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SNOWBELL Traveller's Notebook hand-stitched range. Midori, Field Notes, Moleskine, Rhodia, Stamford. Passport/Pocket/A6/Regular/A5.

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The SNOWBELL range is sought after by the discerning journal user for it’s versatility and customisable format.

It is handmade from the finest eco-friendly materials in the colours of your choice. Every inch of this journal cover has been carefully crafted with (almost) countless finely hand-sewn stitches. No machines are used in it's construction, which means every one made is unique.

Constructed of 2-2.5mm thick vegetable-tanned leather, this Notebook will not only be the keeper of your travel jottings, but also hold a number of cards in the front section, some cash in the full height pocket behind and still have space for receipts and more notes in the secretarial pocket on the inside rear cover. The leather used is real, genuine full grain, the uppermost section of leather.

All the external edges are bevelled and burnished to a delicious finish.

The wallet section in the front of the Notebook can be configured with either vertical or horizontal opening card pockets. Behind these is a full-height pocket for papers or cash? The number of card pockets will depend on the overall size of your Notebook. Eg. The REGULAR has more space than the PASSPORT.

The leather cover will fit at a minimum, 4 refills and you should find 6 is achievable. If you want to really stuff your journal out with lots of pages, it is always advisable to choose the maximum overhang (EXTREME). The leather will soon soften and undyed versions will begin to develop a patina of their own within a short period of use.

Before I can construct your TN, the leather has to be dyed, as undyed, it is usually a creamy-white. The dying process is again, a manual process. Every TN will have first been buffed, then given a coat of Neatsfoot oil to maintain it’s condition, before the dye is rubbed into the leather. Every piece I make will look a little different to all it’s predecessors, which is the joy of veg tanned leather. Please read more about this at the bottom of this listing.

All of the dyes used are low VOC environmentally-friendly, which are genuinely appreciated by the conscientious planet-aware consumer. The waxes used to provide a top level protection to the item are also natural materials.

The Notebook covers, no matter which size you pick are fitted with 4 ELASTICS INSIDE, with a SPINE MOUNTED ELASTIC CLOSURE. Extra elastic will be enclosed so that if you want to add extra refills you may do so with the same colour.

As with all the journal ranges from Meadowgate Leather, this cover is named after a tree - the Snowbell.

ADD-ONS
If you would like your name pyrographed onto the front of your journal cover, I can do this for you. Please see this item:

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/289242089/firethorn-travellers-journal-cover-add


On the other hand, you may prefer a more formal looking stamped name or phrase? In which case, please see this item:

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/462769539/letter-stamping-initials-on-meadowgate


HAND-STITCHED SPINE:
This has been popular on the Mulberry range so why not try it on a Snowbell or other TN?

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/557102151/hand-stitching-add-on-for-meadowgate



******HOW TO DESIGN YOUR OWN JOURNAL:*******

SELECT THE SIZE of the journal you need from the DROP-DOWN MENU.

A7 fits 105 x 74mm (4.1” x 2.9”) Generic A7 sizes
PASSPORT: fits 124 x 89mm (4.88" x 3.5") Great for Midori Passport
POCKET: fits 140 x 90mm (5.5" x 3.5") Wide range available incl. Field Notes, Moleskine, Rhodia, Calepino)
A6: fits 148 x 105mm (5.82" x 4.13") Nice generic size, refills widely available
PERSONAL fits 171 x 95mm (6.73" x 3.74") For the Midori Personal size journal
B6 (ISO) fits 176 x 128mm (6.9" x 5.03") For International Standard B6 size
B6 (JIS) fits 180 x 127mm (7.08" x 5") For Japanese Standard B6 size.
REGULAR fits 210 x 110mm (8.26" x 4.33") Ideal for Midori Travelers Regular
SLIM: fits 210 x 115mm (8.26" x 4.52") Ideal for Moleskine Slim.
CAHIER: fits 210 x 127mm (8.26" x 5”) Moleskine Large Cahier
A5 fits 210 x 148mm (8.26" x 5.82") Nice generic size, refills widely available
B5 fits 257 x 182mm (10.12" x 7.17") For Japanese Standard B5 size.



The sizes shown cover the most popular refills, however, I am able to make journal covers to the size you need, just contact me via Etsy to see if your design is possible.



