Saturday, 16 May 2015

Update Report: Lots More Books!

I haven't posted for weeks again!  It's been busy and I have neglected my blog, in favour of working on quite a few new books.  Here's a photo-summary of what I've been doing:
Firstly, another Business Card Case.  This time, it has a hand-painted design of flowers and birds.
It's lined with two colours of mulberry paper.  I quite like this one!

Then, here is what I did with the leather and dandelion-print paper that I showed in my previous post:
The dandelion paper is a lining for the covers of a new journal. 
The covers are a honey-beige coloured leather.  
There is a hand-made ceramic button and matching linen thread tie fastening.  
Sewn in longstitch, with aqua linen thread, to match the button.  
Pages of my favourite cream text paper.

Next, a Spring themed journal, in golden wool-felt, with purple suede lining and edge-trim, with a green satin ribbon trim and tie-fastening.

The cover is made of suede-leather and felt, so it looks and feels very rich and soft.

 The two sections of paper are stitched with a cross-stitch, in purple linen. 

Then a Sketchbook:
Blackcurrant leather sketchbook, with 30 pages of drawing paper and 10 pages of watercolour paper. Sewn with a decorative longstitch, in light grey linen thread. 

The sketchbook is lined with a deep pink paper, patterned with birds. 

I also made two more rainbow-themed hardcover journals. 
Pink Indian paper, with a gold-printed scalloped design, highlighed with purple glitter. 
There are ten page sections, each section having a different colour on the outside and white pages inside.  
This journal has a collage design paper on the covers... 

The pages are of the same Indian cotton-rag paper as the previous journal. 
Both books are sewn with a coptic style stitching, in bright hemp cord. 

I've also been working on several commission books and a very special commission of my own. There are so many books in this post already, that I think I'll post those next time!
Shameless Plug:
If you'd like any of these books, they're all for sale - you can visit my online Folksy shop here, or if you prefer, find my Etsy shop here


  1. Good to see you back with some more stunning books!

    1. Hello Josie! How nice of you to visit my blog so quickly after I posted. Thank you for the nice comment. There's a follow-up post, of the commission books, scheduled for around the same time tomorrow, in case you would like to see.

  2. So many beautiful books and paper. - You have been really busy! The business card holder looks great, too: So much detail.

    1. Thanks Hilke! I have enjoyed my work - it's kind of restful, after the hassle of daily life!

  3. So I read your post, Lizzie, about half-an-hour ago and then got lost browsing your beautiful journals on your Folksy shop! I am always stunned y how much you are able to create despite the busyness of your life ...

    1. Thank you! :-D There's a new post now... with more books!!

  4. Such gorgeous books, Lizzie. You really inspire me!



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