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Hello! I'm deep in production mode for summer and fall. But that means I'm sneaking stuff in the shop every week now. Also, check out my schedule page for updated show dates as I'm notified. Hope to see you along the way!



Welcome to The Purple Onion Books. I am a small, artisan bookbinder based in southeastern Alabama. I offer several types of hand bound books for all your needs whether it is a watercolor journal, a sketchbook, wedding book, baby book, travel journal or sketchbook. The uses are endless!

My signature looks are mixed paper, embellishments with ribbons and textiles within my journals. I also include antique graphics and often my own photography. 

I strive to use high quality, acid free, environmentally friendly, tree free or sustainably farmed/recycled papers for my books.

I have a BSBA in Risk Management and Insurance from Troy University, where I was also a member of the Sound of the South marching band from 1996-1998. I worked in the insurance industry for around 15 years before going full time with my journals.  

The Purple Onion Books was founded originally as a way to de-stress after a long day at work. I love paper, fabric and hand stitching. In 2008, I found a way to bring them all together in the form of bookbinding. I began with the Coptic stitch and have branched out from there.

I now travel the Southeast and Midwest art show circuit and sell my journals online to all corners of the planet. 

If you are into journaling of any type, sketchbooks, nature, vintage items or old houses, then I may have a few items of interest to you!

Thanks for checking me out!


Hand Bound Journals


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