Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Nice, fat journals!

Some of my customers have been asking me to make leather journals with lots of pages, so I did! Here are a couple that I just added to my Etsy store. This one has 320 pages of 50 lb writing/sketch paper:



And this one, with a grey suede cover, has 336 pages of 50 lb writing/sketch paper:


Enough, I think, for a good, solid year's worth of journaling, accounting, of course, for those few odd days when you don't get anything, including journaling, done at all....

8 comments:

Carol said...

What lovely, fat, generous journals and beautiful leather covers. I'm sure they'll do very well.

Dana Jones said...

I just checked out your ETSY store. I think your books are so grand. But I think you have them UNDER priced! They are real treasures but they are bargain prices! I wonder if you've heard this from others?

I hope you don't mind me being so blunt about it. I just think you have not valued your work as high as it deserves.

moonbindery said...

No, I don't mind your comments at all, Carol. I've struggled with pricing on Etsy--there are so many beautiful things there, and most of them are underpriced. I've kind of gone along with that mentality, but lately I've been thinking that I should price my books at what they are actually worth, and just see what happens.

Ciara said...

These are so beautiful! I love the Indiana Jones brown one!

I agree that Esty is generally underpriced. Great as a buyer, but it has put me off selling there. Although living as I do in 'Rip-off Republic' as we call ourselves these days, I do appreciate when something is affordable! Agh! The dilemma!

moonbindery said...

I know what you mean, Ciara--everyone could use more art in their lives,(including me!) and it helps when something is affordable. On the other hand, what does it say when we sell beautiful, handcrafted work for the price of something cheap and machine made? Such a difficult issue...

acornmoon said...

Your books are so lovely and I know how expensive paper and leather are, also I know how many hours go into all that preparation on the paper, folding, tearing, stitching etc. not to mention the artistry that you add. I hope your customers appreciate the work that goes into your creations.

tagisa said...

The journals are lovely!!

Caf said...

these are gorgeous, i love what you do :)