LizzieMade Hand Bound Books

“Individual and Bespoke Hand Bound books; Guest Books, Journals, Notebooks, Albums all hand made with care”

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LizzieMade Hand Bound books - Ready Made and To Order

I have filled my shop with my hand-made books. Each book is made with care and all are different. I hope you will find something here to inspire you. If you have a special request, I am happy to discuss your requirements.

I welcome Custom Order requests and will ship worldwide.

** German Customers: Aufgrund des in 2019 in Kraft getretenen Verpackungsgesetzes kann ich Waren leider nicht mehr an Adressen in Deutschland versenden!**

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  • Black & Green Oak Leaf Journal with Leather Spine. Luxury Gifts. Gifts For Men.

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  • Geometric Blue & Coffee Brown squared paper Journal. Gifts for men, for Geeks

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  • Artists A5 Sketchbook or Journal, red & pink spot. Gifts for Artists.

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  • A5 Sketchbook or Journal. Gifts for Artists, for Printmakers. Gifts for Men

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  • Marbled Leather A6 Sketchbook. Watercolour paper. Gifts for Artists

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  • Purple Notebook Cover & Pencil Case Set - Cork & Felt.

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  • Notebook Cover & Pencil Case Set - Cork & Felt. MTO Choice of Colour Vegan Gifts

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  • Leather Pen Case. Green leather & Red felt. Gifts for Men.

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  • Red Cashmere Journal Hand Applique & Felted. Flowers and Bee. Upcycled Cashmere.

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  • Felt Journal. Green Wool Felt with holly trim, hand embroidered. Hand made paper

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  • Russet Leather Journal, Sketchbook. Gifts for Him. Gifts for Artists.

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  • Copper Leather Journal, Notebook. Metallic Copper with leather bookmark

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  • Marbled Leather Watercolour Sketchbook. Gifts for Artists

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  • Leather Journal, Brown & Green Notebook, Gifts for Geeks, Gifts for men

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  • Red Notebook Cover & Pencil Case Set - Cork & Felt. Ready to Post

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  • Notebook, Kraft Covers, Cream paper and Red Stitching

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  • Hand Made Journal Sketchbook with Nepalese Leaf Pattern - Brown and Gold

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  • A5 Red and Gold Stars  Sketchbook, Journal, Notebook.

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  • Bicycles Sketchbook Drawing Book - A4 Large Sketchbook - Cycling, Artist Gifts

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  • Leaf Pattern A5 Journal or Sketchbook.  Gifts for women, gifts for men

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  • Ice Blue Journal with silk spine and tassel. Gifts for Women

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  • Navy and Red A5 Journal with leather trim. Squared Paper Journal. Gifts for Men

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  • Roses and Dragonfly Journal or Notebook. Luxury Gifts for Women

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  • Green Leather Sketchbook, Art Journal - Song Thrushes. Gifts for Artists

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  • Aqua Blue Leather Sketchbook, Art Journal, Guestbook, Voysey Owls; Luxury Gift

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  • Blue Feathers A5 Journal. Lined cream pages. Guinea fowl feathers. Gifts for her

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  • Persian Tigers Journal with saffron cloth covers. Hand made book.

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  • Florentine Flowers A5 Sketchbook. Watercolour paper. Gifts for Artists

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  • Rainbow Pastel Notebook - 4" x 6" brown kraft cover notebook with rainbow pages

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  • Rainbow Notebook - 4" x 6" kraft cover notebook with bright pages.

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  • Rainbow A5 Journal Hand Made Notebook - Bright Colours

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  • Rainbow Pastel A5 Journal Kraft cover Notebook

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  • Bees & Daisies A5 Photo Book, Guest Book, Baby Shower, Naming Day, Baptism Book

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  • Baby Photo Album Peter Rabbit. New Baby, Baby Shower, Christening. Made to Order

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  • Baby Girl Photo Album, Christening Gift, Baby Shower, New Baby - MADE TO ORDER

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  • Baby Photo Album, Winnie the Pooh, Christening Gift, New Baby MADE TO ORDER

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  • Cream leather Wedding Guest Book with heart design in gold and blush

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  • Red Leather journal with pen holder. Hand made book with Florentine Paper

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  • Coral Red Leather Journal, Sketchbook with Florentine Paper.

