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Solis Family

Solis Family

Handcrafted journals and notebooks in Central America

"Beyond being a source of income, this project has helped bring us together as a family. We're an excellent team where everyone helps everyone else."

"I'm Maritza Solis and I'd like to introduce my beautiful family. Together, we create all kinds of handicrafts. Some of... read more

"I'm Maritza Solis and I'd like to introduce my beautiful family. Together, we create all kinds of handicrafts. Some of the most popular are our small journals and notebooks.

"We are eleven people in all — Karen, Kenneth, Priscilla, Kevin, David, Hugo, Sofia, Valeria, Alan and Marcela. We've formed a wonderful team and have worked together for a number of years.

"You might be wondering how this came about. Well, let me tell you. I used to work with children but, unfortunately, I became ill and had to resign from my job. I became a bit discouraged because I knew I'd have to produce something at home that could help us financially.

"I began taking classes in dyeing fabrics, in artisanal tiles, but I wanted to use what I'd learned in small gift items and I realized that journals would be perfect.

"I began crafting them and gave them to family members as gifts. They immediately fell in love with them and started asking me why I didn't sell them. I wasn't sure this would work out but I took the chance.

"I began teaching my sons and daughters, and they taught their spouses. Together, we began crafting more and more journals. At first, we used only my hand-dyed fabrics on the covers but, later on, we felt the need to use motifs that represent us as Costa Ricans.

"My niece began painting tropical themes in watercolor and we digitalized them so we could print them on the covers of our different notebooks. With everyone helping, we crafted more and more designs and they were well accepted. This inspired us to create even more.

"We're very excited about sharing them. They represent much work, dedication and love for us. Beyond being a source of income, this project has helped bring us together as a family. We're an excellent team where everyone helps everyone else.

"We dream of one day offering work to others, especially women and homemakers who need a job that lets them take care of their children. We help them manage their time so they can have an income without neglecting the home. We understand the needs of our country and want to do what we can to support its development."

19 items by Solis Family

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Stan

From Stroudsburg, PA, USA

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11/14/2021

"Fabulous gift"

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My spouse was immediately appreciative of the artistry and imagery on this journal. She said, I was just thinking of starting a new journal. So the gift was perfect. Thank you.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Partner
  • Occasion: Just because

JENNIFER

From TRACY, CALIFORNIA, USA

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09/11/2021

"Artwork"

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This notebook is practical and beautiful - a lovely piece of art.

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Rose

From Madison, WI, USA

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06/19/2021

"Beautiful"

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A beautiful little journal. It is well-made and fits in a large or medium purse. The coloring subtle but lovely.

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Judy

From OH

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08/11/2020

"These journals are wonderful gifts"

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I have purchased many of the beautiful little journals as gifts for friends and family. Always a perfect choice.

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Beatrice

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08/04/2020

"Lovely gift"

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I love the colors on the cover. Eye catching!

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Lorraine

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04/30/2020

"Niece Loved it!"

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The Morpheus Wing paper journal is beautifully crafted. It was a gift for my niece who is in the hospitality industry and travels alot. She said it was the perfect size to put in her handbag. We both loved the binding and how the journal opened. The watercolor butterfly wing on the front is gorgeous! Highly recommend!!

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