This summer, I started making my own books. I really love my Moleskine, but I wanted something with the same design of different sizes, distinct appearance, and varying page count. I need to tell one notebook from another.

From my moleskine design, I kept:

  • blank, non-lined paper (a must! also hard to find in notebooks instead of sketchbooks)
  • a closure
  • a hard cover
  • pocket
  • a bookmark ribbon
  • and hand-sewn pages that lay fully flat

I added:

  • unique cover art
  • varying page count
  • wider page width

I have made about twenty now, and I gave most away as gifts. This is my most recent and some of my most favorite work:

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