My name is Paula Derksen and I am the owner of 1000en1boeken.
Originally working as a teacher, I developed a passion for creative school subjects during my teacher training, in particular working with beautiful paper. In 2005 I started my first book binding lessons.
In 2010 when I was pregnant of our little girl I successfully graduate bookbinding school . In addition to traditional binding, I am specialized in making guest books, ring boxes, vow books, wedding folders, photo albums, accordion albums and customized boxes for special events.
Photo credits this page: Marie Houttequit & Floor Roelvink for Ariadne at Home november 2018
In recent years I have been able to work on beautiful assignments, you can see various examples on my blog.My products are now sold all over the world and that makes me very grateful. In addition to this webshop I have an Etsyshop for international orders, but if you live n Belgium, the UK, German or Austria you can also order via this shop (more countries to be added in the near future).
My bindery and products are featured in Ariadne at Home, Bruid & Bruidegom magazine, Wit Wedding magazine, Ruffled BLog, Magazine met Liefde, Margriet & Flow Magazine, see in the media.
Anecdote: The cookbook in the photo below is from my grandmother. She received this cookbook on her 18th birthday from the "mother" in the orphanage where she grew up. She has written all kinds of recipes on the blank pages. My grandma was a great cook! I still miss her dinners on Sunday evenings! She taught me to make different dishes and when I studied in Leiden and had cooking questions, I always called grandmother who helped me out.
When she died I inherited her cookbook. The book had fallen apart so badly that I had it restored. That was the starting point for me to start with book binding lessons. Not knowing that I would have this great company years later.