Friday, August 26, 2011

Snail Mail Brings Smiles!

If I have any down time during the day, I usually read... But lately I've been making postcards! Yes more postcards. Some are for swaps, some are just to make people smile, and some are for my regular send-outs.

This robot went to Russia. To a 12 year old girl that likes to sew!
Do "The Robot"
(I know, I shouldn't have used white.... you can see right through it!)

These were all done for a handmade swap in the forums. The theme was fiber. So anything with cloth and stitching and whatnot worked!

This one was done for a crafty postcard swap with Chandlerguera. I don't think I've ever sent a handmade postcard to someone in the same state as me. So that was kind of neat! Her Postcrossing profile said she liked fishing. I don't think she'll ever catch a fish quite like this...

This fish postcard is a little different because it has instructions on the back...

Why? Because there is a note inside!

I did the same thing for a postcard I sent to one of my Flickr contacts in New Zealand.

Camera Postcard

I decided to send her a postcard because she is so nice, always commenting on my pictures and the postcards I make... and I wanted to send her something in return. Since Flickr is a photography related site, I thought a camera would be appropriate! (I don't think she reads this blog, so I hope I'm not spoiling it by posting this here!!)

Camera Postcard
I got the camera stitching template here.

I think the camera and the fish are my favorites! They are both stitched onto stiff white glittery felt. which.... I did not know is made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. In-fact ALL the felt I have bought from Michaels is the same eco-fi felt. See: The Tale of Eco-Fi or the PDF from the manufacturer.

Oh yeah,


  1. I still love to get "good" snail mail. Receiving one of these babies would be like getting a present in the mail! Very nice work Erika!

  2. I'm so impressed! It's like getting a work of art through the mail - way better than e-mail!

  3. People are totally going to smile when they receive these!!
    And how cool that your felt is eco-friendly. :)


  4. Wow! You are so cool too. I've never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. These are soooo cuuteee!!! I would love to be that 12 yr old girl and receive that cool robot postcard!!!

  6. Beyond awesome! I LOVE the fishy.

  7. How lovely these all are, it's hard for me to pick a favourite :-)
    I am sure the recipients will be delighted with them.

  8. The camera one rules!

    I really like some homemade cards. I can't believe how many people put on their Postcrossing profiles that they wouldn't want to receive them. If I was to receive one from you that matches my profile (such as the camera one), I would be so stoked. So much better than a postcard of a rive in some other country (though I do love those, too, but an occasional homemade one rules!)

  9. PJ, I know why people say they don't want them..... some people's attempts at homemade cards are HORRIBLE. :-)

  10. So true about the snail mail!