Handbound Journals, Notebooks, Diaries and Notecards

Auckland, New Zealand · 200 Sales


Handbound Journals, Notebooks, Diaries and Notecards

Auckland, New Zealand 200 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Mettaville is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hiya, I'm on a break 12 Feb - 22 Mar, shop will re-open on 23 Mar. Thanks for stopping by, come back soon :) ♥ Alison

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 11 Feb, 2017

Hiya, I'm on a break 12 Feb - 22 Mar, shop will re-open on 23 Mar. Thanks for stopping by, come back soon :) ♥ Alison

Alison Koh

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Alison Koh


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Kathryn on 20 Jan, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love my new journal, thank you! A very easy transaction & Alison was able to customise the the cover perfectly.


Evelyn on 01 Jan, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love this beautiful journal. The fabric is bright and colourful and the craftsmanship is high quality, I will enjoy using it. Thank you.


Kaisha on 31 Dec, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So incredibly lovely. It arrived so beautifully packaged that I didn't want to open it but excitement got the better of me. The journal is very well made, the pages smooth and of high quality. Being left-handed, I love that the book lays flat when you open it. I would definitely recommend Alison and her gorgeous work to anyone looking for a stunning gift or treasure for themselves.

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Vertical lines with tinged of indigo, loving the shibori effect every single time.
Karamatsu shibori journal, one of a kind. What stories will you write in the pages?
Shibori journal perfect for new year journaling.
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Our stories matter

I started writing journals when I was a teenager, and have been writing since. My journals are my best friends, they have seen me through many rough patches and also good fun times. It is healing to write, and it is also empowering. I wrote many broken hearted events in my journals and I have had amazing dreams come true while pouring my hopes, dreams and wishes in the pages as well. The power of words is immense and life changing.

There is something about writing, the feeling of pen on paper, the motions, the quietening of the mind and being one with the heart that is just so healing, empowering and powerful.

It was my love for journaling that led me to start making my own books to write in. Now I make these carefully crafted and handbound journals for others to enjoy. I believe that journaling improves our well being, helps us re-discover our authentic selves and be the person we are meant to be, crafting dreams and living them. The journals or dairies some would call them that I make are infused with 'metta', which is love and kind wishes that are sent out to the receivers of the books. I take great care in making each journal, my wish is that may the writers find joy and comfort as they write in the blank pages and create beautiful stories of their lives.

You can find me in person at Titirangi Village Market, Auckland every last Sunday of the month where I sell my books.

♥ Alison

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Shop members

  • Alison Koh

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Making journals and other crafty things make me happy. A meditator and nature lover. Currently living a simple and happy life with my husband and our adorable white cat in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Kiki


    Adding a little cuteness and love is an important job to keep my human happy at work.

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Last updated on 04 Jan, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Is normal shipping tracked?

I ship via New Zealand Airmail with NO tracking services. You can upgrade to International Courier or International Express Courier for tracking. Just click on the dropdown menu on the shipping tab.

Can I combine shipping for more than one item?

Yes, When you purchase more than one item, we combine shipping whenever possible based on size and weight of the items. Any overestimated shipping above $2 will be refunded. If however, the cost of combined shipping is underestimated, any amount above $5, we shall contact with buyer if he/she is willing to pay the extra before we go ahead with the shipping process.