Posts Tagged ‘book’

Gift Guide – The Bibliophile

Wondering what to get that book lover in your life, or thinking about your own list to Santa?

The Bibliophile Embroidery Gift Guide

Intellectual BadassGilded Heraldry Dragon + Fabric book cover tutorial  | I Like Big Books | Dark Fairytales Collection | Nevermore Lace Bookmark  | Booked Up – Reading is Sexy  |

Read up on some great ideas for the holidays! Bibliophiles rejoice with ideas and designs for book bags, totes, literary quilts, fabric book covers, bookmarks and more. Dream up something for yourself, or make that new gift extra special for the book lover in your life.


See a new gift guide every week through the holidays for fun ideas on what to get or make for everyone on your list!

Quick Pic – Nerd Is So Passé

Inspiring ideas from customers!

The best and brightest chosen from images off facebook, flickr and instagram.


UT Stitcher Jessica makes awesome custom bags, and made this one for a customer looking for the perfect bag for one of her college daughters. After putting their brains together a bit, they came up with this brilliant creation.

The term nerd is so passé. We prefer Intellectual Badass these days. And it’s just the sort of thing for an Intellectual Badass roaming around campus.

New Obsession – Antique Sample Books

I have found a new obsession. I want want want to collect antique embroidery sample books. Possibly french ones. But ones at least that are filled with dusty pages and exquisite embroidery and old leather covers. Want.

Want a new obsession? See more over on trouvais, with more examples of books you’ll want. Just a warning.

You know what else this makes me want to do? Bind all our sample stitch outs into a big, ornate gothic looking leather book for future generations to ponder over. Never mind that it would be filled with skulls and steampunk instead of flowers. That would just make it more unique, right?


UT Tutorial – Antique Embroidered Book

Is your bookshelf looking a bit drab these days? Shiny pink printed book jackets just not giving your library the… ambiance you’re after? Well, it might be true that they don’t make them like they used to, but that doesn’t mean YOU can’t….

Check out this week’s tutorial to learn to embroider, tea stain, and recover your books to antiqued splendor. Soon, your bookshelf will look like it’s filled with the great classics of old, even if all you have in there is the Twilight series. Not that we have anything against vampires. Quite the contrary. By the way, did we mention that this tutorial would happen to go fabulously with our new dark fairytale series? We didn’t?

It would. Go get ’em.