TheVintageBookwormUK

A Collection of Handmade Crafts and Vintage Books

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2016

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TheVintageBookwormUK

A Collection of Handmade Crafts and Vintage Books

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom | 3,162 Sales

Announcement    Shop Announcement during these unprecedented times....
I am making a few changes to how I run my shop to take into account the coronavirus pandemic. All international orders over £10 will now be sent with full tracking which is why the price of postage has increased.
Also, to limit the number of trips we have out of the house, I will only be posting 2 days a week - Monday and Thursday. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope you can understand given the circumstances.
As long as no one in my household displays any symptoms of the virus, we will continue to stay open for all your book buying needs! All that is left for me to say is ... stay safe and keep well 💜

Book Detective - If you’re looking for a particular book, then I’m always happy to try and track down a copy for you xx

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 6, 2020

Shop Announcement during these unprecedented times....
I am making a few changes to how I run my shop to take into account the coronavirus pandemic. All international orders over £10 will now be sent with full tracking which is why the price of postage has increased.
Also, to limit the number of trips we have out of the house, I will only be posting 2 days a week - Monday and Thursday. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope you can understand given the circumstances.
As long as no one in my household displays any symptoms of the virus, we will continue to stay open for all your book buying needs! All that is left for me to say is ... stay safe and keep well 💜

Book Detective - If you’re looking for a particular book, then I’m always happy to try and track down a copy for you xx

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About TheVintageBookwormUK

Sales 3,162
On Etsy since 2016

My name is Stephanie and I'm 30 years old. I'm recovering from long term illness and this little venture is contributing to that recovery. I've developed a huge passion for these crafts and find them so rewarding. It's allowing me to have a little bit of independence and the fact that it's something I love doing so much is a huge bonus.

I am an avid reader and I have a particular love of old books. My grandad introduced me to them when I was 16 and I've had a passion for them ever since - both reading and collecting them. I am also enthusiastic about recycling and so wanted to find a way of using the books that no one wanted. These are the books that are severely damaged and, in some cases, literally falling apart. I came up with several ideas and now have a range of products that utilize old book pages.

My love of fabrics is a more recent development and is largely down to a chance meeting I had with a lovely lady at a craft fair. She very generously offered to teach me how to cover books. I was in love with the craft right from the start but I never expected to get so hopelessly addicted to it! I can never put into words what an incredible gift she has given me. It has been such a positive factor in my recovery. We have developed a friendship and I owe her much. I have adapted the notebooks to make them a little more my own, and have started covering diaries too. It was from here that my passion for card making grew, because I started to experiment with ways to use up the fabric remnants.

Most of my fabrics are bought second hand, some being older than others. From the tiniest of remnants, to the largest of curtains, I try to waste as little as possible - which is really stretching my creative capabilities!!

My business is supported by my wonderful parents and they are often the ones doing the post office run, or manning my table at craft fairs. Theyve also allowed me to take over the dining room and turned it into my craft room. The Vintage books are also taking over, and can now be found in almost every room of the house :)

I hope you've enjoyed browsing my shop and hope to see you again soon.

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  • Stephanie Lunn

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    My name is Stephanie and I'm 31 years old. I'm currently recovering from long term illness and this little venture is contributing to that recovery. I've developed a huge passion for these crafts and find them so rewarding.

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