Handmade wedding guest books, albums, art journals

Bradford, United Kingdom

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Announcement    Dear customers, I am no longer stocking my handmade books on Etsy. Please visit my website www.lotusblubookart.com to see more of my work.

Design © Lotus Blu Book Art 2012-2021


Last updated on May 1, 2021

Dear customers, I am no longer stocking my handmade books on Etsy. Please visit my website www.lotusblubookart.com to see more of my work.

Design © Lotus Blu Book Art 2012-2021


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About LotusBluBookArt

Sales 3,095
On Etsy since 2012

Olde-Worldly books for soulful stories and art

I've always been a creative person and interested in making things by hand. I used to daydream about doing something creative for a living; I guess I day dreamed long enough for it to become a reality.

My love of photography led me to making journals and photo albums to document my travels in the early 90's when I worked as a product designer for a family run handicrafts business which enabled me to travel through South Asia and beyond sourcing handmade crafts, vintage textiles and rugs. It was during this enriching period in my life that I was drawn to the art of bookbinding which I have since been exploring as an art form. I am self-taught, constantly learning and full of ideas for more books than I probably have time to make. My work is heavily influenced by my South Asian and English heritage. I see the books that leave my bindery as keepsakes, to display in your home, fill up with real photographs or memories, artwork or ramblings. Books to love a while before they are passed on to their next guardian.

In 2018 my Mother became my studio help, an extra pair of hands have allowed me to work freely on new designs and improve the overall quality of my work.

We are based in the little village of Thornton in West Yorkshire, England, the birth place of the Bronte sisters.

If you would like to see some of my more elaborate creations, pop over to my website work www.lotusblubookart.com. You can also find me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lotusblubookart and Instagram as https://www.instagram.com/lotusblubookart come say hi!

Shop members

  • Moneeza

    Owner, Customer Service, Designer

    Maker, curator, photographer, shipper, the whole shebang!

  • Frida

    Studio Help, Maker

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Last updated on Dec 15, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

We can make books in the following sizes:

4x6 inches [portrait only]
8x6 inches [portrait only]
10x8 inches [landscape or portrait]
12x12 inches

Custom and personalised orders

All custom purchases on ‘Made To Order’ books for weddings and other special events are placed in a queue, please check individual items to get specific turnaround information. For all rushed orders please send a message with your dates and location before ordering.

Care instructions

Each book is entirely handmade, some painted, using only simple hand tools during the binding process, a little TLC will keep your book in good condition for a lifetime.

Please DO NOT allow young children to handle your book as there might be beads or other small embellishments which if pulled off can be a choking hazard.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All books come wrapped in tissue, our larger books are packaged in a branded 100% organic cotton book wrap, some art journals come in organza bags and gift boxes. Please see listing photos for packaging styles.

We do also offer Gift Wrap, you can purchase this when adding an item to your cart. We love wrapping, it's our second favourite thing after making books!

Wholesale availability

At present we are only able to offer wholesale prices on our Storyteller, Ornithology and Khata range of art journals. For further details, please email hello@lotusblubookart.com