Hey there guys, For as long as I can remember I have always had a creative side to me. The pride in creating something by hand gives me so much satisfaction and pride. I love taking a piece of paper, some beads, a skein of wool and creating something pretty or practical out of them. I also love to recycle or upcycle, taking something unwanted and giving it new purpose. That is where my idea came to mind. In a previous life I used to design Wedding Stationery and Jewellery. One of the purchases I made was boxes of card and patterned paper. Since giving birth to my Beautiful daughter Skye, I have had to put my creative side to bed. I no longer had the time nor the energy to design and make custom pieces for a persons biggest day. Therefore and card and paper has been gathering dust at the back of my cupboard.
That was until I came across a shop by a good friend of mine Natasha at ‘Beautiful Planning’ – she was taking everyday items and making them beautiful from a simple paperclip to a Planner Dashboard.
This sparked an idea off in my head, Maybe I could make things that are super practical that a lot of people could use and would want as well as incorporating my boxes of supplies that I had spent a lot of money on. So I would like to introduce to you;
Each Notebook has been completely handmade from scratch. I have 3 varieties;
A6 Hardback Notebooks – These have been made up of separate ‘signatures’ that have been hand sewn and bound together, then a hard back cover has been made and covered in high quality patterned papers, coloured card inserts have been added and all been lovingly made. These are A6 in size and feature 40 pages of plain paper (80 usable sides). These are really pretty and actually something I would purchase myself.
A6 Soft Cover ‘Perfect Bound’ Note books – This type of notebook is made up of individual pieces of paper folded in half, stacked together and glued down the spine. This technique is called ‘Perfect Binding’. This type of book is perfect for lists or throwaway ideas as pages can be torn out easily if needed. The cover is made of stiff card covered in beautifully patterned papers.
A6 Soft Cover ‘Composition’ Notebook – This notebook is the best known to me and one I have seen the mos in shops. It is made from a stack of folded papers, nestled inside one another and all sewn together down the spine. These are the most traditional notebooks and the one you throw in your handbag for those emergency notes. Again these are made with a soft cover made with stiff card covered in patterned paper.
If you are interested in taking a look at what I have to offer then please go take a look at RunawayInk – Etsy Shop and Let me know what you think.
If you like what you see, I would implore you to go take a peek at my friends Shop Beautiful Planning New and exciting items are being added daily, and she has a new line in store for you in the upcoming weeks, You do not want to miss that.
What are your thoughts on my New Venture, Any Comments Welcome xx