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This sweet leather blank book is heirloom quality and would make a beautiful small wedding guestbook/scrapbook, family tree/history book, a place to keep those favourite family recipes, or a journal to pass down through the generations.

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This is an especially lovely little sketchbook. It would also make a great journal, field notebook for the nature lover, or small wedding guestbook; a perfect gift for yourself or that special someone. It's small and chunky. The leather cover is made from a beautiful chestnut brown top-grain cowhide with the raw edge of the hide on the cover's flap. (Note: This leather is likely to stain the first and last pages over time, giving it an age-worn antique look.) It's kept closed with a satin ribbon that wraps around a handmade clay button that I've made, in the shape of a heart; it's been hand-painted in turquoise and 'antiqued' with gold and rusty brown and protected with varnish.

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approx. 5.5" wide x 4.25" high and 1.5" thick

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290-pages (both sides) of good quality white unlined 32 lb writing paper with handtorn edges - it's acid free and archival. The end papers are lovely prints of antique Italian sheet music paper. The book opens flat so you can write all the way into the margins. The binding is hand-stitched with natural beeswaxed Irish linen thread, visible on the spine.

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+ $5 Engraving up to 3 initials by freehand leather burning (not available for suede journals). Add the engraving option to your cart: http://www.etsy.com/listing/71990991/engraving-freehand-engraving-up-to-3
+ $8 Add pocket to back cover. Add this option to your cart: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75622782/pocket-customization-add-pocket-to-back

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Each book comes with a little "card of interest" containing information about your book such as the type of leather, the history of the binding, and the stitch. Makes a lovely addition as a gift! All orders come gift wrapped, ready to give. Pen not included (visit craftiness.etsy.com for a lovely selection of handmade pens).

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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 (select the size you require): http://www.etsy.com/shop/lapaperie?section_id=10726516

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Please read my shop policies PRIOR to placing an order, to avoid disappointment:

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✿ email: info"at"lapaperie.ca
✿ website: lapaperie.ca
✿ blog: lapaperie.blogspot.com
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Leather Journal / Sketchbook / Guestbook - "My Rusty Little Heart" . small & chunky . handmade handbound (290pgs)


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, paper, button, elastic, ceramic, ribbon
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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