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Mother's Day 15 March

Posted on February 25, 2015 by Susan Green | 0 comments

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 
£10 each with a huge variety of colour combinations

Metallics a go-go!

Paperback Notebooks £10 set of 2


Gold Hardback Journal - a sneaky bargain at just £12.50 in the sale
Fashionable and stylish - sounds like your Mum? This journal was recently featured in VOGUE £90

Artistic and always full of great ideas - sketchbooks lie flat on a desk and are suitable for all dry-medium work and light wash. This blue one was recently featured in an ELLE Malaysia gift guide!
£199 at A4 size, other sizes & prices available.

The Truly Special Gift Memory Books record your family's special milestones. 
3 sizes and various colourways from £99 to £199

If you'd like something bespoke and personalised, please get in touch right away: info(at)boundbyhand.co.uk or shop the Ready To Ship collection now.

Posted in gift, Mother's Day

NEW: Fresh & Fun Mini Journals

Posted on February 18, 2015 by Susan Green | 0 comments

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.

 

 SHOP THE NEW COLLECTION NOW --->  

They're just £10 each and I ship worldwide. Happy (almost) Spring!

Susan 

 

Posted in Easter, gift, Mother's Day, New

Valentine's Day

Posted on February 05, 2014 by Susan Green | 0 comments

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. 

Miniature Journal: Valentine £12

Please order early to avoid disappointment: shop now 

You can read the e e cummings poem 'i carry your heart' in full at the Poetry Foundation.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Susan

Posted in gift, new products, valentine

Christmas Gift Guide

Posted on December 16, 2013 by Susan Green | 0 comments

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: info@boundbyhand.co.uk or call me: +44 (0) 7748 759 371

Happy Christmas!

Susan 

Posted in Christmas, gift

Corporate Gifts

Posted on September 04, 2013 by Susan Green | 0 comments

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: info@boundbyhand.co.uk. Please include your required quantity, deadline and delivery location - I ship worldwide.

Technical specifications:

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

Posted in Coporate, gift

Country Living Magazine

Posted on April 05, 2013 by Susan Green | 0 comments

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.


Posted in Easter, gift, press, Spring

House Magazine

Posted on March 29, 2013 by Susan Green | 0 comments


Our thanks to House Magazine, the fortnightly Dorset properties and lifestyle title, for featuring our Miniature Journals in their Mother's Day gift guide and we were delighted to also see one of our our Wedding Guest Books in their lovely Wedding Gift Guide, too!
You can pick up a copy of House at any of 600 outlets in Dorset and Hampshire, great for finding your next dream home or great ideas of where to eat and what to see this weekend. 

Our thanks to Marc Bubb and House for featuring local independent designer-makers in their gorgeous gift guides.

Images copyright House Magazine.

Posted in Dorset, gift, Mother's Day, press, wedding

Size Guide
Memory Books, Guest Books, Condolence Books, Journals and Sketchbooks

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.

 SIZE HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH
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

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
Simple Wrap Journals

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
Paperback Notebooks

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
Accordion Books

8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape