BowtieAndTheBandit

Unique wood covered books - handcrafted and handbound

Buna, Texas · 287 Sales

BowtieAndTheBandit

Unique wood covered books - handcrafted and handbound

Buna, Texas 287 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(56)

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Note from shop owner We want to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and kind words the last three years. We are so happy and humbled to have been able to create these beautiful books for you. Being able to manage this shop and follow our dreams has been life-changing. 🙏🏻❤️
Just as life is ever-changing, so are we as people. We have decided to take our creative endeavors in a different direction and will be closing our shop. 🔽


Until next time,
Be kind and live purposely. ✌🏻
Stephanie and Ian

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 24, 2018

We want to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and kind words the last three years. We are so happy and humbled to have been able to create these beautiful books for you. Being able to manage this shop and follow our dreams has been life-changing. 🙏🏻❤️
Just as life is ever-changing, so are we as people. We have decided to take our creative endeavors in a different direction and will be closing our shop. 🔽


Until next time,
Be kind and live purposely. ✌🏻
Stephanie and Ian

Ian and Stephanie Withers

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Ian and Stephanie Withers

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(56)
Emma Kathryn

Emma Kathryn on Apr 28, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My 4th book from them and I couldn’t be happier! Thank you!!

Mei Z

Mei Z on Mar 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped quickly and arrived in good condition. The seller was great with fast communication and extremely nice. One thing that I’ll note is that the letters of the personalized name didn’t line up straight and I couldn’t tell if it was on purpose or not. Overall very happy and would definitely consider purchasing from them again. Thank you!

judesss5

judesss5 on Mar 26, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

The item is very nice. However, there was an etched mask and moustache on the corner of the cover, which I noticed after we received it. In addition, there were cut pages that I had to rip out. It was a little messy. I understand if you’re reselling an item that was cancelled, but it would have been nice if it was cleaned up before it was sent to us. Otherwise, it was a nice item.

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Updates

Check out our closing sale! This week only, April 1- April 7! Add custom wood burning to your book. All sales final!
Give the gift of creativity this year! A blank book is an open canvas for anyone’s creative expression. Our thick 80lb drawing paper is great for many art mediums.
Christmas delivery cut off is this Wednesday, December 20!
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About

Hi there! Stephanie (Bandit) here...

This whole business started with one book. It was a small cedar wood covered notebook with a smell that reminded me of my childhood- pulling toys out of my Grandmother's cedar chest when we went to visit. Almost all of my life, I've had piles of copybooks and journals lying around my room with half finished story ideas and tales from my youth and travels. Being a woodworker, Ian crafted me a wooden journal that I would cherish - a blank canvas where I could explore my best ideas.

We realized soon after that creating these books and connecting with people brought us more joy and fulfillment than we could ever imagine. We care about your story and we want to help you tell it in the most beautiful way possible.

We run an unplugged wood shop and that means that your book is made from carefully selected woods and is skillfully crafted with hand saws, hand planes, hand drills, and a needle and thread. Our only power tool is my wood burner. It may take us a little longer, but you'll have a book crafted with a passionate attention to detail. We really do love what we create and we want you to love it, too.

Thank you for checking out our shop and use the links below to peek in on our shop and other projects!

Shop members

  • Stephanie Withers

    Owner

    I love connecting with people through our books. I'm the voice that responds to all of your questions and works with you to design the perfect custom book for your needs. I also decorate and bind your pages and wood burn your covers by hand.

  • Ian Withers

    Owner

    Ian spends long hours in his shop cutting and preparing book covers. Running an unplugged shop means doing things the hard way. Hand saws, hand planes, and hand drills are his weapons of choice. He's very hardworking and proud of his craft.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 14, 2017
Welcome to our shop! We specialize in handbound wood covered books. Use them for anything you can think of- journals, sketchbooks, wedding guestbooks, photo albums, and more! They're completely customizable to ensure you get a book that's uniquely yours!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Order cancellations must be requested within 24 hours of payment.

We will accept returns for non-custom unused books. Simply return to sender. When it is received in the same condition as we sent it out, we will issue a refund.

We will not refund custom orders, but we will be more than happy to work with you to fix whatever the issue is with your book.
Payment
We accept all major credit cards as well as Paypal. No checks or money orders.
Shipping
We will ship in-stock items 1-3 business days after the payment has been received. For custom orders, please allow up to 1-2 weeks for item to be completed and shipped after payment is received. All customers will receive an e-mail confirmation upon shipment of the item with tracking information included. We ship USPS Priority mail.

We are not responsible for any international customs fees after the cost of shipping. That is the responsibility of the customer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are greatly appreciated. Any customer can message us directly with details and specifications of an item they wish to be produced. Please feel free to message us with any additional questions.