Todays Handmade Holiday artist is Carolyn of Sprouts Press!
Sprouts Press started with Carolyn’s love of sketch books and journals.
While attending school at OCAD she fell in love with the printmaking department
and the art of papermaking/printmaking.
Then she studied art overseas in Italy and further developed her love for hand bound books.
These objects are designed to be used, well worn and well loved.
That is, it’s strength and integrity. Like the mighty sprout!
Toronto based brand Eleven Thirty Shop create beautiful bags, purses and clutches. Each style is made only in a small batch so you can be sure you’re getting a hand crafted product made with love.
We are very pleased to be selling some of their wares in our stores, the leather Pony effect purses can be found at our Parkdale store while the colourful soft leather pocket pouches and purses are brightening up our Kensington Market shop. Prices start at $25, perfect for Christmas presents (for those organised Christmas shoppers) or just as a treat for yourself!
Organize your thoughts in these beautifully hand bound premium leather journals by To Boldly Fold. We have both lined and unlined versions.
To Boldly Fold books are made with genuine leather and acid free artist papers. We use two different paper weights, a heavyweight Domestic Etching Paper and a lightweight Rives BFK paper. Each page is hand torn from a large 26” X 40” sheet of artist’s paper. The heavyweight paper is hearty enough for water color or drawing, while the lightweight paper is perfect for jotting ideas and notes during your travels. Our books are sewn with a waxed Irish linen thread, the strongest thread available, and the buttons that are used for closures are found on our journeys. This means that every book we make is a quality product and entirely unique.
To Boldly Fold Medium Travel Journal $35 each; Medium Leather Journal $70 each (unlined)each ; $75 each (lined)