Friday, 4 April 2014

Travel Journal Winner

A very quick post to say that the lucky, lucky winner of my travel journal giveaway in celebration of National Stationery Week is........ Sarah Cassin.

Hope you love using it as much as I enjoyed creating

Catch ya later.xx

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Giveaway reminders and a catch up.

Good morning, although it is a real pea souper here!

Anyhow, brightness on the horizon comes in the form of the winner of my Creative Eclairs giveaway, the book written by the lovely Ruth Clemens of  The Pink Whisk fame.

THE WINNER TA DA!!!!! IS LORRAINE FLYNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you are getting this Lorraine as I would love to send you your book copy very soon so you need to let me have your postal address. You can Tweet me on @AtHomeWithMrsH.

Also, in celebration of National Stationery Week my travel journal giveaway ends at midnight tonight. This is the chance to win the notebook pictured below.

Hope more of you will comment and be in with a chance to win this one off memory keeper for that special trip you may be taking this summer.

Well, that was planned as a quick post just to get this information out there.

Stop by again soon and I hope to show you some of my sewing projects I have been planning and working on.

Catch ya later! xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

National Stationery Week - Day Two

Now today, Notebook Day, is the one I have been looking forward to !

I will freely admit to love, love, loving a brand new, clean-paged notebook. I quite often, like a true stationery addict, buy a notebook without actually knowing its end purpose. Example, a lovely A4, pink-fronted notebook caught my eye in Asda and it turned into a notebook for my new crafty obsession which is sewing. I covered it with appropriate embellisments and hey presto!

I like to use artist's sketch books, which look like this when I buy them from The Range. The paper is 120gsm which is thick enough if you want to decorate or ink the pages. You are not restricted by lines and can use them to paste photos in pictures and photos. For me the cover is the best as it is canvas and perfect for really properly embellishing!

My blog posts are drafted in the one you see below, obviously after I have customised it. I love to use this one but it is nearly full so I will have to decorate another one in readiness!

I have a notebook which is a kind of journal as it is my Journal of Gratitude in which I write down at least one thing I am grateful for every day. Makes you think.

I have in the past customised notebooks to sell, see here my Pinterest page of the ones I have completed for people. I have two "in stock" which I am saving for something special,

but in celebration of National Sationery Week I am offering this travel journal you see below as a giveaway. To win this unique notebook, perfect for recording that special journey or trip, all you need do it comment on this post by Thursday April 3 midnight.


Happy scribbling and catch ya later!xx

Monday, 31 March 2014

National Stationery Week - Day One.

 I'm a Stationery Addict

Woop woop! Today is the beginning of National Stationery Week!

There are so many things to get involved with this week including competitions, poetry, getting children to write letters and about the importance of good handwriting. Something for everybody!  
This week is the chance to celebrate all things written and everything to do with it - for stationery addicts like me this is fab! Over the next five days I will be blogging about various things to do with this wonderful week and you can take part by Tweeting at @NatStatWeek and other tags, visiting their website and find them on Facebook.

#NWW14 have put this list together to get us talking about stationery so I'm joining in with the fun. 

Today is Monday so I thought I'd give you some information about a great place for stationery addicts to visit, especially children. The place to visit just has to be -
The Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick. 

Here you can learn all about the history of the pencil and see the largest pencil, in the world. (The last bit was meant to be said in a Jeremy Clarkson voice!) So if you're looking for a great place for a day out in the Easter or Summer holidays this could be the very thing - now that reminded me of Billy Connolly for some reason (you know why I describe it as my ramblings!). 

Whether you like to write with pencil or pen everybody needs a lovely notebook, but more of that tomorrow!

Catch ya later, and remember Stationery Rocks!