Champion of Postal Cheer, Acts 2, 3 & 4
December 3, 2013 § 10 Comments
I have a collection of things that are waiting to be glued. Not broken items waiting to be fixed, but bits and pieces waiting to be cobbled into something new. More accurately, I have several collections of such things: canceled stamps, old photos, quotations cut from magazines, pages from books that have fallen apart, scraps of colorful paper, fabric remnants, buttons.
Sometime in October, I covered the floor with several of these collections (there is, again, a sewing machine on my desk) and plunked myself down in the middle of all the possibilities with glue stick in hand. Over the course of several days, I made about two dozen cards. I used a couple to write to friends, but most I bundled into sets to be given as gifts.
This weekend I put the sewing machine to good use and made a scarf.
Between the cards and the scarf, I’ve checked off nearly everyone on my Champion of Postal Cheer project list — hooray! What’s my next project? I’m not certain. Janice MacLeod, the artist behind Paris Letters, recently wrote about her November Nurture project and it sparked a couple possibilities that I’m considering. What creative projects–letter-writing or otherwise–are you enjoying these days?
I want more Ann-velopes for Christmas! Please.
Reblogged this on Oriana's Postal Network & Blog and commented:
Great way to up-cycle and have fun!
And it’s ongoing fun, thanks to the level of sharing involved. First, I take things I’ve been saving and make something out of them, then I give them away, and finally that person sends them along to someone else — triple-win!
love everything that you just said. I have no words
Awww, thanks! :)
very very nice. i am impressed.
I’ve been looking at your blog through out the year and have admired the posts. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2014 through the blog!
Thanks, Ria. It’s great to know you’ve been reading along this year. Enjoy the mad swirl of the end of this year and the beginning of the next one!