About Me

Natalie LeBlanc of Papermuse Designs

Me: Natalie LeBlanc. Event planner. Bookbinder. Instructor. Crafty entrepreneur.

By day, I manage large-scale events and government programs.

The rest of the time, I create. I’ve always loved books, paper and journalling, so I was naturally curious when I came across a bookbinding/papermaking class 10+ years ago. I registered for the class, instantly fell in love with bookbinding and haven’t looked back since.

I’m also a huge music lover, so when I figured out how to cut vinyl records and transform them into notebooks, it was a breakthrough moment. I knew I was onto something special when everyone reacted so positively to them. They’re now my signature product.

I also love teaching workshops to people who are curious about bookbinding, but aren’t convinced they have the skills to make a notebook from scratch. (I always prove them wrong.)

Other passions include travelling to faraway lands, hanging out in art galleries, learning to speak Italian, and consuming double americanos, dark chocolate and good indie music.

I want to live in a world where everyone believes they are creative in their own, amazing way. I currently live in Toronto, Canada.

You can contact me at papermusedesigns [at] gmail [dot] com.


2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Glad you had a Happy Canada Day. We miss you and hope you will come back soon to teach us your latest creation in bookbindings. 😦

  2. Hello Natalie,

    I’ve just stumbled across your blog – great books and such passion for book arts and papercrafts!

    I was taught to bind books in July last year by an old gentleman recently retired, and have been hooked ever since. As I spend much of my working day with computers, this is a real return to the satisfaction of handling and manipulating paper and card, which is where most of us start as kids I guess.

    As I’m new to blogging, I thought I’d make contact with others, who, like me, ‘go by the book’. I was directed towards your blog as I had recently posted an image of a small z-fold (dos-à-dos) book and had asked if anyone else was making them – I haven’t seen many so far. Your large size book posted in May looks impressive – I generally keep my books to around A6 size for comfort. The larger books I’ve made just don’t come together as well. You should post up some larger images with detail shots too, particularly of the special books.

    My own blog is still small and I hope to get my new website (complete with shop) up and running before February is out. Please feel free to add your comments and keep up with the great book work!

    All the best,

    Christopher Skinner (East Anglia, UK)

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