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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The leather bound sketchbook offers the artist, scrapbooker or traveller the perfect vehicle for all types of media. The 100% rag paper takes watercolor and acrylic painting without buckling, wrinkling or bleeding through to the other side of the page. Pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastel, gouache and nearly any other art technique works wonderfully on the handmade paper. Calligraphers and those who work in ink will love the way the paper takes a sharp mark without bleeding, and yet is able to record the nuances and tones of watercolor or sumi-e ink painting with complete sensitivity. The archival paper will stay beautiful for decdes–centuries, even–and the sturdy stitching and leather binding will keep everything well protected.
leather 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!