Well, basically I got to a point were I had so many books that I needed to do something with them and I did have some pride in my creations and I didn't want to just throw them away. But, that's exactly what I started to do; I gave them away. I gave them as birthday presents, Christmas gifts or just 'thanks for being around' gifts. And amazingly (or to my amazement), people loved them. I was encouraged to get online and start selling, if for no other reason than to empty my storage boxes of books and feed my ever increasing expensive habit/hobby.
Ive been selling on madeit.com.au for almost 12 months now and while I haven't sold a huge number of books, I have certainly gained a lot of confidence from friends, family and total strangers who tell me how clever I am.
This is the very first leather bound journal I created with my Instructor Phil at Melbourne School of Bookbinding.
Over the next few weeks I'm going to be challenging myself to take my book designs a little further and create something with a real uniqueness. I guess we have to challenge ourselves and push the boundaries a little at times.
So stayed tuned..... Pics coming soon.