This past weekend I worked with the youth group at my church to make holiday cards for elderly and sick members of the congregation. I wasn’t sure how many of them had used rubber stamps before, especially the teen boys, so I made a few simple cards to give them some ideas. And came up […]
Here’s a peek at this year’s holiday journal. It’s a super simple binder ring construction that measures 6″ x 9″. The covers are book board covered with patterned paper and the inside pages are a mixture of patterned paper, tags, envelopes and plain pages. The opening page contains one of my favorite quotes by Rainer […]
We put our little Christmas tree up this weekend. And I played with Instagram on my early Christmas present to myself a new iphone. Happy holidays!
I’ve recently come across some adorable gifts for my fellow vintage book lovers – enjoy! Beautiful photographic print from f2images called In The Study ($8). Rustic Word Earrings ($22), created by Paper Memoirs. Vintage Book iPhone Charger ($68), designed by Rich Neeley and sold at Anthropologie. Vintage Book Snowman ($22), made by HiButterfly.
I was cleaning out the spare bedroom last week and came across an old travel journal from 2005 documenting a family vacation in Vermont. All the wonderful memories from that trip came flooding back to me when I read it – it was such a gift stumbling across it unexpectedly. The Double Dip In a […]
I tried another book binding method figuring that it didn’t look too challenging – Japanese Stab Binding. Boy was I wrong! The covers were created with book board covered with scrapbooking paper and black book cloth plus waxed linen thread. I used the following two videos by Paul Baumgartner as my main resource. The […]
A few weeks ago I posted a vintage postcard album I made with a binding called single sheet sewing using an exposed coptic stitch. I decided to make another one using modern postcards that are blank on one side so it could function as a notebook or journal. The front and back covers have two […]
Happy weekend! I’ve been wanting to learn how to create books using the coptic binding method for ages. A local art school normally runs a class each Fall and I’ve been looking on their site all summer for the class schedule. But don’t you know, they’re not offering it this season. So, I a few […]
I have a show next weekend, The Village Arts and Music Project organized by 3 Rivers Arts based here in Groton. It’s on September 9th from 12:30-5:30pm on Massachusetts Ave in West Acton, MA. I’ve been busy creating journals and notebooks for the show, here are a few I made last night. They are pamphlet […]
My daughter and I headed to the flea market this weekend. I love that I have a 12 year old who loves antiquing as much as I do. She’s into jewelry and ceramics, whereas I’m into books and other pieces for the home. Here are a few of the treasures I found: 1. Vintage alarm […]