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Leather Journal - "The Lady of Shalott" Alfred Lord Tennyson . handmade handbound . dark burgundy (320 pgs)

Leather Journal - "The Lady of Shalott" Alfred Lord Tennyson . handmade handbound . dark burgundy (320 pgs)

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper, leather, button, ribbon, thread
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"And down the river's dim expanse
Like some bold seer in a trance,
Seeing all his own mischance --
With a glassy countenance
Did she look to Camelot.
And at the closing of the day
She loosed the chain, and down she lay;
The broad stream bore her far away,
The Lady of Shalott.

Lying, robed in snowy white
That loosely flew to left and right --
The leaves upon her falling light --
Thro' the noises of the night,
She floated down to Camelot:
And as the boat-head wound along
The willowy hills and fields among,
They heard her singing her last song,
The Lady of Shalott."

The Lady of Shalott (1842)
~Alfred Lord Tennyson


I can almost imagine the Lady of Shalott herself using a journal much like this! The first page of the journal has an mage of John William Waterhouse's "Lady of Shalott" painting, captioned with the above excerpt of Alfred Lord Tennyson's well-known poem, The Lady of Shalott. The cover is made with dark grape-burgundy leather. A wine-coloured ribbon wraps around a pretty medieval-looking button to keep the book closed.

* Quote pages CANNOT be changed or switched, but they can be removed. Please let me know in 'Notes to Seller' at check-out if you would prefer this.

MEASURES: Approx. 5½” high x 4¼” wide x 1½” thick (14 x 11 x 4 cm)
PAPER: 28 lb, smooth, white, unlined, hand-torn (see FAQ below)
PAGES: 320, counting front & back
WEIGHT OF BOOK: Approx.12.4 oz / 350 g

CUSTOMIZE: Simply add the desired option to your cart along with your journal. If you purchase engraving, remember to make a note in 'Notes' what initials you would like engraved.
Engraving (freehand): http://etsy.me/1NCcyZr
Add Back Pocket: http://etsy.me/1NCcnNI

REFILL SERVICE: You've written your last page in your favourite La Paperie & Cozy journal... it is completely full. Quelle nightmare! Now what? No need to panic! Purchase my refill service. Simply select the size you require.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lapaperie?section_id=10726516&ref

See more handmade journals at lapaperie.ca

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FAQ ~ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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CAN I SWITCH OR ALTER QUOTE PAGES?
("I like this journal but would prefer another journal's quote page.") No. Unfortunately, I cannot replace or alter a quote page once it is bound into a journal. I print off the quote page prior to binding it into the journal. My books are permanent bindings, so once they're bound, their pages cannot be altered. If you like a journal but would rather not have the quote page, I can remove it without damaging the book - simply put this in the 'notes' section upon checkout.

WHAT KIND OF PAPER DO YOU USE?
Unlined, white 28 lb. paper, Forest Stewardship Council Certified (unless otherwise mentioned in the listing, i.e. some of my guestbooks utilize sketch paper instead). This paper does not have ‘tooth’; it is smooth and creamy feeling. The paper is acid-free and archival.
● Standard-sized journals (5½”x4¼”): Every page is painstakingly hand-torn from its original A4 size... therefore, one side of the page will be hand-torn and the rest will be a regular edge; I randomize the torn sides so that the tears look somewhat consistent throughout, giving the book pages a 'ragged' look overall. It is time-consuming to achieve, but the look is unique and pleasing.
● 9"x6" books: The pages are not hand-torn and have regular edges.

WHAT BINDING IS USED ON YOUR JOURNALS?
A variation of longstitch. The binding is carefully stitched by hand. This is an old-world, hearty binding that dates back to the 14th century, Germany. Every journal I make opens flat, so you can write all the way into the margins, without breaking the spine.

WHAT KIND OF LEATHER DO YOU USE?
I use top-grain cowhide, unless otherwise mentioned in the listing.

DO YOU ACCEPT CUSTOM ORDERS?
No, sorry - not at this time. Only my ready-made journals are available for purchase. I still do engraving of purchased journals, as well as the "add a back pocket" option - both are located in the "Customization Options" section of my shop.

CAN I GET LINED PAGES IN MY JOURNAL?
No, sorry. I am not creating custom journals at this time, so only ready-made journals with unlined pages are available in my shop.

HOW DO I TIE MY JOURNAL'S STRAP INTO A KNOT?
If you have a leather strap closure on your journal, and wish to tie the strap in a knot like in some of my product photos, I have recorded a quick tutorial here: http://youtu.be/X1mMsnDQNzI

WHAT ARE YOUR SHIPPING POLICIES?
Please read them here: etsy.com/shop/lapaperie/policy
A purchase from my shop is a binding agreement to these policies, so it is your responsibility to become familiar with them. As a general rule, minimum shipping time within Canada and the USA is 10-16 business days, unless upgrade is purchased. That's not counting any unforeseen delays at customs for non-domestic shipments (unfortunately, beyond my control). All packages come handwrapped, and ready to give as a gift.

MY ORDER IS TIME SENSITIVE… WILL IT REACH ME BEFORE "THIS DATE"?
While I would love to offer guarantees, unfortunately, I cannot and will not promise your package will reach you by a specific date. Realistically speaking, we all know that postal systems and customs are fickle; this is beyond our control, unfortunately. CanadaPost gives us *estimates only* on delivery times. While unlikely, there is always a chance that packages can be held up at customs, regardless of the mode of shipping. Such is the risk of shipping, especially across borders. The standard method of shipping I use is economical, but does not include an on-time guaranteed delivery date. Please contact me if you're interested in upgrading for faster shipping. It is up to YOU to decide if you feel it will make it to you on time, based on the estimated delivery times that I am quoted by the postal system. For more info, please read the above shipping policies ---> etsy.com/shop/lapaperie/policy

WHY BUY A HANDMADE JOURNAL, WHEN I CAN PURCHASE A CHEAP ONE AT ANY STATIONERY OR BIG-BOX STORE?
Mass-produced books do have their place, but a handmade journal is special. My books are not without their flaws... and quite honestly, therein lies the charm of a handmade item. I hand-cut the leather, hand-tear the paper, and hand-stitch the bindings. I'm certainly not as accurate as a machine, so there may be slight inconsistencies in each piece. However, each of my books is unique and carefully hand-crafted with love, created the way they were hundreds of years ago! You can be assured NO ONE else has a journal exactly like it - that’s something to write home about (or in your journal)! Also, please keep in mind that leather is a natural material and each piece is different. Actual colours may vary slightly from the colours on your screen, due to monitor colour restrictions.

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU? ARE YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Preferably, contact me here via an Etsy message!
Email: bookyeti [!at] gmail.com
Homepage: lapaperie.ca ~ Blog: lapaperie.blogspot.com
Twitter: twitter.com/lapaperie ~ Facebook: facebook.com/lapaperie

All images & designs are the creative property of La Paperie & Cozy Handmade Journals®
"And down the river's dim expanse
Like some bold seer in a trance,
Seeing all his own mischance --
With a glassy countenance
Did she look to Camelot.
And at the closing of the day
She loosed the chain, and down she lay;
The broad stream bore her far away,
The Lady of Shalott.

Lying, robed in snowy white
That loosely flew to left and right --
The leaves upon her falling light --
Thro' the noises of the night,
She floated down to Camelot:
And as the boat-head wound along
The willowy hills and fields among,
They heard her singing her last song,
The Lady of Shalott."

The Lady of Shalott (1842)
~Alfred Lord Tennyson


I can almost imagine the Lady of Shalott herself using a journal much like this! The first page of the journal has an mage of John William Waterhouse's "Lady of Shalott" painting, captioned with the above excerpt of Alfred Lord Tennyson's well-known poem, The Lady of Shalott. The cover is made with dark grape-burgundy leather. A wine-coloured ribbon wraps around a pretty medieval-looking button to keep the book closed.

* Quote pages CANNOT be changed or switched, but they can be removed. Please let me know in 'Notes to Seller' at check-out if you would prefer this.

MEASURES: Approx. 5½” high x 4¼” wide x 1½” thick (14 x 11 x 4 cm)
PAPER: 28 lb, smooth, white, unlined, hand-torn (see FAQ below)
PAGES: 320, counting front & back
WEIGHT OF BOOK: Approx.12.4 oz / 350 g

CUSTOMIZE: Simply add the desired option to your cart along with your journal. If you purchase engraving, remember to make a note in 'Notes' what initials you would like engraved.
Engraving (freehand): http://etsy.me/1NCcyZr
Add Back Pocket: http://etsy.me/1NCcnNI

REFILL SERVICE: You've written your last page in your favourite La Paperie & Cozy journal... it is completely full. Quelle nightmare! Now what? No need to panic! Purchase my refill service. Simply select the size you require.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lapaperie?section_id=10726516&ref

See more handmade journals at lapaperie.ca

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
FAQ ~ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

CAN I SWITCH OR ALTER QUOTE PAGES?
("I like this journal but would prefer another journal's quote page.") No. Unfortunately, I cannot replace or alter a quote page once it is bound into a journal. I print off the quote page prior to binding it into the journal. My books are permanent bindings, so once they're bound, their pages cannot be altered. If you like a journal but would rather not have the quote page, I can remove it without damaging the book - simply put this in the 'notes' section upon checkout.

