Tas Makas Kagit
We are three girls making handbound notebooks.
We all are architects in fact.
One of us has two dogs, one of us has three cats and we all work together.
Tas Makas Kagit means Rock Paper Scissors in Turkish.
What got you started crafting?
The love for design !!!
In fact one of us saw a handbound notebook in a very boring meeting, said I can do this and more...
So it went...
We started to make notebooks at first just for fun or as gifts for friends and family. But then quickly it became a passion. We now experiment with new bounding techniques, new materials for the covers, cool graphics and fabrics.
What is your source of inspiration?
What have you made recently?
We made a beautiful wedding notebook with the colors from the bride's bouquet. It has lace sheets in it, along with photos of bride and groom. We prepared each "paper flower" by hand and created the cover. You can see it in the second picture below.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
For now we sell from our blog. We also take orders via email.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
As Amelia, who covered our notebooks in her blog "Be Happy" says, the handmade quality of these notebooks add a special something for its users. These notebooks are the perfect alternative for mass-production.
"What I love about the products is that, they are hand bound, so, when you use it, you know that there isn't a machine out there, in a dark corner that spits these out faster than the world can use them up, but someone actually took their time & made an effort just for you, so you could have that notebook."