Welcome back to Stationery Love – the series where people share their love of all things stationery with us.
My guest today is fellow blogger Lindsay. Not only does Lindsay blog about the books she reads on Bookboodle but you’ll also find step by step instructions (with photos) of the delicious bakes she makes. Check out that gorgeous Audrey Hepburn notebook!
Welcome to Jera’s Jamboree!
What is your earliest stationery-related memory?
Preparing for a new school year and choosing my pencil case as a child. I can remember having a padded, sectioned pencil case that came with a selection of pencils, rubbers, a compass and usually a protractor that I still have no idea how to use. I also remember having a wooden pencil box where you would slide off the top and the layer underneath would twist out. You were always judged on how cool your pencil case was! (oh yes I remember that too!)
Something like these:
What do you look for when purchasing stationery Lindsay?
Cost is a big factor for me. I’m on a budget so when I do treat myself I’m looking for a bargain – usually in the Paperchase sale!
How often do you purchase stationery?
Not as often as I’d like.
Tell us about your “collection” of pretty notebooks/pens/folders/binders etc.
I don’t actually have that many but do have a habit of buying or requesting notebooks and not using them. I’m using one at the moment that I got through a stationery swap and I’m using it to record the books I’ve read and my thoughts – there’s so many pages in it I’ve been using it for about 18 months!
My Audrey Hepburn notebook I bought at JFK airport in New York in 2011. I can’t bring myself to write in it and spoil the pages. The necklace is all sparkly – how could I possibly use it! (in total agreement 🙂 )
Do you have any favourite brands Lindsay?
In my last job in a marketing firm I used to promote Curvy pens to clients because of their cost, reliability and shape. My handwriting always looks neater with a Curvy pen. I have come across them more in touristy places rather than shops like WH Smith and will always buy one. (hmmm do I admit to a haul of these at a conference with the hotel name emblazoned on …)
What colour ink do you use the most?
If there’s a choice, I’ll for black every time; I just think it looks smarter.
Do you have any dislikes?
Rubbers that leave horrible black smudges across a clean white page!
Finally Linday, paper or electronic diary?
I have a Busy B paper diary for this year. Although up until the end of January I had been using my phone’s calendar but I find it easier to track dates with an actual diary.
For fun Lindsay took the quiz at https://www.buzzfeed.com/benwhite/which-item-of-stationery-are-you
Which Item Of Stationery Are You?
You are lighthearted, expressive, and really fun. You believe that being yourself is the most important thing in life, and you often encourage others to think the same. You are intelligent and focused but always willing to think out of the box and be more experimental. You can sometimes be a little too sensitive to others’ thoughts and opinions, but you’re always able to understand that everyone is different.
Thank you for being my guest today Lindsay.
You really should check out Lindsay’s blog at Bookboodle. Her latest book reviews include I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh, The Gift by Louise Jensen, The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd and Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. Latest mouthwatering recipes include Double Chocolate Muffins, Raspberry Ripple Sponge Cake, Banana and Walnut Muffins and Gingerbread Men.
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School Stationery Sets from £4.99 Ryman
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Paper Diaries from £4.99 Ryman
A new month so the start of a new giveaway …
Enter the giveaway this month for your chance to be the proud owner of either the Blue Cats & Butterflies midi Paperblanks journal or the Morris Windrush (two winners this month of one journal each).
Blue Cats & Butterflies
Laurel Burch was a self-taught artist and “flower child” who sold handmade jewellery on the streets of San Francisco in the 1960s and continued to rely on her intuition and passion to create vibrant images of whimsy and allure with paint and paper. Brilliantly coloured and exquisitely embellished in blues and purples, one such creation is portrayed on Paperblanks Blue Cats & Butterflies journal.
William Morris (1834–1896) was one of the most celebrated practitioners of the Arts and Crafts Movement. He embraced the ideal of craftspeople taking pride in their personal handiwork, as opposed to the dehumanising onslaught of the Industrial Revolution. In creating woven and printed textile patterns (only one area expressed by his remarkable talents), Morris chose to work with the ancient technique of hand woodblock printing. He sought inspiration for his famous repeating patterns from the natural world around him, mille-fleurs tapestries and early prints of herbs as well as the crispness and abundance of exquisite detail in medieval art. His evocations of antique florals and plants in all their profusion, depth of tone and magical gradation of tints have become design classics gracing the decorative arts, including journal covers.
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