silky

Just finished the second half of my latest lot of kimono silk books, slow and steady... Coptic and long stitch bindings now available in the Paperiaarre shop.

We've been enjoying a particularly beautiful and sunny May here in the south of Finland, and it's been a challenge to stay indoors and get everything planned done, while also allowing myself some time to just relax and celebrate my accomplishments. I hope it's beautiful and balanced wherever you are!

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the first two new vintage lace guest books

I'd love to say I've been a good girl, busy at my desk, but actually I've been an allergy induced mess for a good while already, and this past week has been the most tiring of all spring. So, instead of even attempting to stick to all my deadlines, I've given myself some slack and tried to enjoy it the best I can, even when there's barely any voice coming out when I try to speak. Despite some days spent just lazing around and hanging out with friends, I do have two lovely new books in the Paperiaarre shop. Some is better than none, right? The rest of the lot I'm working on, should be done in the coming few days, or next week latest, so do keep an eye on my Instagram and this blog. As a side note, my little #areyoubookenough project is still nothing more than an idea, but if all goes well, it'll be ready in no time. Keeping it simple!

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I always make the most beautiful vintage finds on my trips to London, and now it's time to put some of the lace into good use! I've paired it with dusty apricot and light sand coloured linen.

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One larger landscape format book and another smaller square-ish. Both stay open and flat with ease, which is naturally my favourite feature of a Coptic binding. I mean, it's pretty and all, but functionality is always my top priority!

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See you soon, I hope!

kimono silk soft cover coptic notebooks

collaboration with Larkspur Studio London

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My love for silk as a cover material grows. Earlier this year I made a set of sewn boards binding notebooks using some gorgeous vintage kimono silk fabric I received from Eva of Larkspur Studio London (only one of them remains available!). Now it was time to try something different with the samples she sent me, and so this lot of eight soft cover Coptic notebooks was born. I love each and every one of them. These books measure 9×13,7×1,1cm / 3.4″x5.4″x0.4″ and have 64 pages each. Only one in each design was made and only six are still available as I write this. You can find those six in the Paperiaarre shop.

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There are some busy times ahead with my poetry book, but luckily I’ve also been a very busy bookbinder lately, so there’ll be new bookish things here in the coming weeks as well!

tiny - #areyoubookenough bookbinding challenge

This month the #areyoubookenough bookbinding challenge was penciled into my calendar after a loooong break. Here's what I put together using stuff scattered on my desk after a long day of bookbinding:

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My tiny book measures 1,8x2,5cm / 0.7"x1" and the tin is just a hair larger. Pretty tiny altogether, I'd say. You can view a video of the book on my Instagram.

I'll be sharing a few of my favourite tiny books by other artists/bookbinders here once everyone has posted their entries on Instagram.The theme for March is still a mystery to me, but I can promise it will be something really interesting. If you're interested in joining the challenge, you can find out more right here.