Monday, January 31, 2011

Shop Intro from Heather @ ReaDo

I'd like to let you know a little about myself and my shop...ReaDo.

Like Beth, I'm a Catholic convert. I grew up as the Methodist poster girl and was determined to convert my (would be) husband. God has a funny sense of humor since I'm now the Catholic (and a Marriage Prep and Natural Family Planning instructor to boot!).

We are blessed with three young children and I am foruntate enough to stay home and homeschool (did I say fortunate or crazy?!). :) My husband is the artist in the family but I was seeking a creative outlet for my "free time". I stumbled across the idea for repurposed book purses and - voila! - I opened ReaDo on etsy. Our family is chock full of bibliophiles, so this seemed the perfect fit. I also love the idea of giving an old book a new life.

I search out old or unwanted books with great covers and repurpose them into purses. My husband takes any cool illustrations and mats them to standard sizes. I've really enjoyed this; my only regret is not having more time and money to make all the great books I've found! I have, however, started to create listings with unfinished books so that the lucky recipient is able to have a say in the creation of their purse (see the Cover Collections at

I hope that you will take a moment to visit my shop at I'm also on facebook at You'll often find new listings and coupon codes over there! And if you'd like to know more about our crazy little family, feel free to read my blog entries at God bless!


  1. Heather, I found this post through a Google Alert on "Natural Family Planning"....go figure. I like your book purse idea, and I like that you're an NFP/ Marriage Prep Instructor even more! Keep up the good work!

  2. This is so cool! I also love to have found another NFP fan!

  3. Heather, your purses are so cute! I know what I want for my b-day this year! :)
    I too use NFP, and want to thank you for teaching it!