There are few things I like more than stationery. That might sound ridiculous, but for as long as I can remember I have adored it. Every Saturday morning as a child I would get £1 in pocket money, and the first thing I would do was ask my mum to take me down to my favourite shop - it wasn't a sweet shop, or a toy shop, I called it "the office shop" and it was a stationers.
In those days £1 went a long way - I could buy a flip notepad, like the ones detectives had, for that £1. Or I could get a micro fine liner to do tiny drawings, or a pack of brightly coloured stickers. More often than not I would buy a notepad or a sketchpad - there was just something so beautiful about empty paper, it was clean and pure and wonderful. There got to a stage when my mum had to ban me from buying any more notepads until I had used some of the ones I had in a drawer in my room, but I could never bring myself to make the first mark - I didn't want to sully the perfect pages.
It's been a lifetime of stationery love, and yet this year was the first year I discovered National Stationery Day! I thought I would share with you some of my favourite arty stationery items. If I were to show you all of my favourite stationery items, we'd be here a very.long.time.
~favourite drawing paper~
~favourite writing pens~
~favourite drawing pens~
~favourite drawing pencils~
What are some of your favourites?