SELECT THE COLOUR of your journal from the DROP-DOWN MENU.

Please be aware that the colours you see in the chart may differ from screen to screen - exact colour reproduction is impossible. Also, one piece of leather may take on dye differently from the next.

NOTE: By default, the inside of your cover will be dyed the same colour as the outside.
OPTION: I can also leave the interior in it's natural state if you would rather. Let me know in the notes.



YOU CAN STOP THERE IF YOU ARE IN A RUSH TO ORDER - the options below all have defaults, so I can make your journal and it will still look and work wonderfully... but if you would like to personalise your journal a little further - free of any extra charge, then please read on.

So what will my Default Notebook look like?:

The size and colour of your choice (also dyed inside).
Exterior finished with polish.
Leather edges bevelled, then dyed with complimentary colour, then burnished and sealed.
Horizontal Wallet Section on the Inside Front Cover.
Secretarial Pocket on the Inside Back Cover
No pen loop.
Maker's Stamp on the back cover.
Standard overhang.
No name tag.
4 suspension elastics and 1 closure elastic loop.
Elastic colours chosen by me. If that doesn't suit, you'll need to let me know your choice.



SELECT YOUR OPTIONS


WALLET.
Default is HORIZONTAL

The bigger the journal cover, the more pockets I am able to fit. Some find access to cards to be easier from vertical pockets. Both designs also give a full pocket behind.

VERTICAL means that the cards are withdrawn from their pocket towards the top of the cover.

HORIZONTAL means the cards are withdrawn towards the spine of the cover.


INSIDE BACK COVER POCKET

I offer three pocket shapes:
The Default is Secretarial.

1. Secretarial
2. Boarding Pass style
3. Straight



PEN LOOP.
Default is NONE
If you want a pen loop, tell me the direction for it to be sewn. Either facing IN towards the cover's spine (it is soft leather and flexes out when a pen is installed), OR Out (in the opposite direction, ie sticking out at the side of the cover).

Tell me if the size of the loop, either Small, Medium or Large, to suit the size of pen you use.

Tell me where you want the loop positioned up the side – either half way up (same as elastic closure) or ¾ up (between closure elastic and top of cover).

I can sew the loop on either the inside front or inside back of the cover.

If you give me incomplete information for the loop, but indicate you want one, I will sew it on the Inside Back Cover, facing IN, ¾ way up, Medium.



LOGO STAMP.
Tell me if you want the Meadowgate Leather Logo Stamp on the rear of the cover.
Default is WITH the stamp.



WIDTH / OVERHANG.
Tell me the overhang you need
Default is STANDARD

The overhang is the amount of leather projecting beyond the left/right hand edges of the paper inside - with four average sized journal refills loaded (approx 34 leaves each). The more you pack in, the larger the overhang you’ll want.

STANDARD: Approx 10mm
ULTRA: Approx 17mm (If you really want to fill that journal jam pack full, or are using slightly thicker journals.)
EXTREME: Approx 23mm (OK, this is over the top, but some folks want to do wild things with their journals :-) )



TAG.
Tell me if you want a FREE name tag.
Default is NONE

WITH: If you would like a stamped leather name tag fitted to the closure band, tell me the name you want - please check the spelling as I cannot change it once made! The lettering will be in 5mm high upper case only. Please try and keep to a maximum of about 12 letters due to space limitations (remember that the smaller TNs have even less room)
BLANK: This will be an unstamped piece of leather in the same colour as the cover



ELASTIC.
Tell me which elastic colour you want.
Default is I will choose the best available colour compliment.

This will be used as both the Closure Elastic and for the Suspension Elastics. I will also enclose some spare elastic which you can either use to make extra suspension loops or for future repair.

Note: These elastics are all approx 2mm in diameter.

Choose from an elastic colour shown on the Colour Chart Photo.



THREAD:
Choose from a thread colour shown on the Colour Chart Photo.



To make it easier to list the many options, you may find it quicker to CUT AND PASTE THE SECTION BENEATH INTO THE 'NOTES TO SELLER' PART OF YOUR ORDER and then fill in your choices.

If you're ordering on your phone or tablet and have a problem copying and pasting - no worries, just list your options under the headings shown below.

