3x5 Inch Milk Chocolate Suede Hand Stitched Journal Recycled Leather Hand Torn Paper 216 pages


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This journal looks so much better in person than the photos show. It is a rich brown, soft, supple and the stitching details ensure anyone who sees it knows it is a unique hand crafted item.

108 individually hand torn sheets of upcycled scrap printer paper, hand stitched into this lovely and rustic looking brown suede soft sided journal. Hand stitched with waxed synthetic gut, outer spine hand woven for structural integrity and strenght. Vintage buttons. Leather was recycled from a vintage 1980's coat dress.

When I first started selling online, I opted not to get a separate printer for doing shipping labels. I also elected not to purchase self adhesive labels for two reasons. The first is that ink jet ink runs when it gets wet, and so even with the self stick labels, I would still have had to lay tape over top to prevent moisture (like say a rainy day when the mail carrier had my package out for delivery) Self-stick is simply overkill when you are also taping.

The second reason is the full on waste of the backing paper on which self stick printable label blanks come mounted.

So, I consciously decided that I would use plain printer paper. But this still left me with the problem of paper waste whenever I need to print only a single label or an odd number of labels. In each case, the label only takes up half of the 8.5 x 11 paper. And after folding the sheet and tearing off the remainder each time, I began to grow a pile of half page sized paper waste.

I wanted to use that paper, and as I'm a creative sort just keeping a pile of scratch paper on hand wasn't very satisfying. Recently I remembered that I used to keep a hand written journal and that I often, when short on cash, but long on excess paper left over from college, would use a hole punch, some random ribbon, or even rubber bands to cobble together makeshift journals to carry with me.

And then I remembered the stash of leather scraps hanging out amidst my sewing things.

It came to me, that I could recycle the leather, originally from vintage leather goods and clothing add in the hand torn paper and a simple loop to stash a pen marker with your journal

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