Welcome to Connected Cre8tivitea!

Here we share our love for leather notebook covers for the Hobonichi Techo Planner and of course Traveler’s Notebooks!!

Custom, handmade and hand stitched from 7 to 9 oz vegetable tanned leather. Our leather is made in the USA and so is your notebook cover — right in my home studio…

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We are a husband and wife team who fell into a love for leather working because of my love for Traveler’s Notebooks (TNs). Connected Cre8tivitea came to fruition from a need for a notebook cover for the Hobonichi Techo Planner that I am getting myself for 2017. I needed a cover because I’ve never owned a Hobonichi before so I didn’t have a cover that would be the right size out of the 3 TN covers I already own. I wanted a specific type of cover, one that would have a back pocket to slip my Hobo cover in, but also a cover which could accommodate a couple of TNs (along with a band(s) to hold them in). I also didn’t want the bulk of a front pocket, as my other TNs have all the pockets I need.

After some time searching, I discovered that many of the stores I came across which carried or could custom make what I was seeking were on hiatus. Not being one who likes waiting for journal stuff, I decided to research making my own. My husband and I watched videos, researched obtaining the supplies we needed locally (not from outside of the U.S.), and priced things out. And then we had the opportunity to “play”: make a cover for me. We haven’t looked back…

The smell of the leather, the soft suppleness of the vegetable tanning process, the cre8tive process embossing and dyeing/staining the pieces — bliss…

Connected Cre8tivitea is a demonstration of me and my husband’s connectedness: 18 years together, 16 years married, and our cre8tivity — I an artist and author; he a poet and producer. Connected Cre8tivitea is a marriage of our lives and our art infused into our leather products and other offerings. We welcome to our website and our Etsy Store.

Thank you for being here. Without you, Connected Cre8tivitea wouldn’t be able to continue.


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