mychimelle Handmade Journals and Blank Books

Marion, Ohio · 263 Sales


mychimelle Handmade Journals and Blank Books

Marion, Ohio 263 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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chimelle is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I will be taking a break from the shop for a bit due to some family and health issues. I will be returning with new items when I am home and able to get back to creating.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 20, 2017

I will be taking a break from the shop for a bit due to some family and health issues. I will be returning with new items when I am home and able to get back to creating.


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I'm working on music journals today. Board and sheet music are prepped and ready for the next step in the process: glue.
A large leather journal is being prepped for binding.
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The Accidental Entrepreneur

While I've always enjoyed creating things, it was about 7 years ago when I discovered bookbinding. We were in need of some blank notebooks for a homeschool project with our boys and I couldn't find what we needed locally. I figured I'd try to make them and I was immediately hooked.

I spent several years teaching myself different binding techniques, finally falling in love with both coptic stitch and long stitch bindings. I have worked hard to be able to present a product that is not only beautiful but also functional and long lasting.

Features I wanted and needed in a journal are what you'll find in my books: quality materials, covers with a protective coating so you can wipe them clean (coptic stitch), leather that is hand cut and dyed (long stitch), multi media paper that can be used for artwork as well as writing, and books made with thought and care at a price everyone can afford.

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  • Chimelle

    Owner, Maker, Designer, I'm Responsible For It All.

    I'm a wife and mother living in the middle of nowhere Ohio. I enjoy creating, gardening, making music, baking, and spending time with my family.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 10, 2012
Welcome! I hope you enjoy looking through my shop. All journals are handmade by me. I use a variety of quality materials in my process, including paper, leather, wood, and vintage books. Some journals are made from brand new materials while others include repurposed parts. Read item listing for type of materials. Each item is unique but depending on the availability of materials I may create a similar book.

All listings are already created items which are ready to ship to you.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept payment through PayPal or Direct Checkout through Etsy. Credit cards are accepted through either method of payment.

Paypal is the easiet and fastest way to get your items. You do not need a paypal account to purchase using your credit card. You will be walked through the process when you get to that point in the checkout.
I ship via USPS and pieces leave my house within 48 hours of payment confirmation (orders placed on weekends/holidays and custom/personalized pieces may take a little longer). Shipping costs include the actual cost of shipping plus a small amount to cover the cost of shipping supplies and materials.

All orders are shipped via USPS and include delivery confirmation. Please be patient with the postman…once your package leaves my hands, delivery time is out of my control.

I will ship to the address provided in the Etsy checkout. Please make sure this is the address you would like your item shipped. I will notify you when your item is shipped and send your tracking number.

I am willing to ship internationally. If your country is not listed, please contact me for an accurate shipping quote. All customs or duty fees are the responsibility of the buyer. I will accurately fill out customs forms with correct prices, to do otherwise is illegal. Please do not ask me to mark as a gift. Some countries do not allow the import of items created with materials that I sometimes use (leather, wood). Once I know in which country you are located, I will check with the regulations to ensure I can send to you. Please allow 6-8 weeks for international delivery time.
Refunds and Exchanges
I try to photograph and describe my items accurately so please read listing carefully before purchasing. My goal is for you to be 100% satisfied with your book. If for any reason a book does not meet your expectations, please contact me within 5 days of delivery so that I can make you happy. Returns will be accepted but I will only refund purchase price, after I receive the item in the same new and unused condition in which it left my home. Shipping costs remain the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are created in our home which is smoke-free. We do have a small dog but she rarely visits me in my studio. I am chemically sensitive so you won't have to worry about fragrance odors.

While I am a perfectionist, please remember that these are handmade journals. I take great care to produce items that are finished excellently.