Anniversary Journal / Book Cover - 1 Colour - Embossed Initials & Date

Handmade Leather Bookcover with embossed initials & date

$ 275 NZD

Handmade to your specification by New Zealand leather artisan, Fiona Ritchie, this personalised notebook cover with initials and commemorative date is the perfect leather anniversary gift. Fiona's unique hand rubbed dyeing technique enhances the natural grain characteristics your cover's vegetable tanned russet leather. By individually hand embossing each initial and the numerals of your special date, then hand stitching your book cover, the result is an authentically crafted leather anniversary gift that's irreplaceable.  

Sparrowhawk's leather bookcovers are made to measure, so they fit and protect your hardcover Journal or Book, and may be swapped over to your replacement Journal or Book of the same size, as required. You can:

  • Select the Moleskine Large Classic Notebook (13cm x 21cm) OR
  • Select the Moleskine XL Classic Notebook (19cm x 25cm) OR
  • Specify the dimensions of your Small, Medium or Large hardcover book


Handmade in New Zealand by
Unsure of colour? Request Leather Swatches
Free shipping on this product to New Zealand
Please allow up to 10 Working Days for completion plus delivery time.
Need something sooner? Take a look at our ready made products with next-day shipping.
Giving as a Gift? Want him or her to specify their initials layout? Colour? Buy a Gift Certificate

Add a Notebook or Pen to your Order:
Moleskine Large (A5) Notebook (Red, Blue or Black) $36.95
Moleskine XL Notebook (Red, Blue or Black) $42.95
Noblesse Pen with Gift Box (Black & Chrome, Blue & Chrome, Silver & Chrome) $29.95


Sparrowhawk Leather makes a large range of handmade, personalised, 100% genuine leather Journal & Book covers for hard cover books.

Sparrowhawk's leather bookcovers are made to measure, so they fit and protect your Hardcover Diary, Journal or Book:

> Moleskine Large Classic Notebook (13cm x 21cm)
> Moleskine XL Classic Notebook (19cm x 25cm)
> Specify the dimensions of your Small, Medium or Large hardcover book

Due to customer request (for Gifts), you can buy your Notebook here:
Moleskine Large Classic Notebook (Plain pages) - Scarlet Red, Sapphire Blue or Black

Moleskine Large Classic Notebook (Ruled pages) - Scarlet Red, Sapphire Blue or Black

Moleskine XL Classic Notebook (Ruled pages) - Scarlet Red, Sapphire Blue or Black

You can add options to further personalise this Premium Bookcover. See "+" Tabs Below.

  • Natural Russet Leather hand dyed by Sparrowhawk
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  • Hand Embossed Initials & Date
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  • Hand Tooled
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  • Hand Stitched
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  • Handmade in NZ by Fiona Ritchie
A single pen holder attached to the back cover.
Select box below your book size when ordering.
(Can be combined with Snap Closure)
attached to the middle inside back cover, so when you insert your pen through both, this acts to “lock” your cover closed.
Select box below your book size when ordering.
(Cannot be combined with Snap Closure or Single Penholder)
A Leather lined “tab” handstitched around the perimeter with a Snap Closure.
Either Brass Finish or Silver Finish (we will confirm when we advise our making time)
Select box below your book size when ordering.
(Can be combined with Single Penholder)

100% Full Grain, Hand Dyed Leather

Each Sparrowhawk Leather piece is made to order by skilled Leather Artisan, Fiona Ritchie.

Fiona uses time honoured leathercraft techniques, including hand embossing and hand dyeing, allowing Sparrowhawk customers specify the colour and personalization of their piece.

By carefully selecting the leather to cut from the hide, and hand rubbing their dye colour to enhance its individual grain, Fiona crafts a one-off piece, with a unique finish, that is exclusively theirs.

Fiona's leather knowledge, designs and craftsmanship ensures each customer's Sparrowhawk leather piece is fit for purpose, beautiful and stands the test of time.

Our Founder

Fiona Ritchie Leather Artisan & Lifestyle Farmer

It takes knowledge, practiced techniques, and the best materials to achieve true leather craftsmanship. From 2014, when I made my first Pilot Logbook Cover following 3 days private tuition at a working tannery in Sydney, True Leather Craftsmanship has been my gold standard for Sparrowhawk.

Since then, I have made close to 1000 leather pieces from my Hunua Farm workshop. These include wallets, journal covers and documents holders. Each one is custom made, and personalised for its owner. Sparrowhawk Leather’s renowned Pilot Logbook covers are trusted and treasured by hundreds of pilots across NZ and Australia.

Whether commissioned as special gifts, business accessories or for personal use, Sparrowhawk Leather’s bespoke pieces are prized by their owners and recognised for their distinctive quality.

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