Monday, June 9, 2008

Women's Quote Book

Here's another quote book that I've just listed in my Etsy shop. All the quotes are by women.



This book was so much fun to design! I wanted to make a book that had a wide range of women's quotes--funny, thoughtful, crazy, inspiring... spent a lot of time going through books of quotes, and searching the internet to find them. Here are a couple of examples:

"Inside every older lady is a younger lady--wondering what the hell happened."
--Cora Harvey Armstrong

"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner."
--Colette


This is what it looks like on the inside:



For both this quote book and the Wise Words Quote book, I used Thai handmade paper for the cover, and bound it using a stab binding. I used a hemp cord to bind it with. The cover illustration is adapted from a 19th century illustration from Punch Magazine.

5 comments:

acornmoon said...

Hi,

I love the stitching that you have used on the cover, I can't read the quotes because they don't enlarge and I can't remember where I put my glasses, I'm sure they are wonderful! This is a great blog and I would like to add you to my blog roll, is this ok?

moonbindery said...

Thanks for adding me to your blog roll, acornmoon! I've been enjoying your blog, too.

Been meaning to start a list of favorite blogs myself, must do that soon...

Waterrose said...

What lovely quote books...love the covers as well.

Rima said...

Wow these little quote books are lovely - how on earth do you manage to sell them at such reasonable prices?!

moonbindery said...

Ah, yes pricing--always a challenge. Because I can make them, well not exactly at the speed of light, but at least more quickly than my other books, I've managed to keep my costs down enough to sell them at this price, at least for now.