Apr 16, 2014

Hand made journals - a giveaway

Remember my post last week where I mentioned Vishruti and the amazing wallet she sent me? Well today I wanted to show you some amazing handmade journals that she sells at her Indian Journals Etsy store, they are super colorful with plenty of patterns to chose from, perfect size to keep in your purse and jot down all your notes - I know I always need one of those handy - made out of recycled paper. I mean what's not to like? 

It comes with this cute tie around that gives it a feel of an old personal diary where you write about heartbreaks, crushes, and when you are a blogger, wishlists. The paper inside has an amazing texture, I have to confess I tried failed to make paper in school with one of my best friends, to add flowers and little details, and let me tell you, it's not an easy task, kudos to Vishruti, her pages are flawless. And the stitching around it it's something else, such a detailed work. This journal is truly a work of art, and not just a note pad to carry on.

This journal fits my purse perfectly (even the small ones), I used to write stuff on sticky notes or note pads that I had at work, but always left them behind, well not anymore, now I just carry it with me everywhere.

Vishruti has been kind enough to host a giveaway for one of her medium sized journals, so without further ado here is her story intertwined with pictures of the pretty journal I now carry in my purse.

My name is Vishruti. I live in Mumbai, India with a very loving and supportive husband. I have a brilliant family to be proud of.

My journey on Etsy began before my marriage, way back in 2009. At that time, Etsy was an extension of my existing organic cotton fabrics and garments business. I started selling organic cotton fabrics via my shop which was previously named "Adya International" , same as my off Etsy business.

As time passed, and my interest in eco, organic, recycled, earth friendly products grew, I slowly forayed into recycled paper products made from recycled and handmade paper. I also started to show keen interest in re-using and up-cycling left over fabrics into products of art. The journals was a natural byproduct of this idea.

Indian Journals is all about the extensive beautiful, OOAK one of a kind and unique journals that usually have a common by-product of customer delight and immense happiness post purchase :) This is evident in the shop reviews and feedback I have received over the years.

Renew , Reuse and Recycle has always been our Mantra. Our shop uses up cycled sari's , brocade woven fabric remnants, patchwork embroidered fabrics, Indian art screens and traditional stitched and bound book stitching techniques to create distinct and instantly appealing journals. We also use recycled paper which is then converted into handmade paper.

There you go, not only pretty and useful, but eco friendly, make sure you stop by her store, and enter the giveway below.

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  1. wow these journals are certainly gorgeous! so nice to have something so pretty and unique :)

  2. These journals are so pretty!!! Such a great giveaway :)


  3. https://www.etsy.com/listing/185989516/large-indian-paisley-art-journal-light?ref=shop_home_active_13 I love this one because of the colors! (:

  4. omg i really love the journal's cover! remind you of the good old days <3

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  5. Giveaways should always be cleared about eligible participants: worldwide or just a specific country.

    1. Thank you, but on her website she mentions worldwide shipping, and she will be shipping the journal directly to the winner; so it is open worldwide.

  6. I think all of the journals are so pretty. Such creative work.

  7. I do not see how to share this on google+. I see how the like this on google+ which I did but not how to share.