On one of my blog-wanderings I came across the tip of a stationery-obsessed iceberg. Any readers of this blog are aware of my textile fascinations. My stationery and notebook fascinations started a long time ago. They have also been identified as genetic. E has a pencil case and notebook obsession that far surpasses my fledgling interest at her age.
My favourite stationery/pen/type blog so far has to be Notebook Stories which is rammed with links to reviews, notebook addicts and fantastic stationery. Fresh Ribbon is the other gem I stumbled across. This is great for everyone who has fond memories of typewriters and ribbons and sticky keys. I know, you can tell I'm fortysomething....
In any case, you'll have already seen photos of my ever-growing notebook selection at the top of this post. I really like Rhodia books from France with their squares and their staples. I haven't included my pile of ever-ready sketchbooks. They're on the shelves at the bottom of the cupboard.
I'm not the best book-stitcher so I stock up on rings to make easy, re-usable books. A cheat, I know, but there is an opportunity to add ribbon and bows. I like to combine covers and handmade papers. I have some paper shopping bags that are crying out to be ripped up and made into books. There is also a pile of vintage children's books on my desk that are unlikely to remain intact for much longer although I can't quite allow myself to ravage the Ladybird books I've snaffled from various boot sales during the last few years.
On a separate matter, I'm having my end of holiday haircut tomorrow. I think I've finally found THE ONE, the hairdresser who is able to make me look a little better. I'm going for a colour tomorrow too. As its autumn, I fancy short and conker.