Handmade leather writing journals & sketch books.

Sandy, Utah

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RuneLeatherJournals is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Please see my new shop, all items will be listed here in the future:

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Please see my new shop, all items will be listed here in the future:


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About RuneLeatherJournals

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On Etsy since 2009

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Interesting, one of a kind leather journals made by hand, start to finish.

Due to personal reasons, from 2015-2019 I had to shut down. It broke my heart, but now I’m excited to announce I’m back again!

Find our Journals at:

Every item I make is handcrafted from a ream of paper and a roll of leather to a journal to be treasured for a lifetime!

I first started making journals in college, as gifts for friends and family. I moved on to using high quality paper and leather and opened my shop on Etsy in 2009. From 2015-2019, personal issues forced me to take a break.

The best part of crafting is finding the materials... I incorporate many various embellishments on our journals, from antique skeleton keys to vintage earrings, seashells, vintage hardware, stones, hardware, clock parts... I’ve used everything from sea urchin spines to horseshoe nails in my creations!

Finding our materials is a journey itself - everywhere from yard sales to antique shops to combing the beach can reveal treasures. Sometimes it's an old trinket or something broken that finds new life on the cover of a journal.

I hope you will love my journals as much as I love to create them!

My newest shop, where I sell destash materials and other interesting finds that don't quite work for journals is located here:

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
We love to create unique journals from leather that will be cherished and filled with your creativity!

If you have ANY questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us! Email: awakenjournaling [!at]

If you're buying a gift, please let me know-- I can include a handwritten note.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
What you see pictured is what you get unless otherwise stated. Because journals are delicate in nature and easily pick up smells or stains, we cannot refund in most cases.

We've never had a problem with items being damaged, but we still do recommend getting insurance just in case. Just send us a message and let us know and we can add insurance to the shipping.

We want you to be happy & comfortable ordering for us, so send us a message if you have any concerns!
We accept payment via PayPal, but if you really would like to send a check or money order, let me know and that can be arranged.
All domestic items are shipped with delivery confirmation. We ship 2-5 business days after receiving an order. If you would like insurance added just let me know in a message upon checkout.

If you need your item shipped FAST that's not problem, just send me an Etsy message and let me know!
Additional policies and FAQs
If you ever have any questions feel free to send me an email at awakenjournaling [!at]