New in my Stationery Store

Last week I finalised the finishing touches on my brand spanking new stationery store, filling it with individual items (pens, pencils, washi tape, lace paper doilies, packaging bags & notebooks) as well as making it easier for you to find what you need. The ordering process is simple, and I am now able to accept payment by debit and credit card (through PayPal).

Prices for items are as follows:

Pencils: $2

Pens: $2.50

Notebooks: $3.50 - $6

Pretty Packages: $15 - $30

Washi Tape: $2 - $3

Lace Paper Doilies: $2.50

Happy shopping!

How to create your own homemade stationery {Guest Post}

Today's lovely post is from the very creative Yu Rong, who lives in Australia and has a delightful blog, xo-lovelee. I 'met' Yu Rong on Instagram. She posts the most beautiful photographs of stationery and letters, it's all just so pretty. Each of her photographs is lovingly styled and put together, and I spend hours pouring over every single detail. So I contacted her and asked if she would like to be on my blog, and share a little stationery love for all of you. Thank you for your wonderful words and pictures Yu's been lovely following your blog and Instagram and getting to know you <3

Hello hello! My name is Yu Rong, the girl behind xo-lovelee; a fellow blogger and lover of beautiful stationery that is stylish and functional. I adore love letters, pretty colours and washi tape. 

As an avid snail mailer and penpaller, I have seen the most creative way to send beautiful mail. I cherish all the letters that I have received but there is always a special place in my heart for handmade notepaper that have been put together by the amazing creative minds of the writer. There’s something gorgeous about holding something handmade that someone has put time and effort into. Today, I would like to bring to you a combination of all of the above with some handmade stationery paper that can be used for letters, cards and notepaper!


This isn't hard, I promise! It’s super easy and fun to make. All you need are the basics, paper in whatever size you would like, grid or blank, and one of my obsessions at the moment, many different kinds of washi tape!

This is one of my favourites – to make this look, select four to five washi tapes that coordinate with one another. 

The next step is to tear off different lengths of the coordinating washi tape and layer them across the top of the pages. Don’t be afraid to get messy, you can trim off the excess when you’re done!I had so much fun that I just had to make another set!

As you can see, using different washi tapes can give you a different outcome, so don’t be afraid to experiment. You never know what you can create!

Another one of my loves are stamps, the above stamp was purchased from Oh Hello Friend and it makes the most perfect start to a letter, don’t you agree?

I love buntings, so of course I had to create this! Using different washi tapes, cut triangles and stick it on the paper in a row. Mix and match colours, use different patterns of washi tape and whatever else that tickles your fancy! This is very versatile and you can use this for birthday or party invitations. Feel free to use skinny washi tapes as borders for around the paper in order to “dress it up” a bit. 

I've already told you that I love snail mail so an air mail themed paper is required. Using air mail themed washi, I lined the top and bottom border, layering it. 

Washi tapes come in a large variety of patterns, colours and different themes. This makes them very versatile for many different creative creations. I hope you had a good time looking through these and that it inspires you to create your very own handmade stationery!

Do say hello! You can find me at:

Instagram: @xoylee 


Meet Miss Milly & a {Giveaway}


Today I am really happy to introduce you all to a lovely lady, business owner and new blogger; Theresa from MissMilly.

Theresa is from South Africa (yay for local talent) and is the brains behind her creative craft business called Miss Milly. 

Miss Milly is about
birds and the beauty of vintage
craft and being happy
washi tape and wood
hearts and handmade
pastel and pretty
owls and foxes

It's all about {pink} ice cream!
And above all God.

For prices you can visit her Facebook page (click here) which has all her current stock. And to contact Theresa directly you can pop her an email on missmillysa{at}gmail{dot}com.

You can visit MissMilly at the following places:


Facebook & Store


CityGirlSearching & MissMilly Be Your Own Valentine Giveaway


To introduce you all to her products, MissMilly is giving away some beautiful hand crafted washi taped goodies; a pretty heart brooch, matching earrings and a matching bobby pin. All you have to do is use the fancy Punchtab giveaway thingymagiggy below. You can enter in a variety of different ways (a few of the mandatory but most of them are extra's) and each way earns you another entry {please let me know if you have any problems, I know the entry system has given people hassles in the past when using Internet Explorer. If you are having issues, try refreshing your browser, or if you are able to, try visiting my blog again using Google Chrome}.

*Giveaway ends on Friday 31st January at 11pm (South African time).

*This giveaway is only open to South African readers.

Good Luck!


Giveaway {Winner}

Oh my goodness! 

I was completely overwhelmed at the response for the WashiTape Giveaway

held last week with Sarah from Polkadot Stripes. For those of you who took the time to enter, thank you. Thank you for the tremendous support you've shown this little ol' blog of mine. 

The winner of 5 rolls of lovely washi tape and a gorgeous wooden washi tape dispenser is....


Well done lovely lady! I will be popping you an email shortly, and Sarah will be in touch with you soon to get these goodies sent to you.


Thank you again to everyone who entered. I have some more exciting things in the pipeline as far as stationery goes (follow my Instagram feed for more lovely stationery inspiration!) so stay tuned.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Washi Tape {Giveaway} CLOSED

As hinted last week, I am very excited to be hosting a giveaway today of lovely washi tape goodies from Sarah at Polkadot & Stripe

There are literally hundreds of different ways to use washi tape, and here is your chance to get crafty with your own supply of 5 pretty rolls of washi tape and a lovely wooden washi tape dispenser.


To enter, use the giveaway button below. You can enter through a variety of methods to make things easy for you, and each method is another entry. Good luck!

{I am using trying out a new giveaway platform called Punchtab for this giveaway. Please let me know if you are having any problems with it. There are many ways to gain extra entries ie leaving a comment/following me on facebook/sharing with your friends. It should walk you through each step and be very user friendly. Please do let me know if you have any problems!)

Good luck!


Competition closes Friday 30th August. 

{Please note this giveaway is only open to South African readers}


1. Cake Bunting // 2. Power Adaptor // 3. Journals // 4. Glass decal // 5. Tea light candles // 6. Cookies

{DIY} Washi Tape your computer cord

DIY Washi Tape Your Laptop Charger and Cables CityGirlSearching

I'm feeling rather inspired with my latest washi tape collection, and after reading this lovely post by Design Love Fest I thought I'd try something similar with the power supply part of my computer cable. 

The white parts of the MAC cables look really spiffy, but being white in colour they aren't very practical. The washi tape should keep the power house clean now.

It was really easy, and took literally 3 minutes to do. Let me know if you try something similar, or better yet, upload a picture to the blog Facebook page  to share with all my readers. 

Have a lovely Sunday everyone.