Things have been hoppin' here at La Paperie & Cozy bindery. I'm mailing out about six custom journals tomorrow to customers across the globe. It's hard to keep my own little shop filled with journals as they are quickly being diminished.
I recently finished a book for a customer in the US who wanted a wedding guestbook, which they'll also be using as a scrapbook. It was the first "bigger" book that I've made. Wow, it was a lot of work as the pages are heavier, and the size and weight makes it a bit awkward when stitching the binding. But it turned out really nice! I also like the tie being on the side, for a change - it gives it a more 'formal' look and also adds more support to the larger pages. It's going out tomorrow in the mail. I hope they'll like it!
50 lb. drawing paper handtorn, 320 pages
beautiful tan oilskin cowhide
I've also been busy helping a dear friend set up an etsy shop of her own. She makes lovely handmade jewelry. I just finished the banner and icon for her, and listed some of her work today (she currently doesn't have a computer). Please feel free to visit her shop and 'heart' her if you have an account on etsy: Effie's Creations. She currently works a break-neck schedule as a nurses aid, and we're hoping that she can cut down on her hours there, if her jewelry sells relatively well online. Her health isn't the greatest either, so it would really help her out if she could bring in a bit of income from Etsy. Please spread the word for her!