____________________________________________

WALLET: Vertical / Horizontal

BACK POCKET: Secretarial / Board Pass / Straight

LOOP: None / Facing In / Facing Out
Small/ Medium / Large:
Midway / 3/4 up
Front / Back

WIDTH / OVERHANG: Standard / Ultra / Extreme

TAG: None / Blank / Name (State Name if required)

STAMP: Yes / No

THREAD Colour:

ELASTIC Colour:



___________________________________________



That will be all the info I need to get your Journal Cover made.

Thank you for looking.



VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER:
The leather used is the best, but as leather is a natural product, it should be expected to have some marks, scars and blemishes within it, all inherited from that animal's life (just like our own skin). These variations just go to make up the back-story of the journal - the fact that one mark may be where it scratched against a tree or was bitten by an insect, I think is amazing.

You have probably seen leathers in quality shops which are perfectly smooth - this is because that precious top layer has been carefully removed and a synthetic finish applied. So what you are getting here is in fact the genuine, undoctored thing.

Not everyone wants the biggest brand marks on their TN, so I do attempt to avoid these, but it’s not always possible as sometimes they are almost invisible until the item has been dyed or polished!

If you really want a branding mark on your TN, I may be able to find a piece of leather to suit (no guarantee though). Just ask me when ordering to try and find a mark. These can really make your TN stand out as a very distinctive item (not that it isn’t anyway).

The dying of the item is also all by hand, so do expect some variation across the piece. Some colours make more of a variation than others. Do expect sometimes greater variations between the outer cover and the internal pockets / wallet sections. Not only are they made from different hides, they are very different thicknesses and also possess different absorbency rates.

Undyed items will be supplied with their surfaces undyed, without wax, polish or suchlike, as I appreciate purchasing an item 'in the raw' as such is usually because you will want to experience the evolution the leather will undergo over the weeks, months and years as it is exposed to handling and sunlight. However, I would recommend that at some point, the leather is fed with a proprietary leather treatment to keep it supple and to resist cracking. Be aware that any application will darken the leather. I’ll leave it to you to decide when is best.


Note that this listing is for the leather cover and doesn't include refills.


A Note on Shipping.
I try and use the mailing method that will get your item to you as quickly and as reliably as possible but at a reasonable cost to you. In the UK, this is usually Royal Mail First Class or Ist Class Signed. Overseas, it will usually be via the International Tracked & Signed Service. Smaller items are likely to go Airmail to save you money.

All Overseas mailing will contain a Customs Form (where required) with correct weight and value. If any Import Charge is made upon the package, you will be responsible for this payment. You may wish to familiarise yourself with the import tax levels for your locality before ordering.


Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with this Etsy shop's policies before ordering. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MeadowgateLeather/policy
The SNOWBELL range is sought after by the discerning journal user for it’s versatility and customisable format.

It is handmade from the finest eco-friendly materials in the colours of your choice. Every inch of this journal cover has been carefully crafted with (almost) countless finely hand-sewn stitches. No machines are used in it's construction, which means every one made is unique.

Constructed of 2-2.5mm thick vegetable-tanned leather, this Notebook will not only be the keeper of your travel jottings, but also hold a number of cards in the front section, some cash in the full height pocket behind and still have space for receipts and more notes in the secretarial pocket on the inside rear cover. The leather used is real, genuine full grain, the uppermost section of leather.

All the external edges are bevelled and burnished to a delicious finish.

The wallet section in the front of the Notebook can be configured with either vertical or horizontal opening card pockets. Behind these is a full-height pocket for papers or cash? The number of card pockets will depend on the overall size of your Notebook. Eg. The REGULAR has more space than the PASSPORT.

The leather cover will fit at a minimum, 4 refills and you should find 6 is achievable. If you want to really stuff your journal out with lots of pages, it is always advisable to choose the maximum overhang (EXTREME). The leather will soon soften and undyed versions will begin to develop a patina of their own within a short period of use.

Before I can construct your TN, the leather has to be dyed, as undyed, it is usually a creamy-white. The dying process is again, a manual process. Every TN will have first been buffed, then given a coat of Neatsfoot oil to maintain it’s condition, before the dye is rubbed into the leather. Every piece I make will look a little different to all it’s predecessors, which is the joy of veg tanned leather. Please read more about this at the bottom of this listing.

