Friday, September 20, 2013

The factory

Every once in awhile, I bring out my letter-making "tools" and get started on a handmade card. The process is not usually as neat as in the pictures, but today the sun was out (sun = source of energy, productivity, and good pictures) and my desk was less cluttered than usual. 

My letter-making tools:
1. Paper (I often rip out a page from my sketchbook)
2. Watercolor paint & brushes
3. Colored pencils
4. Stamps
5. Fabric tape
6. Envelopes (I bought a bunch of brown envelopes from MUJI)
7. String or ribbons (if I'm feeling fancy)
8. A good pen!

Writing letters can be a daunting task, especially since my hands are much more used to typing out emails or texts rather than writing with pen and paper. But knowing there is a cute, little envelope waiting to be stuffed with a letter is quite motivating, and so is giving someone a handmade letter of course. It would be nice to find a penpal. :3

11 comments:

  1. Heck yes, I totally agree with you. At the most stressful times I find myself fabricating something nice with paper-ware, I'm really into stamps and doing fancy stuff with masking tape. Your watercolorthing looks so pretty, and I'm totally looking for an alphabet stamp set like the one you have.

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  2. Ooh so pretty! And your desk does look quite neat, haha. I love the idea of handwritten cards and letters but my writing is so ugly, I ruin everything I touch...

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  3. I love even the thought of pen pals!

    You have such a neat desk, I wish I could say the same thing with mine.

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  4. I love these photos, so bright and pretty. I can't remember the last time I sent a letter. It's all email and text messages nowadays :(

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  5. love your desk and ah! Penpal-ing sounds like a brilliant thing to do :)

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  6. Hey, I just stumbled across you blog and think it's really cute :) Great idea by the way.

    - LJ
    http://www.heylj.com

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  7. so cute! you're so creative!

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  9. you have the nicest work space.

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  10. Lovely :)

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