Today is the official release date for the next book in our Everything range of craft books; A series of books creating craft and cookery projects inspired by well loved classic tales. This time last year Everything Alice, The Wonderland book of Makes was released with over 50 projects inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and now it’s the turn of The Wizard of Oz

(I’ve borrowed this image from Hannahs Blog Couture craft, click here to head on over there to see what she’s been up to recently and to see us fighting over a pair of sparkly slippers)

We had great fun coming up with the craft and cookery projects for this book. Hannah yet again has done some beautiful illustrations and I got all inspired by vintage circus and fairground posters for the typography and design of the book. One of my favourite pages from the book is the contents page; a right labour of love. Go visit my Pinterest page to see my inspirations.

You can read more about Everything Oz here and buy it from here.
Thank you

I love notebooks, I don’t think I’ve ever completely used one up though as I always seem to buy a new one before I’ve properly finished the first (and being a grown-up I don’t have to prove to anyone I’ve used every last page like I used to at school when I wanted a new exercise book). I also don’t like to mix my notebooks so every time I have a new idea for a project or a design I have to find myself a new book and a new pen before I can start recording my ‘genius’.

Imagine my delight when the lovely people over at Quadrille Publishing asked me and Hannah to design our own stationery range to compliment our book Everything Alice. The range consists of notecards, a cake stand and my favourite, these notebooks.

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We originally came up with countless designs but settled on this set of three (not big, not small, kinda handbag size) books; each one with a ‘helpful tip for an easier life’ quote from a character in Alice in Wonderland or Alice through the Looking Glass. These books have everything I look for in a notebook (well, when you’re the designer I guess that’s the point). Three in a pack, check, one lined, one plain and one grided, check, brown card, check, screen-printed and a little bit embossed? check and check.

Thing is my love of notebooks hasn’t been satisfied so I’m already trawling the net for my next fix… and this little lot are on my list …

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1. A&7. Want? get here

2. Alphabet book. Want? get here

3. Blue and brown paper scrapbook. Want? get here

4. Dastardly nefarious plans for world domination. Want? get here

5. Orla Kiely flowers. Want? get here

6. Lisa London. Want? get here

Oh yeah and Everything Alice Wonderland Notebooks. Want? get here