Handmade Notebooks, Planners, Junk Journals, & More!

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Mecyll Gaspary

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About BitchyChickenJournal

Sales 89
On Etsy since 2017

Where does Bitchy Chicken come from?

The concept started back in 2014 when I and Igen talked about meeting in person after months of being engaged in a long distance relationship. Because we didn't want to be like "Oh, okay, we finally meet," we joked of wearing chicken mascot wearing thongs in the airport. *laughs* Yes, that's how the brand name "Bitchy Chicken" began.

Before this became a shop, I suffered a lot after having chronic depression in the past few years. This worsened when nobody hired me after graduation because I was overqualified for them and got fired from a series of jobs in the past few years.

Plus, I have a serious authority problems which always got me into trouble whenever I work. So, this were also the reasons why I realized that I have to start my own business and this is where Bitchy Chicken Shop was born.

Things aside, the brand might sound crazy but it means we, as a couple, create the impossible or the unimaginable stuff in mind. Part of it is Bitchy Chicken Journal where I and my sister, Hann, paints every canvas cover for our own version of Midori traveler's notebooks aka fauxdoris. And Igen takes care of the layout stuff.

Shop members

  • Mecyll

    Owner, Designer, Shipper

    Mecyll is the co-owner of Bitchy Chicken Shop both the Etsy shop and the physical shop in Germany. Former teacher. Former online writer. She makes all the notebooks listed in the shop.

  • Igen

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Igen is the co-owner of Bitchy Chicken Shop both the Etsy shop and the physical shop in Germany. He is a full-time freelance designer of the shop, busy creating layouts for local clients. He designs car stickers, T-shirt prints, usw.

  • Hann

    Assistant, Designer, Maker

    Hann is the younger sister of Mecyll, who took an undergraduate Business Administration. She cooks meals, made dresses, and now, she assists for the production process of Bitch Chicken Shop and paints the canvas covers for the fauxdoris.

Production partners

  • Egon Gaspary

    Wehr, Germany

    Egon is my husband, a silent creative genius who helps my creative pursuits easier. My personal confidant, he helps me branch out a lot of ideas for my notebooks, which plays an essential role in my creative pursuit.

  • Hann


    Hann is my younger sister, also a creative maniac like me, the shop owner of Bitchy Chicken Journal. She helps with the layout stuff, packing, and comforting, cooking for me when I can barely eat something to make the items. She also paints one of the covers.

Shop policies

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Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Payment Methods

We only accept PayPal as a mode of payment for every transaction. You can refer to Etsy Payments for more information.

If you purchased on a Friday via Etsy Payments, I will not receive the amount you paid on the exact day. The payments will be sent to my bank account Tuesday. I will not process the purchase until the payments are received.

In case if you paid via PayPal, I might receive it on the same day depending on the platform policies. Oftentimes, the payments are processed on the same day. So, if you choose this as a payment form, I could process the shipping sooner as described on my listings.

Please be guided.

Sizing details

We have already specified the sizes and their respective numerical equivalent in each listing. Hence, we're not responsible if the item didn't match your expectation whether they're too big or too small for your notebooks.

To avoid this, contact us and tell us the size of your notebooks, so we can make covers and refill notebooks apt for your needs.


Effective January 8, 2021, BitchyChickenJournal will increase prices to increase the insurance value of our handmade products.

We don't want to compromise the trust of our buyers and waste our efforts in creating wonderful and unique products because of shipping issues, which are beyond our control.

Hence, we will make sure ALL our products will arrive safely in your homeland wherever you are in the world (except for countries blacklisted due to Covid-19).

Gift wrapping and packaging

For shipping both local and international items, we place each travelers notebook inside a package with stuffing inside to ensure there will be no damages upon shipment.

Where do you get inspiration from your notebook covers?

We usually get inspiration from the surroundings around us and with our crazy and imaginative heads.

We also wanted to make each notebook as unique as possible. So, I might use limited size of fabrics to use or leather pieces for the designs.

Thus, most of the items we have on the shop are limited.

Where do you make your notebooks?

We only make them at home. So, we didn't have any workspace or a physical shop to display our items. We use the dining table as our workspace and the whole living room as the production area. *winks*

We need 1-2 days for the painting and drying of the paint as well as cutting, sizing the covers, and another day or two for sewing. All in all, we needed 2-3 days for one item.

The same thing for the Coptic Notebooks. Depending on the design we make.

For our leather notebooks, I need around a week of sewing time and finishing the entire cover. This is because I AM THE ONLY ONE who makes all the orders. Please bear with me.

Wholesale availability

Unfortunately, we can't accommodate wholesale orders for our products. Because I can't handle huge quantities of orders.

What paper do you use for your notebooks?

It depends. We include that in our listing description. Usually, we use at least 80 gsm white paper, 150 gsm Bristol paper, or 200 gsm Canson Watercolor paper.

Custom and personalized orders

Bitchy Chicken Journal accepts custom and personalized orders for both recycled fabrics and leathers and even in the hand painted canvas covers for the fauxdories, Midori traveler's notebook, specifically in the sizing and the refill notebooks you want to have either lined, grid, dotted, or blank.

Policies on Digital Prints And/Or Digital Downloads

Standard License Agreement

The digital printable papers you will receive can be used for personal and small commercial purposes (limited to 200 units/copies) ONLY. You cannot sell anything using our design. Simple.

TAKE NOTE: If you plan to use this product intended for commercial use (number of units/copies) i.e. selling, kindly purchase separately the EXTENDED COMMERCIAL LICENSE. You can see it here: