Tag: stationery

Tuesday Treat – Howkapow

One of the reasons I still persavere with Facebook is that lots of small businesses still use it (and use it well). It was through Facebook that I first came across Howkapow, who sell unique gifts, homewares and quirky home accessories. I’m always looking for unique or unusual accessories for our home (We still have some of those hideous paper lamps from Ikea for goodness sake! Argh!) So I was really pleased to discover them. From gorgeous cushions and clocks to vintage style prints and stationery, they’ve got something that’ll make you smile! For me, I really, really want this gorgeous pendant lamp.

Welsh Cafe Lamp


I’ve been looking for an industrial style lamp for my room for a while, and this one fits the bill, as it’s got that feel but is slightly softer, making it ideal for the home. The only problem for me is how to install it, as I currently don’t have a ceiling light in my study. But when I’ve figured out how to install this, I most certainly will be. Isn’t it lovely? Not only that, but they’ve got some great stationery and lovely prints that would look great in my study too…

The PaperLove Blog Hop

Hello. My name is Cathryn and I love paper.

The PaperLove Blog Hop

For as long as I can remember, I have loved paper. This developed into quite a serious stationery addiction. For me, going to the newsagents or a stationers still makes me feel calm and happy. After a bad day at work, I like nothing more than going to the stationers and buying a new pen to write with. And is there anything more satisfying, than using a brand new pen, preferably one with orange ink (my favourite), in a brand new notebook? The joy. The hesitation over what to write. Using your best and neatest handwriting. *sigh* That’s pretty much heaven for me. My notebook buying addiction, which extended to post-it notes and highlighters, became overwhelming, so much so that my drawers were full of them and I had to go cold turkey. It was either that or we would drown in paper! This only makes the purchase of a new notebook even more satisfying, as I’ve had to wait sooooo long to buy one.

handmade 40th birthday cardIt’s not just notebooks that feed my love of paper. I also really enjoy working with paper. Whether it’s making cards, cutting and sticking different papers together or just perusing Pinterest for amazing amazing paper creations from like minded paper lovers. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to ideas about making things from paper, which I makes me breath a sigh of happiness when I’m feeling blue.

The paper garlandI also spend my day, surrounded by paper. I’m either scribbling notes, ideas and to do lists or I’m looking at some of my favourite and inspirational pieces of paper on my notice board above my desk. There’s something very satisfying about working with paper, whether you’re creating something from an old book or reusing a pretty bag to make a butterfly, paper makes me smile. A lot! It’s official, my love affair with paper is going nowhere!

Are you a paperfan? Or maybe you’re a stationery geek and can’t get enough of new notebooks?

The PaperLove Blog Hop is a celebration of all things paper! Follow the links to discover more bloggers who love paper and use it to inspire and delight. And if you want to explore a whole world of paper, and stretch your paper passion further with a host of creative projects, why not join the innovative new online course PaperLove (starts March 31). Led by book artist Rachel Hazell, PaperLove is a five week creative adventure for paper lovers. Find out more here.

Majo Bautista / Tona Bell / Louise Best / Cathy Bluteau / Jennifer Bomgardner / Giova Brusa / Lindsay Buck / Beka Buckley / Joanna Caskie / Jonathan Chapman (Mr Yen) / Halle CiscoSarah Clare / Cathryn Clarke / Dawn ClarksonRhiannon Connelly / Jenny D’Fuego / Molly Dhiman / Ian Dudley / Ayisatu Emore / Akmal Farid / Monika Forsberg / Claire Fritz-Domeney / Louise Gale / Chrissy Gaskell / Julie Hamilton / Emma Hawman / Rachel Hazell / Holly Helgeson / Claudine Hellmuth / Kim Henkel / Sarah Hoffman / Joanne Hus / Paula Joerling / Beth Kempton / Julie Kirk / Eos Koch / Katie LaClair / Kristy Lankford / Michelle ManolovDoreen Marts / Rosie Martinez-Dekker / Tori Mears / Maria Mederios / Lise Meijer / Debbie Miller / MaryJane Mitchell / Suzy Naidoo / Grace Noel / Hannah NunnCamilla Olsson / Jo Packham / Rachelle PanagarryMonette Pangan / Melanie Paul / Nicole Piar / Jen Pitta / Liz Plummer / Julie Reed / Michelle Reynolds / Lisa Rivas / Angee Robertson / Natalie RyanAisling Ryan / Elisabet Sapena / Kyrrha Sevco / Jamie Sprague / Elizabeth Steele / Terri Stephens / Juniper Stokes / Mary Tanana / Maike Thoma / Linda Tieu / Gabrielle Treanor / Tammy Tutterow / Deborah Velasquez / Jordan Vinograd Kim / Cat Whipple / Brooke Witt / Katie Wood / Amelia Woodbridge

Tuesday Treat – martha and hepsie

Regular readers will know how much I love tea and how much I love stationery. So when the two are combined, I’m always going to be interested. I absolutely love this Back to Back Brews tape from martha and hepsie. It’s such a great idea and lovely to boot!

Tea TapeThe print is also available as a tea towel and a mug. Perfect for the tea addict in your life! If you’re looking for something a bit more festive, why not take a look at their Christmas sprout tape? They’ve also got some adorable cards and lampshades – I quite like the Mischievous Magpie lampshade! How about you?

Tuesday Treat – Doodlelove

So a little while ago I tweeted about wanting to get a wall planner for my office. I feel a little bit like I’m free falling, stumbling my way between items on my to-do list. Writing things down & getting organised really helps me feel better. My sister recommended this gorgeous planner from Doodlelove & I knew I had to get it!Doodle Love wall plannerI haven’t had time to fill it in, but am planning on having a massive organisational weekend this week. I have a list of jobs I want to do & reorganise my office, including having a clear out so this lovely addition will take pride of place! I can’t wait!

I have since followed Doodlelove on all possible social media so that I don’t miss a single new piece of stationery! I love the designs and the colours of her products – the woman’s a genius! Have you found some delicious stationery lately? What do you do to help yourself feel organised?