My store began with that very question. I had been selling small artworks and making books as gifts for friends and utilitarian versions for myself for years. Why not see if anyone else out there was interested?
I secured the shop name and then researched, planned, hemmed and hawed for over a year before diving in and actually loading up my shop. In July of 2011, I launched the Delicate Utility with mostly small original artworks and a few small leather journals. Over those next few months I refined my designs, found my signature leather and started to find my groove as a custom leather goods maker.
The roster of journal designs has grown as more and more custom requests came in and I decided to keep the alterations in my line up. I've continued to add new leathers and designs into the shop and recently expanded into home goods.
The question I ask now, "what's next?"
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Susan Springer Anderson
Owner, Maker, Designer
From a young age materials and making have always made me swoon. I love working with my hands and I think puttering with odds and ends is imprinted in my DNA.
Customer Service, Maker
I have always been inspired by writing in one-of-a-kind notebooks, so when Susan's first gift to me was a hand-made journal, I knew we had something special. As the original DU patron, I love helping her share these lovingly-crafted pieces.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
All international fees, customs and duties are the responsibility of the buyer. Purchases cannot be marked as gifts and the actual purchase price is what will be recorded for customs.
We primarily ship with USPS and we offer upgrades for expedited shipment within item listings. All international fees, customs and duties are the responsibility of the buyer. Purchases cannot be marked as gifts and the actual purchase price is what will be recorded for customs.
Refunds and Exchanges
- We hope that you love our products and share them with those you love, however, if that's not the case, please contact us and we will work with you to find a solution.
- Please note, cannot refund items that have received custom stamping or monogramming.