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July 18, 2018
Lily Moon Journals

Are you a notebook person? I am. I mostly have quite utilitarian notebooks (spiral bound Spirax or simple paperback style Moleskine) because I get performance anxiety when I have a very fancy journal. I somehow feel that fancier/prettier journals require much better ideas and thoughts than I could ever have, which is goshdarned silly because all ideas and thoughts have some kind of value, even if it’s just the space they leave in your brain when you get them out.

These journals by Lily Moon are the fancier kind, but there is something beautifully reassuring about them and I am certain they are very forgiving – even of the most wobbly pen to paper chatter. (NB: I am very wobbly at times!)

Please click each image to see it on Etsy – and leave me a comment if you’re feeling wobbly or get journal performance anxiety too? We can form A Wobbly Club.

x Pip

PS: Shoutout to my fellow wobblers, SH and RB.

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  • Reply Rose Neild July 24, 2018 at 5:17 PM

    Well Pip, these are spectacular and made me re-think my pledge to not buy from too far away (trying to reduce my carbon footprint) I went straight to etsy and ordered some beautiful things. It’s funny what you say about that whole wobbly-thing though… I found myself wavering about how many to order and kept telling myself that I probably won’t write too often in these pretty perfect journals. I’m obviously much wobblier than I thought!

  • Reply rose neild July 20, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    OMG love this stuff. Thank you for sharing, I feel new purchases coming on!

  • Reply Cheryl Elliott July 19, 2018 at 5:40 AM

    I have performance anxiety about my journals too. All seven thousand of them! Two pages written on in each. ((sigh)) The NEXT one will be perfect. Somehow.

  • Reply Deb Baker July 18, 2018 at 8:02 PM

    Oh wow! I love these. I am obsessed with notebooks/ sketchbooks / The prettier, the better. But most of my really pretty ones are empty, lonely spaces. I think I will slot right into the Wobbly Club. You find the BEST things Pip! I’m off to Etsy.

  • Reply Nicole July 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    Aren’t they beautiful? I love pretty notebooks and I have a lot people have given me that are yet to have a mark in them. I haven’t used them because I worry about not being neat enough, scribbling out mistakes and generally ruining the prettiness. Plus I like them to have a purpose. And a nice pen. Your crafty journal had an obvious purpose so is used regularly to write notes about sewing patterns.

  • Reply Kate July 18, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    Those journals look beautiful.
    I love the act of writing, but have the most incredible fear of getting it wrong, not being near enough, not having good enough thoughts or ideas and having poor structure and grammar. So yes it takes me a long time to mark a page in a new journal, most of mine are quite boring not pretty at all, but still the fear is there. I am also afraid of others reading them and being misinterpreted so recently I burnt 15 years worth of journals, just let all those words go up in smoke. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a beautiful book.
    Cheers Kate.

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