Hi, this is Allison LeBaron.

Thanks for your interest in my handmade journals. I start by trimming natural leather into a sturdy cover. I hand tear 100% cotton rag paper to leave a deckled edge and then sew the pages into the leather cover.

I give you the options of selecting decorative end sheets, adding a closure button, and having initials stamped into the front cover.


Fill out the form at right to create your own journal. I will review your order and send you a confirmation email and an invoice for the journal, optional add-ons, and shipping cost.  If you are ordering more than one journal, please fill out a separate form for each selection and check off the box indicating you are ordering multiple journals.


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Your guests will feel honored to add their names to such an elegant guestbook. And you can rest assured that the memories of your event will be well protected on acid-free archival paper, carefully bound within the luxuriously soft cowhide cover. I’ve made sure to give you a full variety of color options for your guestbook. Please personalize your choice of leather colors and deerskin tie. Even more fun are the optional additions: choose a button clasp, select a handmade decorative paper end sheet. You can even personalize your journal with initials, name, phrase or a date. I use metal foundry type to emboss the leather. Use the order form above to indicate exactly how you would like to personalize your guestbook order. If you have a more specific idea, just let me know. Every journal is individually made to order, so I’m happy to accommodate requests.
leather guestbook

The Guestbook

  • 8 x 6 inches
  • horizontal orientation
  • 1.25 inches thick
  • 100% cotton rag archival off-white paper
  • decorative end sheet
  • 5 signatures bound into 100 pages
  • deerskin closure strap
  • optional decorative closure button
  • optional stamped name or initials

  • BASE PRICE $85.00


Create your journal

  • Your journal is wrapped in soft leather. Black leather is smooth and scratch resistant. The other leather types distress with use.
  • After reviewing your order I will send you an invoice via email and estimated shipping date. Thank you for ordering an original handmade journal!