in search of the perfect sketchbook

one of my new year's resolutions is to explore my passions... since one of my passions happens to be drawing, i've been scouring etsy for the perfect sketchbook.  i've found so many great options and i can't possibly afford to buy them all, so i thought i'd share them with you :)

clockwise from top left:

1.  this clever journal has a hole punched through its center; a rubber band threaded through the hole is attached to the end of a pencil, ensuring you always have something to write or draw with!  $30, from affa

2.  this is one of the prettiest handmade books i've ever seen.  it is made from recycled paper and bits of vintage lace, all tied up with pink satin ribbon.  $30, from nuvonova

3.  these sketchbooks are individually painted with watercolors and hand stitched with bookbinding string.  a work of art to hold your works of art.  $10, from whimsiology

4.  the crafter that made this book says, "this is not the sort of book where you need to start at the beginning, just flick through until you find a page that seems right."  i love the organic approach and the array of different colored papers.  $12.50, from hms design

5.  the girly, lacy pattern on this sketchbook makes me swoon, and the ribbon detail is adorable.  an added bonus: the pages are made from recycled scraps from a paper mill near the artist's house.  and it's on sale!  it doesn't get much better than that.  $7, from oh mandie

the last two lovelies are headed my way, courtesy of space dog studios... i am so excited for them to arrive so i can start filling them with sketches, ideas, and inspiration!



LB Accessories said...

What great choices for sketchbooks! They are all so lovely!

nikatnoon said...

These are absolutely adorable. You should know that I am hosting a Valentine's Craft Exchange on my blog, and am looking for fellow crafters to join!

Come play!

315thomas said...

ooh, sounds fun nikatnoon! i will have to check that out. thanks for stopping by my blog :)

kim* said...

O boy those are all so wonderful . i got butterflies looking at them.

Gallery Juana said...

These are all lovely choices.

I just blogged about my new sketchbook and how I joined 100 Ideas in 100 days to keep me focused on filling it.

Have fun with your new sketchbooks.

picciolo said...

I love all your choices, I think my favourite is the one with different coloured pages, I'm off to have a look now!
: )

TheresaJ said...

Great journals. I love the ones you chose. Happy journaling!

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

These are great and inspirational too!

jess gonacha said...

wow, these are some amazing finds!

Piluca~ said...

I certainly understand you when your speak of your search for the perfect sketchbook. Any sketchbook sometimes just won't do. Those are beautiful selections.