Wednesday, March 11, 2009


This is the beautiful hand bound
leather Bible Manolo made for me.
I mentioned it on the Etsy interview
as my most cherished handmade possession
& I wanted to share it with all of you.
And a little peek into the drawers
of my cabinet of curiosities ;)
I finally have one special drawer
for all of my hand carved stamps!

45 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Diane said...

That is one gorgeous Bible. Mine is so torn up and falling apart! I made a "temporary" cover out of canvas and it...sort of works! :) But I hate to totally replace my old Bible with a new one...seems as if when I use my new one...I can't find ANYTHING in there!

3/11/2009 9:53 AM  
Blogger sherry lee said...

That Bible is a beautiful piece...made with love as well.

Love your little are so organized and tidy!!!

3/11/2009 9:56 AM  
Anonymous kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

your bible is beautiful.

love the peek into your drawers. Just so pretty!

3/11/2009 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Beth Grim said...

Whenever I see photos of your rubber stamps I feel so inspired and happy!

3/11/2009 10:28 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

You are such an inspiration Geninne, I love your work :)

3/11/2009 10:35 AM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

Eres tan ordenada... Yo trato tambien de ser asi pero si tuviera que ser maestra de mis hijas al mismo tiempo, no se como me iria... me gustaria ver un dia donde les enseñas a tus hijos y, si no es much pedir, ver eso que vas a hacerle al niño con los dibujos de ciencias naturales... me llama mucho la atencion.

3/11/2009 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Your BIble is beautiful. I studied book binding in graduate school, but never progressed to leather. Your husband is very talented!

I posted a little photo of some tools and favorite things today, too, if you'd like to check them out.

Thanks for such an inspiring look at your art.

3/11/2009 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there. You have a great blog going here. It's very inspiring. Can i ask you what you carve your homemade stamps from, I'd love to have a go myself?
Justine, London, UK.

3/11/2009 11:08 AM  
Blogger Mina said...

This Bible is really a beautiful treasure. Thank you for showing your little drawers, they are so inspiring!

3/11/2009 11:17 AM  
Blogger paper trail studio said...

What a beautiful Bible, made with a lot of love and care.
Wow your drawers are so amazingly organized! I have plastic storage boxes...someday I’ll have drawers to call my own, until then I’ll just live vicariously through your blog (lol)!

3/11/2009 11:42 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Beautiful bible!
I loved the peek into your cabinet drawers - I'm so nosy ;-)

But *gasp* *drool* when I saw all the handcarved stamps. True love :-)

3/11/2009 1:23 PM  
Blogger lori vliegen said...

thanks for letting us peek into all of those fabulous eye candy!! and your Bible is absolutely beautiful! i'm a bookbinder and i understand the work that goes into such a treasure...i can certainly see all of the love that went into this one.

3/11/2009 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS drawers!! Nothing like a set of drawers to make my heart beat faster. :) LOVE the picture of your stamps - inspiring!

Susan G

3/11/2009 1:45 PM  
Blogger Anna Lloyd said...

Beautiful bible. You two are one talented pair!

You have quite a collection of stamps now! It's so nice that you can make your own.

3/11/2009 2:51 PM  
Blogger sheep said...

the stamps are just wonderful :) and look so nice in the drawer. perfect.

3/11/2009 2:53 PM  
Anonymous kangaroo said...

I can't believe I found this post are SO linked. I just dusted off my linoleum block printing supplies to make an Easter card...I've never used them before and have always wanted to. I really like your kid-friendly versions. Your collection looks lovely all in that little drawer!

3/11/2009 4:40 PM  
Anonymous jenny v. said...

That is incredible. My Mom had one in that exact color of leather... with teensy, tiny, neatly (might by the tinest handwriting I've ever seen?) written notes and thoughts in the margins... I've never seen another in that cover style since now!

3/11/2009 4:55 PM  
Blogger Martine said...

Your cabinet of curiosities is beautiful. I wish I had one of my own :o)

3/11/2009 7:20 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

Your photos are always so bright and beautiful. I wonder what type of camera you use and if you use special lighting? I am impressed with Manolo, furniture designer and book binder. You two are quite the creative pair. Did you meet in art school?

