New books, at last!

And we're officially back in business!


As you well know, I took a loooong break from bookbinding this summer. While my days were filled with exciting things like writing, apartment hunting, renovations, etc., bookbinding was something I sorely missed in my daily life. The new workspace has now been put into use at last, and you can find four new books in the Paperiaarre shop.


Each book has 96 bright white fairly heavy-weight pages with light grey 5 mm dotted grid, making them perfect for bullet journal use, or for anyone who likes their books with a bit of a visual aid instead of blank pages. I personally find dots less distracting and more practical than lined pages.


As always, these books are all one of a kind. Only one book in each colour was made, and once a colour has sold out, it's gone. So, you know what to do if you find yourself having an instant favourite!

a whole lot of bullet journals

handmade bullet journals by Kaija Rantakari / I had a super productive start for this week and finished not only the planned case bound bullet journal lot but eight long stitch bullet journals as well! Despite a steady flow of orders I'm still making these dotted grid notebooks in very limited lots and with planned variations from lot to lot - so, if you find a book you like, I suggest you grab it quick before it's gone! This time the notebooks are all one offs. Not making multiples keeps me entertained and guarantees your book is as unique as you!

handmade bullet journals by Kaija Rantakari /

Small and large case bound notebooks, both with 96 pages. (My least favourite part about working with book cloth: getting that moiré effect on photos from the weft and weave of the cloth. In reality the book cloth is really nice and solid coloured.)

handmade bullet journals by Kaija Rantakari /

Large long stitch bullet journals with either 72 or 120 pages. These open exceptionally well, so they're really nice to use.

handmade bullet journals by Kaija Rantakari /

All of the above books can now be found in my shop's bullet journal section, where there are lots of other books with dotted grid pages, too. Some even come with linen drawstring pouches for protection!

This week my studio is freezing cold, so I need to stay active and bounce from project to project, and occasionally I just migrate to the living room and enjoy Netflix marathons with V. while folding some origami stars for you! We had -9°C temperatures already and snow on the ground, but we expect autumn to return next week. A part of me hopes for some warmer weather for warmer hands...