Who doesn’t love the Moomins?
Created by Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson in 1945, the Moomins have continued to delight children and adults around the world. From the first, Moomins and the Great Flood, to Comet in Moominland, and the one I remember most from childhood, Finn Family Moomintroll. Read more
It’s that time of year again when you get to see some great art from local artists and get to have a quick peek in people’s living rooms at the same time, yes, it’s the North Bristol Art Trail 2013. It runs over this weekend, 23/24 November. Read more
One of my favourite stationery companies is Mark’s Tokyo Edge so I thought I’d share some of their products with you.
I love the storage.it range with its sleek notebook enclosed in a ziplock cover so you can store stuff in the cover. Read more
I came across a new kid on the stationery block today, Huck & Pucker, so thought I’d give them a mention as their notebooks look cool. I like that they’ve gone for a hardback notebook with lined paper pages. I like lined notebooks the best as they appeal to the neat and tidy person in me, that a plain page just doesn’t provide. Read more
I never said that my roundup of 2014 calendars would be a particularly sophisticated affair.
I generally quite like cats and dogs, even my cat Sibyl, when she’s not behaving like something out of Hammer House of Horror, so here are some of the calendars I quite like, in a funny sort of way. Read more
I’ve just bought a new motorhome and the curtains in it are horrid so I just have to change them. I’m not very handy with a sewing machine but a lovely haberdashers shop close to my house sells some beautiful fabrics and I got inspired. Read more
The clocks went back at the weekend making the days so much shorter, and when I woke up this morning and looked out of the window it was misty and grey. Winter is definitely on its way, and while I don’t like the cold, I do like the fact that the birds in the garden are much more visible now that the trees are losing their leaves. Read more
Martha Stewart appears to be a very busy woman. Cooking, media, TV, home-making, entertaining, crafting. You name it Martha Stewart seems to have done it. For those of you who haven’t heard of her, she’s an American TV star and owner of a huge media empire who has also put her name to a range of stationery, in collaboration with Avery, for Staples. Read more
Our family always had an advent calendar at Christmas. It signalled that Christmas was just around the corner. It would hang on the door in the dining room and my two siblings and I would take turns to open a door. Read more
I’ve had a birthday recently, and no, I’m not sharing with you which one it was, so I have some thank you letters to write. Even as a little girl I had to sit down and write thank you letters after each birthday. Read more