My friend Cyndi just opened an Etsy shop and I wanted to share some of her work with you. Most of the blogs that I follow, and most of the people who follow my blog make their own beautiful handmade items - from 1:12 miniatures to original artwork, handmade jewelry, and many other types of mixed media. With that in mind I think that everyone here will definitely appreciate Cyndi's craft.
Cyndi's Etsy shop is called Spiritbooks and can be found here http://www.etsy.com/shop/spiritbooks. Her Etsy profile says she started pressing flowers (which is what I remember her doing) and that led to making her own books. Below are a few of the items that I linked from her shop - the titles and descriptions are copied straight from her site, but please click the above link for more detail and many more pictures as well.
- Big Red Journal -
Binding technique is "Langstitch und Kettenstitch" - "Long Stitch and Link Stitch".
- Woodland Trio -
Natural deckle edges. Made with Red Flex board, which is a soft flexible material. Front covers close with magnetic closures.
- Dream Journal -
Journal has natural deckle edges and is edge bound with natural stones, a tiny dreamcatcher, and a real feather. The binding used with this journal is a unique Japanese binding using 2 needles, and it opens completely flat for ease in writing.
- Floral Heirloom Set -
This set includes a lovely handmade box with a starter of floral potpourri and a unique handmade book that fits inside the box in its own compartment. Whenever anyone in your family has a special occasion involving flowers, add a few petals to the potpourri in the box. Write down a brief description of the event and include pictures! Over the years you will accumulate a wonderful potpourri, a floral heirloom of all the special occasions in your lives.
I think Cyndi's work is beautiful! Feel free to pass the link to her shop along to anyone you think may enjoy it as well :)