It was a close call. The runner up letter was from my mum- she has lovely neat handwriting and used matching Miffy stationery: She wrote about the fact that one in five children have never received a letter. Very sad indeed! The winner, though, was my good friend Helen, who wrote in pink ink and […]
Category Archives: Paper
Will be getting some of these up on Folksy soon:
Pencils, too. Writing implements in general, really. Love ’em. And I don’t care who knows it! Yes, it’s National Stationery Week, here at last to help get Britain writing. It’s actually got me thinking about my own pen collection and how I write, and I’ve come to realise that I’ve neglected things of late. Even […]
In light of the upcoming National Stationery Week, I’ve decided to run a little competition amongst my Facebook friends (indeed, the ones who are actually my friends!). All they have to do is post me a hand written letter. That’s the whole brief, they can make of that what they will! As a prize, the […]
While National Stationery Week is a mere 7 days away, I am glad I’ve found out about it at least a little in advance. As it says on their site, ‘National Stationery Week is a celebration of the written word and all things stationery.’ And just to be clear, that’s stationery with an ‘e’, NOT […]
I just googled, looked at various tutorials, then played around with an old magazine – the chunkiest I could find! Found the middle then worked my way out, alternating the types of folds evenly.
So I made up a new blank notebook. Ivory paper: Red and gold headband: Simple black cover: The intention was to stick a decorative metal key on the front, but I can’t quite decide how to place it. Which looks best?
I am both glad and sad that Shepherds Falkiners has moved. Sad because I can no longer browse their lovely store in my lunch hour, or wander down to buy more book binding supplies. Glad because it stops me buying yet more paper. I am resigned to online window shopping and trying to think up […]
Two origami bunny tutorials: The yellow one is inflatable, so when you get to the second to last step, you need to… blow into the bunny’s nose!
Coptic binding is something I’ve been wanting to try for ages and I found a really great tutorial. I love this one particularly as the pictures are so clear. To practise this technique, I decided to bind my old sketches together. They’ve been laying around, sheets of A4 from sketch pads that have fallen to […]