Beatrix Potter notebooks now back in stock. This includes a few Peter Rabbit ones, which are usually the first to sell out so grab them while you can! Click here to visit my shop.
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Still spring cleaning my studio so here are some random pocket cahiers. Embossed, and I carved the stamp myself!
Another little notebook made from leftovers. I had a lot of reasonably-sized trimmings of paper, so decided to turn them into a little perfect-bound jotter (using some leftover scrapbook paper as the cover). This one’s not for sale as my partner has taken it to work with him!
Have you ever been so convinced that you’ve already done something that you don’t bother checking that you actually did it? Happened to me last year with my tax return (ugh), and has happened again but on a slightly less catastrophic level.
Back in November I showed off my latest print gocco design and mentioned that I was going to list the products on Etsy very soon. I fully intended to come back and do a ‘ta da!’ type announcement and then, apparently, convinced myself I’d already done it. Not terribly clever. I believe one of the first lessons in how to sell your work is to tell people you’ve got stuff to sell…
Another little book that was made using leftovers. I’ve had this lighthouse charm lurking in my studio for years, so it’s lovely to have finally used it! The leather is one of my favourites, so sumptuously soft that it just invites being stroked.
Available in my Etsy shop, click here to view.
Every so often I’m seized by the urge to use up stuff that’s been lurking in my studio. I go through phases of this because it usually takes a lot more effort to come up with projects for random bits and pieces than it does to work on regular stuff. This little project was hit upon when I realised I had various decent-sized bits of leather kicking about, and also some spare cahier-style notebooks. It was, for a change, actually a fairly quick thing to make – which means I’ll be making a couple more of these very soon once I’ve finished sifting through my leather stash. The cover of this one is a gorgeous calfskin, and of course it’s refillable: the notebooks inside are from Hema but refills from Moleskine or Muji should fit just fine.