See a poor parking job? Victim of someone’s bad attitude? No need to keep it contained. Note your feelings with Knock Knock’s Passive Aggressive Nifty Notes. Put pen to paper and let your thoughts be known. Check off suggestions such as lightening up, listening to others, respecting other’s stuff or even improving hygiene. Sign off on your statement or check it anonymous. 50 sheets for $4.50.
Papyrus, 4400 Sharon Road. 704-366-8802. papyrusonline.com.
Pretty papers are bound and beautified by local designer Grace Howes, who explains she wants writers to “unfurl at their own pace, in their own time.” Her journals are made from locally found, generally bright and colorful acid-free materials (the board, papers, glue and linen thread). Howes cuts her own papers and uses bits and pieces of ephemera, including old calendars, ledger papers, file folders, decorator card stock and more, making each journal one-of-a-kind. Covers are created with two boards encased by decorative paper; papers inside are folded and burnished; and the final product is hand-stitched. 4 1/2-by-6-inch journals start at $22, and 6 1/4-by-5 1/4-inch journals are $45.
Beadlush, 1212 The Plaza. 704-376-3331. beadlush.com.
Words to wear
Jot your thoughts and keep them close. This recycled leather journal necklace is adorable. Journal is made from scrap leather, cut to size and hand sewn. It measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches and includes 80 pages of white heavyweight card stock. Chain is a 27-inch gunmetal oval chain. This may be your new gift to give. $28.
The Sanctuary at Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-0044. sanctuaryofdavidson.com.
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