Monday, October 25, 2010


So what is Rhubarb & Ella all about? Apart from the Rhubarb and the Ella, I mean. Well I suppose THIS is the place where I want to write about things I make and sell. I haven't mentioned the selling bit yet, mainly because I haven't managed how to work out PayPal yet, but all of this is moving towards the unveiling of the Rhubarb & Ella Etsy shop. Never heard of Etsy? It's a shopfront for all things handmade and is fantastic!

This is the first sketchbook I've made for my Etsy shop: 96 sides of beautiful heavy-weight etching paper, suitable for most drawing processes and some watercolour too, hard bound in bookboard lined with blue and silver hand-marbled Italian paper and covered with two-tone black/white bookcloth. Three small, smooth pebbles are held into the front cover with silver wire.

It's one of a series of books, all the same size, all with inclusions in the front covers: moire rose-covered bookcloth with a hand-blown Venetian glass bead; imperial purple bookcloth with a lovely pebble shot through with a narrow ridge of quartz; and eggshell blue moire bookcloth with three pieces of sea-glass held in with woven silver wires.

More to come soon...


  1. It all looks lovely Sara.

    Ummmm ... there's nowt difficult about Paypal. Not a valid excuse!!

  2. Yes, lovely. But I think you should tell us the size. (I know you will on the Etsy site,but I want to know now!)

  3. delishous! and a great idea to offer them on etsy (I must declare I'm an etsy virgin.... it all seems a bit scary and grown up for lil ole me!) lots of luck with the venture

  4. Absolutely beautiful, Sara. Your book cloth is just gorgeous and I can't wait to see these books on Etsy.