Don't forget Mother's Day on the 15th of March. Here are some gift suggestions.Mini Journals are a bright and cheerful sweet little token of affection
Paperback Notebooks £10 set of 2
I've just launched a fresh new collection of bright and bold Mini Journals for Spring 2015. Hand bound in the most gorgeously tactile fair-trade goatskin, they're a great little luxe gift for Mother's and Father's Day, birthdays large and small, add to place settings on Easter Sunday, secret away for treasure hunts and use as wedding favours on your big day. Choose from 8 different colour ways. They're just £10 each and ship worldwide.
They're just £10 each and I ship worldwide. Happy (almost) Spring!
The Mini Journal gets a romantic twist this Valentine's Day. Bound in red goatskin, this lovely little token of affection features two entwined hearts hand embossed in gold. The book opens to Florentine endpapers and a romantic inscription on the frontspage. A lovely little keepsake, it's also usable, with 96 pages of plain white paper with hand torn deckle edge.
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You can read the e e cummings poem 'i carry your heart' in full at the Poetry Foundation.
Happy Valentine's Day!
In a quandry? Here are some ideas for stocking fillers, special presents and everything inbetween.
Don't forget to order by midnight on Thursday the 19th for Christmas delivery. I'd be happy to send orders directly to your gift recipients - just include their name, address and any gift message when you check out.
STOCKING FILLERS: Mini Journals £10
Bound in the same lovely, tactile goatskin as my larger books, they're the perfect little luxe gift. In pretty pink, to manly monochrome and all shades inbetween they're small but useful notebooks to slip into bags, pockets - and Christmas stockings, of course!
Paperback Notebooks £10 set of 2
Florals and graphics are paired with handmade Nepalese batik-dyed paper in these sweet notebooks.
FOR ADVENTURERS: Travel Journal £99
If someone you know is planning an extended trip overseas, this is just the thing. With a Mark Twain quotation on the front page, and special entry sections for date, location and in case of emergency details, this Travel Journal will be their faithfull companion.
FOR COUPLES: Wedding Guest Books £70 and £99
For love birds planning a wedding, these Guest Books will be a treasured gift. Bound in white goatskin for guests to leave their good wishes and advice, the couple can also include photographs from their big day. Bespoke options also available for made to order.
FOR ARTISTS: Leather Journal / Sketchbook £39, £70 & £99
The Longstitch with Linkstitch binding styles allows these sketchbooks to lie flat on a table, they take inclusions such as mixed media and collage, and with various secure closing methods, they're a safe place to plan larger pieces. Three sizes.
Sketchbook Set: Accordion Fold £15 set of 3; £10 set of 2
Something a little less ordinary for people who love to draw, collage and story-tell. These paperback notebooks open to reveal an expandable page.
FOR SCRAPBOOKERS: Memory Book £119
This book bound in fine goatskin is a luxurious option for those who love to scrapbook their holidays, event planning, make a record of the year or compile a photograph album. A5 landscape size with heavyweight paper and spacers in the spine.
FOR WRITERS & BLOGGERS: Hardback Journals £25
These hardback journals are the perfect size to tuck into a bag, take on a trip and jot down notes on inspirations, dreams and plans.
All of these books are in stock and ready to ship. For all that's good to go in time for Christmas, click here.
If you're reading this a little later than the 19th and are in a last minute fix, email me and we'll see what Father Christmas and the Elves can sort out for you!
As ever, bespoke options are available for all leather Journals, Sketchbooks, Wedding Guest Books and Memory Books. These are made to order, so please allow a few weeks and get in touch if you're planning a special gift for the New Year or Spring by email: email@example.com or call me: +44 (0) 7748 759 371
Whether you'd a number of Christmas gifts for your clients, or items for your brand's launch party goody bag, Mini Journals are the ideal choice, as featured in Country Living magazine, Hello! online and the Sunday Telegraph.
If you need them in a hurry I can supply Mini Journals in a variety of colours from my stock. View examples here.
If you've got a longer lead time, here's what I can do for you:
1. Blind debossing with your brand's logo - my trusted tool manufacturer will make a metal tool to your artwork.
2. Colour combinations in your brand's colours - take a look at the 22 colours (plus white) from the range of goatskin I use for all my work - the look, feel and even smell of this leather is superlative.
3. Bespoke printed pages to your artwork.
Please email me, Susan Green, to discuss your requirements and request a quote: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your required quantity, deadline and delivery location - I ship worldwide.
Book height x width: 76 x 56 mm
Flat page height x width: 74 x 105 mm
Flat page size with 3mm bleed height x width: 80 x 111 mm
Print artwork specifications: high-resolution CMYK with bleed and trim marks
It's cold and grey but thanks to Country Living magazine we're dreaming of brighter times. With our heart firmly in the country, we love Country Living and are so very pleased to see our Mini Journals featured in the April edition!
This spring BOUND's customers have been using Mini Journals for Easter treasure hunts with their grandchildren and as longer lasting gifts in addition to the much loved but quickly devoured Easter egg!
Check out the Emporium pages for 'inspiring ideas for simple country style'. There are gorgeous bird themed suitcases from The Oak Room, a quirky one-off teapot from Virginia Graham and lots of useful, pretty and highly individual ideas for home and garden.
Huge thanks to Celia Stuart-Menteth and the rest of the Country Living team for producing, month on month, year on year, such a well-loved and inspiring magazine and for featuring the work of independent designer makers such as BOUND. We think you're great!
Magazine images copyright Country Living Magazine.
All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy cartridge paper; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have 192 pages of cartridge paper, counted all sides. 'Slim' books have 96 pages. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books.
|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||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A6 Small Portrait||6 inches or 155 mm||4.5 inches or 114 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
104 pages of 100gsm 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 heavy cartridge paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|