Posted on December 05, 2014 by Susan Green | 0 comments
'She works hard for the money, so treat her right by giving a chic gift that will make the morning commute more stylish'. I'm super proud to see one of my leather sketchbooks featured alongside covetable gifts from Prada, Burberry, Alexander McQueen and Diane von Furstenberg in this 9-5 Christmas Gift Guide from ELLE Malaysia.
My thanks to Associate Editor Jamie Khoo.
Shop Journals & Sketchbooks here.
Posted in press
A heart felt thank you to everyone who has got in touch with this feedback:
"I wanted to let you know that she was absolutely overjoyed with her journal, in fact I thought she was going to cry! Thank you so much for creating something so beautiful and personal..." Charlotte, Worcestershire
"The journal is beautiful. Thank you for everything. I can’t wait for my wife to see it!" Scott, New Jersey USA
"I would like to thank you for your incredible prompt service, but most importantly the beautiful work you have done! It has exceeded my expectation and I cannot wait to gift it as I am most certain that will make the person receiving it very happy!" Julia, London.
"I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your great service and the exquisite quality of the memory book." James, Yorkshire
"Thank you so much, it looks fantastic! Just what we wanted if not better in person. A great Wedding Memory Book for the day, we will certainly recommend you to others. Your whole process was very easy and efficient." Tom & Annabelle, Surrey
"Beautiful, beautiful book crafted by Susan for a birthday surprise. Looks wonderful and is so tactile (and who doesn't love the smell of new leather?)! Thank you." Gareth, Hampshire
“In receipt of the sketchbook - wow, it is beautiful, thank you!… I would not hesitate to recommend you personally or professionally.” Rose, Suffolk
"The most beautiful journal I have ever had the privilege of owning....thank you so much for making it. It truly is a piece of art, and all the attention to detail, not to mention the extras and beautiful wrapping, I feel truly spoilt!" Ruby, Dorset
"Ordered a bespoke wedding planner for my fiancé, I couldn't recommend Bound By Hand enough. Perfect communication throughout, Susan was extremely helpful and managed to create the book with a short turnaround and it was delivered earlier than expected. Excellent product and service, we'll hopefully be in touch nearer to the wedding for more bespoke photo and guest books. Many thanks!" Tom, London
“Thank you very much again for another successful order. The whole experience gives the finished article such an individual feel of your care and attention to detail. It is stunning and the inscription looks good and how I'd imagined. It's a delight... I'm very much looking forward to presenting X with his journal.” Catherine, Norfolk
“When I finally lifted it out of the tissue paper and opened it up I cried. It is so beautiful... the feel of the leather, the title page, the heft of the pages. Mr. S touched so many lives… this beautiful book will speak volumes about the man that he was.” Allyson, VA USA
"This memory book is unbelievably beautiful! The quality and craftwork is exceptional and we are so delighted that this will hold what will be special memories of our wedding day. Also the service I have received from Susan has been both friendly and professional. I cannot recommend these books enough!" Laura, Leicestershire.
"Just to let you know that the book arrived today and we are thrilled with it! It’s a very attractive, quality product. Thank you so much for your excellent service." Kathy, Manchester.
"I was lucky enough to have a wedding book made by Susan Green. It is the most beautifully crafted and exquisite book that holds all my dearest memories. I have also given one bespoke book as a wedding gift to my PA, who was thrilled by it's elegance and practicality. Thank you, Susan." Tara, Dorset.
"I’m very pleased with your product. It is so well-crafted and I love the leather binding, it is marvelous!" Fransiscus, Suffolk
"Quality combined with superb personal service – now that is a rare combination but Bound By Hand exemplifies this. My daughter-in-law was so touched by her special, personal gift which was a joy to witness but then Susan was delightful to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. The whole experience was easy from overseas and I would so recommend this company and their very unique gifts." Clews, Muscat, Oman
"I knew the moment I looked through your shop that I was doomed. It invoked instant 'brain-drooling. I'm a writer... these are going to be investment pieces". Natalya, Wiltshire
"A beautiful journal. High quality, smells amazing and is perfect for storing a lifetime of memories. Susan was amazing and helped us select the right colour and got it to us for Christmas (in a week). Wonderful product, wonderful service. Thank you!" Neil, London
"We have received the wedding guest book and can't be any happier! Thank you so much! Its a really quality product. The packaging was fun, too!" Ronald & Arlyn, Australia
"It is absolutely beautiful, just what I wanted and a lovely colour. I cannot thank you enough." Liston, Netherlands
"Thank you for making our guest book at such short notice! We both loved it and think it looks fantastic. We received so many compliments from guests at how much they liked both the colours and the handmade nature of the book. We couldn't be happier with it so thanks again!" Sam, Berkshire
"I received my bespoke guest book and just LOVE IT. What incredible workmanship! It has such a clean design, and top notch materials were used. I couldn't be happier!! Can't wait to have it be filled with messages from our guests" - Aryannah, West Vancouver, Canada
"It really is beautiful, I had a huge smile on my face when I opened it! It's always difficult ordering online without actually seeing the finished goods but I'm so glad I did. The memory book is exactly as I imagined. Beautifully made with a wonderful feel and smell." Lee, Lancashire
"Bought this for my daughter, she loves it. Beautifully and professionally constructed - it's hard to find such good unique quality things like this." Nicola, Melbourne Australia
"The beautiful journal... looks so manly and stylish, and is delightful to hold. I particularly like the lovely colours and textures and thread, as well as the way it lies. You've done a great job on this... I am delighted with it" Jennifer, London.
