Buying handmade journals and notebooks at Etsy

My first book restoration

I think there are great stuff to be found if you dig around on Etsy, like awesome handmade journals. Check out Etsy – where I also sell stuff and sometimes journals.

I’ve been checking out journals at Etsy, because I made that notebook junkie magnet so I’ve been thinking of my notebook addiction, and sporting it.

The seller bibliophil has a fun deal where he makes the book and you decide how you want it; design your own journal!

Kreativlink makes beautiful leather journals but as I’m not very found of leather I’d pick the vegan kind with painted fabric covers instead.

I also love the thick book of the deckled edge bindery, check out the green alligator one for example…

Yummy!

As I was just looking at handmade journals and Clare of Tiger Food Press in Portland tricked me (with a sale!) into buying (even though I did not really need one) a hand bound blank journal with a letterpress printed cover with silhouettes of flying peregrine falcons. It was only 19 USD (150 sek) including shipping to Sweden… I couldn’t help myself.

But actually looking at all of these gorgeous handmade books makes me more eager to make my own handmade journals and notebooks, more so than buying them. I guess I’m that kind of hands on gal after all.

DIY rocks.

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8 Responses to Buying handmade journals and notebooks at Etsy

  1. gunnel says:

    Javisst ?r anteckningsb?cker helt underbara, och man kan aldrig ha f?r m?nga !!!

  2. Nina says:

    Hej!
    Jag ?r ocks? supersugen p? att tillverka min egen dagbok. Har f?r mig att du gick en kurs om det tidigare f?resten?
    Ett litet tips, Moxy, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5167358,
    jag har inte k?pt hennes b?cker sj?lv, men de ser underbara ut. Hon har ocks? en blogg, d?rf?r k?nner jag till henne. :)

  3. trish says:

    thanks for the link to the etsy seller! I added him to my faves so I could buy one when i have the $.
    but really, what i want to do, is learn how to make my own!! I’ve never been a sewer, is it hard to learn to make them? any good how to sites or articles you could point out? I’ll have to come back and search your blog, I bet you have some info. under bookbinding, duh!
    I just love your blog-I sometimes forget to stop by (I have to many on my list) but when I do, it’s always full of inspiration-thank you:)

  4. linda sue says:

    I thought the same thing so I took a workshop to do just that. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever made! I will never make another, as a consequence I will most likely leave it blank and fill the store bought ones which took less effort, less personal investment, less poked fingers and frustration.

  5. arlene says:

    I am also a journal lover….and maker….happy shopping. Please share.

  6. Chris says:

    Oh, this is a fantasy of mine, buying handmade journals! As I move along on my journaling year I am hoping to learn more and more what I like in the journals I’ve already bought (many of which are not independently made!).
    I am enjoying catching up with your blog after being SO busy.
    xo

  7. iHanna says:

    Trish,
    tell me about having to may blogs to read… I know all about it. There are lots of tutorials and books on book binding, and there is many ways to do it. To make a proper book you have to do a gazillion steps, but you can also just do it the easy way, I made my art journal with the tutorial Teesha Moore has on her site. You can do it!

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it!

  8. trish says:

    thanks for the advice!! I am going to check out her tutorial. I signed up for a class with Zura, from creative clown, and there’s directions for Japanese stitching (I think that is what it was called) it looked like it might be ok? not sure though-I know me, I wouldn’t keep it up if there’s a gazillion steps, I don’t have the patience-
    hope you have a great weekend!!
    Trish

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