Remember a post from last month about my new (DIY) washi tape holder? I’d ordered a couple of extra tapes and would like to share some of the cutest with you:
This Little Twin Stars tape has quickly made its way to become my favorite washi. The pastel colors and graphics are great, they don’t look washed out and the tape sticks well.
MT Sakura washi, how could I resist….
All of the tapes shown here come from Sweet Supplies Store and I was very pleased with the transaction. Shop owner Eriko updated me about the package and she decorated it so nicely! Look at those stamps <3
I love the simplicity of the rainbow tape from Shinzi Katoh.
I don’t know how I was able to live without this flamingo washi tape so far. If it was bigger I would surely have decorated the backyard with it, which I’ve been redecorating. More about that later ^_^
This is what the tape holder looks like now, I’m quite happy with it. I’ve also added a couple of tapes from Washi Wednesday, but I have to say that this seller didn’t pay that much attention to the package (they came in a padded envelope without additional wrapping). So I’ll probably order again from Sweet Supplies Store in the future.
Yesterday I started the daunting task of helping my parents to declutter their home. One afternoon, five garbage bags and eight boxes later we’ve still got a long way to go (O_o) But I came across some nice childhood memories that I would like to share with you.
1. This miniature radio actually works, you just plug in a headphone and turn the dial to tune in. You can probably tell by the happy-rainbow-sun that it was made in the 80’s. I also had a Walkman and fake Sony Sports radio that I’d like to listen to after bedtime.
2. Remember the Clickets? These magnetic marbles were huge in the Netherlands, but also found their way overseas in America and Japan. Basically it were plastic balls with a magnet inside that you could connect to make a chain or even a tower. Hundreds of millions of these Clickets were produced in a factory (would you believe that each magnet was placed by hand?) but sadly in the end it financially ruined the inventor :( I can remember that I was really fond of them, especially this golden Clicket. Do watch this official Dutch news item about it, the footage is super retro.
3. I was happy to find my old Tenza label maker and have to get some embossing tape to start labeling everything.
4. Look at this cute miniature pencil with shoujo manga print! I loved Candy Candy during those days and had some Sanrio stationery as well.
5. I might have hoarded pencils during my childhood and this ‘pop-a-point crayon’ provided all the colors of the rainbow. You pulled out the first point and placed it in the back to get a new color. Very cute, but not so handy when you needed the last color… These swap point crayons seem to be making a come-back on eBay.
If you are a child of the 80’s yourself, you might recognize the Popples sticker booklet ^_^ Everything that was even remotely popular during those days got turned into stickers.