Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wee Bindery: A Passion for Books

When I saw these adorable Leather Mini Notebooks in Wee Bindery's Etsy shop I couldn't resist! My first thought was what wonderful useful little gifts to tuck into stockings for Christmas or give to any number of people I would like to remember during the holidays. Of course, I've already tucked one into my purse for handy notes. I'm the proud owner of several of Wee's books in various sizes, and what strikes me about her work is her beautiful stitching, attention to detail and quality materials.    
 
 Mini Notebooks I bought from Marie, aka Wee of Wee Bindery
Just the right size for pocket or purse!

I asked Wee about what motivated her to create such beautifully crafted books: 

"Ever since I was very young I was creating something. I made several books when I was young and always found the library fascinating with it's interesting books with their pretty covers.

Anyway, I have dabbled in so many different mediums over the years, taking workshops in jewelry making, etching, painting, pottery, etc. I have always sewed which was imbedded in me as a result of my mother and grandmother having been seamstresses (I have their Singer sewing machines dating from the 1920's and 1940's)."
 
 One of Wee's Hardcover Notebooks/Sketchbooks, Florentine Flowers

"What I am getting at here is that bookbinding has allowed me to incorporate many of the learned mediums, especially sewing, into the process. I find it relaxing (not when I do a custom order tho) when creating a book and exciting once the book is completed.

I am obsessed with book arts and binding. I look at everything and wonder how it is made and how I can turn it into a book. My husband is afraid I am going to take apart the lovely, but old, brown leather couch we have so I can make books out of it (I could make about 100 books out of it)." 
One of Wee Bindery's Leather Journals 
Exquisite stitching on this Name Notebook/Journal

For more Wee Bindery creations, visit her Etsy Shop
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18 comments:

cursivearts said...

Very awesome! I love Wee's books!

terrykath said...

What a great feature on Marie. I am heading to her shop now to look for stocking stuffers. I LOVE the Wee ones!

Kathy from Hattie Designs

cStar said...

I love hearing people's stories. Thanks for sharing! I will add one of those to my Christmas list!

Jaci said...

I love Marie's little books - and her shop name, too :)

Alisa said...

Oh I am a scribbler too - I keep a little notepad in my purse to write down things that pop into my brain. These are SO much cuter than the little ratty pad I have right now :)

I am always amazed at the things people make - very awesome.

laurelsbylaurie said...

I just love Wee's books. I especially love the floral ones and the little teeny tiny wee ones....so adorable.

Anonymous said...

Awesome post about Wee Marie! Her work is terrific and it's great to learn a bit more about her. Thanks for sharing her with us!

Hand Painted Petals said...

Awesome post about Wee Marie! Her work is terrific and it's great to learn a bit more about her. Thanks for sharing her with us!

Wee Bindery said...

Thank you so much for featuring my shop! I have so much fun doing what I do! :D

Vicki said...

Wee' books are amazing! Great feature!

ruthsartwork said...

Wonderful feature on Marie. Her books are truly special works of art. And a little book for your purse is essential.

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

what cute little books! great idea for stocking stuffers!

pat's pottery said...

I Have one of wee's books, and LOVE it♥

Wee Bindery said...

Thank you to everyone for their kind comments! :D

Maril said...

who does not love to write about their secrets or thoughts ... and this little books are perfect to drive everywhere!! plus they are really unique"! great gift..
wonderful collection and shop!
congrats!

Maril

DreamingTreeFarm said...

Fantastic article! I too love these books and enjoyed getting to know Marie a bit more!! Thank you for sharing!!
Trudi

Linda B said...

Those books are adorable.

I'd love to be featured.
http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com

Efi Warsh said...

What a lovely feature on an inspired artist!
Wee's books are perfect!!!
The details, the colors, the elegance… Just perfect!!!And I have one of her beautiful mini book:)