by Susan Green February 18, 2016


In the studio I'm busy working on a new line of leather journals, sending out Mother's Day orders and gearing up for wedding season. Bright, clear days bring me SUCH joy and trick me into thinking it's Spring. But the next day February's greyness dulls everything, reminding me that really, I should still be hibernating, dreaming and feeding my soul until Spring starts. Here's what's helping:

Me & Orla

Former speech therapist, now writer, photographer and Instagram mentor, Sara lives in Yorkshire and blogs at where she reflects on living and working creatively, and shares helpful strategies and techniques for improving your Instagram feed.


Midori Takaki

Japanese ceramicist Midori says: "I create something small almost daily at night. I call them my journal. I am writing in ceramics." Her Mother Nature Bear is in progress and is just wonderful. Can I clear a corner in my house for her, I wonder? Read more about Midori's work at  


Jonna Jinton

"I felt miserable and had an inexplicable longing for something completely different. Nature, tranquility, fresh air, meadows, lakes, sunsets. Silence. Peace of mind. I longed Grundtjärn, the small village of 100 mile north where we have throughout my childhood had a summer home. 

So I decided to move."

Swedish artist Jonna followed her dreams and the result is breathtaking. Discover her work and the extraordinary landscape she lives and works in at   


Thanks to Jonna, Midori and Sara for making beautiful, hopeful and inspirational work. 

What's bringing you joy this February?


Susan Green
Susan Green


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Size Guide

Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder: email or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm


Miniature Journals
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches


Marbled Notebooks
 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205 mm or 8 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 8.25 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages