Beautiful Handmade Sketchbooks

Bristol, United Kingdom · 123 Sales


Beautiful Handmade Sketchbooks

Bristol, United Kingdom 123 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

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DustedSunshine is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Dusted Sunshine Sketchbooks is closed for a summer holiday - I'll be back after September 4th!

Happy sketching!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 16, 2017

Dusted Sunshine Sketchbooks is closed for a summer holiday - I'll be back after September 4th!

Happy sketching!


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Sue Roe

Sue Roe on Jul 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Well made and beautiful sketchbook. Now I have to fill it. No pressure!.

Karen Hodges

Karen Hodges on Feb 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful book! Can't wait dive in!

Karen Hodges

Karen Hodges on Feb 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful craftsmanship! Great service!

Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully made and super-fast service. The sketchbooks were presents for my daughters, they love them. Thank you!

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I've always loved books - as soon as the opportunity to start making them came up, I jumped on it and haven't looked back.

On my way to illustration at degree level, I took a year to complete a foundation diploma in art and design. During that year, one of the many workshop opportunities was book binding.

I instantly loved it. I loved taking paper, card and thread and transforming it into something useable but beautiful. Book making became a big part of one of my main projects for the year, and when I finished the course, I decided to make myself a sketchbook for the summer. I got a few compliments, so I made a few more. Soon I was running around buying paper and grey board in bulk - and then I got onto buying paper for covers. Oh, beautiful paper, my one true muse. At this point, I was hooked - and very, very poor (re: I bought too much paper). A friend suggested I start selling my sketchbooks online, and here I am!

Dusted Sunshine is a phrase I've been playing with for a few years. I've always liked words, and I liked the connotations of these together - as if sunshine is something you can dust onto your life like icing sugar onto a cake - and after I used it as my tumblr name a friend said it made him think of pixie stix and sugary sweets, and I almost liked that more - so it's rather stuck.

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  • Izzi

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi! I'm Izzi, and I'm an illustrator living in the UK. The book-binding started when I took a short workshop at art college in 2011 and fell in love with the process.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 10, 2014
As a seller, I want my customers to be completely satisfied with what they're buying. Please feel free to open up a conversation with me and ask about anything you're unclear of regarding my products.

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When creating a custom order, I always request that items are paid for before they are made.
I post via Royal Mail, first class inside the UK and Airmail for international orders. I will aim to get your purchase to you within 10 days of payment.
I can now ship worldwide!

Please note that I cannot be held responsible for customs delays or additional charges.

If you would like your item tracked and/or signed for, please message me when making the purchase and I'll set up an additional fee in order to cover the extra charge, if it possible to do so when shipping to your country.

Please note that I will ship to the address provided on your Paypal account, in accordance with their terms.
Refunds and Exchanges
As a seller, one of my biggest priorities is for you to enjoy the product. If you are in any way dissatisfied please contact me via conversations, and if your request is valid we can work out an exchange/refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
- Please note that all books are made by hand, so the pages are not all precisely the same size, and the size of the cover compared to the size of the pages will vary from book to book - it's all part of the charm of being handmade!

- Please note that cover patterns may vary ever so slightly from the book shown, as sometimes I make multiple copies of the same design.

- If you see a book that you like, but would rather a different size or cover (i.e., you love the cover paper used on a certain book but would rather it larger/smaller/more pages) please feel free to contact me via convos or email me at artygirl109 [!at] googlemail.com and I'll see what I can do!