Lets get lost in a world of books, coffee and rainy days. - Unknown
Asked recently what I do - I create unique hand crafted journals, for writing, art, to keep photographs, to doodle in, a beautiful book to become an heirloom of the future. treasured by you today and for the generations to come.
Many times I have been told, the feel of the handcrafted journal evoked emotions they thought submerged, and holding and touching has brought those feeling to the surface. Family reunions, celebrations, holidays recorded, life written down. We need that paper connection. Making physical marks on paper can in itself be beneficial, ‘The act of writing things down is actually a stress-buster.’
Every journal is made completely by myself, from start to finish in much the same way, old books were made centuries ago all by hand. They are not altered books. They are made with care and meticulously handcrafted from miscellaneous fabrics, lace, ribbons, sari silks and threads. Considerable care is taken to sew the pieces and bind in the pages by hand, no staples are used.
No two journals are the same, each one unique in it's own right.
Genuine vintage items are sourced from antique fairs and shops where possible.
We also create plain page journals for those who would like a more modern theme, these can be tea dyed if required or white or cream paper.
Exquisite old lace and ribbons, music sheets, and books. Old photographs, prints and advertising items are just a few examples that have been discovered for you to delight in. Each one compliments your journal.
The hard covers are made from quality 4mm mounting board and covered with fabric and/or hand painted. Some are created by covering in a special paper.. Each cover is designed individually, giving you a journal that is unique to you, and won't be repeated .
If you would like a custom designed journal, please email us. If you have a theme in mind, I would be happy to research any specific details and colours.