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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Latest Small Run of Journals & Books

I have created a small run of 6 recycled / vintage leather & fabric journals for this store update. There are 4 extra thick leather journals & 2 miniature books.

Those of you who are new here please note my studio practice is slow & involved and I am unable to create a large run of books each week. The beauty of each book is in the time spent on each one, the unique materials I use to make them & that they are hand stitched. Writing and sketching is a slow process, as is the making of a book.

I have listed the books from the largest to the smallest, and you will see a cloth measuring tape in inches which shows the size of each book - otherwise it is in my hand so you can imagine it in your own hand.

These are all blank books, void of lines - free for your writing, sketches, musings & snippets of things. If you don't see the book you want, don't despair, I am working hard to bring more books to my store up until Christmas. I hope to update the shop weekly, including necklaces.


Restock is 19th November 8:00 am NZST


To the Wind - Unique thick journal, espresso brown with old prayer flags *Sold
The Storyteller - Burgundy & Deep Olive Green leather with lace *Sold
Blue Windows - Dark brown leather journal with Indigo dyed linen patches *Sold
Musings - Warm Brown leather journal with a Cross stitch linen patch *Sold
Notes to Self - Mini Taupe Brown notebook with embroidered linen patch *Sold
Secret Place - Miniature Vintage Fabric Book with Heavyweight Artist's paper

Friday, November 10, 2017

Next Small Run of Journals

I have created a small run of 6 recycled / vintage leather journals for this restock. 4 are my extra thick leather journals with over 430 pages each, and 2 are miniature soft cover leather notebooks.

I will have more of this style in my next restock. My studio practice is slow & involved so I do appreciate your patience. While I'd love to churn out 20 books a week, it's impossible. Each one takes a long time and has various stages of waiting times in between.

I have listed them from the largest to the smallest, and you will see an old cloth measuring tape in inches, which is in most of the photos showing the size of each book - otherwise it is in my hand so you can imagine it in your own hand. These are all blank books, without lines - free for your writing, sketches, musings & snippets of things. If you don't see 'your' book - don't despair, I have more coming weekly leading to Christmas.

If you have questions please ask, but you will be able to see the descriptions of each one tomorrow when I list them. If you click on each image you can zoom in - they are quite large.


Restock is 11th November 8:00 am NZST.

*All books are now sold


Daisy Days - *Sold
Through the Keyhole - *Sold
The Storyteller - *Sold
Swallow Song - *Sold
Notes to Self -*Sold
Sunshine Pocket Book -*Sold

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New Bindings

I have created a small run of 8 Coptic stitched hard cover books, and one small leather bound book for this store update - 7 are miniature books and 2 are medium sized. As always I am working intuitively with the materials I have on hand which consist of a mix of vintage / antique & recycled pieces. For those of you after my thick leather journals I will have some in stock in a few days, thank you for your patience. :)

I have listed them from the largest to the smallest, and you will see an old cloth measuring tape in inches, which is in most of the photos showing the size of each book - otherwise it is in my hand so you can imagine it in your own hand. These are all blank books, without lines - free for your writing, sketches, musings & snippets of things. If you don't see 'your' book - don't despair, I have more coming weekly and next year I will be opening up my custom orders again, a few each month. 

The last 4 books you see at the bottom are from 3 large sheets of beautiful heavyweight Fabriano paper which I have selected to created some miniature books with - so in a way, from the same 'family'. **This paper is watermarked which appears on a few pages in each book. If you have questions please ask, but you will be able to see the descriptions of each one tomorrow when I list them. If you click on each image you can zoom in - they are quite large.


Restock is 2nd November 8:00 am NZST.

All are now Sold


Rusticity - Patchwork Leather Journal *Sold

Boho Writer - Leather & Vintage Linen Journal *Sold

Mini Poetica - Miniature Vintage Linen Journal *Sold

Watercolours - Miniature Watercolour Sketchbook *Sold

Field Notes - Miniature Leather Journal *Sold

Mystical Mantras - Miniature Textile & Leather Journal *Sold

Tea on Sunday - Miniature Linen Journal *Sold

Sunshine Stories - Miniature Leather & Linen Journal *Sold
Double Expression - Mini Leather & Vintage Linen Double Journal *Sold

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Etsy Store Update Preview

I have created 7 one-of-a-kind journals for this restock - a mix of larger and miniature bindings.

