Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bookbinding Away!

I am still here!!! Just busy, busy.:) Books are all coming together and will be ready for the shop really soon. Here is a sneak peek of what I have been up to.

This first picture is an something new I am trying. I will post about it if it turns out how I want it to. Heck, I will post about it if it flops too. Maybe someone else might find my mistakes helpful or just want a laugh. Haha!
Mini jotters! I love these. They are perfect to stick in a purse or diaper bag. They would probably even fit in your pocket. Perfect for on the go.

I have been busy with book cloth! I only have a shot of one of the book cloths but have four others in the works. This one is a super soft wool linen blend that I absolutely adore!

The newest binding technique which is also my favorite now. :D  A hardback pamphlet bind. I am over the moon for the look and how nice these work up. I need to get proper pictures but it was too pretty not to share. I hadn't seen this technique before I stumbled across a wonderful blogger and youtuber while doing some binding research. Lee from Crafty Loops has some AH-MAZING tutorials on book binding and all sorts of fun crafts. Crafty Loops You Tube Channel She is so very sweet and helpful. Thank you Lee for your kind words and awesome tutorials! I swear she is as sweet as her Irish accent. :)
Alas, I have also been doing some sewing!! I have a few more sewing projects but I need to get photos. I swear not enough time in the day. Between two boys, starting preschool homeschooling, preparing for the shop, everyday life, most days I am not sure if I am coming or going.

Hoping all this work pays off when the shop opens!
Linking up!
By Stephanie Lynn

Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31


  1. Ashley your books are looking amazing. Is that cheesecloth I see in your first photo? I love using cheesecloth on the binding. I actually think it works much better than the ribbons all be it a bit messier to glue. But I love getting me hands dirty, lol. Thank you so much for citing my blog and YT channel. You are very sweet. Isn't the pamphlet stitch books brilliant? They are fast becoming my favourite books because of how fast they are to put together. I love that I can space the signatures as close or as far as I want, depending on what Im using them for. Stunning books Ashley. Thanks again. Lee x

    1. Thank you Lee!!! That is actually some super I bought from Hollanders but when I run out I had planned on making my own with cheesecloth and some starch.:D I don't mind getting my hands dirty either. I am in LOVE with the pamphlet stitch. So very glad I came across your tutorial! Can't wait to see what new tutorials you have coming up!!! Thank you! Ashley

  2. The striped wool cloth book is lovely! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.


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