Handmade blank books for your choice words. Custom books with your cover text or image. Original fine art photography as blank note cards and prints.
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The Windows Project transforms a vacant store front into a window shop that's displaying the work of local artisans. Rick & I are happy to join six other makers, including @edwardwohl. Thanks to Derry Graves for curating the project, Rick's Bakery for providing the space, The Home News, and @slf716 for coverage in The Voice of the River Valley. It's a pleasure to be part of a community project in @springgreenwi. (The image is a coop ad prototype that I put together along with signage for the storefront.)
Recent custom order for a retirement celebration album — with plenty of room for my client to add cards and messages that she had collected. It was a fun project and I really appreciate her wonderful review!!! And she ordered a second album soon after this one. . . . .
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We are so happy to welcome Parker (aka Fifteeny) to the aBoBoBook Studio and into our lives! Thanks to @dogsofshelters for posting about him a week ago and thank you to the great folks @pawschicago for their terrific work and wonderful attitudes! It turns out that the moniker Fifteeny was sort of a serial number—he was number 15 in a litter of 18. His former owners (who were happy to have twins recently and very sorry about the "sibling rivalry" that ensued) had called him Parker and that's what we're calling him too. We brought him home last night and he is the sweetest, savviest dog! After leaving the bright lights and big city behind, he's taken to rural life and enjoyed an early morning walk in the village. He seems very happy just chilling and we're very happy that he's here!
This is a digression ... I'm very sad to write that Gym-the-Dog died in my arms at about 2:35 am on Thursday. He had been diagnosed with cancer on St Patrick's Day and given two weeks to live. After four months, the doctors thought it must be a benign mass or surely he would be dead. Alas, it was malignant and we were told that it would be fatal.
Gym was nine-years-and-three-plus months old when he died and, although English Pointers often live to be about 14, he certainly packed a lot of life into the time he had (and he outlived his litter mate BoBo, for whom our shop is named). By my reckoning, he lived three-and-a-half dog years after the diagnosis—and he only slowed down towards the end.
The joyous photos with this post are from our first meeting nine years ago (and there's a picture of Gym from this spring in my earlier posts). Gym-the-Dog had more person-ality than many people I've known and we are going to miss him terribly!
I love the collaboration of making custom books—and feedback like this is both gratifying and humbling: "Joni created a bespoke notebook for me at very short notice and it couldn't be more perfect. The covers, binding and paper were exquisite and she kept me updated throughout with pictures and suggestions. Aside from being extremely friendly and accommodating, I would recommend her talents for anyone looking for work of the highest quality. Thank you so much."
I love making custom books and really appreciate getting feedback like this: "What they made for me was perfect. Great customer service and fast turnaround. Highly recommended." The client provided the collage as a digital image and we used it for the covers and inside the closure flap of this A5-size coptic-bound book. Thank you for the opportunity!
With Deepest Sympathy — has 72 ~8x3.5" blank pages. The book uses a vintage Royal Deluxe card from the Coronation Collection as the cover. The message inside reads: "Deep and sincere sympathy goes to you at this time of sorrow". Perhaps it would make a nice guest book for a funeral or memorial? What do you think?
Create unique handmade books — using your ideas and cover image (perfect for custom journals or sketchbooks, baby showers, graduations, weddings, house warmings, retirements, memorials, etc.). Send an Instagram message — or use the bio link to find listings for handmade custom books in the aBoBoBook shop ...
The iPHONEbook 7 was a really fun book to make! The covers are from an upcycled mailer and it has 144 blank pages of white paper, which are approximately ~7x4.25". It's bound with white thread, using a single-needle coptic stitch, and has a clasp closure. The result is a soft-cover coptic-bound blank book (journal, diary, or notebook) that lies flat when open. Purchases of $20 or more ship for free to U.S. destinations, using the checkout code SHIP4FREE from my Etsy shop (see bio for link). #iphone7 #iphone #bookbinding #handmadebooks #handboundbook #handbound #bookbinder #copticstitch #copticbinding #aBoBoBook
A few weeks ago, I made this delightfully elaborate custom #aBoBoBook for the 6th birthday of a friend's granddaughter: it has seven pamphlet-bound books (with a different picture of Morgan from the preceding year on each cover and a related quote of what she'd said on the back); seven pochettes, each with one letter from her name or a heart, hand-punched (so the color from the back of the corresponding book shows through the holes); and then each envelope was tacket-bound to make a handmade book of books (the finished book is approximately 6x6"). It was great fun and a great success!
So excited today about getting some new bookbinding thread and a bar of beeswax from #BuechertigerSupplies in the UK. The colors look gorgeous and I really like the bright green. Can hardly wait to start making some new books for #aBoBoBook! #bookbinding #handmadebooks #handboundbook #handbound #bookbinder #copticstitch #copticbinding
The first new handmade #aBoBoBook to get added to www.aBoBoBook.com in awhile! TO DO is hand punched on the copper cover. The ~4x4" book is coptic-bound, has 120 pages of manila paper (when I was a child, I thought it was "vanilla" drawing paper because of the color), and a 3M Dual-Lock clasp.