There are two things in the world that I can’t live without (well besides the boyfriend). Music and words. I don’t want to even contemplate a world where I didn’t have ready access to both.
So in celebration of my two loves I give you my favourite lyrical prints. Have a great Saturday!
left to right
#1 – Highway of Endless Dreams by Blue Order.
#2 – Decide What To Be And Go Be It by The Oyster’s Pearl.
#3 – Home is Wherever I’m With You by The Concepción Studios.
#4 – Bright Sunshiny Day by Farouche.
#5 – Because You’re Mine, I Walk the Line by August Park.
Brown paper bags fascinate me. For something so utilitarian they can look so darn cute! What do you think?
clockwise from top
Tree and bird holiday bags by In The Clear
Just for You bags by Hello Donna
Paisley embossed bags by TodoPapal
Chevron bags by Le Paper Shop
Thank you bags by Letter Kay
I spend ages choosing wrapping paper. A lot of the time I like to go with a theme – like a colour or a pattern that relates back to the gift I’m giving. Oh and I’m a bit of a wrapping paper hoarder too. I recently had to get rid of 10 near empty rolls that I’d shoved into the back of the cupboard. If you like wrapping paper as much as me, you’re going to love these.
top row left to right
#1 – Red Chevron from Mr Boddington’s Studio.
#2 – Little Houses by Placed.
#3 – Under Water by Emily Parker Designs.
middle row left to right
#4 – Enna Bear by Enna Shop.
#5 – Inka Gift Wrap – Earth Range by Inky Co.
#6 – Hearts by Toodles Noodles.
bottom row left to right
#7 – Jingle Bells by Sieben Morgen.
#8 – Day of the Dead by Holly Over The Moon.
#9 – Anyaman by MAHAMERU Shop.
Got any favourites that I didn’t feature? Let me know in the comments.
I LOVE books. LOVE. I recently got a Kindle for my birthday and have fallen head over heels for e-Books too but nothing will ever replace my love of the printed word. There’s something about books; they hold promises and potential for adventure and discovery.
Some people do other things to books. They give them other opportunities to live on past their shelf life. Here are some of my favourites.
Vintage Study Book Envelopes – Happy August
Wreath made of vintage book pages – Maggie Paggie Designs
Cupcake toppers made from vintage books – Apples Modern Art
Wuthering Heights Book Clutch – Chick Lit Designs
Paper Heart Garland – Couture by Ayca Special offer: 10% discount from Couture by Ayca when you use the code: PRETTYPAPERTHINGS during the month of June!
And perhaps my very favourite thing to do with vintage books….grow crystals on them!
This is a piece by sculptor and installation artist Alexis Arnold of the book Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell in a crystallised form. This is what Alexis says about her creations – “The crystal growth highlights or creates the aesthetics of these once-utilitarian objects that are entering the world of obsolescence, as well as acts to suggest past narratives and post-human futures laden with nostalgia, wonder, and the interminable progression of time.” (cred: Made in Slant). I’m not sure if I quite understand that, but I think it’s magical nonetheless.
Happy Australia Day fellow Aussies! We’re pretty lucky to live in such an ace country, am I right? We’re also really lucky to have so many talented designers and fellow paper nerds inhabiting our fair land. I thought I’d gather a few of my favourites into a big ole blog post. Happy reading!
Are you an Aussie paper lover/designer/stationery store owner? Leave a comment and let us know your details!
“The Smell Of The Sea” Limited Edition Print
Mitchell and Dent
Rainbows and Unicorns Gift Card
Fine Ink Letterpress
Letterpress Valentines Coaster Scandinavian Folk Style Tree of Life
Martini Thank You Notes
Bella Stationery Studio
Thank You Cards Red Sketch
Dinky-Dye Print 
Poppies for Grace
Red Wine Card
It’s A New Day greeting card
Australia Gift Card
(Image credit: Bespoke Press, Mitchell and Dent, Fine Ink Letterpress, Akimbo, Bella Stationery Studio, Messagemark, Poppies for Grace, kikki.K, Mokoh Design)
Oh my goodness it’s going to be hot over here in Western Australia this week! Check out these scorching temperatures – ugggghhh!
I’m not looking forward to the hot, hot heat at all. I like summer, don’t get me wrong, I just can’t handle a few days of +35 degree days!
Now, I know my friends in the northern hemisphere are looking forward to the long, lazy days of summer so I thought I’d pull together some summer paper lovelies to get you through your deliciously cold day. For all of us enduring the heat, enjoy it now. After all, it will be winter soon.
Summer Polaroid Postcards from Painted Fish Studio
48 Business card envelopes – summer theme from Zazink Paper Supply
Dandelion Flower Letterpress flat note card from Sweet Harvey
Handmade Spiral Flowers ‘Indian Summer’ from Suzanne B Webb
Folksy Girls of Spring Summer and Autumn Postcard Collection from Inking Cap
Pencils wrapped in chiyogami from Maoiliosa
Linocut Balloons in the sky Card / notelet from Vicky Day
(Image credits: Painted Fish Studio, Zazink Paper Supply, Sweet Harvey, Suzanne B Webb, Inking Cap, Maoiliosa, Vicky Day)