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Edition #38 Notes

I first met Layne Ewing when she created a design for the Goodtype Tuesday challenge, where she was [not surprisingly] one of the top three winners. Following Layne's work has been a delight, and I am so excited we got to collaborate on the final piece of her Greta Van Fleet collection: illustrations inspired by the music of that band.

For this edition, Layne painted a variety of patterns onto the cover fabric using gold ink and a dry brush. I then screenprinted the design in black ink, and we picked an endsheet pattern with galaxies and the night sky, also screenprinted in gold. Apropos since the name of Layne's art for this edition is "Dreams in Gold".

We hope this notebook inspires you to dream big. If you can dream it, you can do it.

Fray level: Normal

Most Dapper Notes covers are made using fabric, which naturally frays with use. Each material behaves differently, and this meter will help you gauge how much fraying to expect from your notebook. Read more about fabric covers

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Dreams specs

Dreams in Gold
Layne Ewing
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Cover Material
Cotton canvas
Material Fray
Yellow Moon
Endsheet Design
Night Sky, gold screenprinting
Endsheet Material
Hand-made lokta
70lb dot grid
Dawn blue
Title Inspiration
Greta Van Fleet
Notebook Size
3½ × 5½ inches
April 2022


Hand-painted Gold

Each cover was painted in gold by this edition's artist Layne Ewing. The patterns of gold paint are different for every cover, making each Dreams notebook one of a kind.

Stickers for everyone

A matching sticker is included free with every notebook. The sticker design is split into daydreaming/nighttime, mimicking the notebook's imprint, and is printed onto a mirror material for that extra sparkly finish ✨

All in the details

Can you pinpoint what inspires you to write, to doodle, to journal your everyday? No matter the source, your Dapper Notes was made with extra care for all the little details, and is ready for you to capture life!

How Dreams was made

Every Dapper Notes notebook is made by hand, from scratch using a variety of materials including: a fabric cover that's bound to bookcloth, a decorative end-sheet, all sewn with waxed thread. Watch this video to see how they're made, step by step.

Dapper Notes notebooks are

Fabric covered

Every notebook cover is made from two materials: a good looking fabric on the outside backed by book cloth inside.

100% made by me

Straight from my studio in Fair Lawn, you’re getting premium paper, wax coated linen thread stitching, glue and a little love.

Shipped everywhere

My hand-made notebooks can be sent directly to you to any location in the world where USPS delivers.

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Dapper notes are the antidote to the digital age. Every item is handcrafted, hand-sewn, and designed for maximum delight.


Highest quality construction and materials, keen eye for detail, and delicious design, month after month.


Dapper Notes are the best quality pocket sized notebooks you can get. The textile cover and thread binding means the books will hold up through time. I love the thick paper as well; good for fountain pens.


I am a lover of texture, both visually and physically, so the different book covers are perfect for me!


Wow, beyond beautiful. They are very well made and sweet. Thrilled to have these gorgeous notes.


Beautifully made, exceptional craftsmanship, wonderful customer service!


I love this notebook. It's beautifully hand crafted, very sturdy, and makes a great conversation piece. 10/


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