On the back I tooled a rose and a cross. Not sure where I came across this image… but I love it!

Taa-Daa!

What do you think?  If I was to make more leather journals… some simple & some more detailed like this one, would there be a market for it?  How much should I charge?  Let me know your thoughts! :)

Aug 072015
 

It’s been a long time, but I finally created something!  Oh my it feels good to be inspired again!

I was going to write in my journal… it’s a leather journal I bought awhile ago… and I realized that I will need to get another one as it’s almost full.  So I went to the site I bought it from but the one I love has been discontinued and all the others are so expensive.  I’m not working right now, so I can’t justify spending that kind of money.

Well… I got looking at my journal and thought to myself that it can’t be that hard to make myself.  So I googled a few tutorials, went and bought some nice parchment paper… and viola!

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Outside of the paper… everything else I used was stuff I had on hand.  I want to make more of them!  I have been inspired again :)

 

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