what's brewin' at the geekery

I think I've just made my most favorite journal ever!! It's been in the works for a while, but I just never had the chance to finish it.

I've always been fascinated by the periodic table of elements - it's truly a thing of beauty. So I decided to use it on this journal's intro page ...especially for fellow geeks.

This one will soon be available on my Etsy shop, but I will definitely be making one for moi!

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More journal piccies here...

where it all happens

I always enjoy looking at photos of people's desks and workshops. Here's a couple shots of my bookbinding studio.... studio *snicker* ...oh my, that sounds so pretentious. Because it's really just a little dingy corner in our study which is devoted to my bookbinding work. To be truthful, though, I do the actual binding whilst sitting on the sofa downstairs watching my favorite period drama. ;) So really this is only where I work with the paper, and cut the leather.


I'm now a permanent feature at Handmade Boutique on the web, under their Stationery and Paper Goods section. Very cool! They've got loads of great indie artists on there site, so get thee to their site and have a looksee!

A little journal made with a lot of love!

I'm just lovin' making my mini journals lately. Whenever I see them it's hard not to go "aww." :) They're not "lilliput" journals persay (some are so small they're the size of thumbnails!), but 'mini' compared to what I usually make. They're a great way of using up all that leather that is too small to be used in a regular-sized journal and yet too big to throw away.

These little guys are only 3.25" x 3" x 1" ...the perfect size to slip into a pocket, purse or bookbag...or just about anywhere else! They're handy for when you need to jot down things in a jiffy. There are 160 blank white pages, handtorn, and stitched with natural waxed cotton thread, visible on the spine. The cover is leather, of course, with wrap around flap and tab closure to keep it securely closed. I can't wait to make a few more for my shop...these little things are rather addictive.

I affectionately refer to them as "li'l chubs". :)