Author Archives: Ali Manning

More Little Leather Journals

Double Cross stitch journal

Last month I taught another set of Little Leather Journal classes in my studio. These little books are so much Read More →

Step by Step Eco Printing on Paper

Eco printing delphinium petals

Summer is in full swing in my garden, so that means I’m eco printing on paper all the leaves and Read More →

Handmade Book Artist Spotlight: Lana Stuart

Handmade Books by Lana Stuart | Vintage Page Designs

I’m thrilled to introduce to you handmade book artist Lana Stuart and her beautiful work.¬†Lana, a retired IT professional, lives Read More →

July Paper Club

White larkspur coptic books

I’m excited to share July’s handmade paper selection with you – it’s a sunny yellow and cream collection for your Read More →

Rustic Wedding Album with Account Book Binding

Wedding Album | Vintage Page Designs

I’m excited to share a beautiful wedding album created by Canadian book artist Sharon Meeker for a friend’s son and Read More →

Long Stitch Journal with Handmade Paper

Long Stitch with Packing Journal | Vintage page designs

One of my favorite types of long stitch binding is this long stitch with packing. It’s a good beginner binding Read More →

Coptic Stitch Book

Coptic Stitch Book | Vintage Page Designs

This is a coptic stitch book I made recently using one of the handmade rose papers from June’s Paper Club. Read More →

June Paper Club

June Paper Club | Vintage Page Designs

The selection for June Paper Club is a summery mixture of rose petals and pinks. It¬†features the last few sheets Read More →

June Journaling Prompts

Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen Summer is a season Read More →

Photographing Handmade Books

Photographing Handmade Books | Vintage Page Designs

I sometimes get questions about how I photograph the handmade books that I post on Instagram, Facebook and this blog. Read More →