My name is Lucy and I’m a serial journal writer. Almost every momentous event in my adult life (and some childhood ones too) has been documented in a journal. These books include hand written memories, tips and recommendations I want to remember and most importantly photographs of special people and places I’ve visited.
So you can imagine my excitement when Central Crafts got in touch to tell me about their beautiful personalised leather journals and photo albums. They are handmade from the finest Italian leather at a small family run workshop in the heart of Florence. Ok, I’m sold.
From the moment the Capri personalised leather journal and Capri photo album arrived and the scent of fresh leather hit me I was already planning what I could fill the pages with. My plan is to document the first year of my twin girls; Daisy and Savannah’s lives. I’ve been keeping written notes on my phone until now of all the memories I want to remember so now I can get started making them pretty and ready to last through the years in these books.
A little about Central Crafts – this UK based online business is run by husband and wife team who are passionate about finding and making handmade, quality and ethically sourced products. Definitely criteria I am looking for when shopping these days, especially online.
Having now received my personalised leather journal and photo album I can certainly feel the quality in the soft Italian leather, and I adore the colour. I was thrilled to discover that the leather is responsibly sourced and the artisans employ new ethical methods of production, such as vegetable and organic tanning.
Central Crafts also have a recycled leather range, where they use a special tanning method, which is far kinder to our environment. If you want to learn more about this range click here.
It’s not just the exterior soft leather cover with it’s timeless wrap design that I love but also the inner pages too. The thick, creamy leaves of paper are Italian (of course) acid-free writing paper, which is also fountain pen friendly, although I don’t think I’ll be reverting back to the fountain pen anytime soon, it reminds me way too much of school and scratching away at essay after essay! Also, the Capri photo album has a transparent sheet to separate each page to protect your photos and gives an added luxe feel to the photo album.
I can’t wait to fill these pages with all of our beautiful memories with our girls and hopefully, one day they will be able to look back through these journals and learn about their first moments with us in this world.