November 05, 2010
It seems I have a bit of a thing for childhood books. Every time I go second hand shopping (which is quite frequently!) I manage to come home with a bunch of them! I just love the beautiful vintage illustrations and simple stories.
My pile of gorgeous books was growing steadily, so a while ago I decided to make them into something a little more functional - and crafted a few into vintage book journals.
I really like my journals to lie flat as they are easier to write and sketch in, so I decided to go for a spiral binding. Secondly I wanted to keep the original pages and illustrations, so I added some lovely thick textured journal pages and scattered the original book pages throughout.
As the books are odd sizes, I managed to source some paper off-cuts from a local printer for some of them, making for a very sustainable item with both recycled books and salvaged paper!
I love the end result, and friends have been asking to buy them for gifts to give to friends and family, as a unique way to capture baby memories or just as a fun journal. My first bundle sold out very quickly so have made a second batch for my shop!
Many of them have lovely hard covers which makes them a little pricier to send overseas, however if you live in NZ and are looking for one - I am pleased to offer free shipping within NZ. Click here for more details and to view journals.
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