HELLO!!!! I haven't posted in a while and I have a few excuses as to why...
1. I got a brand new camera, which got fried! I plugged in the USB cord into the computer, as usual, but nothing was happening...and I was smelling smoke! I pulled out the end attached to the camera and the cord's end was bright red! I don't know if I ruined the port because we ordered another cord and even though the description said it would fit...it didn't. Well, procrastination has just taken charge of this situation and I continue to take photographs...but don't have a way to download them. Silly right?
2. I have a 5 MONTH OLD!!! And she doesn't sleep! I thought I was the luckiest woman in the world when Claire was sleeping 9-10 hours every night at 6 weeks. Well, now she just wakes up every hour and I'm exhausted.
3. Because of the aforementioned excuses, I just haven't wanted to really make anything.
However, I guess my creative juices are still flowing because I started writing my niece and nephew letters and in doing that I started drawing, coloring, etc.
So, in my limited spare time, I started writing letters to others, made my own envelopes and decorated them. There are a ton of blogs dedicated to this. A couple of my favorites are Papered Thoughts, Penpal of the Week and Missive Maven.
Here are a few of my attempts at Mail Art...oh and all of these envelopes were hand made.
|I hand stitched the envelope and even though it is white on the outside, |
when you open the envelope it is filled with color!
|I used a charcoal pencil and shadowed all the creases.|
I think it makes for an interesting look.
|These are made from basic paper but it is so easy to color|
with colored pencils. I like to draw the address frames.
|I'm in love with this envelope. The print on the inside is|
a beautiful brown and cream pattern. I cut out a
butterfly from the scrap paper and glued it to the top of the
address label made from another piece of scrap paper.
I also got to send out my friend, Jennifer's, baby blanket and burp cloth set I made for her newest little addition, Ben. He's a cutie pie and I'll have the "making of" photos as soon as I can get them off of my camera!
|By the way, I hand embroidered that square. So proud of myself!!!!|
My niece, Jazzlynn, responded to one of my letters a week ago and she was using some of my mother's stationary, so I thought I would whip up some stationary for her featuring some inked drawings by me.
This is so much fun. It has given me a creative outlet without having to drag out SO MUCH STUFF! I love to sew and I can't wait to have my very own sewing/crafting/drawing/art studio where I can keep the machine and whatever current project I am working on out in the open...with a door....that I can close....and no little fingers can get them!
I'm going to try to post more...and as soon as I can get the pictures off the camera, there will be quite a few posts to make.