Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Stationery Haul

I am a sucker for stationery, I have so much. I really do not need anymore, but I'm always looking out for more. Does anyone else collect all things stationery? Do you have more notebooks than Paperchase?

One very dull and wet day my daughter and I popped into Cambridge. I was very excited as I would get to visit John Lewis, Tiger and Paperchase. We parked up, making a note of the floor we are on (I am good at forgetting so I take a photo)

First stop was Paperchase, Oh so many new and pretty things. I decided to look at the postcards first, picking up a couple that made me smile. They may become dashboards for my planner or maybe just to make me smile when looking at my noticeboard.

Having seen some washi tape I liked online we went on a search. Oh my I picked it up to my daughter saying "really mum? you don't need more washi" I can forgive her, she does not understand!

Next into Tiger, because we had gone in early the shop was nearly empty. I was a little disappointed as nothing really stood out. I think was visited in between seasons so not much new to see. I did pick up this pack of sticky notes, liking the colours especially the black ones.

OK now to pop into John Lewis, I had a £25 voucher burning a hole in my pocket. I headed straight to the Kate Spade stationery as I knew this is where I would spend my voucher. Lusting after the gold dot pencil case for a while and today was the day she was coming home with me :)

So pretty, she contains 2 pencils, ruler, eraser and pencil sharpener 

Back to the car and onto Hobby Craft. I did not find much at all that took my eye, but they had a load of new washi tape

When I returned home with my bag of new goodies I was greeted with a order I had made with Cloudy Cow.

Perfect stickers to use in my snail mail and journal. 

Such a lovely day spent looking around shops and laughing with my daughter :)

Saturday, 27 February 2016

My Cath Kidston Wish List

Hello you lovely people, how are you all?

It's been lovely and sunny here in the UK but oh so very cold

Have you seen the new Spring/Summer patterns at Cath Kidston? I'm in love, the patterns are stunning

So here it is my Cath Kidston wish list...

I am always looking at the clothing, however as a larger lady nothing fits me. Why dont they make larger sizes?!!  My daughter loves the tea dresses so I buy pretty things of her.

Now for bags...

How about a bit of homeware...
Cath Kidston have really upped their stationery game...


Whats on your wish list??

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Adult Colouring

How are you all?

Back into the swing of things after Christmas?

I wanted to share with you today the wonderful world of adult colouring (not nude and risky images, although I'm sure there are colouring books along this theme) I find colouring very calming and relaxing. As a chronic pain sufferer its really helped me to get through times of a bad flare.

I have been dipping my toe into the world of colouring revolution, but for Christmas I received not one, not two now you might be thinking its got to be three, but no you are wrong its four! I received four colouring books for Christmas from different people and none of them were the same! Amazing...

With my colour pencils all sharpened and the way if you become a serious colourer ( I class myself as such) then its worth investing in a electric sharpener. I picked mine up from WHSmiths and has saved me from developing RSI in my hand.

Sometimes I use pens and paints, but my favourite are pencils as you can blend and they don't leak through to the image on the other side leaving it useless!

A day does not pass without me doing colouring in some form. The image above is from the Lost Ocean book, Its a lovely book and is my go to at the moment. I do like Johanna Basford's books the best, such lovely illustrations.

You can find some sample pages here so you can print out and give it a try. Let me know how you get on :)

Do you enjoy colouring? Can you recommend any good books?

Hope you are all well