Variations on Coptic Journals

Today I’m busy binding books and keeping abreast of the ‘make everything in time for holiday shows’ schedule.  But I’m also pondering this design from a couple of years ago.  Specifically, the bound-in bookmarks, complete with bead and coin detail (or without).

Personally, I love bookmarks in my journals, for easy access to the next blank page.  I think they also add a bit of a finishing touch and complete the experience of using the book.  But what about in larger books?  Sketchbook size?  If you have any thoughts on this, I’d love to know!  Leave a comment below.


Last Chance to Enter the OOAK Ticket Giveaway Contest!

Today is the absolute last day to enter my contest to win a pair of tickets to this year’s One of a Kind Show!

It’s easy to enter the contest, just follow me on Instagram (@sproutspress), repost this photo from my feed and tag me!  You can do the same in Facebook for an additional entry.

Contest ends November 23 2015, (today!!) and the show runs November 24 – December 6, 2015.

Make sure to stop by and visit during the show, I’m booth E35.

The End

Day 61/365

It’s official: the One of a Kind Show is done! My booth is packed up and my house is a total disaster, but I had a blast!!

A huge Thank You to everyone who helped out!! It’s so very much appreciated! (You know who you are).

For now, I’m too exhausted to write anything insightful so I’m signing off and putting my feet up.

The Toronto Journal

Day 53/365

I’ve been so busy making new journals that I realized I haven’t even properly introduced them!

Without further ado, I’d like to start with the Toronto Journal! There are three different covers to this series: East End, West End and Downtown! Available exclusively at the One of a Kind Show until December 7.


Day 52(?)/365

I’d like to introduce my booth-neighbours here at the One of a Kind.

Starting from the top left going clockwise: Cubits, Embroiderwee, Sugar Blossom, Carl and Rose, Art That Moves.

I’m blown away by the talent and craftsmanship of everyone here. I’m proud to be included in such great company! Stop by and say hi if you’re in Toronto, I’m here till December 7!

Rising Stars

Day 51/365

As you know I’ve been hard at work preparing for the One of a Kind Show. Running for 11 consecutive days, this is the largest show I’ve ever done! And I’m pretty pumped about it all.

If you’re in town you should come visit! I’m in the Rising Stars section, booth D49. For more info about the show itself, go here.

On the road (tomorrow)!

Day 49/365IMG_1840

Just a quick (and really late) post today. Please welcome some of my brand new themed bookbinding kits! You can find them in person at the Arts Market and at the One of a Kind Show. Make sure to stop by and say Hi! (Rising Stars section, booth D49).

The studio on a Sunday

Day 47/365

It’s been a packaging kind of day in the studio. Packaging and organizing.