All of the dyes used are low VOC environmentally-friendly, which are genuinely appreciated by the conscientious planet-aware consumer. The waxes used to provide a top level protection to the item are also natural materials.

The Notebook covers, no matter which size you pick are fitted with 4 ELASTICS INSIDE, with a SPINE MOUNTED ELASTIC CLOSURE. Extra elastic will be enclosed so that if you want to add extra refills you may do so with the same colour.

As with all the journal ranges from Meadowgate Leather, this cover is named after a tree - the Snowbell.

ADD-ONS
If you would like your name pyrographed onto the front of your journal cover, I can do this for you. Please see this item:

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/289242089/firethorn-travellers-journal-cover-add


On the other hand, you may prefer a more formal looking stamped name or phrase? In which case, please see this item:

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/462769539/letter-stamping-initials-on-meadowgate


HAND-STITCHED SPINE:
This has been popular on the Mulberry range so why not try it on a Snowbell or other TN?

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/557102151/hand-stitching-add-on-for-meadowgate



******HOW TO DESIGN YOUR OWN JOURNAL:*******

SELECT THE SIZE of the journal you need from the DROP-DOWN MENU.

A7 fits 105 x 74mm (4.1” x 2.9”) Generic A7 sizes
PASSPORT: fits 124 x 89mm (4.88" x 3.5") Great for Midori Passport
POCKET: fits 140 x 90mm (5.5" x 3.5") Wide range available incl. Field Notes, Moleskine, Rhodia, Calepino)
A6: fits 148 x 105mm (5.82" x 4.13") Nice generic size, refills widely available
PERSONAL fits 171 x 95mm (6.73" x 3.74") For the Midori Personal size journal
B6 (ISO) fits 176 x 128mm (6.9" x 5.03") For International Standard B6 size
B6 (JIS) fits 180 x 127mm (7.08" x 5") For Japanese Standard B6 size.
REGULAR fits 210 x 110mm (8.26" x 4.33") Ideal for Midori Travelers Regular
SLIM: fits 210 x 115mm (8.26" x 4.52") Ideal for Moleskine Slim.
CAHIER: fits 210 x 127mm (8.26" x 5”) Moleskine Large Cahier
A5 fits 210 x 148mm (8.26" x 5.82") Nice generic size, refills widely available
B5 fits 257 x 182mm (10.12" x 7.17") For Japanese Standard B5 size.



The sizes shown cover the most popular refills, however, I am able to make journal covers to the size you need, just contact me via Etsy to see if your design is possible.



SELECT THE COLOUR of your journal from the DROP-DOWN MENU.

Please be aware that the colours you see in the chart may differ from screen to screen - exact colour reproduction is impossible. Also, one piece of leather may take on dye differently from the next.

NOTE: By default, the inside of your cover will be dyed the same colour as the outside.
OPTION: I can also leave the interior in it's natural state if you would rather. Let me know in the notes.



YOU CAN STOP THERE IF YOU ARE IN A RUSH TO ORDER - the options below all have defaults, so I can make your journal and it will still look and work wonderfully... but if you would like to personalise your journal a little further - free of any extra charge, then please read on.

So what will my Default Notebook look like?:

The size and colour of your choice (also dyed inside).
Exterior finished with polish.
Leather edges bevelled, then dyed with complimentary colour, then burnished and sealed.
Horizontal Wallet Section on the Inside Front Cover.
Secretarial Pocket on the Inside Back Cover
No pen loop.
Maker's Stamp on the back cover.
Standard overhang.
No name tag.
4 suspension elastics and 1 closure elastic loop.
Elastic colours chosen by me. If that doesn't suit, you'll need to let me know your choice.



SELECT YOUR OPTIONS


WALLET.
Default is HORIZONTAL

The bigger the journal cover, the more pockets I am able to fit. Some find access to cards to be easier from vertical pockets. Both designs also give a full pocket behind.

VERTICAL means that the cards are withdrawn from their pocket towards the top of the cover.

HORIZONTAL means the cards are withdrawn towards the spine of the cover.


INSIDE BACK COVER POCKET

I offer three pocket shapes:
The Default is Secretarial.

1. Secretarial
2. Boarding Pass style
3. Straight



PEN LOOP.
Default is NONE
If you want a pen loop, tell me the direction for it to be sewn. Either facing IN towards the cover's spine (it is soft leather and flexes out when a pen is installed), OR Out (in the opposite direction, ie sticking out at the side of the cover).

Tell me if the size of the loop, either Small, Medium or Large, to suit the size of pen you use.

Tell me where you want the loop positioned up the side – either half way up (same as elastic closure) or ¾ up (between closure elastic and top of cover).

I can sew the loop on either the inside front or inside back of the cover.

If you give me incomplete information for the loop, but indicate you want one, I will sew it on the Inside Back Cover, facing IN, ¾ way up, Medium.



LOGO STAMP.
Tell me if you want the Meadowgate Leather Logo Stamp on the rear of the cover.
Default is WITH the stamp.



WIDTH / OVERHANG.
Tell me the overhang you need
Default is STANDARD

The overhang is the amount of leather projecting beyond the left/right hand edges of the paper inside - with four average sized journal refills loaded (approx 34 leaves each). The more you pack in, the larger the overhang you’ll want.

STANDARD: Approx 10mm
ULTRA: Approx 17mm (If you really want to fill that journal jam pack full, or are using slightly thicker journals.)
EXTREME: Approx 23mm (OK, this is over the top, but some folks want to do wild things with their journals :-) )



TAG.
Tell me if you want a FREE name tag.
Default is NONE

WITH: If you would like a stamped leather name tag fitted to the closure band, tell me the name you want - please check the spelling as I cannot change it once made! The lettering will be in 5mm high upper case only. Please try and keep to a maximum of about 12 letters due to space limitations (remember that the smaller TNs have even less room)
BLANK: This will be an unstamped piece of leather in the same colour as the cover



ELASTIC.
Tell me which elastic colour you want.
Default is I will choose the best available colour compliment.

This will be used as both the Closure Elastic and for the Suspension Elastics. I will also enclose some spare elastic which you can either use to make extra suspension loops or for future repair.

Note: These elastics are all approx 2mm in diameter.

Choose from an elastic colour shown on the Colour Chart Photo.



THREAD:
Choose from a thread colour shown on the Colour Chart Photo.



To make it easier to list the many options, you may find it quicker to CUT AND PASTE THE SECTION BENEATH INTO THE 'NOTES TO SELLER' PART OF YOUR ORDER and then fill in your choices.

If you're ordering on your phone or tablet and have a problem copying and pasting - no worries, just list your options under the headings shown below.

____________________________________________

WALLET: Vertical / Horizontal

BACK POCKET: Secretarial / Board Pass / Straight

LOOP: None / Facing In / Facing Out
Small/ Medium / Large:
Midway / 3/4 up
Front / Back

WIDTH / OVERHANG: Standard / Ultra / Extreme

TAG: None / Blank / Name (State Name if required)

STAMP: Yes / No

THREAD Colour:

ELASTIC Colour:



___________________________________________



That will be all the info I need to get your Journal Cover made.

Thank you for looking.



VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER:
The leather used is the best, but as leather is a natural product, it should be expected to have some marks, scars and blemishes within it, all inherited from that animal's life (just like our own skin). These variations just go to make up the back-story of the journal - the fact that one mark may be where it scratched against a tree or was bitten by an insect, I think is amazing.

You have probably seen leathers in quality shops which are perfectly smooth - this is because that precious top layer has been carefully removed and a synthetic finish applied. So what you are getting here is in fact the genuine, undoctored thing.

Not everyone wants the biggest brand marks on their TN, so I do attempt to avoid these, but it’s not always possible as sometimes they are almost invisible until the item has been dyed or polished!

If you really want a branding mark on your TN, I may be able to find a piece of leather to suit (no guarantee though). Just ask me when ordering to try and find a mark. These can really make your TN stand out as a very distinctive item (not that it isn’t anyway).

The dying of the item is also all by hand, so do expect some variation across the piece. Some colours make more of a variation than others. Do expect sometimes greater variations between the outer cover and the internal pockets / wallet sections. Not only are they made from different hides, they are very different thicknesses and also possess different absorbency rates.

