Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Piscean

I know, 
I posted this one a little late, 
as Pisces is now over........ 
but, here it is, all the same.

A delightful little thing, this one.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Writing, Borrowing & Autumn

It's been a long time since I posted - 
and I have good reason - 
my computer died.

As they do, (when you most need them).

In the back of my mind, I often wish I was not reliant so much on a computer. Perhaps my thoughts of these things, made it finally give up. I have known it was going to lose itself, as it has been showing many signs of wear and tear. I chose to just let it tell me, when enough was enough.

So when the day came, I felt almost indifferent to this crash. 
I can still retrieve my documents, which is most important.

A new computer is in the works; meanwhile I am borrowing screens. 

Borrowing programs. 

I've managed to fill up the remaining half of my journal with hand written black ink, since the beginning of February. I now have no journal, so will be on the look out for a book to write in. I sit each morning before this view, and write with my espresso. 

Writing is good. Let it out - anything will do.

I bought some watercolour paper and have created a new sketchbook,

And another, 

More are in the making,

The last words I squeezed into the final space in my journal were,
'Autumn is upon us'.

I relish in the chilly mornings,
 cosy evenings and mugs of tea. 

Until my next post.


Monday, March 2, 2015

Patch Words

I'm getting into these patchwork books again....
Each one is different -
an amalgamation of interesting vintage, 
antique & reclaimed materials.

Patch Words, listed here.

Hand dyed crocheted lace, wet, left to dry overnight.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Life has got quiet, and I thought I'd make a pair of miniature book earrings to reflect this new, welcomed quietude in my life.  I've left the hustle of suburbia in favour of rural living, and I am wondering why I did not do this earlier. To wake with the sound of ocean roar, faint calls of cows & sheep, birds flying high, and the stillness of nature, is like a dream. I sit with my espresso and journal at this early hour before starting my day.

Just listed in my Etsy store, these tiny earrings are only 22 mm x 18 mm wide. I adored making them, even if they are fiddly things, they create a sense of calm about me, like most of my bookbinding work does. I walk into the studio like it's my own little Narnia.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The End of January

The paper from my previous post, was made into this:

And within almost seconds, it sold.

With the left over blue stained paper, I created this:

Vintage, hand-aged canvas

Vintage maps & my special blue-stained paper.
This arrived in the mail.
The tiniest package ever, 
linen thread from Northern Ireland - 
a 4-inch long parcel - 
I fell inlove with it immediately.

 I also received a wonderful postcard all the way from Samos in Greece, 
thanks to the talented Alek from infinitystop
It is the little things.

Yesterday afternoon in the studio, 
I completed two more books, 
which I subsequently listed in my Etsy store.

Ex Libris Journey, a mix of old and even older.

Vintage key, antique & reclaimed leather.

Vintage Ex Libris bookplate, tea-stained pages.

Burgundy & black reclaimed leather, with a vintage clock hand.

Vintage maps....

Tea-stained pages...

In between all of this, I found a new home, 
so may be sporadic in my listing of things,
until the settling in takes flight.


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