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Monday, September 18, 2017

The Little Artist Returns

I have made and sold so many of these now,
 after first coming up with this design a few years ago. 

They are incredibly fiddly little things, 
but as with all bookbinding techniques,
 they teach me alot of patience.

 There is a sense of slowing down for the mind, 
when I am working. 

Many other artists will understand this.

Now listed, The Little Artist

*Sold*









Friday, September 15, 2017

Vintage Leather Books Preview

In my latest series, I have created a small run of books which have all been crafted from one vintage leather jacket. I painstakingly took this apart, stitch by stitch - and cleaned it up to create the covers for these books.

Each one is unique.

There are:
- 2 miniature soft covered books at 4 inches high
- 1 miniature hard cover Coptic stitched book measuring 3 inches high
- 1 pair of tiny earrings (measuring 22 mm high or 2 cm)
- 1 small Coptic stitched book measuring a little over 3.5 inches wide
- 5 medium Coptic stitched notebooks measuring 5.5 inches tall.

Each book is one of a kind, so no one will have another quite like it.

These will be in my Etsy store 16 September 8:00 am NZST. You can google your time zones to check what time this will be for your country. 

With customers worldwide, it is impossible to find the right time to suit everyone, so my apologies for those who find this is inconvenient.

All the books in this series are under $100.

I have listed them from the largest, to the smallest.

See you in store! X

Bohemian Writer - *SOLD

Into Blue - *SOLD

Poetica - *SOLD

Daydreamer - *Sold

Leather & Lace - *SOLD

Rambling Rose - *SOLD
Into Blue - in Miniature - *SOLD

The Pocket Poet - *SOLD

Daily Companion -*SOLD

Whisper - Miniature Book Earrings


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Miniature Books Preview

 I have been buried in book making. 

This long, slow & gentle process is a huge part of my daily life.

I often think of a sped-up film of me making - often repeating the same actions over and over again. Yet the project will be different. These things do take on a life of their own. Each tiny stitch, each detail, has its own process & story.

This post is a preview of a few miniatures I will be adding to my store on September 6th, 11:00 am NZST.

It is difficult to find the right time to post due to customers all over the world, but I hope this will suit most people. You can google your time zones to find what time this will be for you.

I will have another blog post before this featuring some larger books I will release also.

For now, some tiny and not-so tiny ones. These are all created with recycled & vintage materials. The paper is high quality and sourced for its versatility. 

**All books here have now sold**


This little book is only 2.5 inches high. It is an art object, but functional too.

The Beachcomber, a small linen journal reminiscent of the beach. 3.5 inches high.

This chunky little book is about 3.25 inches high. Recycled leather.

A miniature burgundy leather notebook with lace.

Mini Chocolate brown leather & lace notebook.

Mini Black Leather Notebook with fabric window.

A mini ochre coloured notebook with frayed cotton tie.





Sunday, August 13, 2017

Miniatures Update

They are climbing. 


Each is different in size -
 and as always,
 I have used recycled, 
vintage & antique materials
 in these little books. 

Pocket size Storytellers for your story. 

We all have a unique story to tell. 

Sometimes we just need to tell a little one.

I will be announcing the date & time for my store restock shortly.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Miniatures

I am currently working on a new series of miniature books.
 
These two were the first. Not glued, no mull - just bare.
I have always loved seeing books at this stage.

This one I covered with parts of a vintage Egyptian leather wallet, 
along with some old lace I had.

 Then I made more, which I covered.

And I didn't stop there.

This little series will be part of my Etsy restock in about one week.

I love returning to this original binding method which was incidentally the second method I was taught to do. The first was Coptic stitching with hard covers - the rest, I am self taught. 

I would take books apart and sew them back together over and over, until they nearly fell to pieces.

 

So after driving down the old gravel road,
I settle in my little cabin at night,
 by the salt lamp and fire, 
and stitch.

Looking forward to sharing these final creations with you all very soon.





Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Bubbling Bindery

These days I feel like I need to clone myself, 
so various me's can be at work at once. 

A bit here, 
a bit there, 
oh and can you please vacuum that, and pack those?

I admit to feeling a little overwhelmed at times, but I can only do so much with one pair of hands.

Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you some of the books I have made and sold over the last few weeks. These are enormously time consuming - each tiny detail has a story behind it; a process of its own. My studio practice is extremely slow which I struggled with for years -  but have realised over time that binding is my teacher, and I am the student. 

I know this saying 'There is always a teacher, and a student. Which one are you?'

It slows me down - allows breath, meditation, creativity and intuition to flow. The more I slow down, the more work I can do. It's a funny paradox.

Some creations here, all sold. More will be coming in the next fortnight.

I am active on Instagram - if you would like to follow me please do, click 'Follow' and I can add you. @bibliographica. 

xo



 











Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Creations

I've been busy the past few weeks working on a re stock for my store, 
along with some custom orders that needed my full attention...

Some of you may have noticed my Etsy store has been on hold for the last week or so. 

Tonight it will re-open with some new books. 

These are all very rustic, haphazard in some way - 
but accumulated in an orderly fashion... 
the vagabond gypsy who pulls it off - 
some of them ring this to me. 

They take on lives of their own.

These little tomes I hope will be matched with their right owners, 
and be ferried off to some wonderful places 
to connect with some equally wonderful souls.

8:00 pm tonight, the 15th - 
here is a peek at some of the books I will have available.

I hope to find some time for this neglected little special space.

Thanks for stopping by. :)

x


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bundled Up

A new book has emerged, 
either side of tinkering away on some custom orders.

This book feels like a treasure. 
The way it wraps.. 
there is something about it that says
            all the words & sketches which will be on the pages, are sacred.

The leather remnant did not need much altering. 
It was the book, as I found it -
           and it took form of its own accord.

The beauty of intuition.

The endpapers are authentic antique prints 
          - which add an element of mystery.

Over 430 pages here, all individually hand teared & stained.

I love this book, and will be featuring more like it.









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