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Large Leather Journal with Quote

Rated 5.0 stars
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$62.00 - $88.00

Available currently:

1 Large Acorn Journal covered with upholsters scrap with Edison quote. (last large Acorn!)

3 Large Leaf Journals with 3 different quotes covered with mid-century sofa leather (Last of the large Leaf!)

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Please note - the Mr. Rogers journal has a nub from where the button was on the back, making the journal slightly teetery when sitting - I've reduced the price to reflect the oddity!


Here at Peg and Awl we are traditionally quite traditional. Yet we have lately enjoyed experimenting with modernity – combining the traditional with the neoteric – and it has proved quite a magical combination!

So here we shall introduce, Emmett – our laser machine! With Emmett’s assistance, we have been able to add some of our favourite handwritten quotes – from the journal of yours truly – to the covers of our leather journals.

Our collection of journals are made using archival insides and covers of leather scrap, rescued from their fate of the garbage bin from a local upholsterer’s shoppe. We line them with antique fabric from the late 1800s to early 1900s, a charming detail that makes your journal yours only.

Inside you’ll find line-free Strathmore drawing paper – thick, hand-torn, acid-free pages that work perfectly with ink, pens both thick and superfine, pencil, charcoal, and a myriad of other mediums. The pages are each hand-stitched with archival linen binder’s thread, shaped and re-enforced with linen tape and tarlatan and finished with a red and golden headband. The books can be carried daily and beat up. They are strong creatures, with no two alike which, making them each quite special.



Inches: 6.25″ tall by 4.75″ wide by 1″ spine
Metric: 15.9 cm tall by 12.1 cm wide by 2.5 cm spine

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  • SP
    Susan P.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    5 years ago
    Best Journal Ever!

    I was beyond thrilled to open my Peg & Awl one of a kind, handmade out of recycled material journal. It was my first order from Peg & Awl, and my second has been received, and cherished as well. The quality and workmanship is top notch...and they are nice people. Order away my will not be disappointed!

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    Kim G.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    5 years ago
    Inspired Again - Thank You!

    I feel the same way about journals as I do good books: They're a magical place to travel to.

    With Journals, they have to be familiar, and comfortable and give off that sense of intentional-but-to-be-determined adventure. If it's not all that, then I find myself stuck. And I can say, with this journal, it's just what I've been needing to get "un-stuck." Already, it's pages have become filled with ideas, reflections, conversations, drawing. With ink and charcoal. I can't wait to fill the rest of the pages and appreciate the craftmanship so very much.

    Thank you for putting your hand-created things out there for others to enjoy.

    From one maker to another,


  • RT
    Rachel T.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    6 years ago
    Thank you so much!!!

    Thank you so much!!! It is perfect and the perfect anniversary gift. Such wonderful customer service. Will be back for more!!

  • KB
    Kristen B.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    7 years ago
    This journal is so perfect in its simplicity and design!

    This journal is so perfect in its simplicity and design! We couldn't be more thrilled and look forward to filling the pages with memories. Thank you Peg & Awl for sharing the beauty of your craftsmanship. You all have a good thing going on!!

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