What is stationery?

What is stationery?

It's papery things. Things for recording in or on. Notebooks, diaries, journals, planners, receipt books, writing paper, jotter pads, index cards, sticky notes. But probably not floppy disks any more. It's pens and pencils and things that make a mark. It's ink in a...

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An Envelope of Snippets Part 28

An Envelope of Snippets Part 28

Where's your January going? It is as glorious as you planned? It is what it is! And every day is a new start! If this is the year that you've decided to get organised these tips on using a planner for the first could be handy. January is a time of hope. You make plans...

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And relax?

And relax?

I'm keen on the little and often approach to working. Many small tasks scheduled each day. On any given day I'll be completing a mix of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly tasks. With most of these, I carefully choose the day or date to schedule them to avoid an...

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A Closer Look – November 2019

A Closer Look – November 2019

Inspired by the clear cold skies and bright stars yellow and blue were theme colours for November. Banana document wallets - document wallets have been a big hit in the Ink Drops office for keeping handfuls of paper under control. Christmas cards to write go in one,...

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Planning for 2020 – and lessons from 2019

Planning for 2020 – and lessons from 2019

I'm hopeful that my 2020 planning will be effective. And this is because of what I learnt about goal setting and planning in 2019. So I've used various workbooks and systems throughout the years. I've spent huge chunks of December setting goals for the year ahead. The...

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An Envelope of Snippets Part 27

An Envelope of Snippets Part 27

Stuck for original gift inspiration? How about buying them a book on how to make their own ink from foraged items? You probably knew that the Post Office issued special stamps but did you know that you can buy postcard-sized versions of the stamps? Given the themes...

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How to write Christmas Cards

How to write Christmas Cards

It's time to write Christmas cards. It sounds like a fun festive activity until you actually have to tackle it. Then it seems like a huge tedious task. Questions fill your procrastinating mind. How many cards do you need to send? Should you go out and buy cards first?...

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A Closer Look – October 2019

A Closer Look – October 2019

Photo by Boxession Our aim with the October selection was to bring you something colourful. While October can be a glorious month, it can also be grey and dull. So what did we choose? Photo by Boxession Our first pick was this kawaii weather pencil case. A pencil case...

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An Envelope of Snippets Part 26

An Envelope of Snippets Part 26

We all know that washi tape is amazing for festive decorations but this idea round up has inspired us. We like the idea of using tape to make patchwork wrapping paper and creating an advent village. There's something strangely appealing about articles that indicates...

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Saved for Later?

Saved for Later?

Are you in the habit of saving posts to read later? Even if you have no idea when later will be? When  Twitter was in its infancy I used the like button as a way of saving things I wanted to look at later. I'd read the post or follow up on the link and then unlike it....

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A Closer Look – September 2019

A Closer Look – September 2019

There’s a nip in the air and autumn is whispering that she’s on her way - and our September box is full of lovely things to ease you into the next season. Let's start with the A4 pastel notebook. We have this in 5 different colours and scattered these among...

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An Envelope of Snippets Part 25

An Envelope of Snippets Part 25

Why did no one tell us about this before? You can use tape to declutter your kitchen - and it would probably work with your desk too! Remind yourself not to take things too seriously by following the adventures of a soup ladle on Instagram We read these ideas for...

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