When you work and study, it doesn't have to be Sunday for a Stationery Sunday anymore. I've been really into upsizing things I'd normally just chuck into the recycle bin lately. This was a tin of baked beans with the branding stripped off of it, and now it's my pen pot. Hooray! It took all … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: When life gives you baked beans…
Happy International Women's Day! Girl power and all that. To my mum - Myra - my sisters, my aunt, my step mother, my gran and my grandma, and all of my unfairly beautiful and intelligent friends; you're pretty damn great and I'm very lucky to have you.
Welcome to yet another Stationery Sunday! Calligraphy is the art of decorative hand lettering. It's a skill many of us don't possess naturally, myself included, but those who can master it can potentially make a lot of money doing everything from writing peoples' wedding invitations to making personalised gift tags and quotes to be displayed … Continue reading STATIONERY SUNDAY: from Calligraphy novice to pro
I love the sales, but I'll admit: I only love a certain kind of sale. None of this scrapping for a reduced cashmere jumper - no, no. I like things - notebooks, and gadgets, and reduced satchels, and watches. Clothing is what your trusted family get for Christmas to last the year; things are … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: Paperchase Christmas SALE haul
I woke up on Sunday morning to the smell of birthday candles. My boyfriend, who turned 21 on Sunday, sat on the edge of the bed and reminded me of something fantastic: "That Etsy made local fair is today. It's about 15 minutes away from the house." I toiled with keeping my response to an 'oh, cool' … Continue reading The Etsy Made Local Event in Glasgow
(Stationery 'Sundays' aren't just for Sundays.) Who would have thought that when we read about the Wise Men’s questionable gift choices, the only thing we’d take from the Holy celebration would be the ‘gift’ element. Working in an art store, I sell Christmas cards, decorations and gifts to hundreds of customers every shift. The scene … Continue reading Build yourself a merry little Christmas
Ugh, I just love fresh magazines. There's something so pleasurable in familiarising yourself with the contents in each new edition - getting to witness crisp, glossy (or matte) pages turn grubby under your finger tips. The filthier they get, the greater the testimony to good reading. As you may have seen in one of my previous posts, I … Continue reading Top 3 Magazines You Should be Reading
There are only a few instances when I will answer my phone whilst in the toilets, one of them most certainly being to hear the feedback from a recent job application to my favourite shop, Paperchase. This blog entry is a little stranger than usual. For ten minutes, allow yourself to forget the factual nature of the magazine articles … Continue reading A job, you say?
Welcome to this week's Stationery Sunday I have a confession to make: I've not been myself lately. Whilst university coursework, editing commitments and social events have all intensified in workload and frequency, I've found myself putting off a lot of things due to stress. I tend to be the type of person who looks at … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: just WHAT IS a Bullet Journal?
Typography; is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing, letter-spacing, and adjusting the space within letters pairs. ~ Bing Typography is just wonderful. From the wet spiralled ink - carefully, delicately, specifically ringed … Continue reading Let’s talk about TYPOGRAPHY