Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lucky Penny Books - Hooray!

Welcome dear friends!
This is such an exciting time for me! I am so pleased to be introducing my little creations: Wee Lucky Penny Books and A Penny for Your Thought Books.

This has been an on-going love affair over several months in the making: from conception to completed designs.
And as each step brought me closer to completing the wee little books, so did my learning and knowledge grow.

Sourcing the materials to make the books was a time consuming process. And with so many bumps in the road, too, as I forged ever onward.
But the results are fantastic!

There are two different series of books:

Wee Lucky Penny Book and A Penny for Your Thoughts.
The WLPB will offer greetings and one-line comments, to suit a variety of occasions.
The APFYT books will feature poems, quotations, and thoughts.

Both series will be unique, designed and hand-made by me, from start to finish.
  • All have fabric covers, lined with paper end papers
  • All have the pennies identified by Monarch, with dates of reign beneath where they are mounted using removable dots
  • All have my copyright information on the back end paper, and will be signed by me
  • All have string, ribbon, or yarn closures, tied around the middle, or, at the side of the book
  • All books will come packaged in a cello bag sealed with a SweetScarlett circle logo
  • All books sold from this blog, will be shipped for free
Custom orders are welcome: you may have anything you like printed inside, and I will be happy to use your graphic or photograph, or one from my collection, in your unique custom order.
Please email me with your requests.
Large, multiple orders, will have a discount applied.

I will be listing some of the books on Etsy and some will be available from this site.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the books listed here, please contact me at:

Please click on the images to enlarge them to allow for easy reading of the text.

A Penny for Your Thoughts
Let Me Grow Lovely Growing Old
3" x 3"

Strawberry Print with Pale Pink Pages
Queen Elizabeth II Penny
Ecru Yarn Tie

Let Me Grow Lovely Growing Old
Let me grow lovely growing old - -
So many fine things do:
Laces, and ivory, and gold,
And silks need not be new;
And there is healing in old trees,

Old streets a glamour hold;
Why not I, as well as these,
Grow lovely, growing old?

Karle Wilson Baker
A Penny for Your Thoughts
Irish Blessing
3" x 3"
Light and Medium Turquoise on Ivory Ground
King George V Penny

Palest Blue Perle Cotton Tie

Irish Blessing
May good luck be your friend
in whatever you do

And may trouble be always
a stranger to you


A Penny for Your Thoughts
Queen Victoria: We Are Not Amused
3" x 3"
Multi-coloured floral on gold ground
Queen Victoria Penny
Green Satin Ribbon Tie Tie