How to Make a Journal – Video Series – DIY

How to Make a Journal – Video Series – DIY

Want to know hw to make a journal all by yourself, from scratch? Journals are great for art journaling, notetaking, collage and sketchbook practice - and gifts! Once you learn, I'm sure you'll be hooked.  Let me show you how! Over the years I have posted many times...
Travelers Notebook | DIY | ♡ tortagialla

Travelers Notebook | DIY | ♡ tortagialla

This traveler's notebook DIY video tutorial is an extra post on the blog, as I try to catch up and post youtube videos that I failed to include on the blog... oops! In the video, I show you those the traveler's notebook covers I have made for myself and the process of...
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...