Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mail Pile

Its been hard keeping/catching up with blogging over the past few weeks! Here is some of the mail that I've gotten and sent while my computer was being super lame!


A swap-bot note from someone I've started writing to.

Someone who I sent a FB home to actually responded to my letter! Still need to write back...

Swapbot note with lots of extra postcards!

Second note from Miss Hoffman!

I love doughnuts too!

My favorite Christmas card so far. I joined a huge xmas card swap on  swap bot.

I'm not sure I was prepared for so much holiday cheer already!

Polish Steampunk kitty. Courtesy of a postcrosser!

You gotta love foreign stamps! Or are you a mail hater?!

Some more xmas cards! I still have about 20 more to get haha. What was I thinking?!
Really pretty stamps

Inside the great stamped envelope (from a postcrosser in Russia) I found these two lovely postcards, one left blank for me to use :)
A Lovely note from Kim on swap-bot with some much loved extras! (Atc sleeves, stamps, and  postcard with a stamp already on it!)

Apparently I have been slacking on taking pics of outgoing mail even worse than for the incoming! I wish you could have seen the giant stack of xmas cards that went out last week. Or some of the pretty packages I sent off yesterday :T Ah well, here is what I DO have to share! :)
Woo stamps! This one has an APC in it and is on it's way to Australia!

This Beauty is headed to my new pen pal over in Germany

Fun tape!
A thrift store find swap box for Lin! I didn't have any mailing boxes so I grabbed a cereal box from the cupboard. They work just fine!

Anyone else send or get some cool mail over the past few weeks?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Random Crafties Galore!

So I haven't stopped crafting while I've been away from the blog! This past weekend on there was an APC-athon! APCs are alot like ATCs except they are on playing cards and usually show a corner of the card so you know which card of the deck it is. People like collecting different themed decks and its alot of fun once you get into it! Here are some of the cards I made this past weekend! Let me know if you have any cards you'd like to trade, I'd love to add to my collection!


Painted background with a cut out from a card

Here are some older APCs I made earlier during the summer:
All fabric and ribbon experiment

A pile of old cards! Anyone want to trade?

A few weeks ago I decided to try my hand at making a Dottee Doll. A Dottee Doll is a little plush doll that has a hanger and a tail and usually has a very stylized face. They are ONLY traded and never sold. I wanted to give it a try since I have so many fabric bits around that I can't seem to find a home for. I think this is a great scrap busting project, it's just time consuming! I had a little trouble figuring out how to sew the hanger on right but I think I'll get it better the second time. What do you think? Does anyone else out there make Dottee dolls or have any tips?

ALSO I started another scrap busting project! I decided to try and make a draft blocker with the swatches that I have to cut for people at work that come back or would otherwise just end up in the trash. I am trying to only use the upholstery weight fabrics (so its a bit warmer/sturdier) so it will probably take a little while for me to finish it. But! I do have a whole boot-shoebox full of these swatches to make something awesome with! Among all of my other salvaged fabric haha. I'll put pictures up of it once it actually starts to look like something!

Anyone else planning cozy winter crafts? Scrap busters? I'd love to know what you're up to :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Back up and running!

I hope everyone survived Hurricane Sandy! It didn't hit too hard here in Northern Virginia, just some strong wind and alot of rain. I know alot of people are having a hard time cleaning up in Jersey and New York and I wish them the best of luck with getting back on their feet.

I am in the process (as I type) of fixing my computer! I had to reinstall windows to fix my issues so it has been *fun* reinstalling all my drivers and programs and trying to remember username/password combos.

Look forward to multiple posts in the VERY near future to catch you up on my crafts, buys, and travels! Just as soon as everything is installed and running perfectly!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Any good mail?

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Hey guys! Sorry it's been awhile since the last post and I have more bad news! When I was out of town this past weekend visiting friends my computer decided to go on the fritz! I am still able to use my computer (for now, and on the guest account) but I don't want to add new files to the computer as I am concerned that I may lose them. I think it may be something with the hard drive? First I had a blue screen of death and then I had a black screen, so I went and accessed my guest account and put it as admin so I would be able to work on the problem. So when I restarted it, I found that my regular account was working but I am no longer able to make it an admin or run google chrome (I found out that chrome only works on one account at a time, but I can't seem to make it work at all on it) So now my guest account is stuck as the admin ugh! Annoying! This is in addition to some kind of hard drive issue!

If anyone has any ideas on how to help me, knows someone/somewhere that could fix it, or can recommend any new pc laptops let me know!

I really want to be able to start blogging again as soon as possible so hopefully this all gets sorted out soon so I can share the great antique treasures that I found this weekend!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sunday to Tuesday mail haul!

Not so much mail this week since I've been trying to cut back to focus on job hunting (while working almost full time!) But good news! I just got my schedule for the next few weeks and I will have more time off so I can blog and do some more swaps! =D

Postcard for a quirky postcard swap!

A completed Fb that I found in my pile to be sent home!

some fun tape I put on said FB's envelope

Halloween costume packages filled with FBs for a swap!
A letter for a pen friend! I am lazy about photoshoping addresses haha
Another pen friend letter!

two in one day!? *glee* The goat is from a pen pal =)
The package was filled with notecards and other paper goodies from a swap

More paper goodies! I'm going to have to find a use for them on my many days off!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Incoming/out going

Here's the mail I got this week!
a very cute stationery set was used for an ATC swap on swap bot

Birds were appropriate as it was the theme for the ATC swap


She added a bonus card for me!

Friendship book swap with fellow blogger Desirae at Pen Pal Express.

I won a raffle on Wreck this Girl's Mailbox! I got three very cute postcards that she designed!

Even her business card and memo are well designed!


And a very sweet card from my brother for graduating in the spring. I loved pooh bear as a kid!
Out going mail this week!

Two postcards for postcrossing!

One for a college friend!

And one for swap bot!

I think I'm in to sending postcards this week! I should really write some letters this week if I'm not too busy. Any exciting mail this week for you all?