If you didn’t already know, I have two jobs. One of these is a full time office based job, as a desktop publisher for The Racing Pigeon paper and magazine. The other is a part time retail job, as a sales assistant in Paperchase. The result of this is me being absolutely mad about stationery…
Working in an office environment means that I use a lot of stationery, and working in a stationery store means that I sell a lot of stationery, being the crafty sort that I am also means that I have a lot of room in my heart for stationery. I’m a paper nerd.
With this being a well known trait of my personality, and with christmas having just been, I’ve now got a brand new pile of stationery from the lovely people in my life!
A new diary is one of the best things about the new year, and I love this one that my mother got for me! It’s perfect handbag size, A6, 2 days to a page, and gorgeous colours! She picked this one up from Paperchase. Isn’t it beautiful?
I’ve no idea where this one is from, but this lovely little notebook was a gift from a friend of mine, Dan. It’s so tiny and cute, I don’t think I will ever actually be able to use this cutie for fear of ruining it, it’s just too sweet!
Matching stationary just makes the pleasure of stationary that little bit more special, and these notebooks are part of a gorgeous raindrops range from Paperchase, again, my mother picked these up for me, along with a couple of matching pens, even better! These will most definitely get their use, whether its at work or me writing down my junk, and I can’t wait to get stuck in! They’re linen cased, and feel so precious, I do enjoy a chunky notebook quite a lot!
Along with these raindrops bits, I’ve also got my trusty list pad and new desk planner, which I’m looking forward to using through this new year! Here comes a more productive edition of me, hopefully!
Gutted to say that I also do not know where this one comes from, but this Totoro notebook was a gift from my little sister, and I dare not use it, for it is far to precious! My Neighbour Totoro was one of my favourite Studio Ghibli films growing up, and has also been a favourite for my sister!
My aunt got me this cutie of a notebook too, it’s another chunky one which I can’t wait to dig my pen in to! I feel like this one needs to be filled with something meaningful, I get that vibe from it’s cover, however I have nothing meaningful to write about, so unfortunately for it, it will probably be filled with work related things! Such a shame really!
This doesn’t really count as stationery, but these bits were all gifts from Paperchase too, and they all match, I’m in love with this print! I’ve been given a soft laptop case fro my Macbook, an iPhone 5 case and a take out cup, all with these super cute polkadots, I might have to pick myself up the notebook and other bits to match this print at some point!
In addition to all these gift bits, I have picked myself up a few new packs of Staedtler and Stability pens, fine liners, highlighters and colouring pens. Can’t have all this paper with no pens can I?!
Any other stationery nerds out there? I think its something to do with a false sense of productivity, owning so many bits which are designed to actually boost productivity… no matter, I have a small problem.