Vintage Ladybird books as retro notepads

Vintage Ladybird book notepad My wife has been busy crafting in the lead-up to Christmas, making all sorts of goodies as gifts - she's really amazingly talented and creative!

One idea which has become a bit of a hit this year are the vintage Ladybird books which she's been rescuing from charity shops, dissecting, and binding with notepaper to create these unique retro Ladybird book notebooks. As well as a handy place to write your thoughts, the note paper is inter-leaved with the original Ladybird book pages for added nostalgia.

Each one is painstakingly handmade from the original second-hand Ladybird book, and finished with an appropriately coloured length of elastic to hold it shut and keep your secrets safe inside.

These Ladybird book notebooks make ideal Christmas presents, and best of all they're available today from!

Update: Even Vintage Ladybird books themselves are fans! They added Relly as a friend when she posted pictures of the notebooks to the Vintage Ladybird Books Flickr group.