Paper art made from book pages. I make. You smile.

Bolton, United Kingdom · 83 Sales


Paper art made from book pages. I make. You smile.

Bolton, United Kingdom 83 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Last updated on Mar 18, 2015

OKIFOLKI is closed for now. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Sally Bowman

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Sally Bowman


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Necessity is the mother of all invention.

I started selling on Etsy for three reasons:

1. I love making things.
2. I needed a job with totally flexible hours to work with my medical conditions and abilities.
3. I wanted to find a sense of purpose, so that I could really LIVE instead of merely existing.

I have a weird relationship with paper. I look at it and think 'Ooh, what could I make out of that?' It could be a lovely piece of wrapping paper, a pile of old bills or a toilet paper tube. I can't bear to throw the stuff away.

I think it stems from my childhood; I never really lost the fascination with cardboard boxes and turning them into other things - a boat, a house, a robot costume and so on. Some advice my uncle gave me when I was a child affected me profoundly and has always stayed with me. He said 'People with imaginations are never bored.'. And paper is such an abundant and everyday material that it's extremely convenient to play with. I can't even eat a piece of chocolate without turning the foil wrapper into a tiny trophy or something.

And so I find myself making stuff out of paper because I just can't help myself. It's so much fun!

Shop members

  • Sally Bowman

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Gift Wrapper, Book Keeper, Coffee Maker

    I'm a pagan paper artist working full time at Okifolki from my little studio at home. I love paper, getting out in the garden, colour, Doris Day, being a grannie, my dog Spike, warm weather and babies.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 15, 2014
I am Sally Bowman, owner and only employee here at OKIFOLKI. I aim to make your buying experience as easy and pleasant as possible. Please feel free to ask me any questions about my items or my shop. I take custom orders for anything I can make, and so if you see or hear about something I've made that is unlike anything listed here, and you'd like me to make it for you, drop me a line and I'll be happy to help.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I hope you will be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you are not, please contact me immediately so that I can try to resolve the situation before you leave any negative feedback.

In the unlikely event that you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return it to me within 2 weeks and I will give you a full refund (minus any shipping costs). Please purchase tracking and insurance for all returns.

As all my items are unique, I will not be able to replace am item lost or damaged in transit with exactly like-for-like, but will endeavour to exchange it for the nearest match, unless you stipulate otherwise.
Please pay for you item within 24 hours of placing your order.

Payments are made using all major debit and credit cards via Paypal. You can do this even if you do not have a Paypal account. Please click the following link for instructions: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2007/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account/
Packages are sent within 7 days of your order from the UK via Royal Mail First Class. Most are sent much sooner, but if you require your item to be sent within 24 hours please contact me and I'll try my very best to accommodate you.

If you require tracking, special delivery, insurance or any other additional service, please ask before you make your purchase and I will provide these at additional cost.

*** Please note - If the shipping turns out to be less than the price quoted here I will refund you the difference straight away. ***
Additional policies and FAQs
***Please note that my items are made from vintage and antique books and may have the scent of antique paper or old book shops. Many people love this, but if you have any concerns over allergies, please send me a message and I'll be happy to try and eliminate these scents according to your preference. I do NOT used mouldy or mildewed books.***

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