National Theatre Bookshop Haul

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What’s in this crumbled bag, I hear you ask… Well, the other day I was wasting time on the Southbank before meeting some friends and I thought I’d pop into the new National Theatre Bookshop. What I didn’t know however is that they have some AMAZING stationery! So of course I couldn’t help myself and this is what I came out with:

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La Crayon Aimant, £3, Tout Simplement

Really like the packaging on this one. It’s a pencil with a magnetic end! Having recently renovated a house, this could have really come in handy, like this, for example:

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Next up:

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Brass Double Sharpener, £5.50, Carta Pura

I’m VERY excited about this one. Such a classic, quality product. It’s almost too nice to use.  And from the same brand:

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Black Rubber, £2, Carta Pura

This one doesn’t photograph so well, but everything’s cooler in matte black right? Even a rubber.

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Brass Template Bookmark Alphabet, £13.50, Midori

I love Midori stuff, and have often looked at their brass rulers online but thought they were a little expensive. I hadn’t seen this bookmark/template before though (I suppose you could also use it as a ruler if you didn’t need measurements…) and I’m a lot more tempted to buy when it’s right in front of me!

Grafika cards, @.80 each, Nineteen 73

Grafika cards, @2.80 each, Nineteen 73

Really like the graphics on this range (they look a lot better in real life…). In fact they had a lot of great cards in the shop but I limited myself to 2 on this visit.

So yeah, I’ll definitely be going back, but maybe after my next payday…

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Knitter’s Notebook

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This little beauty arrived yesterday! It’s a knitter’s notebook, £10 by True Brit Knits.

I saw it the other day on The Well Appointed Desk (thanks!) and had to order one. I really like the simplicity of the foil on the front and here’s what’s on the inside:

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The inside cover has a knitting glossary, and the paper is graph on  one side and plain on the other. So you sketch out designs and then use the graph to draw your own patterns. I’ve written before about using grid paper for fairisle patterns/grids and I’ll definitely find this useful! Oh, and the pages are perforated, always good.

Here’s a close up of the glossary:
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And this last feature I find REALLY useful, as I often forget/can’t find my tape measure:
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Kitty Clips

A quick one today – an H&M (of all places!) find:

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I’m not 100% sure what I’ll use them for – I guess they’re just glorified paperclips really. I could make some mini clipboard postcard frames maybe… Anyway, they’re only £1.99 for 6, which I think it pretty good. I got them in the Covent Garden store last week so you should still be able to find them.

And here’s a close up – pretty cute!

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Meow x

A Girl Named Elastika

Yay! A stationery film!
You may well have seen this already but I thought I’d share it anyway.
It’s a stop-motion animation by film-maker Guillaume Blanchet made entirely from push pins and elastic bands (actually I also spotted a few paper clips – no stationery gets past me!). It’s about a girl on an adventure and it’s really fun – see for yourself!

FUNFAX!!!

Oh my GOD, did anyone else have a Funfax when they were a kid?! I just thought of them out of nowhere and a quick google has reminded me how BRILLIANT they were! For anyone that wasn’t lucky enough to have a Funfax, they were the kid’s version of a Filofax, they were around in the ’90s and they looked like this:

Not the best pic, sorry, I found it on a forum. Anyway, you could also get mini books to go inside about basically anything in the whole world… Here are a select few that I found:

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I don’t think I need to say anything about this one…

So much great stuff, I could quite happily carry on.

I also had one of these bad boys:

And to this day I’m obsessed with being a detective…

I feel sorry for kids that didn’t grow up with Funfax.

Food Glorious Food (cards)

As I sit down to write this it’s approaching lunchtime, so there’s only one direction I can go. Food. Cards with food on them anyway:

This is very silly but I like it a lot! Especially as someone who eats far too many carbs…

Complex Carbohydrates card, £2.50, by Gemma Correll at Ohh Deer

There’s more to this next one than meets the eye, as it’s an A-Z of cheeses. It’s quite hard to work them out but, if you’re a cheat like me, one of the pictures on the site lists the cheese names.

Cheese Alphabet Card, £3.25, by Becka Griffin Illustration at Not On The Highstreet

I actually really struggled to find any cheese pun cards, which surprises me. I mean, surely there are some great ones! Have a BRIE-lliant birthday! GOUDA luck in your new job! Jeez guys,  I’m just giving these away. Sort it out card makers… (and do feel free to comment below if you can think of any others – we could really be on to something!)

La Sandia card, £6.50 for 5, by CL.AM

Lovely fresh summery watermelon vibes by CL.AM (above) and while we’re feeling fruity…

Part of the Fruit Salad Card Set, £12 for 5, by Telegramme.

Simple print but I think really effective.

More classic carb lolz below. Plus extra point for letterpress.

I Yam Sorry card, £3.06, by Nourishing Notes on Etsy

I couldn’t very well not have a cake card could I? It’s a fairly overdone concept with the potential to be boring, but Rifle Paper Co always seem to get it right (sorry couldn’t find a UK stockist for this particular card).

Birthday Cake Card, $4.50, by Rifle Paper Co.

I’m pretty obsessed with biscuits, and actually have an entirely biscuit card based post up my sleeve… Love this one by Present & Correct using a classic, the pink wafer.

Pink Wafer Card, £3.25 at Present & Correct

Finally, I just wanted to share a card that I found whilst doing my research. They don’t actually seem to sell it anymore, however, it’s worth sharing because of the – what I think is – terrifying birthday song that the card sings! You can get an idea on the extended e-card version here (note: make sure you turn your headphones/speakers down!). Pretty weird eh?!

Yakety Yak Hamburger card by American Greetings

Right. Lunch time.