I mentioned in my post about Manchester Made Up that I had found a few great zebra themed items in Paperchase and that I would do a short post to tell you all about them.
For those of you that aren’t aware, the zebra is the mascot animal of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and as a result many of us with EDS collect zebra themed items. We might collect them because we love zebras or because people buy them for us on a regular basis – some EDSers have even been known to get fed up of the whole zebra thing!
I love cute zebra items but don’t feel the need to wear zebra print absolutely all of the time or have absolutely everything with a zebra on it – I have to actually like the item or have a use for it.
So, the range Paperchase have brought out with zebras and Aztec inspired patterns (bit of an odd combo but it works!) is called ‘Serengeti’.
I got this adorable money box and some incredibly, awesomely cute little salt and pepper pots all in the shape of zebras, yes those little dinky zebbies dispense salt and pepper! Salt is often very important to people with a hypermobility syndrome such as EDS as many of them, including myself have secondary PoTS. Now we can have a cute little zebra reminding us to put plenty salt on our food to keep us upright! As soon as I saw these I knew I had to have them.
I ended up going back to the store to get the journal and pen from the series.
The ‘Ideas Journal’ has several different types of pages aimed at helping you keep track of ideas as they come to you. Great for planning blog posts!
It also has some pages with squared paper so very handy if you enjoy crafts such as knitting, crochet or cross stitch – you could copy down a chart you are working from to carry it with you more easily or design your own as part of an idea!
I’ve since found a whole heap more covetable items on the Paperchase website that I didn’t see in store – and thank God or I would likely have been taking out a mortgage! I can see me being a regular customer while this range is in store.
Here are some images from the website of some of the other items:
Are you a bendy who likes zebra items or do you avoid them at all costs?