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I’ve been quite good lately… I’ve barely spent anything on Etsy, aside from a nice little order from my favourite shop, Cute Things From Japan.

At one point recently I had loads of things in my Etsy cart and rather than doing lots of smaller orders and paying ridiculous amounts in p&p I just decided to have a little splurge in the CTFJ shop. I’ve ordered from here before and so know my order will arrive quickly, be packaged beautifully and will have a few extras in there. Once again I wasn’t disappointed with my order.


Despite the fact I’m not a fan of little plastic bags from a waste/eco point of view, I love receiving orders so nicely packaged like this. I really want the washi on the envelope too – it’s pancake making instructions!


You’ll have already seen the top washi as I’ve been using it in my Filofax and I just couldn’t resist the hedgehogs, they’re SO cute! I’m building quite a collection of Yano tape now and have just seen some new coffee themed tape by them in the shop which I have to have next time I place an order.


These stickers you will have seen yesterday in my week post and they’re just adorable. A bit of a pain to peel the backing from I love them.


The majority of this came from a panda goodie bag in the shop. If you’ve ever seen my shop you’ll know I love pandas! No idea what I’m going to use the panda envelopes for but have a feeling they’ll end up in a Filofax at some point.

I’ve done a little bit of craft shopping this month too and have the first of this year’s Christmas Cards up on the blog next week. Apparently My Mind’s Eye have a new Christmas range coming soon but I didn’t want to wait so picked up a few of my favourite bits from last year’s range.


I bought the die cuts with the intention of using in cardmaking but so far I haven’t touched them. Instead they may end up being perfect for bringing my planner a little Christmas cheer next month.

Finally, a little PSA: Staples still have Martha Stewart products left on clearance! No post its or tear drop stickers sadly, but I was able to pick up a few bits.


I got all this for £4! The tape will be perfect for packing up orders this Christmas. Speaking of Christmas packing, Wilkinson’s is definitely worth checking out – their Christmas gift wrap section is pretty good this year, with some lovely designs and great little extras like baubles for gift tags.

Em x


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