Undyed items will be supplied with their surfaces undyed, without wax, polish or suchlike, as I appreciate purchasing an item 'in the raw' as such is usually because you will want to experience the evolution the leather will undergo over the weeks, months and years as it is exposed to handling and sunlight. However, I would recommend that at some point, the leather is fed with a proprietary leather treatment to keep it supple and to resist cracking. Be aware that any application will darken the leather. I’ll leave it to you to decide when is best.


Note that this listing is for the leather cover and doesn't include refills.


A Note on Shipping.
I try and use the mailing method that will get your item to you as quickly and as reliably as possible but at a reasonable cost to you. In the UK, this is usually Royal Mail First Class or Ist Class Signed. Overseas, it will usually be via the International Tracked & Signed Service. Smaller items are likely to go Airmail to save you money.

All Overseas mailing will contain a Customs Form (where required) with correct weight and value. If any Import Charge is made upon the package, you will be responsible for this payment. You may wish to familiarise yourself with the import tax levels for your locality before ordering.


Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with this Etsy shop's policies before ordering. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MeadowgateLeather/policy

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(1,007)
Reviewed by ArtySarah1
5 out of 5 stars
13 Jun, 2018
Always a pleasure to buy from Mike, I adore my Snowbells and keep buying more, I want one of every colour, the Scarlet is gorgeous, just like all of the ones I have received from Meadowgate Leather.
Thanks again for another perfect TN.

Speak to you soon 😁
SNOWBELL Traveller's Notebook hand-stitched range. Midori, Field Notes, Moleskine, Rhodia, Stamford. Passport/Pocket/A6/Regular/A5.

Reviewed by tashjcook
5 out of 5 stars
12 Jun, 2018
Ordered a purple a5, the colour is incredible. The size is perfect. I will most definitely be ordering another!
SNOWBELL Traveller's Notebook hand-stitched range. Midori, Field Notes, Moleskine, Rhodia, Stamford. Passport/Pocket/A6/Regular/A5.

Reviewed by Melanie
5 out of 5 stars
28 May, 2018
Love this! I have the pocket size in green with red lining and contrasting stitching and red elastic. It looks great. Mike was super helpful and patient as I had a few queries and requests. (I was after a dark green) The leather smells great and is quite tough - doesn’t show every mark as you throw it in your bag etc. It has its own character - you can see the character of the animal in the leather - skin blemishes etc - which I really like. The leather is kind of medium thickness and by the time you’ve added the wallet and pocket, the sides are pretty sturdy. I have horizontal wallet pockets which fit in two cards with another full length pocket behind this. On the right side there’s a another full length pocket. I have a medium sized pen loop which fits my uniball pen with a little room to spare. Highly recommend.
Love this! I have the pocket size in green with red lining and contrasting stitching and red elastic. It looks great. Mike was super helpful and patient as I had a few queries and requests. (I was after a dark green) The leather smells great and is quite tough - doesn’t show every mark as you throw it in your bag etc. It has its own character - you can see the character of the animal in the leather - skin blemishes etc - which I really like. The leather is kind of medium thickness and by the time you’ve added the wallet and pocket, the sides are pretty sturdy. I have...
SNOWBELL Traveller's Notebook hand-stitched range. Midori, Field Notes, Moleskine, Rhodia, Stamford. Passport/Pocket/A6/Regular/A5.

Payments

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.
I accept payment via either Paypal or using the Etsy direct checkout, so you can use your card also. I also Accept Etsy Gift Cards.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I am unable to accept returns or refunds on bespoke or custom made goods unless I have misrepresented an item or it is faulty. Please ask any questions you have prior to purchase to ensure it will meet your needs.

Returns of non-bespoke (marked ready-to-ship) goods are accepted up to fourteen days from delivery. The customer is responsible for paying the return postage and ensuring it's safe delivery. Any returned goods must arrive in 'unused' condition and the buyer is responsible for this and cost of postage. If returning an item from outside the UK, please mark the package 'RETURNED GOODS' so that it does not get stuck in Customs. Any refunds will be made within thirty days of cancellation.

If an item arrives damaged-in-transit, please take photos and contact me immediately so that we may resolve the situation

Custom / Made to order items may not be subject to a full cancellation/refund if I have progressed with work on your order prior to a cancellation request.

