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Blogging commitment

This is a very backstage post about blogging, my plans and commitments that relate to this space. It’s been a long time since I started stuffedmice dot net, many thing have changed both in my life and among bloggers since. Right now I need to clarify certain aspects of my idea of blogging in order…

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Shop update: Ginkgo Notebook

Yes, China again! Ginkgo – China’s national tree – among other things, was the inspiration for my latest notebooks. One of them has been sold, the other one you can find in my shop. The crazy binding design is by the super creative and helpful Becca – thank you for the instructions Becca! I’ve started…

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Shop update: Waves and Angles

Waves and Angles – two new collections that I will be slowly adding to the shop. Three notepads of each have already been listed. They’re connected like cause and effect. Waves, with the transparent paper for the front covers, wavy shapes and pinky pink pages led to the black covers, straight cuts and dirty pink…

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The tiles of Lisbon (1/2)

Who loves tiles, hands up! Just like my very old tile reports from Marrakech, this will be a total tile overload and I’m publishing it all in two posts – the second one coming up soon. It’s easy to get a headache from ceramic artwork in Portugal. Tiles are everywhere. And because we decided to…

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What I can’t teach you.

Can you teach me how to lose weight? – asked my friend right before we were about to have our late lunch. She didn’t ask because I’m qualified to give her well-rehearsed answers. She just knows I’ve had few problems with staying slim. And she has a mind open enough to listen to my suggestions.…

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Strangers in London – South East

We’re sitting in a local bistro. Before visiting a bookshop, after chatting about health, families, movies, books and jobs. A woman who spent some time drinking coffee and talking to her kids nearby: – I think I designed your sweater. It’s from XY, isn’t it? I confirm. – Yes, I remember the side stitch. I…

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The Tiles of Lisbon (2/2)

Not sure if you’re ready for some more but, as promised, the second batch of Lisbon’s tiles is here (you can see the previous post here). What is it about tiles that fascinates so many people? I’m not sure. For me, it’s the repetition, the fantastic idea of decorating floors and buildings with puzzles, and…

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What’s for dinner? Not my problem.

We’re one March later from this post in which I wrote about my cooking and grocery shopping habits. It’s a good time for a review. What did I want to change? Goal: to give organic vegetable deliveries a try. Done. This was a disaster. Encouraged by my friend Aga, I started ordering vegetables from Abel…

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Shop update: Origami notepads

It definitely looks like Asia will be inspiring my paper goods this year. Well, this is hardly surprising, considering what I’ve been reading and what trip I’ve been planning – in my head, for now – for the last couple of months. This time it’s about origami, clean lines and basic Japanese stab binding again.…

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Etsy wishlist – tablewares

Shopping local is important, quality is important and so are makers. When I started learning calligraphy and bookbinding, I truly understood how much time and, I know it sounds corny but there is no better way to describe it, love goes into everything handmade. This year, I will support artists whose work, to me, is…