Lock Down Journal!

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so quickly I didn't have time to photograph it

These lovely note books are made from donated leather - THANK YOU to the anonymous person who donated a huge bag of offcut leather to Vintage Number 38! We all owe you a thank you - I've kept the costs down on all books made from your lovely leather thanks to your donation!

Each book contains A6 sized blank, everyday, purposeful notepaper. I can't get to my normal recycled and handmade paper supplier, so all books include small varieties of odd papers, as much as I can scavenge from my paper drawers.

All books also contain a joyful amount of tea bagging on Defoe's original words, taken from A Journal of the Plague Year (1665). I hope you all enjoy tea bagging your pages to turn today's notebook into a journal with all the browned-paper dignities of age!

Finally, all books contain a key ring design on the front. From it, I hang items in the variety as photographed from an assortment of bottles, keys, locks, clock hands, wings, bells, beads, charms and chains. While your book contains a selection of items, it's also the invitation to you - go on a treasure hunt around your house to collect the little things to tie and hang from your journal to make it personal.

All books contain a range of illustrations, photographs and text. Who knows what you'll discover! Your book is the opportunity to create your own lovely treasure book of whimsy, doodles, bits, bobs, poems, songs, diary entries, buttons, photos, lists, motivational sayings, wishes, book readings, references, secret desires, plans for revenge, your attempt at bird identification etc etc etc etc... Make it Yours.

To buy a Lock Down Knicker Drawer Note Book

All books are priced £10
P&P to add please talk to Pip on 01908 615246 who may be able to offer you a free local delivery!

Happy Lock Down!

When it's all over, take a picture of what you did with your Lock Down Journal to share!

And a BIG THANK YOU for supporting your local businesses and crafters from Margaret at Knicker Drawers xx


Time and Place Perfect

Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre!

Yes! I'll be at Stall 13 in the splendid Vintage and Handmade Fair

March 7th & 8th 2020!

Come with or without your face mask,

I'll be on my soap box

Stall 13 if you didn't remember that already,

where I'll be pontificating about my theories of gendered cultural coding and bookbinding

with maybe the occasional unhinged finger pointing

but most certainly out loud and proud in all matters note-booking, crafting and stitching-witching

while attired in half a steampunk outfit -

you know the one where I am the time travelling bookbinder

who can make a book using the threads of your soul

if you'll let me

and, frankly, I'll do it anyway, even if you won't let me, because if I see your face and take the measure of you, I'll mark you in my book of souls who need a book, then yes, I'll make your book.

You just don't know it, and you might never know it, but here it is, you have a book made for you - you just have to find it, in all the wide world, perhaps this weekend at Stall 13, waiting for you to walk by and suddenly know, 'That's My Book.'


Cook Book

Purples, oranges and gold - and that's just the cover ... so here's a Kitchen Journal to match that heady mix of spice and savory with an unexpected pinch of this and that.

Pockets to hold shopping lists and notes, thumb tags to find your way about, the pages blank yet kitchen-aged - waiting for your handwriting - with an elegant gold-plated spoon stitched to the cover and the pocket on the inside asking for your favourite napkin. Because kitchens are messy, glorious, clean, chaotic, ordered and disordered; filled with noise and bursting with taste or quiet enough to hear the ticking of the kitchen clock and the turning of a Kitchen Journal page as you wonder, what will you cook today?