MuleMotherBooks

Books made by hand.

Halifax, Nova Scotia · 1127 Sales

MuleMotherBooks

Books made by hand.

Halifax, Nova Scotia 1127 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   •∆• NOW TAKING CUSTOM ORDERS •∆•

Welcome to the shop!

Mule Mother Books is a one woman bindery, owned and operated by Ellen Murphy, that creates one of a kind address books, day planners, tasting journals, pregnancy journals, photo albums, sketchbooks and more. All books are designed and printed in studio on lovely 100% recycled paper, hand bound one at a time and covered with lusciously tactile leathers and beautiful handmade (and new) book cloths. Each and every book is unique and made to last generations.

Aside from ready made books, Mule Mother makes a nifty DIY book making kit, provides a custom made book service so you can create the book of your dreams and teaches bookmaking workshops in the Halifax area.

Check out the website with info on products, a gallery of work, blog and more at:
www.mulemotherbooks.com

and for some more Mule Mother social media mania, visit some of these spots below:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MuleMotherBooks

Instagram:
@mulemotherbooks

Twitter:
@mulemotherbooks

Pinterest:
www.pinterest.com/MuleMotherBooks

Announcement

Last updated on 01 Mar, 2018

•∆• NOW TAKING CUSTOM ORDERS •∆•

Welcome to the shop!

Mule Mother Books is a one woman bindery, owned and operated by Ellen Murphy, that creates one of a kind address books, day planners, tasting journals, pregnancy journals, photo albums, sketchbooks and more. All books are designed and printed in studio on lovely 100% recycled paper, hand bound one at a time and covered with lusciously tactile leathers and beautiful handmade (and new) book cloths. Each and every book is unique and made to last generations.

Aside from ready made books, Mule Mother makes a nifty DIY book making kit, provides a custom made book service so you can create the book of your dreams and teaches bookmaking workshops in the Halifax area.

Check out the website with info on products, a gallery of work, blog and more at:
www.mulemotherbooks.com

and for some more Mule Mother social media mania, visit some of these spots below:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MuleMotherBooks

Instagram:
@mulemotherbooks

Twitter:
@mulemotherbooks

Pinterest:
www.pinterest.com/MuleMotherBooks

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Updates

Mini Instant Photos are inserted easily and fit snugly in the Instant Photo Guest Book. Makes a great instant photo album as well with lots of space to add your own caption!
So many new book cloth choices! Match your wedding colours perfectly to your guest book. 5 new sizes available relaxed
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Mule Mother started as an entirely blank book bindery in 2011 after a few months of travel in Central America and from a need to keep my hands busy and my mind creative. The first books were all entirely different, made from collections of old antique photographs, vintage magazines and found fabrics. They were so very interesting but there was no rhyme or reason. All different sizes, shapes and thicknesses. Now, I love blank books. They are rife with potential and full of possibilities, but they are also pretty daunting at times and for a lot of folks that means collecting a bunch of beautiful journals and letting them sit on the shelf. (People tell me this at least 10 times every craft show!) So keeping this in mind, over the years Mule Mother has evolved from creating all blank journals to designing and binding functional books that give a bit more direction and make life a bit more organized. Although you will always find blank books in the shop, Mule Mother now has things like birthday books, booze tasting journals, day planners and address books.

Mule Mother books are vessels that seek to inspire all to write, draw, express, keep records, practice your penmanship and keep keepsakes.

The name Mule Mother comes partly from the idea that you could create something beautiful and rare using non-traditional or unique objects in the same way that mules only rarely become mothers. (fun fact!)

Shop members

  • Ellen Courtney Murphy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Ellen is a visual artist, musician, craftsperson and momma (not necessarily in that order) born in Quebec, raised in western Massachusetts and now living and working in Nova Scotia with her small family.

Shop policies

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Last updated on 21 Feb, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Can the customized labels be printed in coloured ink?

Unfortunately, only black print is available at this time.

Care instructions

Keep books away from moisture and direct sunlight.

I suggest using a sticky roll brush to remove any lint or debris from the covers of books (fabric or leather)

A white eraser should get rid of most marks on the pages of books.

If your book has become damaged over time, please let me know. I can repair most things for a small fee + the cost of shipping it back.

Wholesale availability

Please inquire about our wholesale catalog! Hard copy and digital versions available.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Books are simply wrapped in brown kraft paper with a label describing the product and a stamp. A handwritten note is typically included also. If your purchase is a gift, please let me know if you would like a message included with the order.

If you require a special wrapping paper or just something fancy, let me know and I'll see what I can do! Some charges may apply.

What is the processing time on a custom order (such as the Instant Photo Album + Guest Book)

Custom books typically take between 3-4 weeks to complete + shipping time. Rush orders available but dependent upon volume of orders at a given time.

**PLEASE NOTE** If you are ordering outside of Canada there is a small possibility your order may be held up in customs which means there would be added transit time. Please take this into consideration when ordering with just enough time before your wedding date or when ordering a rush job/ super rush job. Refer to the shipping policies for more information and estimated shipping times.

Do you take rush orders for the Instant Photo Album + Guest Book?

Yes and no :) Rush jobs are only available if I have room for them in the queue. Anything needed sooner than 5 weeks from ordering is considered a rush job on custom orders and they are available for an additional $50 charge.

Super rush jobs (anything needed within 3 weeks) will have an added shipping cost in addition to the $50 rush fee.

Please contact the shop about rush order availability!