My name is Jo and I am the owner of Love Daisy and Oops a Daisy. Thank you so much for taking the time to browse our websites.
My stationery obsession started way, way back. For as long as I can remember I have loved all things paper craft. I collected Blue Peter annuals so that I could create their make and do projects (for those not in the UK, Blue Peter was an old school children’s TV show which had a regular craft slot… check it out on You Tube). Tony Hart was my hero (another one for the UK crew…Tony Hart on Hartbeat), and I liked nothing better on a Saturday afternoon than visiting my local “Memo” or “WH Smiths” to check out their stationery selection. I actually ended up getting a Saturday job at my local WH Smiths, imagine me in a little piece of heaven re stocking the pens and browsing through the notebook selections for hours at a time!
I’m also a professional organiser, I have lists of my to do lists. If something is going to get done it will go on a list or be planned in a notebook. That’s just how my brain works.
Fast forward to January 2016 when I first heard the term “bullet journal”. As with everything I headed to my trusty Pinterest app and took a look at what the search term brought up. I WAS HOOKED!
I invested in my first Leuchtturm1917 dot grid notebook and made a plan of what pages I wanted to create. It was at this point that I noticed there was a distinct lack of Bullet Journaling accessories available in the UK, which led me to create my first stencil. Very soon I realised that other people liked my stencils which is what lead me to open my Etsy Shop. I’ve now gone one better and added an online store to my website, so everything Oops a Daisy is in one place!
In the spring of 2019 we launched our first subscription box: LoveDaisy, and in the summer moved everything subscription related to its very own website!
Oops a Daisy UK is is a place for me to share my adventures in journaling and I really hope you like it, I’d love to hear from other journaling devotees, please leave me a message and don’t forget to head over to my Instagram and Facebook for more ways to interact.
P.S. You may be wondering about where the name Oops a Daisy comes from? This Daisy my wobbly rescue dog. Daisy had a condition called cerebellar ataxia and came to live with me in 2009 when she was handed in to the veterinary practice I was working at. Daisy sadly passed away in April 2021, she will be sadly missed but lives on through her legacy with the Oops a Daisy brand.