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A River Runs...

This custom order was for a woman as a Christmas gift to her son who is a river guide out west. She wanted something unique to him as well as durable and refillable. This is one of his favorite lined journal inserts, which will now be protected on all his adventures. The canyon, river and full moon scene are reminiscent of where he spends much of his time.


Custom Leather Pen/Pencil Case

This is a custom-made pen/pencil case. It was inspired by the person's original case that was made out of cloth, and they wanted something more durable. Here is the finished product!


Dandelion Teal Blue Leather Sketchbook

Here is one of the custom orders that I did this past month. It is a small leather refillable sketchbook. She said that she wanted it turquoise and wanted it to be based on the dandelion image that she sent me. I ended up hand-stitching the dandelion and was happy with how it turned out.



Custom Large Leather Journal with Handmade Paper

 This is a large leather handbound journal that has handmade paper and a leather tie closure.  I created it as a custom order recently for a new customer.  Here is what she wrote once she received it:  

I just got it, and it is absolutely beautiful!!! The colors are right on - perfect! Thank you so very much. You have an amazing talent, and as a person who is very picky about her journals, I'm so very glad I found you :)

Thanks again!



Custom Leather Dancer Journal

"To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul."
- Eugene Louis Faccuito


In Celebration of St. Patrick's Day...

May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
-Irish Proverb 

This was a custom order that came in just in time for St. Patrick's Day.  A women ordered it for a friend who does Civil War reenactments and has Irish heritage.  We needed to keep it rustic and minimalistic (true to the times he is representing) and a nod to his Irish heritage.  This is what we came up with, and she let me know that he loved it.  


Limited Edition: Pink Paper


I have a limited edition of small journals with pink inside paper.  They are in two small sizes that close with magnetic snaps under the leather.   The pink paper is a subtle dusty rose paper that is handmade with deckled edges.  This paper is available for custom orders as well.


Watercolor Paper


I'm delighted to be able to finally offer sketchbooks with watercolor paper.  The paper is white, acid-free, and handmade with deckled, hand-torn edges.  Its 200 lb or 300 gsm.  They are available in medium (5.75 x 7.75 inches) for $98 and large (7.75 x 12 inches) for $140.   Both have 80 pages, including both sides.  This paper is available for custom orders as well.  



Large Leather Padfolios - Perfect for Work, Meetings, Class, Etc.


Here are a couple of examples of large padfolios that I've been doing. I mostly do these as custom orders (basically so you can choose the type of leather you'd like), but I am starting to take some to festivals with me. They have an 8 1/2 x 11 inch pad of paper that you can refill, a pen and pen holder, and a pocket that you can carry 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheets of paper without folding them.  It also have a business card holder.  You can have them close with a leather tie, snap, magnetic closure, or latch.


Thinking of you...

As I was working on finishing up a stack of journals this morning, I was thinking of all the wonderful people that I know they will be going to. And I am so be able to put good into these books for you, for all the journeys and inspirations that I hope they will help you with, for all the paths I get to cross while doing this...and so much more. Sending you all love as we go into this holiday season!