Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Handmade Books That Will Make You Quiver With Delight
Now tell me....do you get as excited about seeing Cherry Blossoms as I do?
Do handmade books make you squeal with delight?
Maybe. Maybe not.
But maybe if you look at this very talented bookbinder you might change your mind.
I was glancing through Facebook one day when one of the artists I love the most, Charlotte Lyons, whose website you can visit here, happened to have a picture of this artist's work on her page.
I opened it. And low and behold....the world of Katie Gonzalez and her company, Linen Laid Felt opened up before my already teary eyes (yes, teary - I did mention I love the Cherry Blossoms, no?).
I did SOMETHING I never do. I ordered something right then and there, I contacted the artist, told her I wanted a custom book, and we talked and I was elated. How often does this happen?
I ordered a book for Lucy with a special inscription on it that says, "The words of Lucy Hughes" or something like that. I want to be able to write down all the funny things she says and what better place to put them in than a book of this quality? And how much did this cost me? A mere $40.00. That's right. Now why in the world would you not invest in this type of craftsmanship?
So here is how you can contact Katie Gonzalez:
ETSY SHOP: http://www.etsy.com/shop/linenlaidfelt
or become her friend on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LinenLaidFelt
and lastly, email her, which is what I did....firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you enjoy checking out her blog and reading about her as much as I have. Truly, I love handmade things.