Announcement IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT *****8/23/16******: After much thought, I have decided to discontinue my line of small leather goods (key rings, wallets, and all other leather goods except for books). I will still be making handmade journals, but my shop will have a greater emphasis on goods for your home, both handmade, and vintage, most with nautical flair. I will be offering an eclectic and thoughtful collection, mostly one of a kind. I will be stocking my shop soon with my new items. Thank you for visiting.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT *****8/23/16******: After much thought, I have decided to discontinue my line of small leather goods (key rings, wallets, and all other leather goods except for books). I will still be making handmade journals, but my shop will have a greater emphasis on goods for your home, both handmade, and vintage, most with nautical flair. I will be offering an eclectic and thoughtful collection, mostly one of a kind. I will be stocking my shop soon with my new items. Thank you for visiting.
Patricia LeGere on Aug 11, 2016
Love these so much! Beautiful color assortment!
Handmade books and art created deep in the heart of Texas
I live on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, where we sip sweet tea and mint juleps while listening to the song of the cicadas and the cooing of the mourning doves. The sky is big and the sun streams into my work area where I create everything while looking out at the trees. I love the water and being on the water and I am lucky enough to live near a lake where I can sit on the dock and enjoy the view. And it's true what they say, the stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas!
My Materials and Process:
I am the sole artisan in my studio and I do everything myself here, from cutting the leather and paper to (sometimes) dyeing to punching, riveting, and sewing, everything is done by me. I paint and print every piece of art and I pack it all up to send to you. I am a completely self taught artist in leather work, painting, rubber stamp carving, and block printing.
My Leather Books and Accessories:
I love leather, which is a material that has been used throughout all of history for durable, lasting quality. Classic leather goods are always in style! I work primarily with leather remnants, finding leather not available elsewhere, so that you can be assured your books and are unique! I use fine American made 100% cotton rag writing paper for my journals, both Crane's and Strathmore. In my family we have a saying "You can never have too many notebooks!", and I believe this is true. All of human history has been recorded in the equivalent of a notebook. You need one too so you can document your contribution to humanity. :)
My Art and Stationery:
I use both Stonehenge cotton rag printmaking paper for my prints and 140 lb cold press paper for my watercolors. All papers used in my shop are acid free, so your art work will last a long time.
I primarily started linocut and stamp making because the process of printing without machines has always intrigued me. Over the years, I have carved many many blocks as well as hundreds of my own rubber stamps.
When I paint, I tend towards Impressionism in my acrylics and soft abstraction in my watercolors. I like to recreate dreamy scenes from places I have been and places you'll want to be. I believe art should transport us to somewhere more magical.
My work has been featured on Design*Sponge, the Nate Berkus show, CountryLiving.com and the Huffington Post.
Owner, Designer, Creator
Also the shipper, photographer, customer service manager, and chief cook and bottle washer.
Paper Shredder Supervisor
Will glad shred any piece of paper that falls on the floor.
MY HANDMADE PLEDGE: I certify that every item is handmade by me and me alone. All my items are made one a time.
MY MATERIALS: I use new leather hides and leather remnants. My remnants are all new! They are what is left from larger pieces that have gone on to be chairs, saddles, and even designer handbags! I also use vintage buttons, some are never used "new old stock" and some lived a long and useful life in various and sundry items of clothing. I use acid free paper unless otherwise stated. Please also note that even new paper may contain microscopic pigment flaws. I always use acid free glue for my books unless otherwise stated.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS: Please contact me by clicking "contact "
Accepted payment methods
Your order is shipped within three business days of receiving cleared payment unless otherwise stated in the "Processing time"
IMPORTANT: Please make sure that your address on Paypal matches your address on Etsy.
TAX: Texas residents pay 8.25% sales tax.
VERY IMPORTANT: In the event that I issue you a refund for any item, the refund will be for the purchase price only and will not include shipping if the item has been shipped already.
1. VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE: All duties and taxes charged by the buyer's country are the responsibility of the buyer or package recipient. By law, a package must be marked with the true value of the merchandise and cannot under any circumstances be lowered.
2. If you do not see your country, please ask!
3. Please allow up to 6 weeks for items shipped internationally to arrive.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS: I am not doing custom orders at this time. Thank you for understanding.
IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES: I have one cat. She does not smoke and neither does anyone else around here! :-)
******IMPORTANT: I eat peanut butter! I'm not buttering your stuff with it, but it is always in my house.
WHOLESALE: I do limited wholesaling, please inquire!
CONSIGNMENT: Not at this time.
DUE TO LAWS my items are not for children under 13.
BLOGGERS: I do not send out free samples, thank you for understanding.
DONATIONS: I am sorry to say I cannot honor the many requests I receive for donations.