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Monday, April 15, 2013

Thrift Store Treasures!

The sun is shinning here in Port Angeles, so the kids and I are playing outside.  Chalk art is the most fun!  But while I have a moment alone, I'm going to show you my latest Thrift Treasures.

For $1 I got this packet of USPS Bright Eyes Stamps that included 10 folding note cards.

How cool is this? $1...really?  I LOVE finding stamps at Goodwill.  

Picked up this Laurel Burch stationary for .50 cents (I've always admired her artwork).

Got tons of used stamps- many of them from Europe.  I was able to find several unused USA stamps in the pile to make up for the $6 that I spent on them (score).

I'm addicted- what can I say?  .20 cent chicken memo pad?  YES please! Thank you James Dean for being so damn gorgeous that they put you on a stamp. Yummy!
Now, I better publish this post, so that I can go write some letters- I wanna use some of my new Bright Eyes stamps.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hello! Stranger!

I've been sewing little pocket books- sew much fun to make.  AND, it's been months since my last post.  I have lots to share (later).

Sticky notes and pockets for labels.

Small clear pockets for tags, stamps, stickers- whatever little things ya need to SEE.

Places to hold papers and post cards.

I was inspired to make these, after taking the class REMAINS OF THE DAY by Mary Ann Moss.  Playing on my sewing machine and putting thread to paper was amazing. I finally put together the two hobbies I adore- sewing and mail art.

Here's a letter going out to Karen.  

Lovely ladies for Dori.

Flowers for Jill, who I have owed a letter to since before Christmas (I'm working on my "write back" pile...I promise).
I hope everyone is having fun in the mail.  And, I hope that the sun is shining in your neck of the woods.