Washi tape. It has become a necessity for me. It brings a smile to my face. It turns something ordinary into a little present. I cannot send a letter without it. My kids steal it from me- this has become a problem.
What is washi tape? Simply put, It is masking tape, made using rice paper. But it is pretty masking tape. My favourite places to get this fabulous stuff is online at Omiyage.ca and in store at The Paper Place.
Omiyage is a Canadian online store curated by Marisa Edghill. Her blog and social media feeds are full of amazing ideas showing just how many fun things you can create using wash tape. Her book Washi Style! makes me look even more helpless. Omiyage has grown to offer a lot of really fun tapes and craft supplies. My daughter went nuts over the glitter tape, although I have to teach her about rationing.
If you haven't been, The Paper Place is a beyond amazing shop on Queen West in Toronto. Owner Heather Sauer has filled this gem with the best, loveliest most fabulous of papers, doodads, stationery and washi tapes. I walk in the front door and it takes everything in me to leave. I'd like to origami a tent and camp out with all the paper by the pound.
I'm not a shopper. I don't have the patience to go, look around here and look around there. I shop on a mission, and I know with these two- I will find what I am looking for: Stationery goodies to my hearts content. So, if you are on the hunt for washi tape in the Toronto area, look no further than these two spots. You will definitely find your washi tape happy place... don't get stuck.
I just wrote a blog post on washi tape. I'm giggling to myself.
Photographs from omiyage.ca