Yesterday I packaged, repackaged and sent out my whimsy jar for a swap I'm in. I filled a baby food jar full of all sorts of fun stuff- including but not limited to- buttons, beads, a leather ring made from an old airplane seat, ribbon, foam stickers, a hair clip, fabric, a necklace, an embossing stamp and more. I also sent a handmade card-made using this how-to, a little note, a business card, and a cute tag from an old book page. Everything was first put into a bubble envelope...but I was worried the jar would break. So before I sewed the envelope closed I went to the post office and asked Post Office Paul what he thought. He said it would be ok, but safer in a box...so he went into the back and found a small box that something had gotten mailed to the actual post office in yesterday and he repackaged everything for me! Another reason why I love the people at the post office :)
So anyway, here are some pictures...the map envelope is the one I ended up not using. The notecard was stamped using an eraser stamp that I carved! The beautiful atlas being used for a backdrop is one I purchased at a book sale for $1 on my way home last weekend...then I dropped it carrying it to my room this week and messed the spine up a little (I wanted to cry...but didn't).
Oh and there was a write up in the university paper this week about how I make and sell hats! The reporter came to me two weeks ago and said she wanted to interview me because I'm interesting!
**If this post is a little hard to understand it's because I'm really tired**