Shipping policies

I am based in Essex on the East coast of England and use our (surprisingly) efficient Royal Mail to post items. Within the UK, the Royal Mail will handle everything, however, posting to International addresses will mean final delivery will be via your own postal service. International orders will be shipped with the relevant customs forms - buyers are responsible for any import duty / charges your customs / border agencies may make.

As standard, within the UK, I post Royal Mail First Class so your item should be with you within a day or two. Some items may require a signature on delivery.

Internationally, I post Airmail which should take about 3 days to Western Europe, 5 days to Eastern Europe and major cities around the world. Everywhere should receive the item with about 7 days. These estimates are however just that, estimates, and even though I have posted the parcel on time, the delivery date can be affected by adverse weather etc, so please allow extra time for postal delays, and of course customs. Larger items are tracked so you and I will be able to check on the progress of the delivery.

Where more than one item has been purchased, the postage value of the larger item takes precedence: ie. when purchasing a card of thread, I will gladly combine with up to five cards total of similar thread for the same postage. However, purchasing a thread card along with a much heavier item will attract the higher postage rate. I'm sure that is common sense to everybody, but thought it ought to be here just in case. However, the checkout system does not always see it this way, so in the event of a shortfall, I will contact you to discuss the situation.

If 21 days have expired since receiving dispatch notification and you have still not received your parcel, please contact me and we will endeavour to resolve the situation.

Be aware that I will dispatch to your Etsy registered address, so please ensure it displays all the correct details.

Ready-to-ship items will be posted within 1-2 business days.
Made-to-order and Custom orders will ship as soon as they are ready, shipping estimates will be shown on the order, but in reality, I usually better these.
I am based in Essex on the East coast of England and use our (surprisingly) efficient Royal Mail to post items. Within the UK, the Royal Mail will handle everything, however, posting to International addresses will mean final delivery will be via your own postal service. International orders will be shipped with the relevant customs forms - buyers are responsible for any import duty / charges your customs / border agencies may make.

As standard, within the UK, I post Royal Mail First Class so your item should be with you within a day or two. Some items may require a signature on delivery.

Internationally, I post Airmail which should take about 3 days to Western Europe, 5 days to Eastern Europe and major cities around the world. Everywhere should receive the item with about 7 days. These estimates are however just that, estimates, and even though I have posted the parcel on time, the delivery date can be affected by adverse weather etc, so please allow extra time for postal delays, and of course customs. Larger items are tracked so you and I will be able to check on the progress of the delivery.

Where more than one item has been purchased, the postage value of the larger item takes precedence: ie. when purchasing a card of thread, I will gladly combine with up to five cards total of similar thread for the same postage. However, purchasing a thread card along with a much heavier item will attract the higher postage rate. I'm sure that is common sense to everybody, but thought it ought to be here just in case. However, the checkout system does not always see it this way, so in the event of a shortfall, I will contact you to discuss the situation.

If 21 days have expired since receiving dispatch notification and you have still not received your parcel, please contact me and we will endeavour to resolve the situation.

Be aware that I will dispatch to your Etsy registered address, so please ensure it displays all the correct details.

Ready-to-ship items will be posted within 1-2 business days.
Made-to-order and Custom orders will ship as soon as they are ready, shipping estimates will be shown on the order, but in reality, I usually better these.

Additional policies

A little more on hand-stitching: practically wherever an item produced by me is sewn, it is done by using the saddle-stitch. This is a two-needle process which produces an incredibly strong stitch, as each stitch makes a knot inside the stitch-hole. It means that the row of stitches will stay together, even if something cuts through the thread. A factory-made item will have been machine-sewn, which makes the sewing much weaker as any cut will cause the sewing to unravel. Saddle-stitching will not unravel. I use 'Tiger thread' which is reputedly the best in the world! It is strong, resilient and available in many colours. I try to use thread sizes and colours which compliment each item.
Leather is a natural product, and as such, should be expected to have variations and imperfections within it. Whilst only the finest quality leathers are sourced, we cannot be held responsible for any losses due to any problems with the leather itself, including dye loss, staining, marking of other items, etc.

PRIVACY POLICY

Meadowgate Leather is committed to protecting your privacy.

As you are ordering through Etsy, please refer to their Privacy Policy which covers your registration with this site and the way it uses your data.