More will be released each week, as I am working continuously to replenish my store.

There are 4 extra thick recycled leather journals which feature a variety of vintage textiles. The textiles have been hand dyed by me, to be incorporated into the binding. There are also 4 miniature books which have all been bound with the near-obsolete luxurious deed laid paper which I have lightly tea-stained. 

I use the finest quality papers & Irish linen threads so your books will last the test of time. I create my books specifically to look and feel rustic, as if they have had another life, yet waiting for another story. You can write, draw or stick things in them.

If you click on each image you will see a larger version to show details of each book. I have listed them from the largest to the smallest. You will also see a ruler in most of the photos or the book in my hand to show you the average size. They range in size from 6 inches tall to a mere 2 1/2 inches.

This restock will be tomorrow 26th October 8:00 am NZST. Please google your time zones to check what time this may be for you. X

**Note for all customers New Zealand wide, FREE shipping**


The Muse *Sold

Of Leather & Lace *Sold

Indigo Window
Crackle *Sold
Daily Companion *Sold
Into Blue *Sold
Mystical Mantras *Sold
  



Thursday, October 5, 2017

Etsy Restock Preview

*As of October 10, all books have now sold. A restock will take place in about one week.

I have created 6 one-of-a-kind journals for this restock - reverting back to my thick leather books which were not in the last one. 

I have more of these coming leading up to Christmas, so only releasing a few at a time. 

They are enormously time consuming and I feel like I might need a helper in the studio... 

There are 5 extra thick recycled leather journals which feature a variety of vintage textiles. The textiles have been hand dyed by me, to be incorporated into the binding. There is also a vintage linen journal which has been Coptic stitched and is filled with the near-obsolete luxurious deed laid paper.

With my slow & laborious studio practice, I am unable to produce a large amount of books at any one time, so I thank you for your patience and understanding.

Each piece of paper is hand torn, stained, pressed and folded. There are between 330-430 pages in each book. The leather remnants are hand cut, stitched & embossed by hand. There are no machines in my studio, apart from the kettle, if that is a machine. I use high quality paper, decorative paper & strong Irish linen thread in all my books. These books are rustic in nature, and created specifically to look this way.

I truly love this work. It takes up a majority of my time, and I would not have it any other way.

If you click on each image you will see a larger version to show details of each book.

This restock will be tomorrow 6th October 8:00 am NZST. Please google your time zones to check what time this may be for you.

Sunset Stories *Sold

Thoughtlands *Sold

Fly *Sold

Rugged Rouge *Sold

Botanica *Sold

Quiet Moments *Sold



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Makings

While my shoppe stands almost bare, I am behind the scenes tinkering away every day of the week on new books. I plan to only release a few at a time leading up to Christmas. 

There are larger recycled leather journals featuring various textiles & trims awaiting their finishing touches; others are half way through, some are still forming in my mind. A tidy up takes place, only to need repeating the next day, and the next. 

What is a studio without a little chaos, I say. So let that mess be. It means stuff is happening, the creativity is pouring from you. 

Here is a preview of the larger books I have brewing.


*All Sold Out


I considered also returning to a design which I have repeated many times over the years - my 'Bundler' & 'Wrapture' books which open up like a present. You can see more of these here

Meanwhile I have been stitching miniature books at night. Two more little artists made it into the store last night. One sold within minutes but the other remains for the time being. I have come up with a new twist on this design, combining my other elements into it. Each time I create one of these I look forward to the next.

Here is the black one, which has sold.










And the little brown one, which I have covered with remnants of the vintage jacket leather, and a tiny snippet of some gorgeous green linen from this book (& also this book) a while back, which I saved a sliver because I loved it so much. I wish I could find more of this linen. 













You will find more necklaces with these combination elements of my work, 
in store leading up to Christmas. 
Keep an eye out on Facebook & Instagram. 
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