This morning I made some last minute easter gifts- giant heart freckles! I initially intended to make them for valentines but ran out of time so they are making an appearance for easter instead. They are so simple, cheap and quick to make! All you need is some cooking chocolate and sprinkles. Melt the chocolate, spread it into the shape you want and sprinkle some sprinkles on top and you're done! easy peasy :-)
A while ago I had a few friends around for a "knitting night" - basically just a night of watching chick flicks whilst knitting. These are the invitations I sent out - they're are just a rectangle of (really dodgy) knitting sewn onto some cardboard. They aren't the prettiest things as I made them really quickly and rather like the 'rough' look- but someone who is a good knitter could certainly make them look super! I do think they make for a bit of a surprise in the mailbox though :-)
Yesterday I made a super simple little notebook from a vintage postcard to carry around with me and jot down notes. It's pretty basic, all you have to do is fold a postcard in half, cut some paper a tad smaller than the postcard, fold these in half together to make a little booklet and sew this onto the postcard. Easy peasy.
Postcrossing is a super program that allows you to send and receive postcards from all around the world. It's free to sign up and only costs you the postcard and the postage stamp (and if your'e as obsessed with mail as I am, that won't bother you in the slightest).
I've been a part of postcrossing for a couple of years now and as you can see I have amassed quite a few cards;
So if you're looking for a way to fill your postbox with happiness check it out :-)
A little while ago I re-discovered a suitcase full of cranes that I made years ago when I was younger, which I never got around to stringing up. I intended to send them over to Japan to hang up with the other thousands of cranes, but once I had strung them up I decided that it could wait a few years because they are just too darn colourful and pretty.
I always snap up vintage wrapping paper whenever I see it for cheap. It's always too beautiful to use so I usually just hoard it. I thought I would share some scans for anyone who wanted to print it off and use it for some wrapping.