WHAT KIND OF PAPER DO YOU USE?
Unlined, white 28 lb. paper, Forest Stewardship Council Certified (unless otherwise mentioned in the listing, i.e. some of my guestbooks utilize sketch paper instead). This paper does not have ‘tooth’; it is smooth and creamy feeling. The paper is acid-free and archival.
● Standard-sized journals (5½”x4¼”): Every page is painstakingly hand-torn from its original A4 size... therefore, one side of the page will be hand-torn and the rest will be a regular edge; I randomize the torn sides so that the tears look somewhat consistent throughout, giving the book pages a 'ragged' look overall. It is time-consuming to achieve, but the look is unique and pleasing.
● 9"x6" books: The pages are not hand-torn and have regular edges.

WHAT BINDING IS USED ON YOUR JOURNALS?
A variation of longstitch. The binding is carefully stitched by hand. This is an old-world, hearty binding that dates back to the 14th century, Germany. Every journal I make opens flat, so you can write all the way into the margins, without breaking the spine.

WHAT KIND OF LEATHER DO YOU USE?
I use top-grain cowhide, unless otherwise mentioned in the listing.

DO YOU ACCEPT CUSTOM ORDERS?
No, sorry - not at this time. Only my ready-made journals are available for purchase. I still do engraving of purchased journals, as well as the "add a back pocket" option - both are located in the "Customization Options" section of my shop.

CAN I GET LINED PAGES IN MY JOURNAL?
No, sorry. I am not creating custom journals at this time, so only ready-made journals with unlined pages are available in my shop.

HOW DO I TIE MY JOURNAL'S STRAP INTO A KNOT?
If you have a leather strap closure on your journal, and wish to tie the strap in a knot like in some of my product photos, I have recorded a quick tutorial here: http://youtu.be/X1mMsnDQNzI

WHAT ARE YOUR SHIPPING POLICIES?
Please read them here: etsy.com/shop/lapaperie/policy
A purchase from my shop is a binding agreement to these policies, so it is your responsibility to become familiar with them. As a general rule, minimum shipping time within Canada and the USA is 10-16 business days, unless upgrade is purchased. That's not counting any unforeseen delays at customs for non-domestic shipments (unfortunately, beyond my control). All packages come handwrapped, and ready to give as a gift.

MY ORDER IS TIME SENSITIVE… WILL IT REACH ME BEFORE "THIS DATE"?
While I would love to offer guarantees, unfortunately, I cannot and will not promise your package will reach you by a specific date. Realistically speaking, we all know that postal systems and customs are fickle; this is beyond our control, unfortunately. CanadaPost gives us *estimates only* on delivery times. While unlikely, there is always a chance that packages can be held up at customs, regardless of the mode of shipping. Such is the risk of shipping, especially across borders. The standard method of shipping I use is economical, but does not include an on-time guaranteed delivery date. Please contact me if you're interested in upgrading for faster shipping. It is up to YOU to decide if you feel it will make it to you on time, based on the estimated delivery times that I am quoted by the postal system. For more info, please read the above shipping policies ---> etsy.com/shop/lapaperie/policy

WHY BUY A HANDMADE JOURNAL, WHEN I CAN PURCHASE A CHEAP ONE AT ANY STATIONERY OR BIG-BOX STORE?
Mass-produced books do have their place, but a handmade journal is special. My books are not without their flaws... and quite honestly, therein lies the charm of a handmade item. I hand-cut the leather, hand-tear the paper, and hand-stitch the bindings. I'm certainly not as accurate as a machine, so there may be slight inconsistencies in each piece. However, each of my books is unique and carefully hand-crafted with love, created the way they were hundreds of years ago! You can be assured NO ONE else has a journal exactly like it - that’s something to write home about (or in your journal)! Also, please keep in mind that leather is a natural material and each piece is different. Actual colours may vary slightly from the colours on your screen, due to monitor colour restrictions.

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU? ARE YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Preferably, contact me here via an Etsy message!
Email: bookyeti [!at] gmail.com
Homepage: lapaperie.ca ~ Blog: lapaperie.blogspot.com
Twitter: twitter.com/lapaperie ~ Facebook: facebook.com/lapaperie

All images & designs are the creative property of La Paperie & Cozy Handmade Journals®

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

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I want you to be completely happy with your order and am confident you will be. If not, your item can be returned, for replacement or refund. Item must be in original unused condition when returned, or else refund or replacement will not be given. Return shipping is your responsibility - it is best to insure the item for its purchase value when returning it, as no refunds will be given if item is lost in the mail.

Sorry, I do NOT accept returns for customized journals, which includes journals that are engraved. If you have a question about an item, please ask me *prior* to purchasing it and having it engraved. Once it's engraved, it's YOURS.

