Calling lovers of all things crafty, do we have a treat for you! We spoke to the super talented Lucinda Goodwin – the genius behind ‘The Boho Suitcase’ – about her newest business venture… to create handmade goodies by combining her love of vintage and op shopping.
Hi Lucinda, can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
Hey Forte team! I’m a full-time creator, my main creative discipline is photography (regularly gracing the pages of Forte magazine), but I’m exploring and getting back to my roots in creating which first stemmed from art.
What is The Boho Suitcase?
The Boho Suitcase is a small local brand I’ve created to promote my journal and handmade creations. A lot of the things I create are recycled and re-purposed which fuels my love of vintage and op shopping. We offer a range of altered book journals, travellers’ notebooks, as well as resin ring cones and jewellery.
Where did you get the idea to create items like this?
I started getting into planning and journaling when my life became really hectic; I think it was a deep dive on Pinterest looking for handmade journals that I discovered altered books and instantly fell in love. I spent one whole weekend making one single journal out of a little golden book and after that I was hooked!
Where do you get the supplies from?
Anywhere and everywhere. I love spending time at vintage markets and op shops collecting things to incorporate into journals, papers, books fabric and all sorts of little bits and pieces that can be reused. Many of the little golden books are gifted to me or purchased at op shops.
How can people purchase items off you?
I have an Etsy shop as well as an independent website, and I also get to a few of the local markets – check our socials for locations.
Do you do custom orders?
We do! Our travellers’ notebooks and journals can all be made with specific papers, fabrics and covers to meet specific needs. We do have quite the collection of Little Golden Books in the bookcase ready to be turned into journals.
Is there anything exciting coming up for The Boho Suitcase?
We are excited for the market season, and lots of new products coming soon!
Written by Chloe Cicero