2nd of the 11 journals from that large order.  I’m pretty pleased with how this one came out, especially with how quickly it came together.  Maybe 2 hours total not counting printing the paper?

~5 1/2″ wide x 8 1/2″ long x 1/2″ thick; quarter cloth case binding; heavy-weight bookboard; 128 pages, lined; 64 lb. (95 g/sq.m.) charcoal paper; inner cover pages of  65# cardstock; cover of hand made
100% cotton bookcloth and ribbon in a quarter cloth style with ribbon bookmark and appliqued logo printed on 100% cotton; hand-sewn; bound by hand

This one’s not for sale as it was a custom order, but there are a couple in my Etsy shop all set and ready to go for anyone who’s interested.  ^_~  (Also, a reminder that any journal covered in bookcloth can be customized with an appliqued logo.)

eirenical:

I was a bookcloth making MACHINE today.  😀  I made like… 10 different pieces of bookcloth.  I also printed a bunch of lined paper.  Because I basically got a request for a custom order for 11 journals.  Which is AWESOME.  ^_^

And the person who is buying them (my therapist, ironically ;D) said that she often gets people asking where she gets her journals and she’d be happy to send them my way when they ask and then asked if I had business cards for my store that she could give out and I realized… I don’t.  O_o;;;  So last night (with design help from the ever amazing Ve @thecoffeetragedy) I made up business cards and ordered them! 

So, basically I’m feeling all official and entrepreneurial and it’s all very exciting.  ^________^

Hope you’ve all been well, too!

…just realized it might be helpful if I actually attached the pictures of the cards, wouldn’t it?  ;D

Pictures behind the cut:

Front:

Back:

And the logo on the back is the one I actually made for my store.  ^_^

irenicalarts:

Hand-bound case bound journal, currently available in my Etsy Shop, Irenical Arts.

Listing can be found here.

This journal is ~6.25 x 4.5 inches, made with high quality (64 lb. / 104
g/sq.m.), unlined, drawing paper (128 sheets) and light-weight
bookboard for the covers.  It is covered completely in handmade 100%
cotton bookcloth in in a quarter cloth style with a kimono print cloth
and a tan and brown polka dot with a red ribbon embellishment and
bookmark.  These rich colors are sure to inspire creativity!

This journal is hand-bound in a case binding technique with thread and PVA glue.  

Whether
you choose to use it as a journal, a sketchbook, a scrapbook, or you
come up with another use entirely, I hope this journal will be an
inspiration to you and a suitable place to keep your deepest thoughts,
fondest memories, and creative endeavors!

6 1/4″ long x 4 1/2″
wide x 1/2″ thick; quarter cloth case binding; light-weight bookboard;
128 sheets; 64 lb. (104 g/sq.m.) charcoal paper; inner covers of canvas
texture 65# cardstock; cover of hand made 100% cotton bookcloth and fine
paper with ribbon bookmark; hand-sewn; bound by hand

Also still available: Black Red White Splatter Print Case Bound Journal, Gold Red Brown with Butterflies Case Bound Journal, Pink Blue Gold Black coptic stitch journal, Blue Gold Green Purple coptic stitch journal

irenicalarts:

Hand-bound case bound journal, currently available in my Etsy Shop, Irenical Arts.

Listing can be found here.

This journal is ~6.25 x 4.5 inches, made with high quality (64 lb. / 104 g/sq.m.), unlined, drawing paper (128 sheets) and light-weight bookboard for the covers. It is covered in a quarter cloth style with a black, white, and red splatter print fine paper and handmade 100% cotton bookcloth in tan and brown polka dot with a red ribbon bookmark. These rich colors are sure to inspire creativity!

This journal is hand-bound in a case binding technique with thread and PVA glue.

Whether you choose to use it as a journal, a sketchbook, a scrapbook, or you come up with another use entirely, I hope this journal will be an inspiration to you and a suitable place to keep your deepest thoughts, fondest memories, and creative endeavors!

6 1/4″ long x 4 1/2″
wide x 1/2″ thick; quarter cloth case binding; light-weight bookboard;
128 sheets; 64 lb. (104 g/sq.m.) charcoal paper; inner covers of canvas
texture 65# cardstock; cover of hand made 100% cotton bookcloth and fine
paper with ribbon bookmark; hand-sewn; bound by hand

Also still available: Pink Blue Gold Black coptic stitch journal, Blue Gold Green Purple coptic stitch journal, and Gold Red Brown with Butterflies Case Bound Journal

irenicalarts:

Hand-bound case bound journal, currently available in my Etsy Shop, Irenical Arts.

Listing can be found here.

This journal is 8.5 x 5.75 inches, made with
high quality (64 lb. / 104 g/sq.m.), unlined, drawing paper (120
sheets) and light-weight bookboard for the covers.  It is covered in a
quarter cloth style with handmade 100% cotton bookcloth in red and gold
with brown ribbon embellishments and bookmark.  These vibrant,
refreshing colors are sure to inspire creativity!

This journal is hand-bound in a case binding technique with thread and PVA glue.  

Whether
you choose to use it as a journal, a sketchbook, a scrapbook, or you
come up with another use entirely, I hope these journals will be an
inspiration to you and a suitable place to keep your deepest thoughts,
fondest memories, and creative endeavors!

8 1/2″ long x 5 3/4″
wide x 5/8″ thick; quarter cloth case binding; light-weight bookboard;
120 sheets; 64 lb. (104 g/sq.m.) medium surface drawing paper; inner
covers of canvas texture 65# cardstock; hand made 100% cotton bookcloth
cover with ribbon embellishment and bookmark; hand-sewn; bound by hand

Also still available: Pink Blue Gold Black coptic stitch journal and Blue Gold Green Purple coptic stitch journal

I just realized I never posted this from Sunday.  Oops.  ^_^

6 1/3″ wide x 9 1/4″ long x 1/2″ thick; quarter cloth case binding; light-weight bookboard; 120
sheets; 64 lb. (95 g/sq.m.) charcoal paper; inner covers of canvas texture 65# cardstock; hand made
100% cotton bookcloth cover with ribbon embellishment and bookmark; hand-sewn; bound by hand

I didn’t have time to make Arbender a scarf before his last day, but I didn’t want to show up empty handed, either, so I made him a journal and told him he had an IOU for the scarf (and he loved the Bahorel pattern, BTW ^_~), but I was NOT expecting the reaction I got from him about this journal.  ^_^  His eyes went HUGE and he broke into this amazing grin and was just like “NO WAY.  No. Way.  You made this?  This is for me?” and it was BEYOND ADORABLE.  ^____^  In addition, it turned out to be amazing timing, too.  Apparently he starts a new journal for every show that he’s in and he had just been starting to think about picking one up for his next show… and now he doesn’t have to!  And that is adorable and amazing and just AW.  ^_________^  I’m glad that he’ll have a use for it!