Friday, November 30, 2012

Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.

Hello snail mailers!

Without further adieu, the winner of my shop giveaway was:

PAMELA! A pack of peacock envelopes are on their way to her now, and a big thanks to everyone who entered. HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND.

It is my niece's 11th birthday this weekend. Holy moly! It feels like it was only last year that I was doing a really crappy job of changing her diapers. Now she's an awesomesauce little girl who criticizes my knock knock jokes and writes me stern notes if I don't reply within two weeks. Huh, not at all precocious...! In honour of my most favourite little girl in the world, I thought I'd share the letter writing kit I made for her birthday:

"Oooohhh, ahhhhh," says Laura....

The kit contains (in theory) everything a person would need to write a kick ass letter

I hope she loves it! I certainly loved making it. It's a great way to encourage people to snail mail, so why not make your own letter writing kit to give someone for Christmas?


Beautiful umbrellas from Anna
Not a velociraptor-iffic week for incoming mail. Soon I'll be writing bitter Friday posts, crying about the glory days when I actually got things in the mail (while tears drip into the keyboard...). People, I've seen the future and it's not pretty. Save me from myself! Dun dun. Doh.


Outgoing for Jessica

These guys are holding out for a hero like Felicia

Skylines and cityscapes for Patty
And that's it from me! Have a happy, happy week everyone!


  1. Sorry you did not have a big mail week. That is so not fair considering how great your outgoing mail looked. Loved the Super Heros to Felicia

  2. Yay! A letter for me! Ive got much to say and Ive missed your wonderfulness.

  3. I know, it's my fault! I have 2 things to send you and one of them was supposed to be mailed today but I forgot it on my desk when I went to the post office at the end of the day. GGRRRR! The other one was supposed to be mailed at the beginning of next week, but it will be delayed since thing #1 didn't get sent. So #1 will be mailed early next week and #2 will be mailed at the end of the week. And by then hopefully my letter will be done and you'll receive 3 wonderful things from me in the mail! Life will be worth living! Please don't despair.

  4. Really good incoming mail big time. Also nice kit I love how you made it.

  5. Oh, dear! Why do I keep missing the coolest giveaways? :/

    Hey, happy birthday to your niece :P I think she'll love the present you've created for her; I mean, seriously, she'll think you're the coolest aunt ever!

    And oh, my! I see you've opened a shop! How long was I off the internet?! :O Congrats and hope you sell tons and tons of stuff!!! I'm sure you will! :D

    Hope you have a fun weekend, Laura! ;D

  6. LOVE the kit! I've made a few over the years as gifts for people as well! I think because I've always wanted to receive one... HAHA Your Niece is going to LOVE it!

  7. That moment when I saw the kit...o_0 Just perfect thing!

  8. Oh, this kit is SUCH a perfect gift. I love it!

  9. You stole my idea! I don't know how but clearly you did. And then you made it way more awesomeamazing than mine. Pfft. (My 8yo nephew is freakishly clever, just like my middle sister was as a child. Me? I was and remain boringly average. Anyways, that's not my story! He likes to write and draw and read so I put together a kit for sending postcards for him for Xmas. There's postcards in it, postage stamps, pens and stampers, an address book... I went with postcards because he's not writing letters yet but I thought they'd be a fun introduction to the world of snail mail. And that was where I was going with this comment, it just took me awhile to get there).
    ~S. xo

  10. Yaaaay the Avengers are coming to save me!! I absolutely adore your letter kit - what a cool gift! I hope that I'll be able to be a cool aunt like you someday :)

  11. i love the envelope with the typewriter :)