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Handmade Buttons for Journals

I recently met Dede Leupold (Bumblebeads) who makes hand made buttons. I bought a bunch of these buttons to go on my softcover journals and I’m anxious to do that,

Additionally, I asked her to make some that have my logo on them so I could use those as well. I am very excited about these new buttons and can’t wait to get some softcover journals made with these great hand made buttons.

 


New Journals

Hardcover journals with exposed spine

I just finished a bunch of new blank journals. Some have a hard cover with exposed spine and others have soft wrap-around covers. I am taking most of these shown to the Focus on Book Arts conference in Oregon this week, where I’ll have them for sale in the artist shop.


Kitten Kitty Book headed to Print

Kitten Kitty Reads a Book Cover

Kitten Kitty Reads a Book

The newest children’s book that I illustrated is just about ready to head to print and should (fingers crossed) be ready for the Sequim Lavender Festival. Here is the cover of this book. It was a lot of fun to do the illustrations in this book.


New Painted Fabric for Books

Painted fabrics for book covers

Painted fabrics for book covers

I just finished painting a bunch of fabric to use to make into book covers. The next step is to get these cut out and start the process of making the journals. I’ll keep you posted.


“When Crickets Snore” is Here!

When Crickets Snore Cover

When Crickets Snore Cover

Today I received the actual books “When Crickets Snore”. I’m very happy with them and hope children and others will enjoy it. I will have them for sale at the Sequim Farmer’s Market this coming Saturday. Please come by and check it out.

 


Children’s Book Getting Close to Print

When Crickets Snore Cover

When Crickets Snore Cover

Here is the cover for the children’s book that I illustrated called “When Crickets Snore”. It is getting close to print and I hope to have them by the Sequim Lavender Festival in mid-July.


When Crickets Snore

Cricket peaking through grass

Cricket peaking through grass

I turned in the illustrations for a new children’s book yesterday that will be called “When Crickets Snore” by Gene Bradbury.  This is my first collaboration on a children’s book and I’m pretty excited. If all goes well I’ll have some for sale at the Sequim Lavender Festival July 15-17th.


Journals at Olympic Stationers in Port Angeles

I am so happy that Olympic Stationers in Port Angeles is now carrying some of my journals.

Green and Blue Marble Journal

Green and Blue Marble Journal


Books from Bookbinding Class

Books with round spine

Books with round spine

I have now taken Bookbinding 1 and 2 and they are great classes for learning the basics of classic bookmaking. Here are the 2 books we made during the last class. It is amazing the details involved in making these books.

 


Travel Journals

I just finished my first set of travel journals. They are small 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 soft cover journals with a closing flap. They include a pen and have beads on the spine.