...I guess that's what I'm plagued with, because I'm in denial that it's almost July! Where exactly did June go? It went far too fast!

I've been really busy lately. Custom orders have literally been pouring in, which of course, is lovely. So things have been hopping, here at the bindery. I'm particularly interested in a custom journal measuring 12"x12"x2" which I'm commissioned to do. That's one BIIIIG bubba book! I'm really looking forward to seeing what the finished product will look like. I'll definitely post pics when it's done.

I've also been working on two new types of closures, and I'm really loving them! They're both very convenient as well. Both are now available at La Paperie & Cozy

new closure

Handbound leather journal with silver-plated metal button with black elastic closure

"The love of learning,
the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books."

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Handbound leather journal with mother-of-pearl shell peg closure


  1. Your books look really beautiful, I especially like the closures - can't wait to see photos of the bumper size one! Oh, and I love the Longfellow quote too.

  2. Thanks so much, Hilary! :)

  3. Love these closures, especially the mother of pearl. And the biiiig book looks great too. Did you antique the leather or did it come like that? Makes me want to drop everything and make a book. Thanks.

  4. Thank you, Carol! After using the same kind of closure, it was nice to change it up for a bit. Change is always good! :)

    And I used leather that was already antiqued for that big book...isn't it great leather?! I wish there was more available like this. Unfortunately it was just a one-off!

  5. I really like that one with the button - fantastic. Impressive work as always!