I Love Post

Postcard blanks - set of 50 - 4x6 soft white


These past two weeks have been epic for post. It’s no secret that I love receiving a parcel or letter and I’ve recently learnt that I’m not alone in this love of post. I’m not quite sure why, but ever since I received my Canadian penpal in Brownies 22 years ago, it’s become a bit of an obsession. I’ve even gone so far as to change all my bills to e-billing, so I only ever receive awesome post. My penpal and I still write to this day (and skype too!) and she is now my oldest friend. I was even maid of honour at her wedding πŸ™‚ It’s amazing what a 7 year old’s letter and some coins from your home country taped to a card can lead to.

Anyway, I digress. The whole point of this post is to share with you my great week of post. I appreciate this might not be as exciting for some of you, but stick with me if you’re a craft fan or just nosey!

This stationery set comes from one of my favourite stationery sellers Fawn & Flora (why are all the best things Canadian?!). It’s perfect for me as it has both sewing machines & bicycles on. Of course I had to order washi tapes too.

Fawn & Flora Stationery

Next came Everything Oz. I can’t tell you how much I love this whimsical craft/baking book. I may have to do a separate post on it. Thanks to Alison from Art of CraftsΒ for selecting me in the giveaway! I never win anything (unsuccessful at every bingo game I’ve ever played) so this was an amazing post item.

Everything Oz

Then mid-week my postman obeyed my secret-hiding-place-for-parcels note and I excitedly opened my Crafty Creatives Box 1! I blogged about it here – it was a fantastic surprise box of crafty delights.

Crafty Creatives Box 1

Some of you will know I am preparing for the opening of my Etsy shop and boy have I had fun exploring packaging options! These two stamps from NorajaneΒ on Etsy are going to feature I’m sure. Thanks to Suki from The Owl Club for recommending them!

Bicycle & Button Stamps

Later in the week I won another giveaway (yay) for this great card from Leanne at Ello Designs. I was already a regular customer, so was dead chuffed to receive it. I know exactly who I am going to send it to.

Ello Design Card

Then, this big stash of yarn was left in my secret-parcel-hiding-place, but I can’t tell you what it is for just yet. Let’s just say it’s for a fun project featuring 10 other bloggers and I’mΒ working on it this weekend. More to follow!!

Home Crafts Yarn

After a crappy day on Friday, I came home to a marvellous package from fellow blogger Caroline. I’d recently sent her a test of my Etsy products and some crafty treats and she kindly returned the favour with this fab collection of fabric squares, ribbon, soap and beads. How cute is the card? Thanks Caroline!

Please do have a look at Caroline’s blog here. She has some fab DIY projects and fashion posts and was recently the guest blogger for Look Magazine.

Burkatron Gifts

I also received supplies for my Etsy shop items (eee!) and a mint green H&M skirt which I ordered ages ago and completed forgot about. The sun has finally arrived here in Cambridge, so I may twirl about in it this weekend if my milk bottle legs are up to it.

I Love Post.

What have you received in the post lately? Do share!

claireabelle x

51 thoughts on “I Love Post

  1. Super blog post! As you know I love post too and recently have been getting loads of mail from Swap-Bot, have you heard of it? It is super and right up your street!

  2. I love this post Claire! letters are always super exciting, being a craft fan and just plain nosey this blog post does appeal! haha. I have penpalls I have written to for years too, we don’t text or email we just write letters which is so nice. I checked out the rubber stamp shop and i’m just squealing at the little acorn and oak tree ones…. oh no, I fear money will have to be spent…! Jo x

  3. Yet another brilliant blog πŸ™‚ I am definitely going to have to buy that book! So looking forward to seeing your Etsy shop when it’s up and running, I’m sure you will have orders coming out of your ears πŸ™‚ x

  4. OMG post is amazing! My neighbours have a dog and I can now recognise the ‘postman bark’ so as soon as I hear that I run to the top of the stairs and wait like a loon to see what arrives! Unfortunately I haven’t had anything very exciting recently as I was waiting for pay day but now I have all sorts of crafty supplies and my dad’s birthday present heading my way!

  5. What is it about post? I too love post but never seem to get anything as exciting as you – especially not in the same week! Setting up your shop sounds very exciting. I hope that your skirt had a great outing today. πŸ™‚

  6. You are right we all love post, I was reminded of this this week when my ex’s father (is he now the outlaw?!) phoned excitedly as I had posted him a letter updating him on family doings. Just a simple letter written in that quiet bit at a craft fair – wish I’d had some of that wonderful stationery though!
    Catherine x

    1. Thanks for stopping by. The book is from the same people who did ‘Everything Alice’. It’s really beautiful inside. Funnily enough I am going to make something you have made a few of on your blog with the wool……

  7. I wish my post was as fabulous as yours!I have a penpal too that I’ve been writing to 35yr but now we mainly email which isn’t half as exciting!

    1. There is something so personal about a handwritten letter from choosing the notepaper and pen, to writing and sending at the post office. The whole process of it makes me feel so much nicer than when I write an email. Having said that – my inbox is super busy!

  8. that’s not just good post, that is amaaaaaaaaazing post!

    good luck with your Etsy shop, i’m sure it will be fabulous πŸ™‚ x

  9. Wow. I love post as well. Recently I got a free dypers from Huggies after I fill in the free form from the website.
    I used to have pen pals during my teenage. It was exciting getting letters from them. My favourite part was swapping things with our pen pals. πŸ™‚

  10. I love this post! I adore getting mail and used to have lots of penpals-I now have 2 who I write to from Twitter but am always looking for more πŸ™‚ I am thinking of running a craft swap or penpal post, should be fun!

  11. A craft posty post, would could be better? Partic. love the stationery. I keep seeing bicycle everything everywhere recently and so think of you πŸ™‚

  12. Fantastic post! What lovely items and i look forward to seeing what you do with the yarn πŸ™‚
    I received an invitation to a very close friend’s birthday party yay!

  13. I love receiving mail, too. Even if it is something that I’ve order and know is coming…finally getting it and opening it up is like getting a present. You received some lovely things in your mail!

  14. I love post too – except today I got a letter for jury service! Enjoyed reading this post and the previous one about craft programmes.

  15. WOW!! What a great post full of new finds!! I’ve ordered from Fawn & Flora before.. AWESOME!!! Can’t wait for the opening of your shop!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! πŸ™‚

  16. You know what? It takes a good letter to get one. So start finding friends & write great mail! :-)) I have articles & pics & links on my blog & a virtual letters social on twitter. join me!

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