April 20, 2016

“I custom ordered a journal from Bowie and the Bandit for my dad and it came out so amazing! The quality is great and they really work with you to make the journal personal. If you’re looking for a unique gift this is definitely the shop to get it at! Thank you, my dad loved it!”



June 21, 2016

“Pure quality. Shipped faster than I thought. And the store owners were engaged in the process, and genuinely interested in the outcome. Highly recommend.”

September 10, 2017

“Wish I could give them 6 stars. The binding tore during shipping and they paid to ship it back and had it rebound and returned in a week! The book is even more beautiful than the pictures and the quickest shipping. Thank you!!!”

September 20, 2016

“The lovely people at this shop are easy to work with, especially on a custom order. They helped me achieve exactly what I wanted for an anniversary gift and I received it in very good time. Product is beautiful and made with great quality. Looking forward to giving it to my husband very soon!”

October 22, 2016

“Stephanie and Ian were awesome, replied to my messages right away and very friendly, even went out and purchased more washi tapes in the colours I was interested in for more selection. Book came just as I expected with the exact wood burning design I sent them. They also refunded me an overage in the shipping fees without me realizing. Thanks!”

November 29, 2016

“We ordered this to use as a wedding guestbook/scrapbook. Questions were answered promptly ahead of time, very friendly and fast. In fact, we left this for the last minute and the book was shipped soooo quickly. The book itself is of excellent quality. It just feels good in your hands. Good heft. Beautiful wood cover and high quality paper. Plenty of pages for all your needs. We had people take instax pictures and tape them in and write messages. Even with lots of the pictures taped in, the book still lays flat because of the binding. You can’t go wrong here.”

December 2, 2016

“This journal is awesome! I ordered it for a Christmas gift, and I know the recipient is going to love it. The wood is gorgeous, and it’s beautifully bound – it’s truly unique. Also, it shipped extremely quickly, which is a definite bonus. Thanks so much!”

January 24, 2017

“They were so wonderful and thorough. We asked for a custom design, for which they were super obliging, and they also gave us plenty of input for the colors, wood type, and font they used. The book itself is FANTASTIC, and we received many compliments on it.”

January 25, 2017

“This journal was absolutely stunning! Stephanie took a drawing I had made and turned it into a work of art that will be cherished for many years. I will definitely purchase another one in the near future. Highly recommend this seller A++++++++”


March 7, 2017

“Bowtie and the Bandit created a beautiful memorial plaque for our library. It was personalized for a woman who was a longtime volunteer and library supporter. It is a wonderful tribute to her life. I look forward to working with Ian and Stephanie with future projects”