LIFE BEHIND RUSTIC WREN

《《 Day 6: Full or part time 》》

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《《 Day 6: Full or part time  》》

It's hard to explain...I am probably part time of physical making but my brain is constantly on, whether it's brainstorming, planning, sketching out idea, across social media. Do small business owners ever actually switch off. I find my best ideas come when you least expect it - like on a family outing or at school drop off, so my travelers notebook is never far away from grasp. When you really like what you are doing there will be times when it doesn't feel like work at all. However, I need to remind myself of deadlines <this is the hardest bit...

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《《 Day 5: Detail or close up  》》

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《《 Day 5: Detail or close up   》》

The colours and texture that is leather is truly beautiful. With leather it's best not to over complicate things either. My journals and bags reflect this. Even the journals without the ‘bells and whistles’ per se; like the ‘classic’ notebook,it highlights the true character of the natural hide.  @rusticwren #rusticwren#marchmeetthemaker@joannehawker #traveljournal#journal #journaling #australianmade#makersgonnamake #etsy#handcrafted #leather #leathergoods#leathercraft #planner #planneraddict#plannerlove #adelaide#southaustralia #adelhills #adelady#adelaidehills #designer#graphicdesign #creative #sketch#sketchbook #sketching #etsyshop#shopsmall #etsyfinds

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《《 Day 4. Tools + Materials》》

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《《 Day 4. Tools + Materials》》

Up until just recently all of our products were 100% handmade + handstitched. With an addition of an industrial sewing machine, it has changed my world...it has made turnaround times quicker and less strain on my poor hands,elbow + shoulders. As each hole was manually punched first, then stitched. I really love this process and it has its own time + place when this is still done.  I make each and every Rustic Wren item...my love + personality goes into each and every one. I treat each one like my own and i focus on quality.  @rusticwren #rusticwren#marchmeetthemaker@joannehawker #traveljournal#journal #journaling #australianmade#makersgonnamake #etsy#handcrafted #leather #leathergoods#leathercraft #planner #planneraddict#plannerlove #adelaide#southaustralia #adelhills #adelady#adelaidehills #designer#graphicdesign #creative #sketch#sketchbook #sketching #etsyshop#shopsmall #etsyfinds

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《《 Day 3: Flatlay  》》

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《《 Day 3: Flatlay  》》

New product coming to our collection are these adorable little leather envelopes. Available in two sizes. Perfect for photos, ephemera or cards.  Special new leathers will be available soon. ****Join our tribe to be the first to know.  @rusticwren #rusticwren#marchmeetthemaker@joannehawker #traveljournal#journal #journaling #australianmade#makersgonnamake #etsy#handcrafted #leather #leathergoods#leathercraft #planner #planneraddict#plannerlove #adelaide#southaustralia #adelhills #adelady#adelaidehills #designer#graphicdesign #creative #sketch#sketchbook #sketching #etsyshop#shopsmall #etsyfinds 4w

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《《 Day 2: How you started 》》

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《《 Day 2: How you started 》》

Hey, I have always been a little stationery obsessed and LOVE planners. But I never felt like I had found the right style, and was forever changing up my planner. Ive used them all, it wasn't until I saw the Travelers Notebooks on Pinterest then Instagram that I knew it was true love. Then of course I wanted one yesterday. So I went hunting for supplies + leather and with some research I was on my journey to make Leather Notebooks. This was a 2 ½ years ago.  I didn’t envisage myself growing this into a business. I didn’t think anyone...

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