Monday, March 29, 2010

Motivation Monday and Pencil Day!

Crafty Saffy here, and I wanted to share another fun holiday from my calendar of odd and obscure days-

National Pencil Day!
March 30

Now how could I pass on a holiday like this?

Our crafty friend Laurie submitted this little excerpt for today's posting, and I think it sums up quite well how we think of pencil day here at craft central!

excerpted from
The World of Winnie the Pooh
by A.A. Milne

Nobody was listening, for they were all saying “Open it, Pooh,” “ What is it, Pooh?” “I know what it is,” “No you don’t” and other helpful remarks of this sort. And of course Pooh was opening it as quickly as ever he could, but without cutting the string, because you never know when a bit of string might be Useful. At last it was undone.

When Pooh saw what it was, he nearly fell down, he was so pleased. It was a Special Pencil Case. There were pencils in it marked “B” for Bear, and pencils marked “HB” for Helping Bear, and pencils marked “BB” for Brave Bear. There was a knife for sharpening the pencils, and india-rubber for rubbing out anything which you had spelt wrong, and a ruler for ruling lines for the words to walk on, and inches marked on the ruler in case you wanted to know how many inches anything was, and Blue Pencils and Red Pencils and Green Pencils for saying special things in blue and red and green. And all these lovely things were in little pockets of their own in a Special Case which shut with a click when you clicked it. And they were all for Pooh.

“Oh!” said Pooh.

“Oh, Pooh!” said everybody else except Eeyore.

“Thank-you,” growled Pooh.

But Eeyore was saying to himself, “This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.”

What a great story!  I love "a ruler for ruling lines for the words to walk on"

In honor of National Pencil Day, we want to know what your favorite art or craft supplies are!
Post a comment below!

And don't forget- just 2 more days to get your submissions for the March Challenges!


  1. While I love collecting all sorts of supplies - keeping pencils sharp, in order, and at the ready; a whole variety of markers for various different purposes; and of course paper for every occasion! - I think my favorite craft tools right now are my assortment of punches: borders, hearts, flowers, even tiny palm trees!

  2. Dixon Ticonderoga all the way!

  3. As a self-described school and office supply addict, this touches my soul. I couldn't disagree more with Eeyore!