3/11/2009 8:00 PM  
Blogger beckasharpe said...

You have a very talented family! Your photos are always stunning, thanks for showing us a little insight into your life :o)

3/12/2009 3:18 AM  
Blogger Yellowgoat said...

That drawer for your stamp is so vibrant and lovely. Thank you for sharing the drawer, it's my inspiration to get my things organize. ;D

3/12/2009 5:17 AM  
Blogger FJ said...

What a beautiful, heirloom your gifted husband has created! And best of all it is the greatest book ever written, love bound with love. Thanks for sharing, Fj

3/12/2009 5:46 AM  
Blogger Pixiewinkle said...

The Bible is beautiful, but I am SOOO envious of your drawer of goodies. I wish that I could stop by your studio, commandeer your stamps, and make wonderful art with all of your beautiful designs. Your drawers are evidence of time well spent. Thank you for the inspiration!

3/12/2009 6:28 AM  
Blogger Vee said...

Beautiful, organized, and inspirational!

3/12/2009 9:17 AM  
Blogger littlemithi said...

Have you seen this:

3/12/2009 10:45 AM  
Anonymous veronique said...

I love your stamps sooooooooo much!But I can't find the proper tools in my country, maybe i'll just use something else~
Have a beautiful day!

3/12/2009 10:51 AM  
Blogger sara said...

Just looking at these things makes my heart happy!

3/12/2009 1:11 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

That is a gorgeous bible. Your husband is very talented. I've never done leather binding before, but I enjoy what I've learned so far.

And I really need a set of drawers like you have--those look really handy and useful. Love your stamps!

3/12/2009 2:50 PM  
Blogger Florchi said...

Oooh!That's a dream come true to an ex-archivist like me, plus all this sense of beauty in the air!

3/12/2009 4:06 PM  
Blogger loveandbutterflies said...

Yes very lovely Bible, you are very organized, very inspiring to me! Have a blessed one.

3/12/2009 4:12 PM  
Blogger thea said...

I'm sooo jealous of your cabinet. So filled with exciting exotic things...


3/12/2009 4:38 PM  
Blogger Jennifer DeDonato said...

I love your nice!

3/12/2009 10:27 PM  
Blogger APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

ohhh I love this!!!
lovely stamps!!! lovely drawers! :)
kisses from Portugal!

3/13/2009 2:29 AM  
Blogger Cecca said...

Your Bible looks beautiful! And I love your drawers!! I'm very jealous of your perfect rubber stamp drawer - mine are all in a box! :-)

3/13/2009 11:27 AM  
Blogger Marie-Eve said...

you have made so many stamps! This is just perfect in this drawer, it looks like candys... good organization!

3/14/2009 7:31 AM  
Blogger paula said...

That is one of the most beautiful and useful gifts I have ever seen. Handmade, wow. I treasure the one my husband gave me on our wedding day. It had my new name engraved on it.

3/15/2009 7:01 PM  
Blogger Lara Brehm said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your cabinet of curiosities!!! :) Such a nice and neat organization and the stamp drawer is just perfect!!

3/16/2009 5:47 AM  
Blogger belula said...

Me chiflan todos tus sellitos!!!!!

3/17/2009 4:29 AM  
Blogger CLAIRE MOJHER said...

I love love love your stamps. I know I should try to make my own sometime - you're an inspiration!

3/18/2009 11:21 AM  
Blogger mamakopp said...

I love your organizing cabinet! Just beautiful and so are the stamps! Great idea. I am gonna have to keep my eyes open for something like that for all our stamps and art supplies :)

3/18/2009 3:26 PM  
Blogger Solvay said...

I have been away from my usual blog visits for months.......the Bible - it seemed like the post (of all that I'm catching up on) to comment on. What a beautiful thing to make for someone you love. really grabbed my eye. Thanks for sharing that.
You are definitely a Proverbs 31 wife and

6/07/2009 11:07 AM  
Anonymous 徵信社 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool..


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