As simply as the name states this blog is all about books, by design. I love bookbinding, it is a beautiful and exciting way for me to create and express myself and yet make something useful and personal. I created this blog because I thought that like myself, others would appreciate the beauty of a hand-sewn custom designed journal. I also want to open this blog as a way for people to get something that they feel is unique for them, one of a kind. I have an idea for an online store where you are the designer! Meaning that you can choose from my selections or you can send me your own ideas and I will custom make a journal or even rebind an old and loved book!
I was inspired to learn about bookbinding and rebinding when I was in the Philippines, I lived there for about 18 months and loved it! While I was there I had one of my favorite books rebound and personalized and thought it was the neatest thing!
Here’s the books that started it all, my personalized set of scriptures;
So I learned how to do it myself so I could personalize all my beloved books, as well as those of my friends!
I’m recently graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in studio art, so I’m starting a new part of my life… Adulthood! 🙂 And what better way to start off than to start my own custom bookbinding blog and business! I am from Santa Rosa, California and have always loved to create, I do a lot of watercolor and have dabbled in a lot of different kinds of art. I guess you could say that creating is my hobby, and I love to mix a little bit of the new and modern with the past. I believe in quality, and create each book with love, each is a piece of art to me.