Lovely Things In My Mailbox

There have been some lovely things arriving in my mailbox this month (birthday treats to me!) I couldn't resist snapping a few pictures to share with you.

First, the anniversary edition of Q&A Letterbox. Such a gorgeous selection of cards this month!

If you don't know Q&A Letterbox, it's a monthly subscription service which delivers a curated selection of 3 greeting cards from independent designers and a stationery goodie (stickers / washi tape / pens /etc) right to your mailbox.

A couple of Toofifteen tyvek pouches and a set of Jonesy paper pens. Really clever Canadian products!

I've had my eye on the pouches since Toofifteen launched last year. I think they're a wonderful blank canvas to create a little useable art on - if it turns out, I'll definitely report back! Toofifteen also makes incredible tyvek bins and poufs - clean and modern design for your home.

And the Jonesy paper pens are really fantastic - and made out of recycled paper. I love having them around the house for making lists, jotting down messages or doing the morning puzzles in the newspaper. (Quite analogue around here - paper & pen rule the roost!)

And finally, a copy of Marie Maglaque's first book - roughly translated "French Style Accessories".

Marie is French living in Tokyo and creates the prettiest sparkly embroidered accessories under the name Etincelle Creative Studio. I've started dipping my toes into embroidery but am excited to learn how to incorporate sequins and beads.

The nice thing about Japanese craft books (and craft books in general, usually) is that the step by step photos are so good that if you can't read the text, you can still get the gist. Kind of like video stills!

Want to peek inside the book? Click here. And if you'd like a copy and are not in Japan, you can buy from Marie directly.