Thursday, December 29, 2011


I've been out of the blog world for almost a week, and this morning I just got to go to all my favorite mail blogs.  It makes me want to create! I still have some work to do on my gift to my extended family members: a zine!  I still have the hand binding to do for maybe 20 more! I need to channel my creative energy towards that today.  (I'll post some photos after the gift-giving.)

I'm also making gingerbread cookies! I have a recipe handed down from my grandmother. We have doubled the recipe so it makes a ridiculous amount of cookies. And we've doubled again the amounts of cinnamon and ginger in the recipe, so they really pack a punch!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! I hope your festivities continue like mine are!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fountain Pens!

So about a month ago I finally caved and bought myself a fountain pen.  Or three.
All together I think they were 10 or 11$, and now I have 3 colors! Black, purple, and blue. Purple is my favorite. 

I've even been taking notes with them in classes and it is such a pleasure. They write so smoothly.  Only thing is that my cheap notebooks for school have thin paper, so I don't write on the back of the sheets.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas/New Years Envelopes

I had some fun decorating some Christmas card envelopes.

I was so proud of these fireworks. :o)

Finally done with my semester! Just have to finish grading, but that's not nearly as bad as writing my own papers!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Paper pockets for something I'm working on...

Outgoing mail from... October?...

Right now I'm listening to mix cds and writing a few Christmas cards! Yay!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Hello all,

It's been a long week- but now it's over and no more classes until next semester! I finished a 10 page paper today, with two more 14 pagers to go in the next week. Sigh.

It helps that it's finally feeling like winter here. The past two days have been just right- lovely cold. ;-)

Here are my last two outgoing swaps:
Altered Playing Cards for a bunny enthusiast:
 And a "Creative Correspondence" Christmas swap:
Two wrapped gifts to be opened on Christmas day... with the rule that they have to be mailart/ letter-writing related.
I had two partners and I've already received one of my packages! Exciting!

Also- someone awesome :-D sent me this chocolate "Advent" calendar!
(I put advent in quotations because I was raised catholic so I know that Advent is actually 4 weeks long and does not just start December 1st.  I am not the type of person who puts quotation marks on things willy nilly, thank you very much.)
(But I am the type of person who was too lazy to go take a picture of her own "Advent" calendar fifteen feet away and instead google-imaged it.)
(I am also the type of person who uses google as a verb.)

Signing off now, because I am way too tired...
Have a jolly good night!