After seven months of working on the Woman of Worth Notebook project, I’m so happy with the result… and really happy that we have our first 100 available for sale. *Grin*
The biggest factors of the project were to ensure that as much as possible women were involved in the making of the Wow notebook, and to ensure that the price was affordable… which proved to be the biggest challenge.
Although I’ve had the first batch of Wow Notebooks for more than a few weeks, I was concerned about the cost to produce them, and the resulting selling price to make the product a continuously viable Wow product.
A few weeks ago I asked my hubby Dave, to go and buy a “Get Well” card and a “Congratulations on the birth of your baby” card, for two of my friends… which of course he did. Out of interest while we were unpacking the shopping after he had given me the cards, I asked him how much they were. He didn’t know so we went in search of the till slip… and I was shocked to find that one was R30.00 and the other R35.00!
We are a little out of touch as my daughter and I usually have fun making cards… now I know why. *Smile*
It did give me pause, and I realised I can either take the step and set the prices according to the cost… or I can just give them away, and not be able to continue the project.
I’ve already given a lot away, as Christmas gifts, birthday presents and thank-you gifts. *Smile* Each time, I’ve received words of sincere appreciation and encouragement.
Thankfully, I also have friends, who have bought some Wow Notebooks for even more than I would have considered… giving me an extra boost of confidence. *Smile*
The Wow Notebook with the Woman of Worth poem printed on the first seven pages, was handcrafted in Hluhluwe, Zululand with handmade paper and a hand beaded motif by South African Women of Ilala Weavers.
The inner paper and back card is manufactured in South Africa from 100% post-consumer waste and no bleach has been used, resulting in a wonderful tactile texture and appearance of this recycled paper.
Each notebook is 12 cm x 12 cm in size, and includes 50 pages.
Wow Notebook Cost
R50.00 each, excluding postage and packaging.
Please email me email@example.com to order, so we can quote postage cost. Delivery can be made in Kloof, Waterfall and Hillcrest, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Wow Notebook Dedication
I hope that you enjoy this delightful Woman of Worth Notebook, it has been a really fun and worthwhile project.
With thanks and gratitude to all who have inspired me and touched my heart, especially my husband Dave, who loves me always and all ways, and my children… Wes, Jordy and Jess, who are sometimes the reason for my tears, and who bring me the most joy and laughter, and fill my heart with love.
Thanks to all who have made this delightful little notepad possible, my husband for his investment of love and capital, *Smile* and Jackie and all the wonderful women at Ilala Weavers.
With Love and Laughter
Special thanks to my daughter Jess,
a remarkable woman of worth,
Amor omnia saecula , et semper
Love forever all ways and always!
Available Colours… while stock last.
(However, it takes about 3 to 4 weeks to make the paper and the covers, so we can make-up the colour you want, if we are currently out of stock.)
Green, Navy Blue, Cyan Blue, Orange, Red, Pink and Cream
Please remember these are handcrafted products made from handmade paper, and colours will vary to the ‘photograph’ above… and vary each time a new batch is made.
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With appreciation and gratitude,