I started making solid color notebooks as unusual gifts for friends, but when I ran out of interested friends (!!) I found that I didn't want to stop working with leather. The seed of a business idea was planted, and I kept making notebooks for fun while I thought and strategized.
Then I decided that I wanted to make a Texas notebook for myself. As a transplant living outside my home state, I really wanted a tangible reminder of my heritage, so I mused and schemed and experimented until I engineered a way to pull it off and create my very own Texas notebook.
That little project grew to become an entire product line with options for all 50 states. I've even created notebooks with outlines of Puerto Rico and other countries!
Here's what others have had to say about their State Lines notebooks.
As soon as I saw these traveler's notebooks on Facebook, I knew I had to have one! I ordered my home state of Indiana, and the notebook is beautiful, well-crafted, and practical. Toni did an awesome job, and her turn around time was excellent. I'd definitely order this product again!
I love my Field Notes-sized Wisconsin notebook. It is beautifully made and the eyelets really add a huge amount of style, a bit of a classy retro feel. With the little extras available like the eyelets, monogramming, and hometown it is a very personal piece...not to mention a tremendous value. The workmanship is beautiful. It is clear Toni puts a lot of heart into these pieces. You won't be disappointed if you bring home your favorite state!
If you are a lover of leather TNs, I cannot rave enough about this product. It is beautifully made and with my home state on the cover, it is also very unique! I ordered an A5 size in the Espresso color with Hot Pink elastic. The inside is dyed as well and it looks like the inside of baked brownies -- only with a gorgeous leather smell. I love the ability to choose eyelets or not and the ability to pick a finish. The corners are rounded and the edges well finished. The leather is stiff, which means it will hold up well with use when traveling. In short, I am totally, utterly, pleased and will definitely be back for other sizes! Many, many thanks for a wonderful product, at a reasonable price and the little extras in my package as well.
With 50 states, 6 notebook sizes, and a dozen dyes available, the options to customize the perfect State Lines notebook are myriad. Whether you're a Hoosier or a Sooner or you're from somewhere in between, there's a State Lines notebook to reflect your homeland.
And as always, stamped customization is complimentary, so you can add initials and hometowns to make a notebook completely unique for yourself or a loved one.
I can't wait to create something special for you.