"The journal is absolute perfection and your service was first class. I would not hesitate to recommend you." Alan, Essex
"I LOVE it – absolutely perfect – thank you so much – I will now enjoy creating the memories. And it smells delicious!" Rebecca, East Sussex
"I love your Accordion Sketchbooks because of their simplicity, the quality of the paper and their understated stylishness.... They are really helping me refine my ideas for this exhibition" Robin, East Sussex
"It is BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure it will be treasured for many years. Thank you!" Melissa, New York
"I am passionate about writing and I like unique things... I wanted something special, something handmade. If you do something handmade, if you spend all that time on it, it feels special - the touch, the smell, everything! Google gave me 77,900,000 options but yours was the second one, with your picture, and that made me trust you. I called you, I asked what I wanted and you said it could be done." Jose, London
"Thank you so much for your outstanding service yet again. Kelly, Milton Keynes
"It's a pleasure working with such a professional and courteous business... I'm sure this won't be the last time I buy." Malick, London
"It's really beautiful - I can't wait to begin filling it with all my ideas and thoughts" Janice, Texas USA
"It's absolutely amazing, thank you so much. I love it!" Amy, Manchester
"A complete pleasure to use and own, well worth the investment" Andrew, Plymouth
"We love it - thank you so much for making us a unique and beautiful wedding guest book - perfection" Janine & Tom, London
"A gorgeous, bespoke wedding guest book... did everything possible to make it perfect for us... our book was a one off, a treat and well worth every penny"
“I was very excited to receive my journal this morning. It’s better than I dreamed it would be. It really is beautiful and I can’t wait to use it... I really am over the moon!” Julie, Macclesfield
"I absolutely love it! Thank you so much!" Ainslie, Perth, Australia
"We bought this as a guest feedback back for our wedding - we loved it and so did our guests!" Catriona, High Peak
“Absolutely delighted... it is beautifully finished, the leather and paper are of a lovely quality” Regina, Dublin, Ireland
“Far above and beyond anything Moleskine has ever done.” Kaitlyn, London
“So beautiful! It’s just the best, perfect for what I wanted.” Fiona, Isle of Man
“Cannot thank you enough… super brilliant in every way.” Aoife, Monkstown, Eire
“The technique is perfect… and the feel in the hand wonderful.” Ann, Ranchos de Taos, USA
"I received a beautifully wrapped package today and found the three lovely Accordion Sketchbooks I ordered. I hope I will do them justice with my creativity. It is wonderful to find a company who takes such pleasure in their products and craftwork." Judith, Yorkshire.
"A beautifully made notebook - the attention to detail (endpapers, binding, etc) is just stunning and the paper will take my fountain pen as easily as a biro. Very quick delivery and beautifully packaged." Regina, Dublin, Ireland
“Absolutely beautiful, so well made!” Serena, Newcastle Upon Tyne
“So beautiful I am not sure I want to give them away!” Chris, Walsall
“I am glad someone still practices lost arts.” Sean, Vienna, USA
“The Miniature Journals are more special than I imagined. Thank you so much! I'm passing along a few to my co-workers that work a lot with designers... keep up the inspiring work and I'm sure I'll be back for more!” Hope, Ohio USA
"Adorable!! Love it. Perfect size for carrying around and tracking daily activity patterns." Jishen, California, USA
“The Mini Journals are absolutely lovely and I am very pleased with them… they will make lovely little gifts.” Anne, West Sussex
"Absolutely perfect, it fits beautifully in the pockets of my uniform and it's adorable and it has enough paper to hold all my notes! Truly a great buy if you need to have a notebook dedicated to a single purpose." John, San Diego USA
"I keep it in my bag so I can capture sketches / ideas for new pieces when I'm out. So handy and just lovely to use." Regina, Dublin, Ireland
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All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.
|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|
96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|One Size||3 inches or 76 mm||2.25 inches or 60 mm||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
60 pages of 130 gsm paper
|One Size||6 inches or 148 mm approx.||4.5 inches or 108 mm approx.||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|A4 Large||297 mm or 11.5 inches approx.||205mm or 8.25 inches approx.||64 pages|
|A5 Medium||210 mm or 5.75 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|
8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|