The creative bug has hit me hard. I wandered over to Typo the other week and after noticing an extra 30% off sale items, I may have purchased a loom weaving kit and a pink shadow box for a future project. I’ve developed a thing for shadow boxes – I found a black Ribba frame at Ikea not so long ago too.
I have some grand plans to use the loom to make a super cute wall hanging for my wall. I need to nail down the basics though. Trying to practice off what I can find on Google, but it is proving a bit difficult to find. Besides which I’ve ramped up the soft toy making and even enrolled in a pottery class in a few weeks time. Yeah, I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. Work is ramping up for the year on top of it all.
I used the shadow box to put together a makeshift homage-to-Chanel. Call me materialistic but I’m in love with it. I love staring at the pretty camellias, and it brings back memories of crisp, cool days walking through the streets of Paris getting lost with a croissant in one gloved hand. One day. I’ll be back.
I saw a preview of the Ikea paper shop on the Decor8 Blog the other day. Needless to say I’m pretty excited and I hopehopehope HOPE it comes downunder. Surely it has to. Right? So far it is available in the UK + Sweden.
There are some great colour and patterns in the range. I don’t even know where to start with what I want. I’m a bit reluctant with getting non-original washi tape (I’ve had some bad experience with them not sticking nicely in the past), but I’d definitely check out the rest of their stationery. I’ve been told I have enough, but really, when is enough ever enough.
Here are some bits and pieces that I thought were particularly noteworthy. The paper shop spans notebooks, gift wrapping, note paper, ribbons and more!
Please tell me I’m not the only crazy stationery freak out here?
Yep. I really do love Ikea.
Not just for their generic yet fun-to-assemble furniture. Or even for their $4.95 non-stick frying pans (SUCH GOOD VALUE). I love Ikea for their 50c soft serve cones.
I can never visit Ikea without buying an ice cream from their ultra fancy machines. I’m most likely just a kid at heart but it is just too much fun to pass up a chance to slot in a token and watch it swirl out a perfectly formed ice cream cone. I always make it a point to visit the machine before entering the store as a reward for meandering through that crazy maze of Swedish furniture. I couldn’t resist making a gif.
What do you like about Ikea?
PS I am super behind on my blog reading! I hope to get on top of things this week. Hopefully.
PPS I hope everybody had an amazing long weekend! Xx
I finally got around to framing that Brandi Milne drawing I had laying around. It was too cute not to. I do like her work, there is that ethereal, other-worldly feel to it. This was one of my many purchases from Ikea (during my impromptu visit last weekend). It was a bit of an oddly sized image, so I filled in the gaps with some scrap booking paper I had laying around. Pretty happy with my diy framing job!