Friday, December 31, 2010

good things

1. A stocking filled with stationery.
2. Mushroom stamps.
3. Driving around snowy country roads with the blad.
4. Cookies + board games.
5. Christmas break movies:  Grease, Avatar, True Grit.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

the postman

"He carried secrets; he carried people's lives about in his bag."

The Charming Quirks of Others
Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday, December 23, 2010

good things

1. Alexander McCall Smith's The Charming Quirks of Others.
2. Thrift store stationery find.
3. Blueberry pancakes.
4. A Single Man.
5. The Globe and Mail on our doorstep every morning.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

reindeer

Okay.  I'm noticing a trend.  Blue must be my favourite colour.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

USA forever!

American pine cone stamps have stolen my heart.

Friday, December 17, 2010

good things

1. Running again.
2. City of Craft this weekend!
3. Snowy walks.
4. Lots of Scrabble.
5. Homemade gingerbread cake.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

stationery exchange

Loving these sweet goodies from a Christmas stationery exchange with friends.  Now I just need to get writing!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nancy's mysterious letter

The mailbox was full of holiday cheer this morning.  The gingerbread is baking. And this Nancy Drew letter is ready to be sent.  (Another fold + mail cutie!)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

post a letter social activity club

Last night I met a friend at Naco for a letter-writing date.  Post a Letter Social Activity Club happens the second and fourth Monday of the month.  It's pay what you can for stamps and stationery.  And, boy, is there ever a lot of stationery to choose from!  It's a letter-writer's heaven!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Linda & Harriett

Sweet letterpress notecards by Linda & Harriett.  The snowflake stamp is appropriate for today.  Minus 13 degrees!

Friday, December 10, 2010

good things

1. 1980s-themed tap class.  (Legwarmers, high ponytails and bodysuits.)
2. Snowglobes.
3. Lace and knit inspired letterpress cards by Papersheep Press.
4. Pomegranates.
5. Rollerskating at Scooter's.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

fold + mail

In love with this fold + mail stationery by Chronicle Books.  The letter is the envelope and vice versa.  Cute!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

making things

I love making things.  Collages, cookies, even envelopes.  I made this envelope using a Broken Social Scene poster. 

My friend Teri made her most recent zine, Places & Things, using vintage Greek stamps.  Check out her post about making things.

P.S.  I adore this blog dedicated to making all things crafty.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

christmas cards

The Christmas cards are in the mail.  All 86 of them!  

I hosted a little Christmas card writing party just over a week ago.  Gingerbread cake, holiday music, lots of rubber stamps and good friends made for a totally fun afternoon.

P.S.  One of these just arrived in my mailbox.  Sweet!

Monday, December 6, 2010

craft fair weekend

What a whirlwind of a weekend.  Five craft fairs in three days!  My favourite finds were silkscreened cards from Crywolf.  It's the perfect time of year for writing cards and drinking hot chocolate.