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MY STORY

When I was a sophomore at the University of Georgia in 2016, I was sad. I didn't know who I was, I didn't know what to do with my life—I was lost. 

I had always liked to write, so I tried to devote myself to the discipline of writing, hoping to produce something I could find myself in. During National Novel Writing month, I set out to write (like its name) a novel in a month. Instead, I wrote around 30 angsty, illustrated pages. Basically, I wrote a pamphlet. I called it Mums, Pansies, and Pumpkins. 

I bought a ream of high-quality paper and I stumbled upon the 5-hole pamphlet stitch, a building block of bookbinding. For the next few weeks, I came home from class to spend my evenings only printing and stitching my publication.

For the first time in a long time, I felt okay. 

 

My story is not a story of finding myself in bookbinding. As a sophomore at the University of Georgia, I discovered bookbinding.

 

But as a junior at the University of Georgia, I discovered Jesus. 

In that one person, I found both who I was and what to do with my life. Now, out of that great hope, I want to use books to carry the message of Christ to the person for which it is intended. I want my books to draw people in, in a shadow of the way that God's word does just that to the human heart. I want people to see the beauty, the handcrafted care, the personalization, and character that goes into a book, and to know that it is a fraction of that which God puts into his perfect word and into his redemption plan for each person who believes in him. 

My name is Hannah. I'm a believer and a bookbinder, and I'm so glad to meet you, whether through my website, at a Farmer's Market, or just doing life together! 

With love,

Hannah's signature
A photo of the Philippians 4:8 pencils scattered with pencil shavings
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