If you’ve been around my blog or Instagram for any amount of time, you may have noticed the love affair I have with stationery supplies. It makes my knees turn to jello, especially when stationery combines functionality and good design. Want to know what my top three favorites are? I’ll bet they make your knees go
April is National Letter Writing Month. Unlike International Correspondence Month, you don’t have to write a letter every day. Nope. All you need to do is sit down and send out a letter to someone, sometime, this month. Read on for letter writing supplies, glimpses into the letter writing past, and why we need to
This year, instead of asking for one or two things, I’ve put some subscription boxes on my Christmas wish list. It’s not just a single gift but one that just keeps on giving throughout the year. I probably have enough stationery to last me a lifetime but I don’t care. I love having a variety to
This week I’m in the pink…pink fountain pens that is. *ahem* Pink’s my favorite color. I even painted the walls of my home office in a lovely shade of shimmery pink — much to my husband’s chagrin. Let’s just say he doesn’t come in here much. Anyway, as it’s my favorite I tend to pick
Every week I clean my fountain pens and decide which will make it into my Nock case. Because I have no favorite fountain pen. Riiiiight. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to show you which pens I’m carrying each week. But, as a twist, let you guess which one I use each day. I’ll
What is the most often asked question about fountain pens on groups and forums? Invariably, it’s a form of the following: “I’m a beginner. Which fountain pen should I get?” The answers rarely waver.
I recently had the good luck to buy a Watermans fountain pen from Ebay for under $20 (including shipping…from Canada!). It’s not in great shape but it doesn’t seem to have any major damage. It’s got a lot of micro scratches, the ink sac had a pin hole leak, although it appeared new, and the
I like Chinese pens. The price is right and most, not all, are decent writers for that price. The Hero 3018 caught my eye because the eBay title said “flex” and “gold nib.” It also came in under $5 USD with free shipping. Those claims plus the price made me a bit incredulous. My instinct
Are fountain pen inks all created the same? No, apparently they aren’t. This clever infographic by Pen Chalet shows you the different ink categories and offers a few examples in each. My personal favorite?