I blame The Reading Residence for it. A year ago, I don’t think I even knew what washi tape was and now I am no longer able to walk past Paperchase without seeing what they have in stock. It’s just as well that we don’t have one in our nearest town! My washi tape collection might still be small, but it’s growing steadily and I’ve treated myself to a few more rolls this month that I spotted on Amazon.
The combination of pretty stationery whilst fundraising for the children’s hospital where Jessica goes for her cardiology appointments was always going to be an irresistible one. Had I remembered to visit the cashpoint earlier in the day, I might have gone a bit mad but the limited funds in my purse meant restraint was needed and so I opted for the pretty butterfly stationery set and yet another jotter for making lists on.
My final papery purchase of the month was a set of pretty mini notecards from Cath Kidston. I’m hoping to try making some pocket letters over the next month and these are just the right size to fit in the pockets.
It’s been a great month on the reading front for me as I have managed to read three books, although admittedly two of them were old favourites that I was revisiting. My ‘new’ book this month was “What Would Barbra Do” by Emma Brockes which seemed the perfect book for me given my love of musicals – it’s part memoir and part journey through musical theatre history. I enjoyed it but not quite as much as I thought I would, mostly due to not quite agreeing with the author’s viewpoint that all the good musicals were those made pre-1970.
I really enjoyed revisiting Little Women and Good Wives – two books that I have loved since I was a teenager.
I’m now partway through my fourth book of the month – ‘Confessions of a Mother Inferior’ by Ericka Waller who blogs at Mum in the South and am enjoying it so far.
Since I started blogging, my diary has been quite neglected and I’ve been making an effort to get back to writing this again – it’s such a good way to record those thoughts and offload in a way that I just wouldn’t do on my blog. I’ve been using sticky notes to highlight particular quotes or Bible verses that I have found helpful or inspiring, which will make them easier to find if I’m looking back later on.
I’m also taking part in this month’s #BringBackPaper post swap challenge and will be sending my happy mail out in the next couple of days.
Jessica and I have been having a lovely time doing some Three Little Pigs themed crafts together – making the pigs and wolf from paper plates and three houses from small cardboard boxes. It’s been so much fun, I think we’ll be doing something similar to go with other stories in the future!
What papery activities have you been enjoying this month?