SecretPocketBooks

Handsewn watercolour sketchbooks and vintage gifts.

Leicester, United Kingdom

Announcement    Hello and welcome to my little shop. Please browse and favourite things that you like, as it helps me to know what potential customers like. Thank you, Nicola

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There is a postal strike on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2022, Orders placed from now onwards will not be posted until Monday 3rd October 2022.

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Hi there, I've been busy sourcing supplies and making a start on some very exciting watercolour gift books for your special someone this Christmas.

I am aiming to launch this unique, one of a kind, luxury collection at the end of October, so watch this space!

Follow me on instagram or message me for a sneak preview when they're ready!

Thank you for your support so far.
Nicola x
24/09/2022

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Early September 2022
Hello,
Thanks for stopping by my little shop. It's so new, there's still the smell of fresh paint in the air. I've been busy sourcing material and making new journals, so if you like my style but I don't have quite what you're looking for, please pop back in when you're next passing this way again. I'll still be here, listening to audiobooks and learning the craft of my particular way of bookbinding.

Every book is handmade and sewn by me with love and care. No two are the same. Both myself and the most of the book covers I use, are decades old, with all the quirky charm and imperfections that age brings. Your book won't be perfect, but I'm guessing that's not why you came to this shop in particular.

I'm going to start making custom sketchbook orders soon with heavier-weight Art paper. There should some Fabriano or Daler Rowney sketchbooks in the shop right now.

Your book will be sent wrapped in brown paper, without any pricing details inside the parcel, so if it's a gift, you don't need to rewrap.


See you in a bit,
Nicola x

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 2, 2022

Hello and welcome to my little shop. Please browse and favourite things that you like, as it helps me to know what potential customers like. Thank you, Nicola

________________________


There is a postal strike on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2022, Orders placed from now onwards will not be posted until Monday 3rd October 2022.

_____________________________________

Hi there, I've been busy sourcing supplies and making a start on some very exciting watercolour gift books for your special someone this Christmas.

I am aiming to launch this unique, one of a kind, luxury collection at the end of October, so watch this space!

Follow me on instagram or message me for a sneak preview when they're ready!

Thank you for your support so far.
Nicola x
24/09/2022

_____________________________
Early September 2022
Hello,
Thanks for stopping by my little shop. It's so new, there's still the smell of fresh paint in the air. I've been busy sourcing material and making new journals, so if you like my style but I don't have quite what you're looking for, please pop back in when you're next passing this way again. I'll still be here, listening to audiobooks and learning the craft of my particular way of bookbinding.

Every book is handmade and sewn by me with love and care. No two are the same. Both myself and the most of the book covers I use, are decades old, with all the quirky charm and imperfections that age brings. Your book won't be perfect, but I'm guessing that's not why you came to this shop in particular.

I'm going to start making custom sketchbook orders soon with heavier-weight Art paper. There should some Fabriano or Daler Rowney sketchbooks in the shop right now.

Your book will be sent wrapped in brown paper, without any pricing details inside the parcel, so if it's a gift, you don't need to rewrap.


See you in a bit,
Nicola x

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Now you can hide your diary in plain sight!

I'm a writer (read me at aramblingcollective.wordpress.com. Hear me at micropodcast. See me at The People's Poem, Curve Theatre, YouTube.

I'm also a crafter - quilts, slumped and fused glass, cross stitch, zines. Lockdown and anaemia put a stop to craft classes in person, and like so many before me, I fell down the YouTube/Vime0 rabbit hole. Bookbinding is how I live now.

Most hand-made journals with self-designed covers aren't really my thing. What does appeal, are book jackets that already exist, but repurposed, reused and stuffed full of fresh, clean paper, ready for their new owner.

One day I'll tell you about the 'de-stinkifier', which helps with that old book smell.

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  • Nicola Humphreys

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    Hello, I'm a writer and crafter, and now have combine the two. Words sometimes wait patiently on the shelf for years. Now your secret diaries can hide in plain sight.

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