Category Archives: Notebooks

Updates! Recent makes, stall bookings, latest Etsy stock

  I’ve been busy making Coptic-bound notebooks lately – and they’re all up for sale in my Etsy store. All hand stitched, I’ve done an A6 one and a couple of A5 books; use them for what you will – notebooks, sketchbooks, guestbooks, journals – they’re all very versatile! Here’s a peek at the newbies: […]

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Handmade Wedding Guestbooks – now available!

Lately I’ve been working on my wedding stock and I’m pleased to announce that I’ve got the first handmade guest books up for sale on etsy! These have both been covered in beautiful paper, with lovely open-view hand stitching and ribbon fastenings. These ones are A5 and are £18 each – P&P is £2.50. You can order […]

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Castle Ashby Craft Fair, May 29th & 30th 2016 -Date for your diary!

I’m pleased to announce that The Craft Fantastic has a stall at the Castle Ashby fair the the end of May! This craft fair falls on the Bank Holiday – Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May. Also, THERE WILL BE FALCONS. Falcons! Run by Palladian Events, the fair will be set in the beautiful Castle […]

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New design! Hand bound map journal

  Up till now, I’ve been making simple notebooks or amending existing templates to create my own notebooks. But now I’m working for myself, I’m starting to have time to create my own designs and templates. This is the first! Friends and family have kindly donated old leather bags for me to up-cycle; as soon […]

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New on Folksy!

Finally! After taking a gazillion photos and agonising over my product descriptions, I have managed to get my first lot of stock up on Folky. Check it out here. Etsy to follow very soon… unfortunately my camera battery has run out and I’ve lost the charger!!

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New Year, new notebooks

I’m currently working to stock my online shops with my handmade notebooks, plus I’ve got some products into a shop in town – so it’s all go! Here are some samples of what I’ve been doing:  

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Festive Craft Stall: Northants Christmas Sparkle Fair

Sunday’s Christmas fair at the Benham Sports Arena was really fun and festive! Lots of different stalls and music throughout the day. Here are a few pictures of the stall and my handmade goodies. The first one was taken early on… I’d only just got my coffee!                

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Handmade Wedding Guestbook

After working my way up to doing bigger notebooks and sketchbooks over the years, I got the chance to try my hand at a wedding guestbook (yep, for the same friend I did the flowers for!). This was a great opportunity and I found working with a specific purpose made me push myself more. I […]

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Northampton Christmas Sparkle Fair

This fabulous event is ticket only and y’all will want to book up and get the date in your diaries, I’m sure. Yes, it’s the Northampton Christmas Sparkle Fair and it’s only just over 3 weeks away! There are going to be loads of fabulous stalls there, music, food, festivities… and of course handmade goodies […]

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New Notebook – hand stitched spine with key closure

Finished this beauty recently! Handmade from sketchbook paper with an up-cycled leather-look cover (used to be a handbag), fancy hand stitching on the spine and a key closer attached with a suede cord that goes into a place holder inside.

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