Sunday, 2 March 2014

Spring Newsletter And Mini Notebooks For Handmade Monday

Its been a week of new things... always good for keeping life interesting! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the results :)

Custom Mini Notebooks

Regular readers may remember that a little while ago i got some of my craft paper designs printed up and i've been meaning to use them to make some new products for my Print and Paper shop ever since...

This week i've finally made a start in the shape of some mini notebooks. I've hand cut the paper so they have a rustic feel to them. 

There are 36 sides of paper, and they are bound with thread through the centre fold.

They can be left blank or personalised with a hand stamped title on the front - here are some ideas...

They will be priced £2.75 and listed for sale some time soon.

There are five designs in total:

Cats In Love, Pink Notebook

Rose Garden Notebook

Nesting Birds, Blue Notebook

Butterfly Meadow Pink And Blue Notebook

Mum And Chicks Notebook

I look forward to hearing what you think in the comments! :)

Spring Newsletter

The other new arrival this week is the first Free Spirit Designs newsletter! Click on the pic below if you fancy a peek.

Its full of info on the latest seasonal products and also announces my spring sale - there are some big savings and most of the products included are one of a kind so once they're gone, they're gone...

Click on the pic below if you'd like to go straight to the sale.

The Free Spirit Designs newsletter will now be available quarterly. If you'd like to support my little business and be the first to hear about new product ranges and seasonal discounts you can subscribe here - the newsletter will be delivered straight to your email inbox and you can easily unsubscribe anytime.

If any of you are wondering how i created the newsletter, i used mail chimp and would definitely recommend them - its free and i found the service very user friendly.

Now, i wonder what all the other Handmade Monday crafters have been up to this week... i'm off over to Handmade Harbour now to find out!

Have a wonderful week! x


  1. I love the designs you've chosen for your little books, they're so pretty. The pencils are lovely too!

    Thank you for popping by my blog, happy Handmade Monday!

    1. thank you very much Clare :)

      you're welcome! x

  2. Very nice. My favourite as always are the little cats.

  3. I love these little notebooks the covers are wonderful. I really like the fact you've bound them with colourful thread. And a bargain price. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx

  4. Wow more new products, your a machine... The notebooks are so cute, I love them...
    I actually took a moment to have a look at your website and it looks so lovely, fresh and organised. And a newsletter too, where do you find the time.. I always look forward to reading your posts... xx

    1. Hehe, thank you, i just can't help having a go at something new!

      Aww thank you, that's really kind, i appreciate you taking the time to pop over there and i'm really happy to hear that you enjoy visiting my blog :) x

  5. Very sweet and pretty notebooks and a really reasonable price so they should surely sell well. x

  6. Wow, a newsletter, as well as more products!! A really productive week:)

  7. I love all of them, but cats are always my own personal favourite. They look so special with the hand-stitched binding.

  8. I just love your little note books. They would fit perfectly in the pocket of a bag - how many times have we needed to write something down only to find no paper....

    Really impressed with your newsletter. Very professional xx

    1. Aww thank you! i'm really glad you like the notebooks and thank you for checking out my newsletter too :) x

  9. What gorgeous little notebooks. I do love those cats!

  10. Love the notebooks,The covers are so pretty and they seem just the right size!

  11. I love your gorgeous notebooks, and its reminded me that I can make my own ones too (as well as adding covers to existing ones). Have you considered covering a pencil in your paper too?

    1. Thank you very much! I look forward to seeing them!

      I'd love to do pencils that sounds really fun, thank you for sharing a great idea :) x


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