So that I may process and fulfil your order and notify you of it’s status, I need to know your details, namely;

Your name, email address, physical address, and associated details. On rare occasions, I may need your telephone number to enable a courier company to contact you about the delivery of your goods.

You may also provide me with information about the product you are purchasing along with any personal details required to complete that item.

Apart from delivery details, required to deliver your goods, I will not pass any of your details on to a third party for profit or otherwise.

I do not receive and therefore cannot retain any card payment information, as these are all processed by Etsy.

I will keep all the necessary documentation to support my accounting information as required by the UK tax authorities. This is usually for a minimum of seven years.

To comply with the Etsy Seller Policy & Terms of Use, I will share necessary information with Etsy.

I do not purposely transfer your data outside the UK/EU, with the exception of that held by Etsy.

To comply with laws, I may share information if required, with law enforcement and government authorities during their investigations.

Dependent on where you live, you may have a number of rights, some general, some specific:

You may be able to request a copy of the personal information I hold about you.

You may be able to ask me to either change, restrict the use of or delete the information I hold. Unless required to hold this for legal reasons, I will do this on request.

You may also object to my processing of particular information or receiving marketing messages, even if you have previously expressed a wish to receive them. (However, I do not currently, nor do I have any current intention to begin any targetted marketing campaigns)

You can also complain (if you live within the UK/EU) of how I use your data, by referring to your local data protection agency.

For purposes of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), I, Mike Baldock, am the data controller of your personal information. You may contact me via the Etsy messaging system.
A little more on hand-stitching: practically wherever an item produced by me is sewn, it is done by using the saddle-stitch. This is a two-needle process which produces an incredibly strong stitch, as each stitch makes a knot inside the stitch-hole. It means that the row of stitches will stay together, even if something cuts through the thread. A factory-made item will have been machine-sewn, which makes the sewing much weaker as any cut will cause the sewing to unravel. Saddle-stitching will not unravel. I use 'Tiger thread' which is reputedly the best in the world! It is strong, resilient and available in many colours. I try to use thread sizes and colours which compliment each item.
Leather is a natural product, and as such, should be expected to have variations and imperfections within it. Whilst only the finest quality leathers are sourced, we cannot be held responsible for any losses due to any problems with the leather itself, including dye loss, staining, marking of other items, etc.

PRIVACY POLICY

Meadowgate Leather is committed to protecting your privacy.

As you are ordering through Etsy, please refer to their Privacy Policy which covers your registration with this site and the way it uses your data.

So that I may process and fulfil your order and notify you of it’s status, I need to know your details, namely;

Your name, email address, physical address, and associated details. On rare occasions, I may need your telephone number to enable a courier company to contact you about the delivery of your goods.

You may also provide me with information about the product you are purchasing along with any personal details required to complete that item.

Apart from delivery details, required to deliver your goods, I will not pass any of your details on to a third party for profit or otherwise.

I do not receive and therefore cannot retain any card payment information, as these are all processed by Etsy.

I will keep all the necessary documentation to support my accounting information as required by the UK tax authorities. This is usually for a minimum of seven years.

To comply with the Etsy Seller Policy & Terms of Use, I will share necessary information with Etsy.

I do not purposely transfer your data outside the UK/EU, with the exception of that held by Etsy.

To comply with laws, I may share information if required, with law enforcement and government authorities during their investigations.

Dependent on where you live, you may have a number of rights, some general, some specific:

You may be able to request a copy of the personal information I hold about you.

You may be able to ask me to either change, restrict the use of or delete the information I hold. Unless required to hold this for legal reasons, I will do this on request.

You may also object to my processing of particular information or receiving marketing messages, even if you have previously expressed a wish to receive them. (However, I do not currently, nor do I have any current intention to begin any targetted marketing campaigns)

You can also complain (if you live within the UK/EU) of how I use your data, by referring to your local data protection agency.

For purposes of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), I, Mike Baldock, am the data controller of your personal information. You may contact me via the Etsy messaging system.

Seller Details

Mike Baldock
5 Granville Road
CO156BX
United Kingdom

SNOWBELL Traveller's Notebook hand-stitched range. Midori, Field Notes, Moleskine, Rhodia, Stamford. Passport/Pocket/A6/Regular/A5.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: real genuine leather, veg tan leather, elastic cord, leather dye, leather wax, para cord, full grain leather
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