Tuesday, November 16, 2010

BESTeam Feature - Write Owl Designs

This week I have the pleasure of featuring Write Owl Designs.  Write Owl Designs is a new etsy shop featuring supplies and products to spark creativity.  Jean was inspired to write by her mom when she was eight years old.  Her mom took a pack of office paper, a box of crayons, a needle and thread, and some construction and contact paper and made her a book making kit. "You can make your own story," she told me, like the books that came with the American Girl dolls that all the children her age were getting.  That gift changed her life and is why she makes books today and how she became a collector of stories.  Her goal is to give something meaningful back to people, to connect with them, and to encourage them to make their own stories.

She has dabbled in a bit of everything. Her favorite projects are those born from a spark of inspiration that may seem a bit off-kilter at first but transform into something wonderful. She has been known to make lighting instruments from kitchen utensils and wall hangings from (clean) food packaging.

She is a believer in functional beauty, and she hopes that her pieces are used, rather than set out to display and gather dust. Furthermore, she hopes that the pieces she creates inspire another person’s creations.

 Here are a few of my favorites that I found while checking out her shop.  I love journals and would love to be talented enough to fill them with amazing writings...but my talents don't seem to want to cooperate with my desires...but these journals just may inspire me to try again to write a masterpiece!  :-)

This Bingo Journal may just be my lucky journal...
Bingo Hardback Journal
 Blue things always catch my attention.....
Professor Plum Mustache Coptic Stitch Journal
 This Do-It-Yourself Journal Kit is a reminder of the book making kit that was given to Jean when she was 8 years old from her mother...which started the whole adventure!
DIY Coptic Stitch Journal Kit
 And who doesn't love cupcakes?!?!?!
Pink and Brown Cupcake Hardback Journal
 This would be a great travel journal....and a good reason to start traveling!
Romantic Vintage Postcard Hardback Journal -- Red Spine
So many adorable journals....and she does custom work too...so if you don't see something in her shop you convo her and she would be happy to work with you to create a journal of your dreams.

To find out more about Write Owl Designs:
Twitter: @writeowldesigns
Facebook: http://facebook.com/writeowldesigns
Blog: http://writeowldesigns.blogspot.com
Livejournal: http://writeowldesigns.livejournal.com


  1. Thanks for the excellent feature, Sandy!

    I would love to add to anyone who buys a journal for traveling: I would love to hear about your trip! :-)

    -Jean *:o)


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