So I’ve been pretty bored lately and decided to make a couple of new envelopes to eventually send around the world. I’m especially fond of the little elephant man, he looks so random and cute, I love it. Happy snailmailing 🙂
It’s been way too long since I last posted something. Lately I’ve had a ‘healthy obsession’ with stamps. I’ve always had a fascination with the post office and snailmail, but now it has broadened to include stamps as well. So here in France I went to the postoffice, and in my best french I asked for a souvernir sheet with stamps. I really like this one; the way the bears stand on top of one another. Now I just have to buy a book to keep all of them. I brought some stamps back from Australia as well, my collection has started.
Have a lovely day 🙂
Hello everyone 🙂
This weekend has been a busy snailmail weekend, I have been trying to send out a bunch of happiness to different parts of the world. The robot card is a birthday card to a friend in the US. It won’t get there on time, but it’s the thought that counts on this one. The strawberry envelope is made from scrapbooking paper and will travel to Canada 🙂
My mom told me that my aunt had a fall from a horse and the doctor has told her she has to rest for a while. So I decided that I should send her a kangaroo postcard and a cat stickered envelope (she loves cats) to wish her well. Hop to Belgium! The Australia postcard is going to a highschool friend in Boston. It’s so lovely that we use snailmail to keep in touch 🙂 The duckie envelope is going to Israel to a classmate that I recently reconnected with.
The penguin is incoming snailmail 🙂 I have a couple of artsy friends and recently they have taken to drawing and doodling animals onto the envelopes. So far I have received a crocodile, a beaver, and a penguin. It makes me so happy to open the mailbox and receive a little bit of handwritten love!
I’ve been working on a new shawl and hope to have it finished fairly soon – pictures will follow! Have a lovely week everyone xx
I am now addicted to lace. I love the challenge of it and every single finished project just looks beautiful. This week I tried to do some more stashbusting, and ended up making this beautiful pattern which combines lace and cable elements, written by Şenay Tenekeci. I love the way the colour of the yarn accentuates the holes created by the lace, as well as the cable which comes forward nicely and does not really distract from the lace. As with any lace pattern it took me a little bit of time to get the hang of how to read the pattern, but once you got it you are good to go. 😀
I think this hat will end up in my “save basket”. I love knitting but I like it even more when I can bring a smile to someones face. Knitted gifts are so personal and made with lots of love and patience. I’m sure I will find the perfect home for this hat.
I’m on exchange in Australia now, and I am not able to knit as much as I would like. Sometimes my hands just ache for something to do, but I know I must be social and enjoy the experience here. Therefore, I apologize if the Tuesday posting cycle is interrupted. I’m thinking of posting about my snailmail as well, as that is another favorite hobby of mine 🙂 Here is my outgoing mail for this week. I love the googly eyes, I just hope that they make it all the way overseas. I also made the envelope from scrapbook paper 🙂
Happy crafting everyone!