Wordless Wednesday 15.08.18



Ex Libris!

I’m so excited for a NEW workshop!!  It’s a bit different than my usual classes, but every bit as fun and rewarding.

Learn how to design, create, and print your own Ex Libris bookplate! In this workshop students will learn basic relief printing techniques, using 3″ x 3″ softoleum blocks and lino cutting tools. Simple designs will be encouraged for beginners. Then students will print their blocks in a small edition of 10, in one colour, creating the perfect adornment for their book collection!

When: Sunday March 25, 2018. 10am – 5pm
Where: Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, 180 Shaw St., Unit 102, Toronto.

For more information & to register, please go here.

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Countdown is on!


Here’s an exciting tidbit: Makeology Spring Craft Fair is less than one month away!!  Mark your calendars, start your engines and prep for seriously awesome handmade goodness!!

I’ll be there as a vendor, selling my handbound books, journals, albums as well as my other book-related products (like bookbinding kits!).  Also, I’ve got something special in the works, just for this show!  It’s a series of journals that will be made only once, and available only at this show – stay tuned for details!

When: Saturday April 16 (one day only!) 11am – 6pm
Where: The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. North, Hamilton

For more details and directions, please see the show’s webpage here.

St.Paddy’s Day!


Despite the fact that today is St.Paddy’s day, I have to admit that I really do like green.  It’s one of my favourites!  So, I’ve gathered a nice selection of my green items to share, see below for details.

Clockwise from top left:
Medium Cloth Journal with Ribbon Bookmark
Elegant Quick Notes in Mint Polka Dots
Journal Adventure Kits
Ex Libris Handprinted Bookplates in Emerald, Rectangle
DIY Bookbinding Kit in Green & Cream
The Everyday Notebook with Leaf Pattern
Ex Libris Handprinted Bookplates in Emerald, Square
Elegant Quick Notes in Green & Blue Floral
Fancy Coptic Journal with Reclaimed Leather & Brass Closure, Green with Gold Dots

Wordless Wednesday 16.12.15



365/365: Thank You! (but not goodbye)

Day 365/365

It’s the last day of the Sprouts Press 365 project!  It’s been a fun year sharing my journey as an artisan and creative small business owner.  I’ve enjoyed all your comments and likes, I hope you’ve enjoyed it as well.

DSC_0418_fotor_fotor_fotorI plan to continue blogging about Sprouts Press, my creative process, goings-on and other book-ish content, but it won’t be every day.  I’m looking forward to seeing what sort of content I’m capable of on a more relaxed schedule, and sharing the growth of my little company.  In the meantime, enjoy this collage of many of the books I’ve shared with you over the year!  That’s a lot of books!!