firstfloorflat

1st floor flat

London, United Kingdom

Announcement    I'm a mixed-media artist who also loves to make blank journals and books, and digi design. I love to make pretty things, sometimes a little bit quirky, sometimes a little bit Shabby Chic but always a little bit different!

If you'd like to know more, you'll find me here:
http://1stfloorflat.blogspot.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/susie1stfloorflat
https://uk.pinterest.com/susie_jefferson/
https://www.instagram.com/susie.jefferson/
https://twitter.com/susiejefferson

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 4, 2019

I'm a mixed-media artist who also loves to make blank journals and books, and digi design. I love to make pretty things, sometimes a little bit quirky, sometimes a little bit Shabby Chic but always a little bit different!

If you'd like to know more, you'll find me here:
http://1stfloorflat.blogspot.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/susie1stfloorflat
https://uk.pinterest.com/susie_jefferson/
https://www.instagram.com/susie.jefferson/
https://twitter.com/susiejefferson

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About firstfloorflat

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On Etsy since 2009

Live what you love

I started the shop because I love making things.

Even as a small child, I sewed and did a little crochet. Mostly, I drew - and drew. And painted, and coloured in. When I was around 8 years old, I wanted a doll's house so badly - and finally got one. Printed tin, with the people flat on the walls, the rugs flat on the floor. I was so disappointed as I wanted a proper one, that you could actually play with. So I took apart my rather expensive stamp album, and made my own double-height extension, with a veranda and a Lego garage. That was my first 3D attempt. I also made little animals from felt with a lot of wobbly blanket stitch round the edges - they stood up, though. This was the very start of the addiction...

Fast forward through art college etc - and a stint trading antiques on London's Portobello Road. I started specialising in old jewellery, particularly 20s-50s, and ended up having to make repairs. Which segued into designing and making my own. Also elaborate hair accessories etc. Fast forward again to my 2nd marriage, and back in London, where I had a stall on a craft market selling my own clothing designs, jewellery and a little art work. Around this time, I also started teaching: mostly arts and crafts, plus some bookbinding - in Blade Rubber Stamps (London), Rainbow Silks (Great Missenden) and a couple of other venues. I was also writing regular articles for Craft Stamper and Crafts Beautiful (UK magazines).

By this time, I'd fallen in love with bookbinding, and was making so many books that I had to give them away. I also sold some, and was asked for more. Which was great, as there's only so much room in a small first floor flat. Ditto re blogs - I fell in love with blogging and was determined to get my blog to look how I envisaged it in my head. So I had to learn a little html and Photoshop, and started designing my own. Then was asked to do one for someone else.. and the next thing I knew, I had an Etsy shop.

I adore making things, and it's all in the process - once they are made, I can let them go with love. As there's a finite amount of blank books and journals and scrapbooks and albums any one person can use in a single lifetime, they now appear here in my shop, ready to go to new homes.

As I love to make stuff, I thought other people would love to make stuff too - and so the tutorials started appearing, with more in the pipeline. I'm also knee deep in supplies - I can't resist a vintage book if it calls to me - and I recyle the covers into vintage journals. I'll be building collage packs with the text papers (I've got more than any one person could expect to use in several years, lol) so again, you'll see these here. They're a little bit special too - life is too short for everyday.

Do what you love, live what you love, and you'll have a wonderful life.

Susie
2016

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  • Susie Jefferson

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Happily married & living in London. I love to draw, paint, scrapbook and journal & also adore making blank sketchbooks, journals, albums & scrapbooks. Digitally, I design blog backgrounds etc & am about to launch my 1st collection of printables .

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Thanks so much for visiting me!

I hope you'll find something to surprise and delight you, whether it's a blank book or journal, a scrapbook or a simple bookmark. Everything I do is made with care and as perfect as is humanly possible. If I didn't love it, I wouldn't make it! So you won't ever see anything in this shop that doesn't have my whole-hearted approval - even if it's a pack of vintage ephemera. If I don't like it, or am not sure about it, then you won't see it here.

Please feel free to use my tutorials to make items for sale, including Etsy, online shops, craft fairs, for charity, etc, and do go ahead and use my digital images for blog or web design, scrapbooking and items for sale (in a final flattened digital format). I'd adore to see what you've made.

But please do not sell or share my actual tutorials, Blogger designs or digital images. I've worked really hard on them, so please let others buy their own by referring them to my shop!

Hugs,
Susie

© Susie Jefferson, 1stfloorflat.co.uk 2019. All rights reserved.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, please convo me as soon as possible and I'll do my best to set things right.

Re digital products, these should download from Etsy immediately upon payment. If for some reason they don't download, convo me and I'll send again manually.

Digital products like Blogger backgrounds will be emailed to you directly, usually within 3 business days.

If using Royal Mail, I always obtain a Certificate of Postage, but if if the item is more expensive, I'll offer the option of Special Delivery (and quote first). If using MyHermes, the item is insured up to £50 and again, if the item is more expensive, I can offer higher insurance (I'll quote first).

Items sent abroad are trackable within the UK, and I can send To Be Signed for, which is an insured parcel requiring a signature.
Payment
I accept PayPal - so you can pay by e-check or the credit or debit card of your choice, no matter what country or currency. Which is wonderful, as it automatically sorts out all the money stuff, and saves a lot of headache.
Shipping
I ship from the UK, and within the UK will always post via Royal Mail (or MyHermes for heavier items if the item is heavy). I always obtain a Certificate of Postage, but if the item is more expensive, I'll offer the option of Special Delivery (and quote first).

For international orders, I always choose the most economical method possible (for journals, albums, vintage items this is usually Airmail Small Packet or Airmail Printed Paper, whichever is applicable at the time). For heavier items, I am happy to quote first and let you choose which method you'd prefer. For more expensive items I am happy to send To Be Signed For, which is an insured parcel requiring a signature. This would be an extra charge, and again, I'd be happy to quote first.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am delighted to accept custom orders - please convo me with your request, and I'll quote a price. If it's acceptable to you, I will then formulate a personalised Custom Order and place it on Etsy.

Just click to pay, exactly as you would any other purchase,