Hi there! I'm glad you're here for a visit. I am in the middle of my Christmas card project. I design my own card, print it up on card stock, cut it with my scissors and fold it. Then I created a 1 page family newsletter to include. More printing and folding. Then to address the envelopes, which includes finding the red and green bottles of ink, cleaning the pens from old dry ink residue, which involves flushing the mechanism with fresh water and cleaning the nib with a soft cloth... but I love caring for my pens with and filling them with red ink in one and green in the other.. for the holly embellishment in each corner of the envelopes and in side the handwritten card. :-) (Note - I blurred addresses in these photos.. I'm sure you understand. :-)
Several years ago I found this big clipboard in an art supply store. I love this thing. I can do all kinds of art projects on it, on my lap, in my easy chair. There is a bay window behind our chairs which illuminates my endeavors. I have such a creative and cozy "nest".
I have yet to change from hand addressed envelopes to printed labels.. I like writing them with flourishes with rich red ink. I still have my supple leather "day planner" with all my addresses in there, all by hand and with fountain pen. I must admit, I've changed my calendar schedules from paper to my MacBook Pro and iPad, but will always keep my addresses in my "book". Do you use fountain pens? You should get one.. it's one way to keep hand writing alive. The top one is a Parker Centennial Duofold and the bottom one is Yard-o-Led Viceroy Victorian which is sterling silver with all kinds of hand etched designs. I just love these two and have the ballpoint pen and pencil to match of both.
YOL stands behind their products and replaced my fountain pen nib when the other one disintegrated. The old one had a yellow gold nib, and the new one has an 18 karat white gold nib. I actually liked the yellow gold, but this works nicely!
Do you have a collection of something you love? Please share! I wanted to show you my dollhouse all lit up and decorated for the holidays. It resides in our bedroom now which I enjoy seeing when I wake up each morning.