Here are some answers to my most FAQ's

How much are they?

Prices vary depending on the size of the book. They start from £6 for a ladybird book with plain paper, if you want printed pages, then add another £2 (so £8) plus postage. 

How do I order?

Please visit www.retrofromscratch.etsy.com and choose a book cover from my shop. 

Add the book to your basket for a plain paper notebook. 

If you would like it as a diary or with lines etc then please add an upgrade to your basket too, before you checkout. 

Please only choose one notebook style upgrade per book - this covers the cost to print the blank pages in the plain paper book that you have chosen.

Can I buy refills?

Sadly, no. Although I can refill them for you if you wish to send the covers back. (Although it is often cheaper to purchase another book)

Can I add more than one upgrade per book? 

In general, no. 

A £2 upgrade covers the cost of printing the standard 140 blank pages that come with each book. it does not cover the costs of extra paper, larger spine and the extra postage (paper is heavy!).

However there are some add-ons you can add to any order, they are:

  • glitter spine
  • glitter book band
  • personal message
  • luxury gift wrap
  • Gem stone pens

How long will my food diary last?

A standard food diary will last just over four months or a year. A Meal Planner will last a year. All over diaries and planners last a year with the option for three years in most cases.

Can I send you a book to transform into a notebook?

Yes please contact me to place an order.

Can you source a book for me?

Sadly, no. My ethos is to recycle unloved, unwanted damaged books as I find them. 

Why can't I see the book or upgrade I want in your shop?

If you cant see the book or upgrade then this means it is no longer available / sold out.

When should I expect my notebook to arrive?

It currently takes 1 to 2 weeks to make your notebooks and dispatch it. I post all orders by Royal Mail, first class, signed for in the UK and Airmail Tracked.

How many pages will be in my notebook? 

70 sheets which is 140 pages for a standard notebook.

A chunky notebook upgrade will contain 180 sheets, 360 pages.

Which courier service do you use?

I use Royal Mail's First Class signed for large letter or small parcel service.

What do you do with the left over pages?

I use them to make other crafts, and any badly damaged pages go into the paper recycling. They are also available to purchase as craft packs.

Can you design a book insert for me? 

Possibly - please contact me with your request.

My order hasn't arrived yet, what next?

Make sure that you have checked you postage address is correct and that 7 working days have passed from the shipping date before getting in touch. All orders are send first class signed for and tracked, including international orders, so once you have been in contact I will be able to investigate further.