Category Archives: Inspiration

Happy World Book Day!

Book lovers of the world, rejoice! For today is World Book Day. But what does it actually mean? Surely every day is World Book Day? Well, according to their site “It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.”  Take a look here to find out the full story. It’s […]

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Weekly inspiration- top Halloween paper crafts

Halloween is nearly upon us and it’s the perfect time to try out some simple paper crafts to decorate your home spook out your neighbours and guests! Here are my favourites: Paper shadow mice There are some fantastic Halloween crafts to be found on the Martha Stewart site but these simple paper mice are my […]

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Weekly inspiration – The Big Draw!

It’s officially drawing time, as the 2013 Big Draw – The Campaign for Drawing – kicks off. Well, technically it’s already kicked off, as the official start was October 1st – but panic not, most of the events and key dates have yet to happen. Phew. And relax. The Campaign for Drawing’s Big Draw is […]

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Paper adventures on the Amalfi coast

On a day trip to Amalfi from Positano, we walked out of the town and up the hill to the paper mill museum. If you’re interested in paper, paper making, books etc. then it’s well worth it. I was in my element! Paper making equipment and presses dating back hundreds of years. I even got […]

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Weekly Inspiration – Craft Gawker

This site is brilliant. As their ‘about’ page says: “craftgawker is a curated photo gallery that allows the visual search and discovery of handmade arts and crafts to inspire your own projects. we publish photography submitted by craft bloggers from around the world. our editors review submissions daily and choose the highest quality, most creative […]

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Stationery competition winner!

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 […]

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I love pens

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 […]

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Book art sculpture – first attempt

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.

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Weekly Inspiration- Bookplates

Ex Libris:  Latin, meaning “from the books of”. For a while I’ve been aware of bookplates, but never really thought about what they are and what they mean. I’ve seen them for sale on The Literary Gift Company and felt like I needed some. Then the good old British Museum shared a link on Facebook […]

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Weekly Inspiration – Letters Of Note

It began with an innocent discussion on snozzcumbers, and ended with this link being emailed round the office from  Letters Of Note: http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/08/thank-you-for-dream.html This website is a definite must visit for anyone who likes reading, writing, letters and words. Here are some of my favourites: I Like Words Damn You All To Hell I Was […]

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