Leather journals, Guestbooks & Recipe Books

Calgary, Canada · 1729 Sales


Leather journals, Guestbooks & Recipe Books

Calgary, Canada 1729 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Each wood and leather journal is carefully bound and adorned by hand. Inspired by the forest, mythology and nature. Crafted from genuine leather, durable linen thread, and thick solid wood.

Last updated on Jul 18, 2016

Each wood and leather journal is carefully bound and adorned by hand. Inspired by the forest, mythology and nature. Crafted from genuine leather, durable linen thread, and thick solid wood.


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From the Forest

My name is Alyssia and I am the owner and creater here at Forest Nine. I have been a creator my entire life, it began in the forest as a child. During camping trips I would pass the time foraging through the trees, finding bits and pieces of twigs, leaves and moss which I would use to create collages, and tiny rafts to send down the river. The forest has continued to be an endless source of inspiration to me. Nature is instilled into all of my work, through the natural linen thread which has been coated with pure beeswax, genuine leather, quartz crystals and solid wood. I have always kept a journal with me to document my daily activities, memories, dreams and goals. I decided I wanted to create a special journal for myself about 4 years ago. I made it from scrap wood my father found for me and salvaged thread. It was adorned with burnings of trees and stars. It was crooked and delicate, but I loved it. I loved the process so much it quickly became an addiction. I had journals piling up, more than I would ever fill, so I decided it was time to share! Over the past few years I have refined my journals, using only the best materials and techniques. These journals are made tough, to be carried with you on all of your adventures. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a bit, I hope to create something beautiful for you!

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    Aug 27

    ChiliFest is on August 27th this year, and will once again welcome dozens of local business owners competing for the "BEST CHILI" title on the streets of downtown Okotoks. MarketSquare is a proud partner at this amazing Town of Okotoks event, and is responsible for organising the market portion of ChiliFest with the 100+ participating artisan, artist, food and business vendors. Local artists, artisans, food and fair import businesses from the Okotoks area, with a focus on handmade, homegrown and home based. MarketSquare's goal is to showcase local talent and local businesses, and to support local charity groups in the community.

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    Aldersyde, AB

    Sep 24

    On September 24, 2016, Etsy Foothills will be hosting our first Made In Canada Market at the Crescent Point Field House! We are so excited to bring this event to our community. Join us to celebrate the local Etsians of the Foothills with amazing Vintage collections & Handmade skills! Vendor Registration Still Open!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 4, 2016
Welcome to Forest Nine,

Thank you for taking the time to read my policies.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Accepted forms of payment are
- Paypal - you do not need to have a paypal account to checkout using paypal.
- Direct checkout
- Credit card

Processing times are posted in my shop and in each listing. Cancellations will not be accepted.
I ship all packages via Canada post air mail. Tracking is not included with this type of shipping. If you would like to purchase a tracking number please contact me before checkout or within 48 hours of checkout.

Processing times can be found in my listings as well as my shop announcement. I will not be accepting any cancellations based on processing times. Please read before placing an order.

Express shipping is available if you would like your order to arrive quicker! Just send me a convo!

Once your order is shipped I can no longer be held responsible. I will not replace or refund items lost or damaged by Canada post.

I ship to the address you provide with etsy. It is your responsibility to ensure that it is correct.

For more information on Canada post please see their website:
Refunds and Exchanges
The satisfaction of each and every one of my customers is very important to me.

Please do not use the feedback system to notify me of any issues, I would appreciate that you contact me beforehand and allow me the opportunity to resolve any issues. I want you to be happy!

As my products are made to order, just for you, refunds will not be accepted.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your order, or feel that I have made an error in the construction of your journal, please contact me right away.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are loved and welcome! Please don't hesitate to contact me with your ideas. I would love to work with you to create exactly what you need!

More information

Last updated on Jun 30, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

If you would like to have names, dates or small phrases engraved on your journal you can let me know by leaving a quick note in the "notes to Forest Nine" section at checkout.

Care instructions

My wooden journals can be refreshed using a bit of oil on a soft cloth. Just rub in a circular motion to restore a little shine.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of my orders will be wrapped in black tissue paper and sealed with black tape. If you would like specialized gift wrapping, or would like to include a note for your recipient just let me know in the notes to Forest Nine section at checkout.

Wholesale availability

All of my products are available for wholesale. Please contact me for more information on pricing and production times.

Are the journals refillable?

No, my journals are bound tightly and permanently.