I have had my original etsy shop for 3 years now and it has been rather neglected of late as the ffflowers have taken over. So I decided it was time for a new start, a new look and a new name. My new etsy shop hypsela handmade will still stock my handmade journals and seashore art cards but I hope to be adding new lines in time as well. Please visit and show your support!
To get my new shop off to a good start I have been making a lot of my journals/sketchbooks, including several of the larger size, which I will be listing over the next few days. These make a great present for those hard-to-buy-for arty friends and relations!
The books are filled with pages made from a mixture of different papers. They are the sort of thing I looked for for ages without success - so now I make them myself.
This last book is a new style for me, covered with kraft paper ready for the owner to customise - an idea suggested to me by Maisy of OneLittleHouse on etsy.
Over the last couple of years I have been secretary (and acting chairman and refreshments provider and...) for a local group which has now given up the ghost - I have been left with a lot of paperwork to get rid of and a big pile of over-sized brown paper envelopes which I have no use for. But they work really really well on the covers of these books! Waste not, want not!