Artisan Journals for the Strange & Unusual

July 1, 2019

While the temperature steadily climbs giving a taste of summer's brutality, Skeleton Key Bindery is releasing this season's new journal styles.  Introducing Florrid and Insight

Florrid is a fun and odd take on the teeming life that thrives under summer's sun.  It's a...

June 24, 2019


    There are reams of studies by behavioral health specialists, psychologists, and mental health professionals that expound on the benefits of journaling for mental well-being. From exploring your thought process to creating a safe space for examining past tra...

May 6, 2019

Skeleton Key Bindery had a representation at a multi-family garage sale. While not the most illustrious of venues, the point was well made that any exposure is good exposure, as the surprising number of sales that were made can attest to.

It was nice to see actual react...

April 14, 2019

Skeleton Key Bindery's second journal style for the Spring 2019 season is in store.

Introducing Prophecy, this journal features the Deaths-Head moth design by Liz Mytinger at

The Deaths-head moth has been considered an omen and harbinger for ill-news suc...

March 17, 2019

    Happy VERY late New Year!  2018 going into 2019 has been a crazy time, so apologies for such a gap in blog posts.  

But while there hasn't been any recent posts, that doesn't mean work has stopped at Skeleton Key Bindery.  For this Spring, it's all about m...

December 12, 2018

Skeleton Key Bindery is proud to present the first in its line of journals for the winter season, Snowbound.

These 5.25"x8.75" and 4"x6" journals feature a heartwarming snow owl design by @caja_design, a chrome suede spine, textured end pages, hand sewn text block on ta...

December 2, 2018

Skeleton Key Bindery  is kicking off the holiday season with a chance to win the exclusive Krampusnacht journal absolutely free!

To enter, all you need to do is subscribe to the Skeleton Key Bindery blog.  The winner will be chosen at random from the list of subscribers...

November 15, 2018

    Waiting on the materials to be delivered for the winter season's line of journals, I've been again making mounds of small notebooks using things at hand. I've grown to really enjoy the french stitch and sewn on covers style. They're quick and easy to sew and leaves...

November 7, 2018

I'd like to congratulate Diane on winning the Nightmare Journal giveaway from Skeleton Key Bindery.  It was an immense pleasure to mail it out to her and hope that she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Skeleton Key Bindery will host more seasonal givea...

October 20, 2018

    Between the binding of Skeleton Key Bindery journals, I've been exploring other binding techniques just out of creative curiosity. One tutorial I came across, and truthfully have seen many examples of, is the French stitch.  This is a stitch, either supported or un...

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