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  • Black Leather Sketchbook, Art Journal with Green Felt and Hand Made Paper pages.

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  • Wedding Album - Paris Guestbook with Pink Silk. Luxury Photo Album, Wedding Book

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  • Linen Wedding Album, Guest Book - natural linen. Made To Order Luxury Guest Book

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  • Wedding Guest Book, Photo Album, Birds and Flowers with Blush Pink Silk

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  • Large Linen Photo Album Wedding Guest Book Natural linen covers. Made to Order.

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  • Custom Book Label - Add a Hand Made Label to your LizzieMade Book

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  • Custom Book Label or Bookplate - Add a Label to your LizzieMade Book

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  • Hand-Made Tassel - Add a Tassel to your Book

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  • Wedding Rings Label - Hand Printed Lino Cut Embellishment

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  • Hand-Made Book Label Name Plate - Add a Label to your LizzieMade Book

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  • Hand Made Book Label (small) - Add a Label to your LizzieMade Book

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  • Botanical Album Ferns and Butterflies with Dutch binding

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  • A4 Large Bicycles Sketchbook, Landscape. Gifts for Artists. Cycling Gifts

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  • Golden Ibis A5 Photo Book, Holiday Album, Guest Book, Christening, Memory Book

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  • Rainbow Pastel 7x5 Journal Moleskine Notebook, Sketchbook

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About LizzieMade Hand Bound Books

LizzieMade Hand Bound Books

Beautiful hand bound books, made from gorgeous materials, using traditional techniques.

I'm Liz Gillum and I make lovely books of all kinds.

I have been binding books for over ten years and I totally love it. I started after a fall left me stuck at home for three months, unable to do many of the things we all take for granted. A friend lent me a book about bookbinding and it started there.

I've always loved crafts connected with paper and fabric, and have a bit of a passion for books and stationery - so bookbinding has been the absolute ideal craft for me to discover. I have a small studio and have gradually acquired a variety of "proper" bookbinding equipment. I have also attended training, to improve my skills and learn new techniques.

I love paper and fabrics that are colourful and interesting in texture and design, so my books feature these themes. I create books of all kinds, in lots of different styles, but one of my favourite things is to work on those special custom made books, in collaboration with my customers. It's amazing to start out with a simple request - "Can you make me a wedding guest book?", then work with the customer to choose a style, colour scheme and the materials, creating their ideal book and (hopefully) making them happy. To get a "wow!" reaction from a customer when their book arrives in the post, makes my day.

I work mainly by myself, but I've joined a bookbinding group, who meet in term-time at a local craft school. We are officially a "bookbinding and restoration course", but many of us have quite a bit of experience, so we each work on our own projects, with support and advice from the tutor, who is a professionally trained and very experienced binder. We share ideas and admire one another's work - and of course, it is lovely to have the company of people who share enthusiasm and excitement for our craft.

I feel so lucky to have this as my job. I'm constantly working on new ideas and acquiring new skills and I give my work great care and attention to detail.

Sometimes I teach a short bookbinding course to others - and that is very enjoyable - but nothing beats the satisfaction of hearing from a delighted customer, to whom I have sent a special book, that took many hours of work.

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    Reviewed by Tracy

    A lovely sketch book which I brought over Christmas for a friend's birthday. Lizzie wrapped it beautifully and my friend loved the present.
    Thank you Lizzie for making it a really special present!

    Reviewed by Beverley

    Bought this leather notebook for my sister as a christmas present and she loved it, as did I. The colour of the journal went beautifully with the jade strap. Would highly recommend and shall buy again from this seller.

    Reviewed by Plaindweller

    I bought this notebook as a gift and I’ve just heard back that the recipient is over the moon with it! So thank you so much - especially for all the added touches such as the gift message, name label etc. It has made my niece’s day to receive it and she absolutely loves the fact that it is handmade. I have bought a number of items from Lizzie now and all have been wonderful, as has the very personal service. Thank you again!