Please see above "Shipping Info" for details on lost or delayed items.

Shipping policies

All shipped packages from my shop will now include tracking and insurance. However, on-time delivery is not guaranteed. Delivery times are *estimations* only, and do not include possible delays at customs. Please contact me for rates that include faster/guaranteed on-time delivery such as with Xpresspost or Priority - an invoice for additional shipping costs will be sent to you via Paypal, and your package will ship when all fees are paid.

ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIMES (exclude weekends & holidays):
► CANADA: Expedited – approx. 6-8 business days
► USA: Tracked Packet – approx. 6-8 business days
► INTERNATIONAL: Tracked Packet Int’l – approx. 14-18+ business days
(international tracked package does NOT include insurance)

DELAYS : Please note that I cannot control delivery time due to customs regulations, so please wait patiently. On-time delivery on any package is not guaranteed due to random custom checks and hold-ups which can delay a package going across borders; this is beyond my control. I cannot be held responsible or refund your purchase price should your journal be delayed for any reason while in transit. The best I have to work with are estimates given to me by CanadaPost. If you have purchased upgraded shipping (Xpresspost/Priority) and your package doesn't arrive within the estimated time, a refund of the upgraded shipping fee (minus airmail rate) will be refunded once I file an insurance claim and CanadaPost agrees to issue a refund.

ADDRESS: Ensure that the ship-to address is correct, as I cannot be held responsible for packages that don't make it to you due to an incorrect address. You will be responsible for shipping fees to re-ship it to you should the package be returned to me due to incorrect address.

GIFTS: If the item you've purchased is going to a third party, mention this in "notes" when checking out, and confirm the ship-to address. Request if you would like me to enclose a small complimentary gift note along with the book from you (a short note from you, so the person knows who they're receiving the gift from). All of my books come wrapped and ready to give as gifts, with no receipt enclosed.

LOST: If an item is thought lost, contact will be made with the postal system - proof that the package was not received will be investigated by the postal service, prior to an insurance claim being filed. An item is not deemed 'officially lost' in the post until 45 business days have passed; I will fully refund OR replace (if possible) a lost item.
All shipped packages from my shop will now include tracking and insurance. However, on-time delivery is not guaranteed. Delivery times are *estimations* only, and do not include possible delays at customs. Please contact me for rates that include faster/guaranteed on-time delivery such as with Xpresspost or Priority - an invoice for additional shipping costs will be sent to you via Paypal, and your package will ship when all fees are paid.

ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIMES (exclude weekends & holidays):
► CANADA: Expedited – approx. 6-8 business days
► USA: Tracked Packet – approx. 6-8 business days
► INTERNATIONAL: Tracked Packet Int’l – approx. 14-18+ business days
(international tracked package does NOT include insurance)

DELAYS : Please note that I cannot control delivery time due to customs regulations, so please wait patiently. On-time delivery on any package is not guaranteed due to random custom checks and hold-ups which can delay a package going across borders; this is beyond my control. I cannot be held responsible or refund your purchase price should your journal be delayed for any reason while in transit. The best I have to work with are estimates given to me by CanadaPost. If you have purchased upgraded shipping (Xpresspost/Priority) and your package doesn't arrive within the estimated time, a refund of the upgraded shipping fee (minus airmail rate) will be refunded once I file an insurance claim and CanadaPost agrees to issue a refund.

ADDRESS: Ensure that the ship-to address is correct, as I cannot be held responsible for packages that don't make it to you due to an incorrect address. You will be responsible for shipping fees to re-ship it to you should the package be returned to me due to incorrect address.

GIFTS: If the item you've purchased is going to a third party, mention this in "notes" when checking out, and confirm the ship-to address. Request if you would like me to enclose a small complimentary gift note along with the book from you (a short note from you, so the person knows who they're receiving the gift from). All of my books come wrapped and ready to give as gifts, with no receipt enclosed.

LOST: If an item is thought lost, contact will be made with the postal system - proof that the package was not received will be investigated by the postal service, prior to an insurance claim being filed. An item is not deemed 'officially lost' in the post until 45 business days have passed; I will fully refund OR replace (if possible) a lost item.

Additional policies

I hand-cut the leather, hand-tear the paper, and hand-stitch the books. I'm certainly not as accurate as a machine and there may slight inconsistencies or some things may be a bit uneven here or there... but each of my books is unique and carefully hand-crafted with love! :)

Please keep in mind that leather is a natural material and each piece is different. Actual colour may vary slightly from the colour on your screen due to monitor color restrictions. I use cowhide, unless otherwise stated in the listing.

Whenever possible, to reduce waste, I up-cycle shipping materials.

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