Kate Bowles Books

“ Recycled hand-bound notebooks and journals”


Average review score:
(100% positive from 144 reviews)

    Reviewed by Susan

    Love these little books. They are beautifully made. Would give 10 stars

    Reviewed by joy

    Beautifully made and wrapped, good service

    Reviewed by Susan

    These are lovely books. So different I have ordered another for my grandaugher I would give 10 stars if I could.

    Reviewed by Suzanne

    I purchased these as presents but they are beautiful as usual I may keep one for myself to add to my collection of Kate’s books

    Reviewed by Charlotte

    Beautiful notebook that I'll love and treasure! Very fast delivery and very nicely wrapped and packaged. Thank you Kate!

    Reviewed by Deb

    A brilliant little book. My go to note book in my bag

    Reviewed by Deb

    Beautiful journal great customer service. Packaging and speed of delivery amazing

    Reviewed by Lucy

    Super fast delivery, cutest packaging and I absolutely love the book. Beautifully made and love how the pages are all different papers. Will definitely be buying again. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Thea

    I love Kate’s books, especially the open spine ones as the binding stitching is beautiful and always different, I have about 7 or 8!
    Would definitely recommend and buy again.

    Reviewed by gailjanes

    My books have been received safely. They are beautiful and will be treasured - Thanks

    Reviewed by Matt

    Super fast delivery. Beautifully packaged with a little surprise. The book is wrapped with an attractive bow - I’ve not opened it yet as it is a gift!

    Reviewed by Alison

    Absolutely stunning work.

    Reviewed by Kris

    Lovely book! It is exactly as I hoped it would be.

    Reviewed by Gail

    Beautiful - Perfect as a gift for my sister

    Reviewed by Judith R

    Beautifully wrought little book.Great for personal journalling/scrap booking. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Christine

    I am completely hooked on Kates 'little' books! I have a few and have bought a few for my granddaughter who also loves them. They are beautifully made and I think each one is different in some way with lined or blank pages and sometimes with a little pocket included for special treasures. I have one on my table by my chair and I use it for notes I gather listening to podcasts and radio programmes. They fit into handbags and are useful for day to day notes and reminders or special notes and sketches. An ideal present for anyone ! Finally Kate packages them so well with a little card and gift tag enclosed. Thank you Kate.

    Reviewed by Thea

    I’ve bought some of Kate’s books before and absolutely love all them all!!
    Especially the ones with the stitching visible on the spine.
    Would definitely buy again.

    Reviewed by Hope

    Beautiful book, outstanding craftsmanship. I love the smocking. I wish I could do it. I would buy more if the shipping cost weren't so much. But I do understand how far it came to reach me. Thank you very much, Kate.

    Reviewed by Caroline

    An exquisite little book! Beautifully packaged and a joy to receive . Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by ldunger

    I love Kate's books. They are all beautiful with innovative and unique stitching. I appreciate all the work she puts into recycling/up-cycling materials. And her natural and traditional techniques... it's rare to find crafts-persons who take the time to hand dye anything anymore.

    Reviewed by chrisyrogerson


    I absolutely love this little book and it arrived so beautifully packaged! It really is gorgeous and beautifully made. Thank you Kate.

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Another gorgeous book from Kate. Lovely fabric on the cover and the detail on the spine looks fabulous. High quality sketch book paper inside. Beautifully packaged and swiftly sent. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Catty

    Speedy delivery, beautiful packaging, personal message and little handmade card all add to the appeal of this item. The item itself is even more beautiful in the flesh than it looked on the website. Will definitely buy again

    Reviewed by Fiona

    absolutely gorgeous as usual, and speedy delivery. perfection! thankyou x

    Reviewed by Gillian

    A beautiful little book that I will treasure. Fast dispatch and delivery and beautifully packaged too. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by lorem

    Absolutely gorgeous..will treasure it and fill with lots.....and ...lots..
    Thank you so much for the surprise notebook..so lovely of you xox

    Reviewed by little

    so carefully and beautifully wrapped, i daren't un-do anything! i'm giving this sweet little notebook away for christmas (reluctantly!) and so i won't be able to inspect it until then, which is very difficult... but i just know it will be ever bit as stunningly beautiful as i expect. amazing seller! super fast shipping too - thanks so much! x

    Reviewed by FIGGYCAT

    Lovely! I still can't work out how you stitched it together- it's so neat :) you're very talented. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Another marvellous notebook from Kate. Love the beautiful dyed cover and the little darned heart. The variety of pages to write on is always a joy. Lovely packaging and super service as always. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by NattyKnitter

    Delighted with this envelope book - it is beautifully made and the intricate binding on the spine is a work of art. In fact I have never seen an envelope book before. I shall treasure it. Excellent seller too and many thanks.

