Handmade Journals

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Handbound journals & sketchbooks from vintage materials.

Journals come in the following sizes:

Small 4” x 6”

Large 5.5” x 8.75” (or Travelers Notebook sized 5” x 8.75”)

XL 7.75” x 10.25”

Things That Matter Most: Leather Reporter

Things That Matter Most: Leather Reporter


Size Large 5.5” x 8.75”

This unique refillable, hard-cover journal is hand-bound using vintage materials. The cover is created from a discarded leather law book that is over 100 years old and the book is bound with a soft tan leather.. It has plenty of room for your lists, sketches, doodles or plans. Refill with Just My Type notebooks or with Moleskine cahier notebooks (large).

I’ve added a graphic poppy image to the front cover in waterproof ink, with the words “The Things That Matter Most.” . Expect age and wear on the leather covers due to their age. Inside the covers vintage dictionary pages are used as end papers.  The original spine of the law book is riveted inside the back cover as a tuck spot to stash loose papers

(Wording/numbering on the old spine and on end papers may vary from photo but will generally look the same).

The journals come with two notebook inserts, but will hold three or four. Notebook inserts are unlined, but if you want lined paper, I will insert those instead. Or you can choose a monthly or weekly unlined calendar insert. A built-in elastic loop keeps your papers safe and private.

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