Handcrafted with Leather and Love - Hyde and Stitched.

Hyattsville, Maryland · 1345 Sales


Handcrafted with Leather and Love - Hyde and Stitched.

Hyattsville, Maryland 1345 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Brandon Heyer

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Brandon Heyer


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5 out of 5 stars

clearye21 on Aug 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing quality!! Such great people to do business with and fast shipping. Thank you for shipping it with care as well :)

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Adult sized building blocks. Of paper.
That time I ordered a year's worth of journal paper in one go and it came on a pallet in my driveway...
Let the holiday chaos ensue! Welcome to December.
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Keeping Busy

My shop began as a way to keep active while going through some changes in my professional life. Since then it has flourished and turned into a hobby and addiction. I love hunting for unique leather styles and awesome closure options to make my journals unique, and then sharing them with the world!

What started as trips down the local craft store aisles picking up bags of leather remnants and a few pads of paper quickly turned into ordering pounds upon pounds (Current record of 37) of leather and the largest pads of paper money can buy. I regularly stock plenty of variety so that I can quickly make and ship my orders.

With the help and motivation of Amanda, my girlfriend and oft used business & creative adviser, I put together stylish journal options, seek out new opportunities and new ideas. Simple, one-sized pocket sized journals have developed into four standard sizes, innumerable cover styles, and a variety of closure options.

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Shop members

  • Brandon Heyer

    Owner, Designer, Creator

  • Amanda Strausser

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

Shop policies

Last updated on December 19, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept payment via Etsy or PayPal only. I reserve the right to cancel any transactions or orders for which I do not receive payment for within 24 hours of the order being placed. Furthermore, I reserve the right to delay shipment until payments are fully processed through PayPal.
All shipping is done via USPS. Unless specifically requested by the purchaser, all shipments will go first class, this includes international orders.

If you would like a product to be shipped internationally, please contact me for rates.

If you would like insurance on a order, please send me a message first -- I hold no liability for lost or stolen packages.

All shipping times on listings are estimates, please check the shop header, your order message or here for actual turn around times. These three locations are the ONLY followed timeframes unless another timeframe has been agreed upon via a private conversation.


Thank you everyone for a wonderful Holiday season and a great 2016! As the year winds down and the holidays start in earnest, we will be working at a reduced capacity to spend time with family, friends and partake in all the merry making the season has to offer.

Because of this, orders purchased on Monday the 19th, through 22nd may not ship out until after the New Year. Orders placed between the December 22nd and January 4th will not ship until Monday the 9th. Orders placed after January 4th will resume the normal 3-5 business day turn around.

If you have any questions regarding when your order will ship, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Thanks again for a great 2016,
Amanda & Brandon
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if your are not satisfied with any purchase. Sorry, but shipping fees cannot be refunded, and the buyer is responsible for return shipping. Also, please remember any journals sold which are made from scrap leather are sold AS IS. As stated in each listing I try to cut the leather to include the least defects, but this is not always possible. Scrap leather journals have a personality. If there are any major defects (cuts, holes, tears or large blemishes) I will specifically make note in the listing.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am willing and eager to create custom journals. If I do not have the leather in stock, the leather will have to be special ordered. Due to the additional expenses of purchasing and shipping specific styles additional charges may apply.

For all listed journals:
Custom closure tie colors are provided at no additional charge, if a preferred color is not listed with the journal, please contact me before ordering to verify availability. Custom closure options such as buttons, charms, etc, are available at an additional cost. I am willing to place these closures on any journal style, but the purchaser must contact me prior to purchasing to ensure availability, and set up a custom listing for the item.

A note on leather:
The leather I use is true, natural leather (cowhide, unless specifically marked otherwise). Like all natural things, it is beautiful but also unique. Even with highly processed leather, such as embossed, natural variations prevail and while I ensure that all leather not marked as scrap is free of defects, nature ensures that no two pieces are identical. Therefore, each individual journal may vary slightly from the one pictured.