Latest Post!

Please find the newest post below.
Have a great day.
Don't forget to create, play and scribe!

Thursday, 30 June 2011

My Favourite Things Part 3, Project of the Day and The Way of The Prompt!

Dear Scribblers

One of my first entries on The Crafty Scribe blog was about my favourite stationers - Smythson of Bond Street. I'm sure it's no surprise that their products are showing up again in My Favourite Things series.  Click here if you want to read the original entry.

When you enjoy writing by hand, you begin to appreciate the feel of a free-flowing ink pen and the smooth paper that will become the depository of your thoughts and ideas.

The name Smythson is linked to history, style, elegance and quality. Using their products evokes the feeling that you are part of that.

One of my special presents each year is a new diary. I'm also lucky to own their  journals, notebooks, writing pads and correspondence cards. Each one has a different use, although a couple of them I can't bring myself to use yet, I just love to stroke and look at them! Even on days when writers' block encroaches, putting one of the notebooks in front of me brushes the negativity away and lets inspiration spring forth.

Note: If you ever find yourself in Bond Street, London, drop into Smythson. Not only to see all their lovely products, but to visit their mini-museum which explains their history and also displays famously-owned diaries and notebooks from the past, such as royalty and movie stars.

Project of the Day: Do you have favourite products that you like to craft, write or draw with? Do you have them at hand to use or even just to look at to give you inspiration? Make up an area, maybe in a basket, box or file and put all your best bits and bobs together where they are easy for you to get hold of, that way when you are in need of a boost, or when an idea hits, you are ready to go.

Happy Scribing!

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter to get regular Prompts for Journalling and Scrapbooking. Take each one and jot down ideas which you can turn into a layout, mini-book, journal entry, story or art page. Have fun with them. Who knows where your imagination and memory will take you.

Friday, 24 June 2011

My Favourite Things Part 2 and Project of the Day

Dear Scribblers

Here's another one of my favourite things:

My Chanel 2.55 handbag and ballerina pumps.

This handbag is very special to me. Fashion and style have always been important interest in my life. I've bought Vogue magazine since I was 14 and I was especially drawn to the biography of Coco Chanel.

The 2.55 handbag (called so as it was originally made in February 1955) was the first bag with a shoulder strap. I adore everything about it, from the chain to the quilting, to the double C logo, to the deep burgundy red lining, to the lipstick pouch, and the secret pocket.

When I was 25, I wrote a list of 100 goals and to own the classic Chanel handbag was one of them.

I finally fulfilled my goal 7 years ago, and I was so proud of the achievement that I even videoed bringing the purchase home and unwrapping it for the first time. As you can imagine, I cried!

My husband bought me the dainty black leather with patent toe ballerina pumps as a surprise birthday present a few years back. I wear them a lot and they still look as good as new.

I don't buy designer products very often, and I'm so glad I was able to buy a Chanel bag. They never lose their value, not that I would ever sell it, that's why it will always be chic, stylish and a classic. Definitely one of my favourite things I own.

Project of the Day: Do you own a designer item? Is there an image you've always wanted? Create a page, or journal about it. Dream big!

Happy Scribing!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

My Favourite Things Part 1 and Project of the Day

Dear Scribblers

My Favourite Things. When you think of this title, what does it conjure in your mind?

We often scrapbook or journal about the big things, but what about those little items which are part of your day that help you get through the bad times, or even just make you feel a little more warm and fuzzy inside?

Obviously I have other favourites, such as the hubby, the cats, my family and friends, but this is about your own favourites. The objects you love to have around, and maybe even show a little of your personality.

Here's my first set of favourite things.

Last Sunday, the weather was awful. Torrential rain so we couldn't sit in the garden. What was a girl going to do?

I gathered a few of my favourite things together, and celebrated the day.

I love our conservatory, so I sat on the chunky red sofa listening to the rain hammering on the roof, and drank tea out of a Fortnum and Mason china mug, followed by a fairy cake (cup cake to our American Scribblers) while reading the Sunday newspapers. There was a cheeky tall cold flute of Champagne involved too!

See how these simple favourite things can turn a dull day around to something special? Bliss!

Project of the Day: What are your favourite things? Start a page, mini-project or journal about those little things that make you tick. I'd love to see your work.

More of my favourite things to follow.

Happy Scribing!

p.s. Don't forget to follow the on-going Journal Prompts now on Twitter - @thecraftyscribe

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Changes afoot!

Dear Scribblers

Hi. It's been a while!

Sorry for the delay. I've been considering the direction of this blog.

I feel that the Journal Prompt series has come to an end on the page, as I've decided I want to add more visuals to my posts, and the short Journal Prompts can be shown another way... on Twitter!

Please follow me: @thecraftscribe and you can continue to get your fix of prompts.

As an added bonus from tomorrow, I will start a series called My Favourite Things. I hope you'll join me back here at the blog for that.

See you here and in the Tweet Universe.

Happy Scribing!

Search This Blog