Make Your White Wedding Green

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Inspirational weddings, a celebration of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples and a dare to be different feature with steampunk style are all featured in Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire Bride 2015 edition. There's also a guide to making your white wedding as green as possible.

From choosing a vintage dress and tableware, an eco-friendly venue or turning an old family heirloom into a new wedding ring, Bride has lots of ideas, with a particular focus on using locally-sourced produce and products.

Which is where I come in - if you're a bride planning your big day in Dorset, Wiltshire or Hampshire, get in touch with me to discuss your options for a Wedding Guest Book bound in leather, and Mini Journal favours for your bridesmaids and guests.

You can choose an off-the-peg Guest Book in White & Neutral or ask me to a create a perfectly bespoke, personalised book to co-ordinate with your colour scheme and to print your names and wedding date on the frontspage. 

My thanks to Heidi Watson, images copyright © 2015 Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire Bride magazine

Shop the Ready to Ship collection or view your Bespoke options.


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Bespoke Wedding Guest Books

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Susan Green | 0 comments

I've had some lovely commissions for bespoke guest books recently. 

Bespoke Wedding Guest Book with Miniature Journal Favours

Louise asked me to bind a Guest Book in Duck Egg Blue leather to match her bridesmaid's dresses, with matching Mini Journals as bridesmaid favours. The frontspage is printed with the illustration Louise had designed for her wedding invitations. The commission was finished off with an Ivory presentation box. 


Bespoke Wedding Guest Book with Monogram

Ana Lucia commissioned me to bind this medium guest book in Biscuit leather and Neutral thread for her sister's wedding. The frontspage features the couple's names against a watermark they had designed for their wedding stationery. 

If you'd like a Wedding Guest Book bound to co-ordinate with your colour scheme, please take a look at your leather options here and email me to discuss your requirements: Standard Guest Books in White and Neutral can also be purchased here



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New: Extra Large Journals, Artist's Sketchbooks, Memory Books & Wedding Guest Books

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Longstitch with Linkstitch leather books are now available in Extra Large A4 size in a range of 14 colours. They're bound in vegetable tanned calf skins with a distinctive napped reverse.

Update August 2015: New colours! Now also available in White, Pewter Grey, Blackberry and Azure Blue.

Top L to R: Oxblood, Crimson, Light Toffee Beige, Gold, Duck Egg, Midnight Blue, Sapphire Blue

Middle L to R: Maroon, British Racing Green, Forest Green, Chocolate, Rich Tan, Tobacco, Black

Bottom: White, Pewter Grey, Blackberry, Azure Blue.

Extra Large A4 size is:

Landscape: Height 8.5 inches / 220 mm x Width 12 inches / 300 mm

Portrait: Height 12 inches / 300 mm x Width 8.5 inches / 220 mm

Your Bespoke options include:

Thread Colour: view here

Closure: thong, strap or fob

Pages: Journal (192 blank pages of 130gsm paper) or Memory (128 blank pages of 220gsm paper with spacers in the spine to allow for inclusions).

Frontspage: bespoke inscription of your choic

Price & Delivery: an A4 book is £199 plus £9 UK delivery. International delivery is also available, please ask for a quote.

A5 books are also available at £119 bespoke / £90 ready to ship

A6 books are also available at £90 bespoke / £70 ready to ship

How to order: please contact me by email: or call +44 (0) 7748 759 371 to discuss your commission or with any queries. Do mention any deadline you have and the country you'd like your order shipped to.



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Trend: Monochrome

Posted on August 19, 2013 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Black and white is the trend for weddings this season. Elegant and striking, a nod to Art Deco.

A fashion conscious bride contacted me a couple of months ago and asked me to bind her this bespoke Wedding Guest Book:

She chose a devastatingly romantic frontspage - as well as her and her husband's names and the date of their wedding, she included Cathy's words from Wuthering Heights: "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same".

A set of matching Monochrome Mini Journals completed her wedding package - I believe she planned to delight her bridesmaids and best men with them.

If you'd like a bespoke Wedding Guest Book - and perhaps a set of Mini Journals - to co-ordinate with your colour scheme, take a look at your options here and write me an email: - I'd love to hear about your plans! If you need something classic in a hurry, my White & Neutral guest books are just the thing.

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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

All White Now, Dorset Magazine

Posted on February 13, 2013 by Susan Green | 0 comments

We're happy to have our Wedding Guest Book featured in Dorset magazine in a piece on contemporary white interiors, along with gorgeous items from fellow Dorset companies Hunter Gatherer and the Hambledon Gallery, also Farrow and Ball and John Lewis.

Our Wedding Guest Books are bound in the finest white goatskin with neutral accents and feature the words 'Happily ever after...' on the frontspage. Thanks to their special binding style, they lie open on a table to receive your guests' well wishes - perfect for the reception or gift area at your wedding.

We also bind these Guest Books in your choice of 26 leather colours to co-ordinate with your colour scheme and with custom text - our couples often choose their names, their wedding date and location. More information on our Bespoke Service can be found here or email to discuss your requirements.

Our thanks to Interiors Editor Alexandra Richards and Dorset magazine, which is published by Archant Life. Dorset artists, makers and other small creative businesses are so grateful for the invaluable support we receive from our county press, especially from such a highly regarded publication as Dorset magazine.

(Images copyright Archant Life.)

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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.

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