|Green Clover Journal|
As you may have seen, I've made a few handbound books lately as gifts to my mom & to my husband. It had been a while since I had made any hand bound books before then. I used to make journals quite often. What started my love of them? Haha, actually, I used to make books when I was just a kid. It started as just a few pieces of paper stapled together. I would write stories in them & draw pictures & say I wanted to write books. Maybe everyone did this? We had a whole stack of these "books" on our bookshelf when I was growing up. It was one of my favorite things to play as a child, make books & write stories in them.
|Red book with colored section holders|
|Hearts Blank Book|
I decided to add some handbound books to my Etsy shop. (Insert squealing & jumping around in excitement!) Right now, there are only a few, and they are all done in the same coptic stitch, but I am also hoping to add some other kinds of stitched books to the collection as time goes on. These books actually take a pretty large amount of time to complete. Depending on the size & number of pages, each one can take multiple hours from start to finish. I tear each page by hand from large sheets, which takes a good amount of the time. But it's fun & relaxing & I love making them.
|Long Yellow & Blue Flower Ledger Book|
I also purchase all of my supplies for the books locally. Very locally. I literally walk to the shop where I get my supplies, which is great! No shipping involved means I don't have to pay for shipping, and it saves energy too! I love shopping local & it's great that I have these supplies in my area ready for me to use & so easily accessible. Obviously, I'll ship my products anywhere, but I'm proud that I'm able to support my local community by purchasing my supplies locally.
|Cutest Owl Journal|
The pictures I'm using in this post are all of books that I have available NOW in my shop. Keep an eye on it, because many new designs will be upcoming in the near future! I just wanted to get the ones I have ready up in the shop for all to see! I'm soooo excited about this addition. I love these books & I have a great time making them. Each one contains my heart :) I hope you all like them!
|Red & Blue Blank Book|
By the way, if you have any special requests for a handbound book or journal please let me know! I have access to a crazy amount of paper designs, so any colors you are looking for I can send you various options to choose from so that you have have the perfectly designed book, journal, photo album, guest book, baby book, or whatever you're looking for. I can do tiny books or really large ones too, if you need a specific size, let me know!