Whales, lighthouses and curious kittens.

Having the weekend off this week, I took some time to write a few replies to a couple of my newest pen pals, Kate and Paloma and it wasn’t until I sat down to write this post that I realized I had totally used a coastal/ sea theme!

First up, this letter to Kate which I put into a handmade envelope. I used the first page of a 2013 calendar I found on top of the microwave( Whyyy??) which happened to be a lighthouse. I think it might even be the Peggys Cove lighthouse in Nova Scotia! It turned out beautifully I think and excited to send off such a pretty picture into the mail stream!

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On the front, I went a little bit stamp crazy after a very long debate. I’m worried it might get ”lost” by an annoyed postal sorter when they realize they have to calculate the total of 7 stamps, but it looks quite nice!

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Next, a letter to Paloma. I used a plain white envelope, then dug around the drawer where I’ve been keeping clippings from old magazines and pulled out this one of a whale. I really like the look of a torn piece of craft paper like Dear Detective uses a lot so I thought I’d give it a try and it turned out quite nicely as well I thought. DSCF2466And there we go! Involuntary sea theme! 🙂

Oh, and of course I cannot forget my ever-present curious helper Shmidttens.

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