Guest Post: Akiko from kikosattic talks organisers

I have written about kikosattic on Etsy several times (links below) because I love Akiko’s binders. They are functional and well-made yet also beautiful and unusual. I asked her to tell us a little about her binders and why she makes them. And of course, about her own Filofax (a plain black one) So, over to you Akiko:


A patchwork of Akiko’s Binders!

‘About my binder making, I started it seriously about 6 or 7 years ago. I have been making only binders (in my leather work) for some years. The reason I started to make binders is that I couldn’t find my favorite binder when I needed it very much. There were very nice and beautiful brand/factory made binders, but to me they were too ordinary and I thought it was not very fun as I love things which are different and unusual. So I started to make binders which are unique and fun. But at the same time I always try to make my binders “not” to be like very handmade looking…I mean I’d like to make my binders’ quality good and sharp as if it’s selling at a department store. Because most of my customers are adult people who love leather or special stationery, so I’d like them to use it with confidence. At first (in my country), I had been making only simple designs, and so about 80% of my binder’s buyers were male, so eventually I added another lovely design and decoration for female buyers and for my enjoyment.

I want to introduce more binders on my Etsy shop in the future if I have more time for it.

I was given my small black Filofax binder from my father. I love it but actually I just keep it as I always have to use my own handmade binder to test the durability and practicality. so I’m still using my first handmade binder. ‘

Thank you Akiko!

See my previous posts about Akiko’s binders here and here – they really are works of art!

Categories: Filofaxes and other ring organisers, Guest Posts

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6 replies

  1. Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any recommendations for first-time blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.


    • sorry the comment got eaten up by the ether – I hate when that happens (it happens to me all the time!) and I would have loved to read it.

      My tips would be to write about what you love, update as regularly as you can but don’t force yourself if you are feeling a bit uninspired.

      One of the best things for me was finding a theme that suited my needs – it took about four that weren’t quite right until I found it. I also post updates to Twitter and (sometimes) Facebook, which increases my hits.

      More than happy to help at anytime so please feel free to ask anything.



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