I’ve been working with leather a lot lately. Organizing, sorting and making journals with it. For the most part, these leather journals have gone to our Hamilton retailer; Studio 205, but keep your eyes peeled for new additions to the online shop!
Still looking for a Father’s Day gift? I’ve pulled together another great collection of items for dads that are cigar lovers, book collectors, allergy sufferers, poets and artists. This list is tied together with a palette of greens and browns, inspired by springtime and days spent outside.
Starting from top left, going clockwise:
Tall Handbound Journal*: Part of a series of ‘one of a kind’ journals. Since the covers are hand-dyed washi paper, no two books are identical. Features a classy-yet-rugged reclaimed leather and brass button stud closure.
Ex Libris Bookplates, Set of 4*: For the book collector and/or serious reader, label your library with elegance! Hand carved and printed, this set of 4 Ex Libris Bookplates comes in leaf green and has ample space to write your name and even a date, if desired. Printed on self-adhesive paper.
Brown and White Organic Stripes Journal*: This book is part of the same series as the first in this collection. It is a tall book with a substantial number of pages, 110 pages (220, front and back) to be exact, making it perfect for the daily entries of keen journallers.
Hay Fever Hankies*: Hand printed and hand sewn, these cute hankies depict some of the plants that cause hay fever. Cheeky, I know. A wonderful addition to your pockets or handbag, forget tissues and use a soft, 100% cotton, hand printed & sewn hanky instead!
Cigar Box Journal*: This series of handsome hardcover journals gives new life to old cigar boxes! Various brands available, check the online shop to see if the perfect one is in stock.
Florentine Hardcover Journal: The beauty of this book lies in the details. A small wrap around closure, from reclaimed leather, fastens shut with an understated and simple yet classy antiqued brass button stud. The covers depict a brown and green foliage motif, perfect for gardeners!
Grass Green Watercolour Sketchbook*: This is a lovely, hardcover landscape-oriented watercolour sketchbook, housing only 140lb watercolour paper. Handmade bookcloth adorns the covers in grass green and a classy ribbon bookmark, in pale green, keeps your place.
*Can also be found in real life at brick and mortar shops around Ontario! Go here to find a retailer near you. I recommend calling ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
Day 234/365Hamilton friends, great news! Studio 205 is now restocked with Sprouts Press handbound books, including two new items to the shop: Leather journals and Canadiana Journals, just in time for Father’s Day!
If you haven’t already checked out Studio 205 in Hamilton, you should. They’ve got great coffee and tea, and they sell handmade and vintage goods from makers and sellers across Canada! Doesn’t get any better than that!
For more information about Studio 205, go here.