Some things I’m working on at the moment!

3 days ago on 04/14/14 at 10:15am

It’s my Nan’s (maternal grandmother’s) birthday today. She always used to make my sister and I dresses when we were growing up, and has only just last week treated herself to a new sewing machine.

Mum and I saw the sewing things paper out shopping, and hatched a plan to make her a little sewing notes book! The measuring tape paper made for perfect endpapers!

It has lined paper one side, and when you flip it over, it’s got plain paper.

There’s a few things to iron out in the execution (I overestimated the spines so it’s a bit gappy) but I might make a few of these for my shop. What do you guys think?

5 days ago on 04/12/14 at 10:00am

My Etsy has re-opened its doors! =D And I’ve stocked up on beautiful fabrics and papers to make even more books!

pondweed:

Hey guys, just a small announcement!

I’m closing my Etsy shop until the 9th of April— my Dad and I are going abroad for a long weekend, and the beginning of next week is going to be pretty busy for me! 

=) The good news is I’ll be back binding some more books after that. The response I’ve had has been amazing so far, and I actually need to restock my Etsy with books! Thank you to everyone whose brought books, and reblogged this giveaway post to spread the word — you’re all wonderful!

I’ve also decided I’m going to keep back a text block and boards for the first prize winner, in case they want a different cover put together than what I have in stock. I’ll take some photos of my fabrics and papers to share.

Thank you again, and for all the support and kind messages!

pondweed:

To launch the introduction of the books I’ve been binding to my Etsy store, I’m holding a giveaway! Check out what you might win on my Etsy!

1st Prize:

  • one 11x15.5cm hand-bound coptic-stitched book of your choice from my shop
  • two art prints
  • and a postcard pack.

2nd Prize:

  • three 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks
  • one art print
  • and a postcard pack.

3rd Prize:

  • two 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks,
  • and a postcard park.

Rules & Conditions

  • Runs from 20/03/2014 — 24/04/2014.
  • Like and reblog to enter. You can reblog multiple times, but please consider your followers’ dashboards!
  • No giveaway only blogs.
  • Winners are picked with a random number generator. (First draw wins first prize, etc.)
  • This giveaway is international. 
  • Please be contactable, either by having your ask box open, or another means of contact clearly displayed. I’ll message you about postage details.
  • Best of luck!

This is an awkward photo of the photo album I made as a wedding gift for my Aunt. : D

This is the biggest book I’ve made to date, and I’ve got another two like it in the works!

1 week ago on 04/10/14 at 06:48pm
1 week ago on 04/10/14 at 06:48pm

Definitely a thing for colourful signature guards!

And this is easily one of my favourite angles to photograph coptic stitch.

1 week ago on 04/10/14 at 06:45pm

Look what arrived in the post from updownbindery!

Check out that gorgeous stitching! And I just love the fireworks chiyogami. This lady sure knows how to book bind, is very kind, and has helped me with all my technical questions. I urge you all to check out her tumblr and etsy!

Many thanks to fytte for posting it on to me as well.

1 week ago on 04/10/14 at 09:56am
1 week ago on 04/10/14 at 09:51am
1 week ago on 04/10/14 at 09:49am

Haven’t done these in a whale.

1 week ago on 04/10/14 at 09:48am

Can you guys guess what I brought with some of the funds I’ve earned from my books? : D

1 week ago on 04/09/14 at 04:48pm

Hey guys, just a small announcement!

I’m closing my Etsy shop until the 9th of April— my Dad and I are going abroad for a long weekend, and the beginning of next week is going to be pretty busy for me! 

=) The good news is I’ll be back binding some more books after that. The response I’ve had has been amazing so far, and I actually need to restock my Etsy with books! Thank you to everyone whose brought books, and reblogged this giveaway post to spread the word — you’re all wonderful!

I’ve also decided I’m going to keep back a text block and boards for the first prize winner, in case they want a different cover put together than what I have in stock. I’ll take some photos of my fabrics and papers to share.

Thank you again, and for all the support and kind messages!

pondweed:

To launch the introduction of the books I’ve been binding to my Etsy store, I’m holding a giveaway! Check out what you might win on my Etsy!

1st Prize:

  • one 11x15.5cm hand-bound coptic-stitched book of your choice from my shop
  • two art prints
  • and a postcard pack.

2nd Prize:

  • three 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks
  • one art print
  • and a postcard pack.

3rd Prize:

  • two 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks,
  • and a postcard park.

Rules & Conditions

  • Runs from 20/03/2014 — 24/04/2014.
  • Like and reblog to enter. You can reblog multiple times, but please consider your followers’ dashboards!
  • No giveaway only blogs.
  • Winners are picked with a random number generator. (First draw wins first prize, etc.)
  • This giveaway is international. 
  • Please be contactable, either by having your ask box open, or another means of contact clearly displayed. I’ll message you about postage details.
  • Best of luck!

ricardobessa:

pondweed:

To launch the introduction of the books I’ve been binding to my Etsy store, I’m holding a giveaway! Check out what you might win on my Etsy!

1st Prize:

  • one 11x15.5cm hand-bound coptic-stitched book of your choice from my shop
  • two art prints
  • and a postcard pack.

2nd Prize:

  • three 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks
  • one art print
  • and a postcard pack.

3rd Prize:

  • two 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks,
  • and a postcard park.

Rules & Conditions

  • Runs from 20/03/2014 — 24/04/2014.
  • Like and reblog to enter. You can reblog multiple times, but please consider your followers’ dashboards!
  • No giveaway only blogs.
  • Winners are picked with a random number generator. (First draw wins first prize, etc.)
  • This giveaway is international. 
  • Please be contactable, either by having your ask box open, or another means of contact clearly displayed. I’ll message you about postage details.
  • Best of luck!

Not my usual fare, I know, but guys, check out Lauren’s hand-bound sketch/notebooks! She got me a couple of tiny ones (like the ones in the 3rd photo) and they’re super cute and the paper is great and they fit in my pocket.

And for you guys here in the UK, isn’t Mother’s day just around the corner or something? Just sayin’.

Sending a great big thank you to Ricardo for this plug! (Especially the part about Mother’s day in the UK, which made me giggle.) 

And thank you to everyone else whose helped me spread this so far. Good luck!

This book has gone to stay with Brushstrokesandshutterclicks!  

I have a good feeling it will soon be full of the sea.

3 weeks ago on 03/23/14 at 09:20pm

These books have found a new home with the lovely artist, Idiacanthidae and I can’t wait to see what she fills them with!

3 weeks ago on 03/23/14 at 06:40pm