Psst: I have something I have to tell you.
Something Extremely Important.
Something which cannot wait.
Christmas is exactly one week away.
That’s right: one week. Seven short, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-days. And if you’re even the teeniest bit like me (and I think that you might be), you still have a couple of folks left on your Christmas list to shop for. That’s if you’ve started shopping at all.
So: I’m going to help you out a bit. I’ve rustled up a handful of “make at the last minute but it looks like you spent weeks in the studio” ideas, gift possibilities for friends who are equally obsessed with the post office. Who knows? Maybe you’ll have time to make an extra gift or two — for yourself!
1): Andria over at the blog “Drawing Near” sent the loveliest email last week, letting me know about her Airmail Jotters — perfect little notebooks if you need a stocking stuffer for someone. Fast and easy to make, these notebooks are cute as a button with their airmail covers! Head on over and check out her easy-to-follow tutorial…
2): the blog “Carolyn’s Homework” had this amazing goodie (among others):
and I think that cutie little jar would be perfect for a Christmas gift! Why not fill a canning jar with rolled up envelopes, letter paper, one of those Pilot disposable fountain pens from Japan, and a sheet of postage? Top the whole thing off with a fancy, airmail envelope lid and you have the perfect gift for a niece or BFF.
3): the Letter Writer’s Alliance shared this Design Sponge/postage coasters link last year, and I immediately swooned. Postage stamp-inspired coasters – what’s not to love? I mean honestly. These are a little more time consuming than the two projects mentioned above, but isn’t your favorite co-worker worth it? The one who stayed w-a-a-y late and helped you wrap up that most recent (hellish) project? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
With that, I wish everyone a merry everything! It’s back to the studio for me; all those half finished gifts are calling out, and I’ve got a deadline, just like the rest of you!