Announcement For beautiful handcrafted notebooks and sketchpads decorated with original handcut stamp designs.
For beautiful handcrafted notebooks and sketchpads decorated with original handcut stamp designs.
Paper and printing in the blood
Paper has been ever present in my life. Growing up in the 1980s, Saturday mornings were often spent at the family print factory. At 8 years of age I was stapling together prize draw tickets and collating triplicate order forms for local businesses; by 10 I was printing my own party invitations on a Heidelberg Windmill letterpress machine.
With this background it came as no surprise that following university I entered the publishing industry, with a focus on editorial and production management. But I always had a hankering for a more creative outlet, despite lacking any original artistic flair.
A longtime purchaser of handmade notebooks, I attended a short bookbinding course and learnt the basics of hand sewing small folded notebooks and a new passion was unleashed. The perfect craft for me: a creative procedure appealing to my methodical and precise nature, requiring attention to detail and a considered approach.
On the same course, I was introduced to the use of traditional linocut tools to handcut rubber stamps. The motifs and designs used for my stamps are heavily influenced by my interest in gardens, nature and growing fruit and vegetables.
Owner, Designer, Creator
Where high quality plain paper and card stock is carefully cut, folded and bound into beautiful handcrafted notebooks, albums and sketchpads to be decorated with original designs handcut onto rubber stamps.
All purchases are carefully packed for delivery to you in perfect condition
Please contact me if you would like a bespoke notebook made. I can make books of varying sizes with any combination of cover card, internal paper colour and stamp designs or colours by arrangement.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
For international purchases, customs and any other related fees or taxes charged by the destination country are always the responsibility of the customer.
Effective 26 August 2014, UK postage prices listed are for 1st class 'large letter' format.
Bespoke orders will take longer to despatch depending on current stocks of paper and card. Timelines will be agreed before transactions are completed. Tight deadlines are always considered, so please don't hesitate to ask.
International customers – please note that I cannot always track parcels once the packages have left the UK and unfortunately, I cannot be held responsible for delays or customs processes on international shipments once they have been handed over to the shipping agents or postal service.