S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

One of the main reasons we went to Rockport was to visit The Paper Mermaid. I’d never been to the shop before (I found out about it online), so I was happy to find it exactly as I’d imagined: a cute storefront on Rockport’s picturesque Main Street, jam-packed with all kinds of eye candy. It’s […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Rockport

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Rockport

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Art, S'Wanderings, S'Wicked Blog, Travel, Whimsy

We spent the second day of our two-day adventure in Rockport. Rockport is picture-postcard, practically designed for sightseeing and touristing. We visited the popular downtown area, crammed with shops, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. I had a few must-visit shops on my list, for the sake of this blog, and I’ll be sharing those with you […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Books & Other Goods

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Books & Other Goods

In addition to stationery and craft supplies, there were all sorts of fun books, office supplies, and other goodies for the wee folk at the National Stationery Show. Potter Style had a bunch of nifty stuff for kids, including these “milestone” record-keeping books for kids to fill out. Also at the Potter Style booth: book-styled […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Crafts

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Crafts

NSS kid coverage continues with Kids’ Crafts (say that ten times fast). There were a number of vendors offering fun craft kits and supplies for the small fry. Here are just a few of them… Box Play for Kids was a first-time exhibitor, introducing its fun, eco-friendly stickers to the Show. From tissue boxes to […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Stationery

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Stationery

I’ll admit it: I never gave up my inner child. Which is why I’m still drawn to kids’ toys, books, and, of course, stationery, even though I’m an “adult.” In my mind, anything that’s fun for kids is fun for us so-called grown-ups, too. So, while I’ve titled this post “Kids’ Stationery,” the products featured […]

What a show!

What a show!

Well, really two shows. Three? Meh–who’s counting? It was all so fabulous, it blended together in a ball of pure eye-candy happiness and awesome-sauce. Yes, I am back from a crazy whirlwind (36 hours from door-to-door) of National Stationery Show, Surtex, and the 25th Anniversary LOUIE Awards. (I also peeked at the new Creative & […]

The S’Wicked Blog is born!

Welcome, welcome, to the first S’Wicked blog post! Yep, I’m throwing my hat in the blogging ring, and look forward to sharing good stuff with you. “What sort of good stuff?” you may ask. Well, all sorts, centered on the things I love: stationery and greeting cards, kids’ books, toys, illustration, hand lettering and type […]