On days when you might be feeling a bit stressed, anxious or just low on energy, it is helpful to have an activity that can take your mind off of things, and […]
Twenty creative materials to use in your bookbinding projects and DIY books
Bookbinding is one of those arts where once you get the hang of it, there is literally no limit to the materials you can use to make new and unique books. Whether […]
5 uses of leftover leather scraps from DIY bookbinding projects
You probably have a lot of leftover leather scraps, if you use leather for your bookbinding projects. Instead of throwing it away, here are 5 ideas of what you can do with […]
If you’re a new online store owner who’s just starting out….
….some of these might resonate with you 🙂 Note – this post does not have any pro tips or advice or hacks. It’s meant to illustrate some of the odd behavior you […]
Have you recently bought a product and really liked it? Let the maker know!
If you’re like a typical customer, you buy something, and unless it’s a commodity product (eg: say toothpaste), you tend to either like what you’ve bought, some times you even love it, […]
DIY books – How to avoid your book boards from warping using “drumming”
As a bookbinder-in-the making, an issue that I struggle with when making hard cover books is the problem of the book boards warping after the book is allowed to dry for a […]
Should you take custom orders as a new small product business?
When you start a small business that sells a product, at some point you’ll run into customers who’ll ask you for something that you don’t have off the shelf. Instead, you’ll have […]
What to do when your product has a small defect or an experiment does not go as planned
Does this happen to you? You painstakingly work on your product, paying attention to all the small little details, trying to make sure that you get the little things right. And then, […]
New Zen Scribbles journals ready for purchase!
I’ve been on a bit of a journal making marathon over the last few weeks. I source leather for my journals from a furniture designer on Etsy. He usually sends me large […]
New to bookbinding? Here are 7 simple tools that can make your DIY leather journal look really good!
I love the feel of a nice leather journal 🙂 When you start out in bookbinding, making a gorgeous leather journal is really what you’re hoping you’ll be able to make one […]