Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Leather Journals - Cloth Options

Edit: Please take care and number carefully, first photo is photo one, last is photo four. Number each fabric from left to right. Easy peasy.

For those coming over from etsy, here are your fabric lining options for the lambskin journals.

Choose you first choice, choose your second choice, and let us know in your message to seller at checkout.

Indicate choices by naming the row (the top photo is row one, next photo is row two, etc.), and numbering the fabric from left to right. Also describe it if you would. Supplies are limited, so first come first serve. We'll try to keep this updated, but no guarantees your choice(s) will be available. Thanks!

Click each photo to see them larger

Second photo, third from left (musical instruments) is no longer an option.

The last one (colorful money) is out of stock.

Also, note that the first one in this fourth row turns quite transparent when adhered to the leather, an example of which can be seen on this gray journal. Also, the fourth one in the fourth row (paisley) is no longer an option. Also, the first photo(row one) numbers 2,3 and 5 are no longer available.

Etsy Busy

So, the Boutique was a bust - zero sales - But Karleigh's shop and my shop on etsy have been smokin of late. Thanks in part to her genius idea to make these lambskin wrap journals ($25, free shipping, different colors available), which we have both been making and have both been listing in our shops. Two days ago I noticed tons of people hearting (favoriting) my shop, and a jump in sales, too. After a google search for my shop, up popped a link to The Storque, etsy's handmade blog. Guess whose photo graced the top of the article? Guess whose book the photo was of?

Another big seller were these rustic tied journals ($21, free shipping), which we made intending to sell like hot cakes at craft shows, but didn't do much there, but have sold quite well on etsy.

While these priced to sell items are doing just that, even the high end books are moving, including this dear skin journal ($76, free shipping) I made with scrap leather, and leftover nideggen paper from two fancy custom artist sketchbooks Karleigh made. Click the photo, and look at the weaved lining I made for the deer skin book:

Karleigh's second year thus far has had triple the sales of her first year. About 100 in year one, to nearly 400 to date. Could year three triple year two?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Show this Weekend! Thursday through Saturday

In Pleasant Grove, Utah. The card illustrations in the previous three posts will be sold alongside my wife's books. Or, you can just buy online. :)

A Christmas Tree (is often green)

Made in Inkscape.
For printed cards, or a file you can print yourself, see