modestly

Handmade books and greetings cards

Nottingham, United Kingdom · 477 Sales

modestly

Handmade books and greetings cards

Nottingham, United Kingdom 477 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(157)

Shop owner

anne corr

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Announcement   Hand made artists books and greetings cards reflecting nature, illustration, poetry and literary quotation. I am also offering mugs of some of my designs which produced by Printful . All cards and books are handmade by me!!
I design and make Birthday cards, Custom made cards, Artist cards, Wedding gifts, Christening gifts, engagement gifts, birthday gifts and anniversary gifts, and I personalise them to make them extra special Gift giving is all about connection, and I love the opportunity creating handmade goods allowing for that.

My illustration work is now available as personalised greeting cards or as art prints. I love to make my cards special to the recipient and can include a greeting or poem on the inside, and often incorporate a greeting on the design of the card too. It is always special to receive a card, and how much more when it is an artist illustration tailored to your requirements!

Every handmade book I make is unique, designed often with my own illustrations, and hand bound. I use a double coated watercolour textured paper (190g.s.m Bockingford) and genuine H.P inks for longevity and print quality. Some are accordion folded and some are coptic stitched to open flat as a book. The covers are chosen to complement each book's own character.
I love to create items that will not be replicated anywhere, reflecting as they do my personal interests in history, philosophy, art, literature, nature and photography. A handmade book is a keepsake that creates a connection between the commissioner, the maker and the recipient. It is imbibed with the care and thought that has gone into it's creation and it's purchase.

I have more pictures of my work on my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/modestlyanne or visit me here for more work! https://linktr.ee/modestlyanipani

Review from Commission :

"I approached Anne with a strong concept, vague description and tight timescale for creating a poem book with which to propose to my girlfriend. I had written a poem linked to her engagement ring and our relationship but wanted images to correspond to each verse and a stylised finish to bring it all together. I had seen examples of her work online and asked her to draw together the different aspects that appealed to me.
Anne worked collaboratively with me to create and refine a number of drafts before we went to print, ensuring that I was 100% happy with the final product. Her responsiveness, professionalism and personal touch made all the difference in creating a keepsake that my fiancée is thrilled with.
On top of all that, I found her prices to be very reasonable for the level of effort involved.
Thank you Anne, it was a pleasure to work with you. " Simon Scannell

Customer reviews;

'A new favorite item from Anne's shop. Beautiful detail and illustrations. Always original.'

'These are beautiful and unique miniature books, more beautiful in person.'

'I am a frequent buyer of this artist and I am never disappointed'

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 11, 2018

Hand made artists books and greetings cards reflecting nature, illustration, poetry and literary quotation. I am also offering mugs of some of my designs which produced by Printful . All cards and books are handmade by me!!
I design and make Birthday cards, Custom made cards, Artist cards, Wedding gifts, Christening gifts, engagement gifts, birthday gifts and anniversary gifts, and I personalise them to make them extra special Gift giving is all about connection, and I love the opportunity creating handmade goods allowing for that.

My illustration work is now available as personalised greeting cards or as art prints. I love to make my cards special to the recipient and can include a greeting or poem on the inside, and often incorporate a greeting on the design of the card too. It is always special to receive a card, and how much more when it is an artist illustration tailored to your requirements!

Every handmade book I make is unique, designed often with my own illustrations, and hand bound. I use a double coated watercolour textured paper (190g.s.m Bockingford) and genuine H.P inks for longevity and print quality. Some are accordion folded and some are coptic stitched to open flat as a book. The covers are chosen to complement each book's own character.
I love to create items that will not be replicated anywhere, reflecting as they do my personal interests in history, philosophy, art, literature, nature and photography. A handmade book is a keepsake that creates a connection between the commissioner, the maker and the recipient. It is imbibed with the care and thought that has gone into it's creation and it's purchase.

I have more pictures of my work on my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/modestlyanne or visit me here for more work! https://linktr.ee/modestlyanipani

Review from Commission :

"I approached Anne with a strong concept, vague description and tight timescale for creating a poem book with which to propose to my girlfriend. I had written a poem linked to her engagement ring and our relationship but wanted images to correspond to each verse and a stylised finish to bring it all together. I had seen examples of her work online and asked her to draw together the different aspects that appealed to me.
Anne worked collaboratively with me to create and refine a number of drafts before we went to print, ensuring that I was 100% happy with the final product. Her responsiveness, professionalism and personal touch made all the difference in creating a keepsake that my fiancée is thrilled with.
On top of all that, I found her prices to be very reasonable for the level of effort involved.
Thank you Anne, it was a pleasure to work with you. " Simon Scannell

Customer reviews;

'A new favorite item from Anne's shop. Beautiful detail and illustrations. Always original.'

'These are beautiful and unique miniature books, more beautiful in person.'

'I am a frequent buyer of this artist and I am never disappointed'

anne corr

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anne corr

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Off on it's journey today! I love sending out my books wrapped up in a special package. Making the outer package is something I spend a lot of care with. See my handmade books at Etsy via the link in my bio..
I love designing and making my handmade books. I only make a few of each title and each one is different in some way .
An accordion folded card with my own poem and photography of a place close to my heart. For Skye lovers!
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About

Crafting a creative life with illustration

Having stayed at home with my children as they were growing up, I tried various crafts to fulfil a creative urge. Now with boys grown up, I can dedicate more time to creative pursuit.
My favourite pursuit is making hand made books, but these are time consuming and dependant on what inspiration I am finding. So to get the creative juices flowing I also make and design unique cards.

Handling my handmade books will connect you to the universe - they are all made with a deep curiosity and respect for the world we inhabit. Each book is unique, designed often with my own illustrations, and hand made. And giving handmade is always special - both for the giver and the recipient. What could be nicer than a handmade book tailored to someone's particular interests?

I love to create items that will not be replicated anywhere, reflecting as they do my personal interests in history, philosophy, art, literature, nature and photography.

I am happy to produce commissioned books working with you to produce a completely unique and personalised item. If you tell me who it is for, and a theme that you would like I will show you my ideas and if you want to commission a book I will go ahead!!

Shop members

  • anne corr

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Creating for the love of it.

Production partners

  • Print shop

    Leeds, England

    This print shop takes my files of book design and transforms them magically into a professionally printed and bound zine. Amazing!

  • A print shop

    Leeds, England

    A wonderful print shop that takes my book design and performs its magic to create professional printed zines.

  • Self Publishing site

    San Francisco, CA

    Self publishing site that offers print on demand to authors.

  • Printful

    Charlotte, NC

    I design the illustration and use Printful to produce the product on mugs only, and they ship it to your door . All my books are handmade by myself! Printful is a company based in the United states.

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