I wanted to highlight a couple of my favourite local producers in this gorgeous stationery lovers package, which includes:
- 'Adventures in Yarn' printed organiser to fit A5 (with all usual organiser contents - see separate listing) - 'Out + About' mini notebook - Bespoke pen elastic (colour options available - options detailed below) - Adventures in Yarn/ Popcorn + Crocodiles pencil - 100g bar of Chocolate Tree artisan chocolate (your choice of flavour) - 3 x Shibui tea bags (please specify your choice of flavours for the three tea bags - options listed below)
Pen elastics are available in the following colour options: turquoise, dark teal, silver grey, dark grey, pale pink or white. Please specify your choice on the order.
You can choose any three teabags from the following options: English Breakfast; Earl Grey; Organic Mint; Lemongrass & Ginger; Jasmine; Chamomile & Citrus; Berry Hibiscus; Rooibos & Orange; Chocolate & Ginger; Tropical Green; Chun Mee Organic (green tea). Please note your three tea selections on your order.
I recently discovered delightful local tea company Shibui and I've been enjoying working my way round their wide range of traditional teas and herbal infusions. I love their ethical sourcing and commitment to excluding plastics. Their tea bags are plastic free and both bag and packaging can be composted in your food waste.
I came across Chocolate Tree at our local farmers market in Edinburgh, and have sampled lots of their delicious products since! They create award winning craft chocolate based around considered and transparent trade.
Items are wrapped in craft recycled tissue paper and washi tape. Packaging is usually paper/ card but occasionally includes recycled bubblewrap etc.
Please let me know if you wish me to send the item directly to a recipient and include a gift note.
Getting started - my adventures in yarn journey
Finding the joy in pen, paper and yarn
As an enthusiastic crafter, I can see first-hand the benefit of finding time for creativity and making. And as a mum to young children, with a corporate job and trying to run a small business I also feel the struggle of fitting it into my everyday routine.
Prompted by loosing track of my knitting and crochet projects too many times while I was on maternity leave, I searched for a way of keeping organised so I could focus my time on the making rather than the admin. After searching around and failing to find what I needed, and thinking that others surely face similar challenges, I decided to create my own notebook to help me keep on track.
Fast forward a few years, and I have slowly established a beautiful, inspiring and practical range of stationery for yarn lovers. Designed by a yarn lover for a yarn lover, every element has been carefully crafted and tailored for people who crochet, knit, design, dye or spin. By creating practical tools that are a pleasure to use, I hope to encourage makers to see the benefits of being better organised, as well as the simple joy of putting pen to paper.
Here’s some of what you’ll find inside the organisers:
Lots of space to record your project notes, plans of what you plan to work on next or future design ideas.
Sections to attach yarn samples and reminders, and removable labels for tension squares
Pages to record to do lists, monthly reminders and goals, wish lists of yarns, patterns or accessories, your achievements, reminders of things you want to check out, and your goals
Plenty of plastic pockets for storing useful bits and pieces, anything from yarn bands, to yarn festival acquisitions!
I’ve tried to combine useful and practical features with simple, inspiring and adaptable design.