badbooks

Handmade travel journals & Illustrated cards

Durham, United Kingdom · 2429 Sales

badbooks

Handmade travel journals & Illustrated cards

Durham, United Kingdom 2429 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(875)

Shop owner

Helen

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Kids Suck - Illustrated Card - Mother's Day Card
$3.30
Cat's Cradle - A4 Digital Print - Illustration
$12.70
Giant Octopus Greeting Card - Father's Day
$3.30
Sardine? - Illustrated Card - Movie Art Card
$3.30
Wolf Girl - A4 Digital Print - Illustration
$12.70
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5 out of 5 stars
(875)
Jodie Rayner

Jodie Rayner on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Super efficient. Super friendly. Super pleased!

luci wedge

luci wedge on Jan 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I brought this for my daughter at Xmas ... she's been looking at different journals and I thought what a lovely idea for a present This journal came very quickly in the post and was a big hit she loves it so quirky with all the different papers and being leather bound makes it feel so special and unique Thank you x

catherine raymond

catherine raymond on Jan 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The mini-book is awesome. It is well-crafted and ingenious use of the plethora of junk mail we throw away every day. I am always saving interesting pieces of paper, stamps and cool cardboard. What a great idea for their use. The book came through the mail perfectly. Thank you!

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Work in progress! All my books are made from scratch and hand stitched by myself :)

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Tied up and ready to post!

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My bookbinding process! More like this on Instagram @helencoldwell :)
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About

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend...

...Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

Like many people, I liked to make and draw at an early age. After leaving school, I went to college to study art. It was a multi-disciplinary course where I practiced everything from oil painting, watercolour, pen and ink, mark making, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, to bookbinding.

I found bookbinding to be both therapeutic and rewarding, and got slightly addicted to the making process. I developed my own style over the years, creating my the kind of books I love to use.

After college I studied illustration and design at university. I made all my own sketchbooks and work journals, which were a huge hit with fellow students and lecturers. I got my BA and Master's degrees, and began my Etsy adventure!

You can see more behind the scenes stuff on Instagram @helencoldwell or share pictures from your journal with #mybadbooks - I love seeing what people do in my journals :)

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Shop members

  • Helen Coldwell

    Owner, Creator

Manufacturers

  • MOO Print

    London, England, United Kingdom

    All my greeting cards are currently printed by MOO Print using 340gsm, FSC credited paper stock.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I currently accept payment via PayPal, Etsy direct checkout, and Etsy gift card.

Orders paid for by PayPal eCheque will be dispatched once the cheque has cleared (3-5 days).
Shipping
I ship worldwide from the UK. Your order will be dispatched within 1-3 business days after purchasing.

UK ORDERS
I use 1st Class via Royal Mail.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
I use Royal Mail International Standard (airmail). This does not include tracking. Tracking can be purchased at an additional cost of £5 GBP (please contact me before purchasing if tracking is required).

International delivery can take up to 3 weeks to arrive, and sometimes longer around the holidays and at busy times of the year. I cannot guarantee delivery dates, unfortunately.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me and I will do my best to remedy the situation with a replacement or refund where appropriate.

Items may be returned for any reason within 14 days of receiving your order. If the item is not faulty, you may return it at your own expense for a full refund (minus the original shipping cost). If the item is faulty or damaged, I will refund the order including shipping.

You may wish to use this withdrawal form provided by Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5452