sketchbooks for your favourite creative individual

long stitch sketchbooks with watercolour paper pages, handmade by Kaija Rantakari / www.paperiaarre.com It feels as though it's never before been this grey. Which, I know, isn't true at all. It's like this every November. Maybe it's because of the brief glimpse of winter we had earlier, but somehow the rain and the grey skies seem bleaker and bleaker. There are days when I gladly work all day hoping that being productive banishes the feeling of, well, dread. And then there are days when I just listen to podcasts all day, in bed, while feeling guilty about not being productive. So, how are things with you? Great? Great! Let's focus on the positive and enjoy the things that got done on those better days.

long stitch sketchbooks with watercolour paper pages, handmade by Kaija Rantakari / www.paperiaarre.com

One of the most frequent questions I get is that do any of my books have watercolour paper pages. Well, this new long stitch sketchbook lot does! I found this nice 180gsm watercolour paper that lends itself quite nicely to folding and tearing down to size while still being heavyweight enough to be pleasant to paint on. Of course the paper is also suitable for writing, drawing, collage, and other mixed media. I know this would be on my gift list for any creative friend...

The sketchbooks measure 15,3x11x2cm / 6"x4.3"x0.8" and they have 72 pages each - you can find them for sale here.

long stitch sketchbooks with watercolour paper pages, handmade by Kaija Rantakari / www.paperiaarre.com

And the bullet journal frenzy continues, too. The dot-grid-paged books are flying off the shelves, which obviously makes me very, very glad.

handmade bullet journals with dotted grid pages, bound by Kaija Rantakari / www.paperiaarre.com

This latest trio of large hardcover bullet journals has bright white dotted grid pages - and you won't have to ever worry about your pen ghosting on the reverse side the paper being a heavyweight 140gsm. These books measure 14,4x18,5x1,9cm / 5.7"x7.3"x0.7" and have 100 pages each - for sale here.

Next week I promise something entirely different. No dotted grids, no book cloth, just an awesome book or two. But before that there's an Accumulator Seriali post up here on Saturday, should the gloom lift enough to let in some daylight for taking near-decent photos for the post.

 

 

As I was finishing up writing this post a flurry of heavy snow appeared. Maybe there's still hope. Though more than anything I'd love to see a blue sky one day soon.

Tallenna