EXPRESS YOURSELF!

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Welcome to my shop.

I live on the West Coast of Canada in Vancouver surrounded by mountains, a 1,000 acre park and the Pacific Ocean.

As a child I was always sketching designs for cloth (think Spoonflower.) My Gran taught me to recycle, crochet and sew. With a love of books I created my own personal library in my toybox complete with numbering my books.

I started online as an Altered Artist making Artist Trading Cards. When I branched out to creating books I kept my fellow artists and journallers in mind. So my shop is geared to creative people or those who aspire to celebrate handmade by making.

Everything in my shop is 100% hand crafted with original materials.

I sold on Etsy for 7 years and received 5 star feedback. Now I'm here and bringing with me my hand bound books, Collage Sheets and Altered Art.

I design book covers for some of my hand bound books. I often add my own designed pockets for ephemera or to store journalling tags.

Shipping Tags - As a former ATC maker I get to break out and be totally creative with my addiction. Manila tags are made from recycled paper. My tags are real shipping tags and can stand up to being altered. None of my tags are printed out.

Greeting cards - I design greeting cards in Photoshop and print onto heavy card stock. Each card comes with a thick, lux envelope.

Journals and Notebooks - All my Journals and Notebooks are made by hand and from scratch using traditional bookbinding methods. The papers are all hand cut or hand torn in my studio (Dining room). Then sewn by hand with Waxed linen thread. The covers are glued with wheat paste that is cooked and strained, Nori paste made from Rice starch or Archival PVA glue.

I'm a member of CBBAG the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.

I love creative, handmade objects myself, so I am a buyer as well as being a seller. I'm happy to be on Zibbet and surrounded by so many talented people.

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My buttonhole stitch Blog post
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From my childhood library.
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So, I was a little different.
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Upcycled notebook from transit map.
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My order fufillment section.
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My journals for recording travels.

EXPRESS YOURSELF

Five star seller on Etsy for 7 years.
Welcome to my shop of all things handmade. Explore my sketchbooks and journals. Perfect for altering pages. My collage sheets can provide images for your artwork.