Small books about Australia make perfect gifts to take overseas next time you travel. They are also ideal for tourists to take back home ... lightweight and easy to pack.


Colours of Australia

Size: 7 x 7 cm (closed)   20 x 16 cm (open)

Materials & Technique: maze book; photographs and poetry printed on paper

Price: $8 (AU) + postage

Description: This ‘atlas’ of poetry and images will delight your senses, inspire your imagination and arouse your desire to travel. The full spectrum of primary and secondary colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) are featured in poetic text written by my sister, Alison Horsley. Each description is paired with a complementary image from the Australian landscape. The meandering pages of this maze book symbolise the twists and turns of a journey of exploration, aided by colourful maps of Australia’s topography and rainfall.


Australian Flowers

Size: 10 x 10 cm

Materials & Technique: pamphlet-stitched book; photographs and hand-lettered poetry printed on paper

Price: $10 (AU) + postage

Description: Six iconic Australian flowers, spanning the full spectrum of colours, are featured in this booklet.  Poetic phrases (composed by my sister, and hand-lettered by me in italic script) accompany the images of the flowers. Pages at the end of the book describe each flower in detail. 


Australiana Book Earrings

Size: 2 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm

Materials & Technique: pamphlet-stitched book; with endpapers to match the fittings, inside a folded cover.

Price: $29 (AU) + postage

Description: Yes … these little books do actually open! The inside pages are blank so you can add your own words or drawings if you so desire. These Australian designs include the National, State and City emblems, as well as other Australian birds and flowers.

(As well as these Australiana designs there is a wide variety of other covers available including Japanese papers, Music, Quilting, Christmas, Text & Lettering, Dogs & Cats, Medieval book covers, and many more).

N.B. Alternatively these earrings can be made as clip-ons for non- pierced ears, or using your own specialty hooks. 

Download this page which shows some of the range.


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