I am lucky enough to have been able to collect a number of miniature books made by the most talented of artisans. These have provided me with lots of inspiration now I am filling the shelves of Flourish & Blotts.
This is an open vampire book by the talented Erika Van Horn.....
..... and of course I couldn't resist this open wand for Ollivander's.
This is a leather covered book that has been aged beautifully with all the natural textures enhanced.
This book is destined for the Magical Menagerie's Dragon Room.
All of Erika's books have aged parchment pages even this secret potion book's pages are completely separate! Erika's work is highly sought after so it is well worth joining her mailing list to see all her new items for sale. She also has an Etsy shop Ev Miniatures and a blog where Erika has also shown some of her own lovely collection, check it out here Erika's Blog
These teeny tiny paperbacks are handmade by Treefeathers and the printing is so clear it really puts my own efforts to shame.
I have recently discovered the truly gorgeous miniature books of Pat Carlson whose packaging is collectable in itself. Each tiny, beautiful book has its own hand styled and painted match box cover.
Pat's books are fully functioning and open to reveal readable pages and illustrations.
Pat is currently taking a break from miniature making as she is having knee replacement surgery but hopes to be back in August. Pat also sells her work on Etsy so be sure to add her shop to your favourites.
These aged a distressed favourites are by a young artisan L.Delaney whose Etsy shop is full of wonderful books and other eclectic and unusual items.
You will have to excuse this awful photograph that does not do justice to these beautifully crafted books by Lee Ann Borgia. They are all readable and Lee Ann does a full wizard range as well as many other vintage titles.
Lee Ann also has a shop on Ebay and usually offers free shipping.
This collection of Gilderoy's books were purchased from a US site Fingertip Fantasies. They have a huge range of complete sets of books.
Lastly, but most certainly not least, my first toppling book stack by Karin Casper who makes the most delightful miniatures and cottages.
I couldn't resist trying it out for size in the window, I think it looks perfect as a statement piece.
Karin sometimes has work for sale in her Etsy shop.
If I win the lottery anytime soon I will fill the shelves of Flourish & Blotts with the work of all these talented artisans. Until then it's back to the drawing/cutting board for me!!
I would also like to thank everyone who has left a helpful hint or tip on my previous posts. Thank you all so much for taking the time to offer some of your expertise and information.