Where do the books come from?
I like to keep it simple; browsing round old charity shops, rummaging in the 50p boxes at car boots and usually delving through the 'skip' box after someone's had a house clear out. If I have a commission where someone is looking for something in particular, I’ll hunt on eBay or keep an extra special eye open next time I’m out.
What condition will the books be in?
The books will arrive beautifully wrapped and ready to use, however I must stress that they are VINTAGE and PRE-LOVED, meaning they may carry markings, annotations or discolouring to the cover. Also, as they are handmade, there may be some slight difference from the pictures.
What pages do you use in the notebook?
I use random selection of the original pages, although I will always try to use the colour plates and illustrations as well as text. They won't be in page order either! If you are contacting about a unique commission and would like a certain page to be kept in then that is absolutely fine, just let me know so I can make sure it is retained.
How and when will they arrive?
All books come gift wrapped in special packages, sent by Royal Mail. Commissions are sent tracked and Signed For.
I'd like to see some of the notebooks - do you sell in shops or craft fairs?
Over the last year I haven't been doing craft fairs and exclusively sell online, just due to time restrictions of my other business. If I am attending a fair I publicise it on my Facebook and other social media.
Can you re-bind any book?
Within reason yes, although I generally only work with old and vintage books. If you have something in mind the best thing to do is contact me and I can see if I can source an appropriate copy to turn into your own notebook. If you have a book in mind then you are welcome to send some photos over and I can let you know if it's possible or not.