Insights on Insights-X

Friday and Saturday before last, I went on a stationery adventure! I headed over to Nuremberg, Germany to attend the Insights-X stationery trade show. I hadn’t heard of the show before they got in touch with me, but it ran for the first time last year and as part of their 2nd year, they were… Read more »


Book Review: Cut It Out! by Poppy Chancellor

A few weeks ago I went to TWO celebrations to mark the launch of Poppy Chancellor‘s incredible new book, Cut It Out! I went to the launch party, where we celebrated with Prosecco and Vicky’s Donuts (so good!), and then the next morning I was up bright and early to head over to Penguin’s HQ… Read more »


Grief, and the importance of writing stuff down

Just over two weeks ago, I lost my mum. It was a massive shock and at the moment it feels like I’ll never quite get over this. I know that time is a healer but at the moment it feels pretty tough, especially for my dad who has been by her side for the past… Read more »

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Paper Home by Esther Thorpe

A few weeks ago I was really excited to be invited to an origami workshop with Esther Thorpe, in celebration of the launch of her new book, Paper Home. I’ve been a fan of Origami Est via Instagram for ages, constantly amazed at the things she makes with paper… The workshop was at Quill London, the stationery… Read more »

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The Dreamday Pattern Journal

The Dreamday Pattern Journals have been sat on my desk for a little while, as I haven’t had much time to blog lately. As some of you know, I’ve been working on a different project, which has meant lots of time sat at my desk, mulling things over (and freaking out a little bit). During… Read more »

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Moustache Stationery: Shabby Chic

I’m going to start by saying that I think Shabby Chic is the wrong name for this Moustache Stationery box… I think it should be called “Lifestyle Blogger’s Dream”. I mean, look at it, there’s rose gold, perspex, blush, mint, geometrics, pastels. Even the card saying what was in the box had marble print. Need… Read more »

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Visiting Fred Aldous Manchester

As you may have seen on Instagram, a couple of weeks ago I visited Fred Aldous‘s original shop. I was on a hen do in Manchester and where ordinarily on a weekend like that there isn’t time to wander off and go stationery shopping, luckily on the last day we went for brunch around the… Read more »

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Inside the beautiful blue box…

I probably feel about seeing this box how other girls feel about a Mulberry shopping bag, or a Louboutin box (not that I’m completely adverse to that though, to be fair). This little blue box promises stationery luxury… Smythson, for the uninitiated, is a classic British leatherwear brand, specialising in handbags and leather notebooks since… Read more »

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Fred & Bell Stickers

Seeing people you know from the blogging community starting up their own thing is so exciting AND inspiring, and it’s even better when it’s something I can blog about! And so, here is Fred & Bell, created by Leanne Beale who blogs at This Little Space of Mine. I know Leanne from having “met her” on… Read more »

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Book Review: Nib & Ink

A couple of weekends ago, I managed to actually sit down for two afternoons in a row and work my way through Nib & Ink, Chiara Perano’s modern calligraphy book. You may have seen Chiara’s work before through her company, Lamplighter London. I should preface this review by saying using the book wasn’t my introduction to… Read more »