AmpersandByKikiB

Handmade journals and unique stationery

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands · 102 Sales

AmpersandByKikiB

Handmade journals and unique stationery

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands 102 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

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Kiki B

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Announcement   We're currently taking a break from the shop due to illness. All our digital products will remain available during this time.

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Last updated on Mar 20, 2018

We're currently taking a break from the shop due to illness. All our digital products will remain available during this time.

Kiki B

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Kiki B

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Hi, I'm Kiki, head-honcho and product maker at Ampersand by Kiki B. I've been binding books by hand for some years now. It started innocently enough - as an artist and designer, I can never have too many notebooks and sketchbooks. But sketchbooks can get expensive, and sometimes I just can't find the size or format I want. Or the right type of paper. Or they don't open flat. Or the covers are floppy and make it hard to draw on the go. You get the idea. So I started binding my own sketchbooks 4 or 5 years ago. I loved the books I made, and so did others.

Then, in February this year, I discovered the wonders of bullet journaling. This, I thought to myself, is the perfect way to get my s**t together. There was only one problem - I didn't have the kind of notebook I wanted, and they are hard to find where I live (a small town in the Netherlands). So I did a little research, figured out what would make a great bullet journal, and set to making one. Making one led to wanting another, and feedback on Facebook and Instagram led to making even more. In March I opened my Etsy shop.

Now I'm so excited to be able to share my handmade journals with you. I've crafted each one with care and attention to detail just as I would if I were making them for myself, using eco-friendly materials and artisan techniques honed by years of practice. Each notebook is made to last using premium papers that are fountain pen (actually, any pen) friendly, highly resistant to bleed-through and feathering, and absolutely lovely to touch and look at. I feel joy every time I open my journal; I want to pass that same feeling along to you.

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