Handmade CARD obsession or money saver?

To write is human, to receive a letter: Devine!
— Susan Lendroth

According to my other half it is a hobby that never ends, brings in more items than goes out and causes a neurosis of collecting things..aka:Pack Rat.

 However to the other card freaks out there it is a means of creating, a look unforgotten, a handwritten word at the right time, and a romantic gesture savored forever.  Obviously we are on opposite sides of the court but thankfully every year he feeds my obsession with a beautiful card written in his own hand with expressions meant for the Queen of Sheba or even better the Shulamite maiden...😘 

I love writing✒️ and letters and words and what better way to express yourself and your feelings than to send them.  In this world of Insta...everything a written thought brings out the best in people.  Who doesn't like to get a lovely note in the mail just because?  I ASK You, Noone.  If they say they don't well they must be lying.  You don't have to be a Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte fan to know that letters touch the heart❤️

 After all if Downton Abbey writes out there letters even though no one will ever see them just to make the actors have a remarkable reactive emotion it must be that the power of the written word did not end in 1999.  So handmade card obsession or money saver...I will go with handmade card obsession anytime.

Have you written a letter lately?  What made you?  Did your receiver respond?  Let me know send a comment or better yet send a letter.😉.

-Yours truly 


Sending Love from Seattle

A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
— jane austen

National Letter Writing Month is now: April.

 Pull out your favorite pen that has been sitting in the drawer, your stationary that is collecting dust because technology has taken over your life and write to someone you care about...

The lost art of letter writing is encouraged this month and what better way to get your creative juices flowing than to create your own cards.

 DIY is always the best option when it comes to showing off your skills.

Remember when your mom and dad used to hang your pictures on the fridge?

 Remember when you took that required art class in school and thought you had zero talent until your teacher paid you ten dollars for your version of Ralph from the muppets, oh sorry that was my ramblings of remembrance... Shout out to my  teacher Ms. G. here... You get the idea.

 Take your favorite picture, or an old postcard  and stick it to a blank card and send it along to your favorite person.... I promise they will not only be surprised but touched that you decided to go old school and be in the moment just for them.

 Long live Letters...until you take a picture of your card and #. Wink,wink.

Looking forward to seeing your DIY cards!

Coyle's Bakeshop Seattle

Summer Ikea Hacking

Every summer I become a kid again.  I walk to the library and pick up more books than I can carry home with me.  I eat my favorite flavor of ice cream in a cone and forget the napkins on purpose. My hands become so sticky I use my jeans to wipe away the mess.  I stay up late and use a flashlight to read under the covers. I ride my bike around town with nowhere to go and  stop at the corner store to get red licorice for the outdoor movie that night.  And best of all I create. I have waited all year, slowly gather the money I needed for all of the bits and pieces now stashed under my bed .  This summer wasn't any different except for one thing:  I decided to share it with you.  

Transforming a small three drawer  dresser purchased from Ikea,  into a linen covered bedside table wasn't difficult.  I used this site to guide me through the step by step and get informed on what materials would be needed.

 I hope your summers are as memorable as mine and you find a project to make you feel giddy when your done. I mean who wouldn't be after they put octopus knobs on their new bedside table, right?

Happy DIY!