Luckily on my little 24hr trip to London the other weekend, I got to pop into Liberty to the Stationery Room for the first time.
When I was little I spent the vast majority of my pocket money on stationery, or the 49p fruits of the forest range from Woolworths. Mostly stationery though. I never used it of course, I saved it.
Now I get to do stationery shopping grown up like at Liberty and what an amazing selection there is. I got these beautiful notebooks from Rifle Paper Company:
And this gorgeous piece of wrapping paper:
I am of course going to frame this. Hand screenprinted. Amazing Print. £10.95 a pop. I am hardly going to get the selotape out and wrap anything with it. Although apparently a lady bought armfuls of the stuff the other day to wrap gifts! Which is what it's really for, but argh! what waste!
This was a great suprise last week. Just about the most perfect birthday card for me in relation to this little blog and a vintage crochet pattern which is the sort of thing that fills me with unparelleled delight. These were a suprise from Chelsea at Flora Dora. Thankyou so much! I love the way the photos are staged for these patterns and it's also brilliant to discover new stitch patterns. I am really very tempted to make this little ensemble for myself and Ruby, maybe more of a tunic top for me. With the knitting and stitching show this week I'm going to keep a look out for a suitable yarn.
You must take a look at the Flora Dora interior design website. Such an intriguing tale of the rediscovery of artwork by Royal academy artist Sheila Bownas. Flora Dora has just launched the first two collections of some of Bownas's designs and we're able to purchase a limited range of prints, postcards, cushions and fabrics. A complete treasure trove!