The final count down to the Book Bound Bindery Open House is on! If you have not received the email invite and want to, email me (sarah at sarahnielsen dot com) and I’ll send it your way.
Every day this week I’ll be showing you some of the books I’ve made that will be available on Friday. If you have not yet penciled in “get excited” on Friday, please do so now.
Reasons you should get excited:
1. My parents are coming! And my sister!
2. I have not yet torn off the purple grape vine wallpaper in the kitchen, so you will feel like it’s 1992 again.
3. Freshly bound journals.
A word about journals.
You may wonder why I do this — this whole bookmaking thing. Who makes books, anyway?
I really believe that everyone has a story to tell. Maybe it’s your everyday story. Maybe it’s your make-believe story. Maybe it’s your someday story. Maybe it’s your I’m-on-the-coolest-vacation-ever story.
But I do that on my blog, you say. Ok. But books are better. My kids spend hours a day looking at books. They love to see photos of our family and their cousins. They don’t spend hours reading blogs. Just sayin’.
The journals I make are filled with acid free paper, sewn together with love, and cased in (most of the time) vintage fabric. I like them to be one of a kind because I hope to inspire other people (YOU) to write your story.
Bottom line: Do I think you need to write in one of my journals to have a good story? No. Am I rich and famous because I hand-make books? No.
I do this because I love the process and because I love the look on the face of someone who has found the journal perfect for them.