When we were in Colorado over the summer, we went to an art festival in Crested Butte. One of the vendors had beautiful handmade journals, made from deerskin. My DH is a deer hunter, and he has deerskins from some of the deer he has harvested in the past. He asked me if I could make him a journal like the ones we saw from his deerskin. Here it is:
He also saves antlers, so the closure is the tip of an antler that he drilled holes in to make a button. This is the spine:
And here is the inside:
He wanted lined pages, so after tearing the papers down, I ran them through our printer to put lines on the pages. We're both happy with how it turned out.