ForYouByJoJo

Illustrated cards, hand lettering and craft

Leeds, England | 35 Sales

ForYouByJoJo

Illustrated cards, hand lettering and craft

Leeds, England 35 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome to my shop, where you can find fun, illustrative cards and hand lettered quotes. All my products are made by me in Leeds, Yorkshire. If you like my style and want something bespoke that you can't see on here, please feel free to contact me!

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Last updated on 20 Aug, 2018

Welcome to my shop, where you can find fun, illustrative cards and hand lettered quotes. All my products are made by me in Leeds, Yorkshire. If you like my style and want something bespoke that you can't see on here, please feel free to contact me!

Joanna Paterson

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Joanna Paterson

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About For You by JoJo

In 2016 I went through a bit of a rough patch with my health, and scrolling aimlessly through Pinterest (as it’s so easy to do), I started to think I should actually make some stuff. Maybe use the time off I had to do something different with my brain other than watching daytime tv and drinking coffee.

Armed with a few ideas, I set out for materials and discovered the wonder of craft shops, coming home laden with pens and papers and frames and tiles. Using my brain and my hands to create something pretty was like therapy. I started making gifts for friends and when these were liked, went on and made more.

I’ve always loved quotes, and the power of words in a situation – whether to make you think, to encourage, or just to make you laugh. This quickly became my favourite thing – writing quotes and making them look good – to the point where you could frame it, put it on a card, whatever. Just a way of taking them off a screen and putting them on paper, so you could use words physically. Language is an amazing tool isn’t it, you can’t underestimate the value of a thoughtful text at the right time, or the joy of receiving a long, newsy message from a close friend. But I guess more and more, these words do get confined to our phones or our laptops, and really, you can’t beat the personal touch of a handwritten card.

I’m a stationery geek at heart, and I love browsing stationery shops to find the right one, that I know will mean something. Likewise gift shops, where I could happily wonder for hours. The problem is though, a lot of the time I smile at the quotes, or find one lovely or funny enough to point out to a friend, but I don’t buy because there’s nothing that’s exactly right. On point. “Bob on”, as they say here in Yorkshire 😀 And that’s where I started thinking, why not do it myself. So I could have exactly what I want, and beyond that…why not make them for other people, so they, or you(!), can have exactly what you want. The words that fit the situation, made to look pretty and wrapped up in the form of a gift. From a postcard to a wall poster, whatever size you want. Personal through and through. And that’s how “For You by JoJo” was born – thoughts wrapped up.

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  • Jo

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    3 random facts about me! - I'm a Southerner but have lived in the North for 10 years so my accent is confused - I'm left handed (not the easiest for hand lettering!) - I love(d) the Bake Off so much that I called my bunnies Mel and Sue :D

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