February Favourites 2016

I promise this month’s favourites post isn’t all about pens. But be warned it does feature a lot of pens. In a bid to normalise my stationery addiction and to not appear so materialistic, I always like to share an experience or something from my surroundings that I’ve enjoyed this month. In February, the snowdrops returned to our garden and covered the lawn. We are not keen on gardening, so seeing a wild flower appear with no effort at all is really quite pleasing.

Snowdrops

Despite spending £200 on the dentist in February (wah!), I also had to fork out for a new laptop, so it turned out to be an expensive month. Hence my Instagram sale! I am absolutely loving the laptop I chose as it weighs 1.2 kg and is really responsive. I’ve really been enjoying getting organised with that and also using my planner to stay motivated.

Claireabellemakes-Desk-SpaceI managed to do some crafting outside of blog and contributor projects this month, which has been so nice. I worked on The New Craft House English Paper Piecing cushion kit and was reminded how relaxing hand sewing is. They’ve just released a couple more kits which look fab!

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Now for the pens I’ve been loving! First up, is this rainbow pack of Paper Mate Flair Fibre Tip Pens. These are great for colouring, writing cards and gift tags and generally just lining up in a rainbow. Or is it just me that does that?! #penweirdo

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Gel pens from kikki.K will always have a place in my heart. Especially as they have so many different designs!kikk.K-Gel-Pens

Their latest metallic gel pens feel really luxurious. I had to get the gold and copper pens. I think they go with my We Make Collective DIY Shibori notebook so well.Mixed-Metallic-Pens-kikki.K

At the end of January I managed to nab a Nikki McWilliams biscuit cushion in her seconds sale. How cute is this Fondant Fancy cushion? It reminds me of when I used to visit my Nan and she would always feed us these little cakes with a glass of lemonade. Fondant-Fancy-Cushion

Tammy likes it too. Biscuit-Cushion-Nikki-McWilliams

Unfortunately this month has not been great for my migraine head so I’ve tried to rest and take some self care time. I am a fan of ear candling for relaxing and found that Holland and Barrett have different scents. Ear-Candles

I am pleased to get my Lucky Dip Club box every month (subscriber since day one!) and February’s Galentines box was all kinds of super. The illustrators and designer makers that Leona chooses to work with are always so inspiring.

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My favourite part of the box is the zine which is edited by Zabby Allen. I’m super excited to be sharing a DIY tutorial in the March box as the theme is Bunnyland! I may have continued the glitter projects for this one, so take a look at Lucky Dip Club’s website if you fancy nabbing a box!Girl-Planet-Zine

Lastly, I am announcing my devotion to the enamel pin trend that is well and truly back. It feels super nostalgic and oh so 90s to be collecting pins again. Most of mine are cat and stationery themed.

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Did you spot the sneak peek of a new product there too? NOT SO SUBTLE HINT!

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