Quality Leather Journals & Goods Handmade in Minnesota.

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Note from shop owner Closed as I work on fulfilling holiday wholesale orders and eventually transitioning my shop to a different platform. Stay tuned!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Closed as I work on fulfilling holiday wholesale orders and eventually transitioning my shop to a different platform. Stay tuned!


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About wayfaringgoods

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Commitment to Quality and The Slow Craft Movement

Wayfaring Goods in a one-woman business ran by me, Nicole Aufderhar. When you buy from Wayfaring Goods, you are supporting an individual with a passion for bringing heirloom quality leather journals and leather goods to your home and your loved ones. I have over 10 years of professional book binding and leather working experience and my work is created using traditional, slow craft methods. This means that everything you see has been created by my own two hands without the use of machines. Every page that's folded. Every leather piece that's cut. Every stitch that binds. Doing everything by hand may take much longer but it also produces a far superior product and a deeper connection. You'll be able to see the love and care that has gone into creating your brand new leather journal or leather good from the moment you first open the package and hold it in your hands.

Wayfaring Goods is a home to leather journals, leather bags and other leather goods that are meant to last a lifetime and be handed down throughout generations. I use only the highest quality full grain leather in my work. The more you use your Wayfaring Goods product, the more beautiful it will get; that is the great thing about quality leather.

When you choose to support a small handmade business, you are giving an immeasurable gift not only to yourself or loved one but also to the owner of that business. It is my hope that when you buy from Wayfaring Goods, you'll feel the power of your purchase. You are supporting an individual, a local economy and saying that you understand the importance of these small businesses and their handmade creations. Thank you, we truly cannot do it without you.

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  • Nicole

    Owner, I Do It All! :)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Hey everyone!
Welcome to my shop, I hope you enjoy what you see. I find immense joy in working with my heart, soul and of course my hands to create my journals, sketchbooks and mini journal jewelry.

At the bottom of this page are my FAQs. Please refer to those if you have a question regarding personalization, custom orders or express shipping.

Upon purchase of an item/items, buyer agrees to the policies explained below. As always, feel free to ask questions at any time!


Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase


Items will not be sent until payments are received/cleared.


Items are shipped within 1-3 business days after purchase unless otherwise noted. Items are shipped via USPS first class mail. Upgrades to USPS priority shipping are available for purchase during checkout.

Additional policies and FAQs

Thank you so much for taking the time to read all of the fine print. It really does mean a lot to me and helps to keep things running smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to send me a message!