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1,000 Etsy sales!

Check out what snuck up on me the other day. I logged into my Etsy shop and found this message in my sidebar:I couldn't believe it. Then I visited my shop and saw this:So there you have it - I've joined the 1,000 Sales Club. Which I just made up. Yay

Happy National Notebook Day!

That's right folks, today marks the second annual National Notebook Day. This event takes place on the third Thursday of May each year.I love blank books - there's such a world of possibility that lives within those pages. I believe that books are a great vehicle for telling your story, whether with words, images,

Happy National Notebook Day!

I just discovered that today is National Notebook Day. This is the inaugural year for the event - it will take place on the third Thursday of May each year.I couldn't find much information about the holiday. I'm assuming that the organizers would like for everyone to just grab a journal and get writing. Wouldn't one of

Book sewn on cords – done!

Today I attacked my first unfinished project - a book sewn on cords from a workshop with Patty Grass at the 2007 Focus on Book Arts conference. This one has long plagued me - eight and a half years of unfinished-ness.The book's time had come - I opened up the

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on a custom baby journal. I love custom orders! It was bound using a double needle coptic stitch with waxed linen thread. This type of binding creates a braided effect on the spine. The cover paper is a handmade paper by Richard Langdell. It has wildflower petals in it

Worktable Wednesday

Today I continued work on my gifted leather journals. This time I made a small batch with some thick brown leather. On these books, I used a Keith Smith binding called Triple Parquet. I modified it a little bit, so it's more like a double/triple parquet. The closure for these journals is

Gifted leather journals

I recently received the most wonderful gift from a former student - a batch of leather. I've been busily working on some journals so that the leather doesn't go to waste.There was a large piece of sage green leather and I used it for two different bindings. The first was

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on completing a photo album for an Etsy order. As I mentioned previously, my Green Bamboo photo album was recently featured in an Etsy Treasury (yeah, I'm still excited). Here it is, hot off the press. Well, it wasn't really hot. Or right off the press. It was

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