Make Your Own Midori (Fauxdori) Traveler’s Notebook

Make Your Own Midori (Fauxdori) Traveler’s Notebook

I've been looking into paper planners recently and kept seeing the mention of Midori journals and notebook inserts. Although it's been around for a long time, I never actually understood what it was. The Midori Traveler's Notebook is basically a leather cover with...
Bookbinding Round-Up

Bookbinding Round-Up

Looking for easy bookbinding tutorials? A bit of artsy crafty motivation? For inspiration and instruction combined, here's a round-up of the most popular bookbinding posts I have shared on the blog. I'm happy to be able to help you learn and get a bit creative with...
Leather Craft Tutorial Round Up

Leather Craft Tutorial Round Up

Hope you had a lovely holiday with family and friends! I've been trying to clean up my space and found myself tempted to dive into a bit of crafty fun. Nothing like getting your hands into materials to spark inspiration. I noticed that my collection of leather has...
Sew and Finish Making A Handmade Journal

Sew and Finish Making A Handmade Journal

Following my previous posts about my bookbinding tools/materials, preparing my journal cover and folding paper for your journal - this week I would like to finish things up! It's time to stitch up my handmade journal and put it to use. The first thing to decide is how...
Folding Paper for Your Journal

Folding Paper for Your Journal

Following my previous posts about my bookbinding tools/materials and preparing my journal cover, this week I want to share some information regarding choosing and preparing the paper that will go in your handmade journals. It's it certainly a personal choice,...
Journal Cover Inspired By Beautiful Leather

Journal Cover Inspired By Beautiful Leather

To follow my previous post about bookbinding cover materials, this week I would like to share the beginnings of my process in creating a brand new journal. I'm very often inspired by the leather that is available here in Tuscany, Italy. When I come across a beautiful...
Bookbinding Cover Materials

Bookbinding Cover Materials

I've blogged about my bookbinding tools and materials, but thought it would be helpful to start a series of posts that goes through my thought process of creating a brand new handmade journal from scratch. Inspiration can certainly come from many different sources....
My Bookbinding Tools and Materials

My Bookbinding Tools and Materials

Over time I have learned what my favorite tools and materials are for this lovely art called bookbinding. I thought it would be nice to go through what I normally use when binding books and journal. Nothing really fancy here...I think we might all have these items in...