Hey everyone! I know it has been a bit since my last post, but it’s currently exam time and I have my head inside textbooks right now with little time to blog.
I’m taking a short break to show you something Ma’ just plonked on my desk this morning: An unused bottle of vintage, discontinued Parker Penman Mocha ink.
A quick search on Google shows a bunch of Fountain Pen Network threads filled with people dying to get just a drop of this ink. Apparently it’s a real beauty, and being discontinued people are running out and are unable to buy more.
So i guess you could say this is pretty special, and Mum just found it randomly in a box around the house (we have moved and are unpacking all the boxes gradually). It’s a pretty gorgeous ink, so here are some quick photos.
Pen trays courtesy of Charlotte! See how to make them here.
Now that I’ve gotten right into pen restoration and photography, it seems only natural to take some great pictures of pens and then give you the opportunity to have those pens! I have spent the past few weeks busily restoring a heap of old pens: polishing them up; straightening, smoothing, polishing, even grinding nibs; and restoring filling systems, from snorkels to sac fillers.
There are a mixture of prices from $15 to $200, so there’s something for everyone!
This is the ultimate girls post. What could possibly be more awesome than cute pens? When there’s a collaboration between a stationery giant and a makeup powerhouse! Shiseido is an international makeup brand and when I picked up on the fact that the new Uni-ball Style Fits were in collaboration with Majolica Majorca (Shiseido’s drugstore range) I sensed blogging of epic proportions.