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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What sets this sketchbook aside from all others? Let’s talk about the paper. A nice heavyweight, acid-free, semi-sized, 100% cotton rag, hand made paper. It does have a definite texture and is creme-colored or slightly off white. For the artist this is a truly fantastic find. The paper takes watercolor, acrylic and other water-based media without buckling. Once the page is dry it is back to its original dimensions. The sizing allows for pen and ink drawing and calligraphy without bleeding. The texture takes pencil, chalk or pastel beautifully. I did mention that this paper is 100% rag — that means that it is a nice strong sheet, tightly bound into the book, and it will last for a very long time. Add the luxurious cowhide wrapped cover, tied with deerskin and you have the perfect sketchbook!
leather horizontal sketchbook


The Sketchbook

  • 12 x 7.75 inches
  • 100% cotton rag archival off-white paper
  • 1.25 inches thick
  • decorative end sheet
  • 5 signatures bound into 100 pages
  • deerskin closure strap
  • optional decorative closure button
  • optional stamped name or initials

  • BASE PRICE $140.00



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!