It’s strange to admit this, but I’ve been in a bit of a letter-writing rut lately. Usually snail mail activities are a great way to cheer yourself up–yet when you’re already feeling too sad or run-down to find the energy even to stamp an envelope, healing yourself through the power of letters can be…well, a little more difficult.
Even in my melancholy, though, I will say that the supplies from my most recent craft store haul are incredibly cute: and I can’t wait to use them when I feel more up to speed again!
(I’m especially fond of these two incredible washi tapes, both of which have proved fantastically photogenic!)
I wasn’t sure what to expect from these pens–the set was $3 on serious clearance–but they’ve turned out to be the smoothest-writing felt-tips that I’ve ever encountered! While I’m recovering from my carpal tunnel syndrome injuries, I’m supposed to avoid thinner pens that require a tighter grip: so these broader “precision pens” and I are a perfect match.
With the skies getting dark so early these days, I could certainly use a little extra sunshine, and I’m sure my pen pals are no different. This adorable notecard set should add some sparkle to my November correspondence (especially when paired with the glitter washi tape pictured above!).
If you thought the sunny stationery set was small, just wait until you meet these cute airmail envelopes! The writing sheets fit into a little sleeve that gives your message an official, folio-type appearance.
Finally, I couldn’t resist picking up another coloring therapy book to join my copy of Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom–particularly since this one is set underwater and I’m eternally in love with the ocean! Even when I don’t have the energy to work on my crafts and envelope art (or get out of bed, for that matter), I’ll try to take a minute to shade a decorated creature or two. At the very least, it’s a good grounding technique, and sometimes I’d rather focus on making a hammerhead shark look super pastel and pretty than all of the anxieties swirling through my mind!