It’s no secret I’m a big post fan. In my previous posts about post(!) I discovered I’m not alone and that many others find joy in receiving something through the letterbox. Whilst having a declutter recently, I found years and years of letters from various penpals – it was great and sometimes funny to read back over them.
Anyway, I have sent and received some fabulous things in the post lately, so I thought I’d share them with you.
A lovely cross stitch card from Hannah of Spans Studio and some great Canadian stamps on a letter from my penpal which included cute pics of her new baby 🙂
Then, Marina, a lovely lovely blog reader emailed me to say how much she enjoyed following my musings (how nice is that?!) and we got chatting about tea. We agreed to do a tea swap as she could get the famous Birthday Cake tea delivered to the US. It has sprinkles in the tea and tastes of ice cream. AH-MAZING.
Naturally the swap also involved sweets so I found some union jack boiled sweets and Marina kindly sent some Easter treats too. Best of all, were the cute illustrations she included – check out her Etsy store Retro and Rubys, it is so cute.
I’m also one of around 140 people that have joined Anna’s #PostCircle. In short, we are placed with a group of other post loving geeks to send and receive letters and small gifts if you want to.
I am making use of my wooden stamp set for decorating my Post Circle envelopes.
I got this lovely tea themed coaster from Knitnrun4sanity (who cross posted from another group!) and these lovely bunny clips from a blog giveaway (mentioned below).
My first person to post to said they liked ginger animals, so I made another needle felted cat and send it with a handmade tea themed card and a knitting pattern.
This month I was also lucky enough to win a giveaway on Katie’s blog Hook, Line & Sink Her. Katie writes the wittiest blog I’ve ever read and is fond of posting Johnny Depp pictures and crafty pursuits. What more could a girl want!
The giveaway prize included lots of cool treats like the bunny clips above, fun tapes, a bird pin and this awesome hand decorated mug from Katie’s Etsy store. It was blimmin’ awesome.
A very kind Twitter friend also sent me some crafty bits as she was destashing to move house. This lovely vintage cross stitch book was included. I’m looking forward to exploring the designs.
There were even more lovely sympathy cards and treats sent to me this week. I never tire of the endless support and kindness that the craft community provides. It’s been a tough time lately and I’ve felt pretty low, but these thoughtful gestures and all your lovely comments have kept me going.
Thanks for following and keeping me cheerful.
Make sure you keep checking back to the blog over the next few weeks as there will be 3 giveaways throughout April! In one of them EVERYONE wins by getting post!!