Journalling during a pandemic
Who else is finding their journal to be a source of calm and comfort lately? This Coronavirus pandemic is an event unlike anything any of us have ever previously faced (and hopefully never will again!) in our lifetimes. It's a scary, uncertain time. I always find I am more relaxed and clear of mind if I write in my jou
5 Things You Can Do with Dot Grid Notebooks
Last year, at the Green Heart Fair in Brisbane, one of my market stall customers asked if I had any dot grid notebooks for sale. Sadly, I had to tell her I did not, and until that day, I had not even heard of such a thing. I spent the rest of the day wondering exactly what a dot grid notebook was, and what you would use one for. Well, that evening, I asked Mr Google those exact questions and suddenly it was as if a whole new world was opened up to me!
What is Fair Trade?
You may have heard me mention, or read here on the website, that I use Fair Trade handmade papers in my work. But what does this actually mean? What exactly is fair trade?
A Huge Heartfelt Thank You!
I want to say a huge heartfelt thank you to every single one of you who purchased something from Little Deer Studio in the past 12 months. As you know, I had pledged to donate 10% of profits for the year to support the wonderful work of Ausnep - a beautiful organisation that takes teams of surgeons, dentists, anaesthetists and nurses to remote areas of Nepal, to provide much needed treatment for people who would otherwise not have access to health care.
10 Benefits of Keeping a Journal
Folks have been drawn to journaling for centuries, and for good reason. More and more, research is indicating that there are many benefits of keeping a journal, both physical and psychological. If you don't already keep a journal, here are 10 reasons why you should think about starting one:
Using Trackers in your Journal
If you do a Google search for bullet journals or planner ideas, you will see thousands of images and ideas for using trackers in your journal. They are an important part of many people's journals. I myself have several different trackers in my planner and I find them extremely useful. A tracker is just what it sounds like - it's a thing that is used to keep track of something. It records data over time. If you haven't come across them before, now might be a good time to consider using them…
Choosing the Right Recycled Paper
Recycled paper is becoming more popular as people strive to minimise their impact on our precious Earth. But with so many different labels and terms used to describe paper, how do we know if what we're buying really is as good as it seems?
What's so Good about Hemp?
I use natural hemp twine to bind all of my handmade journals. Not only is it beautiful and very strong, making it perfect for use in my books, but it is also very eco-friendly! This modest little plant has the potential to change the world, if only people would change their perception of it. So what's the big deal about hemp? Why is it so good? Well read on and find out!