    Reviewed by aggravistle

    Absolutely gorgeous books, beautifully bound and just what I wanted, thank you Kate x

    Reviewed by Claire

    I love Kate's work, its beautiful and always made to a very high standard. Kate is lovely and very helpful and she posted my envelope book super fast!! :-)

    Reviewed by Kevin

    Absolutely fantastic quality book. Beautifully made with amazing attention to detail. Lovely. Thank you.

    Reviewed by lorem

    Hi Kate....I just love the notebook and realized I hadn't checked feedback...thank you so much xox

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Another fantastic book from Kate. The hand dying on the cover is just gorgeous. I love the collection of different papers; so unique and interesting. Beautiful packaging and speed of light delivery. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by analogonrationis

    very wonderful, many thanks. love the colours and the different papers.

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Another fantastic book from Kate. Beautiful pink suede cover and a lovely variety of paper inside. Nice packaging and super-fats delivery. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Another fantastic book from Kate. Gorgeous colour and lovely binding. The different types of pages and envelopes are so fun to use. Beautiful packaging and fast delivery. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Fiona

    beautiful! it will be most treasured... and well used. i promise! thanks kate x

    Reviewed by StrawIntoGold

    Simply delightful little book. I'm sure I will be back. Thanks so much

    Reviewed by Alison

    Lovely notebook. The binding is extraordinary. Very fast delivery and great customer service. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Fiona

    an exquisite work of art! love it, thanks so much x

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Supercute little notebook with pretty heart motif. Lovely packaging and very fast delivery. Great as always!

    Reviewed by wreathaduverney

    I just recieved my small notebooks - and they are stunning! I'm so thrilled with them. The pages, the covers - everything is beautifully crafted. Even the packaging, for each book, and the mailing package - all very lovely and done obvious great care. These will be treasured.

    Reviewed by patm

    What a wonderful way to recycle! The books are exquisite, & I especially like the use of different papers. Well packed & speedily despatched - thank you! Pat

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Another wonderful book from Kate. Love the dress pattern cover and the intriguing fastener. Super service as always. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by AbiHow

    Really lovely item, beautifully packaged and very prompt delivery

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Gorgeous notebook. Fantastic assortment of papers, great binding and lovely cover fabric. These books are a real pleasure to collect and use. Fast delivery and pretty packaging. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by alisonnorrisbaber

    Your work is, quite simply, stunning. The attention to detail is exquisite and the wrapping, a delight to open. My boss is going to L O V E receiving this precious book on Christmas morning. Thank you Kate.

    Reviewed by Celia

    My books arrived this morning, so beautifully wrapped. Thank you for the tags as one is for a present, therefore i didn't have to open to find out which one it was.
    Love them.
    Thank you

    Reviewed by notsuoh

    Your craftsmanship takes my breath away. Every little detail is considered. Amazing work.

    Reviewed by whangamata

    The book arrived today. Beautiful, and beautifully packaged. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Another wonderful handmade book from Kate. So unique with the lovely binding and different papers and envelopes. Pretty packaging and swift delivery. Very happy!

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Gorgeous heart shaped book. A real stationary collector's piece. I am super-excited to own it. Swift delivery and beautiful packaging too.

    Reviewed by Melanie1974

    Gorgeous little notebook. Really pretty fabric and beautifully made. Lovely packaging and superfast delivery. Very pleased!

    Reviewed by deb2reb

    Love it - thank you so much - all my little bits I treasure are going in this :) x

    Reviewed by Kit

    Wonderful seller. Fantastic service and great craftsmanship.

    Reviewed by Kit

    Fast delivery and high quality item. Lovely.

    Reviewed by Claire

    Really love this little book - think I need to save it for something special! Super fast delivery too :-)

    Reviewed by eminor

    This album is wonderful. It is exactly as I hoped and it will make a gorgeous first album for my daughter. Thanks to Kate for making a beautiful bespoke item. X

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