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Los Angeles Renegade Craft Fair This Weekend

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

If you are in the area this weekend, stop by our booth at the LA Renegade Craft Fair. You will see a few new handmade book designs and can get a sneak peek of my newly published book! Look for us at booth #143.

Butterfly Scales

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012


Do you know that butterfly wings are covered in microscopic scales? This inspired the combination of materials above: pretty butterfly-patterned paper with pewter fish leather at the spine. The leather has a wonderful scale texture.

Take a look at Kellie’s Fine Leathers Etsy shop to see her selection of fish and eel leathers. They are great for a variety of projects.

2012 Planner – Better Late than Never!

Monday, February 13th, 2012


I’m usually a bit behind the times. In this case, I just put together a planner for the year. It combines two different bindings and various materials, including printed kozu paper, twill tape and a vintage index card divider. The inside pages are printed from our Droplet planner pdf. Now I can start to get some things done!

Experimenting with Japanese Stab Binding

Friday, February 10th, 2012


I was recently inspired to push my current knowledge of Japanese binding to a new level. This type of binding moves past the boundaries of function and more in the direction of form. There is so much potential here! I’m excited to try more.

The cover of this book is cut from a UCLAx poster.

Find excellent examples of decorative Japanese stab binding patterns at Becca Making Faces.

New Mini Planners for 2012

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011


New for 2012: Pocket-size planners based on our original Droplet planner design. Every monthly spread alternates with a spread of notes pages. The covers are hand printed (with a fun technique that I plan to feature in an upcoming Gift Wrap post!). Each notebook is hand bound with linen thread. Pick one up at my Etsy shop or, If you like the page designs and want to make a larger version of this planner for yourself, find a downloadable pdf at our Droplet Etsy shop.

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale – L.A.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011


Come on over to peruse the work of hundreds of artists at the upcoming Renegade Craft Fair. Ben and I will be at booth #137. Ben is working on some new illustrations and I whipped up a batch of handmade books for the occasion. This is always a well-curated fair with many great handmade items to select from.

Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, 2011
10am – 5pm
Los Angeles State Historic Park (aka The Cornfields)
1245 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA (adjacent to Chinatown and nearby Dodger Stadium)

More information is available at the Renegade Craft Fair website.

At Home with Handmade Books is available today

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011


Today is the day! After months of work, At Home With Handmade Books is finally available! Working with the folks at Shambhala Publications has been a pleasure. I am very happy with how everything turned out. It is available through Shambhala as well as through most major book retailers, including Amazon.

A review or two have already hit the web. Feel free to take a peek:
A Little Hut
Liberate Creativity

2011 Planners – Available for YOU!

Sunday, December 12th, 2010


This year I finally created a planner that is available for purchase by anyone who is interested (or whoever gets to them first)! I already sold all but four at the Renegade Holiday Craft Fair in Los Angeles this weekend. The final four are up and available on Etsy. You can see all of the designs on Flickr.

The design is based on the planner that I created for myself last year, so the page designs as well as the cover and binding design are all time tested.

The pages are sewn to vintage book straps, so each planner is one-of-a-kind. Details and dimensions are mentioned in the Etsy listings.

Happy New Year!

Renegade Craft Fair is coming to Los Angeles

Friday, July 16th, 2010


One week and counting! Renegade Craft Fair will descend upon downtown Los Angeles on the weekend of July¬† 24 + 25. Ben and I are sharing booth #28. We can’t wait to see you there!

Bookbinding Class at UCLA Extension

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010


UCLA Extension is offering a Handmade Book Structures course this upcoming Summer Quarter and I’ll be teaching it! Would you like to learn the basics of book binding? Are you interested in being creative and digging into some projects? This is a great opportunity to learn and create a variety of bindings. We will work on projects during class and by the end of the quarter you will have many great projects to take home with you. Enrollment is open to anyone. There are no prerequisites. Class begins Tuesday, June 22, 7-10 pm. I’d love to see you there!

For more information and to enroll online: