Sunday, November 01, 2009


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.


journalrat said...

Cheryl it looks fabulous. I love that it is a deer Glen hunted, and that you have the antler piece for a closure! So glad that line printing works out. I bet he's eager to go on another hunting trip and start writing!

Dotti said...

What a great journal for DH!!!

Anne said...

Hi there! What a lovely project! It turned out so beautifully! :-)

Laure Ferlita said...

Very cool! If my hubby saw this, he'd be pestering me to do the same!!

And I would! :•)

Krista Meister said...

How creative! And resourceful too. And a great way to show off a trophy win.

Pam said...

I love the leather journal. I don't know anything about finishing hides. Did he color the leather or is this the original color. I just love the dark brown of the leather. The button is very creative.