Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Visitors

I hope the weak sunlight bouncing off their little baggies won't make it too difficult for you to see my visitors. They came about five minutes after I had ordered them from Wipso. Teeny, hand felted hand stitched bears, each with their own poetic message. They are visitors though, for they are destined to live with others. There's a couple of Christmas Bears, the lilac craft bear, a Bon Voyage bear and a small comfort bear that will be delivered today. They fit perfectly well inside a card - and for me that underlines the gesture that the card has created.


Workshop day today; appropriately, we're doing Thank You cards; and here's one of them....rocket science it ain't, but I am still very drawn to text on a card. Indeed, I have a little voice in my head called Sandie who once - totally off the cuff - said that I was incapable of producing a card without text on the front. She was right, and every time I'm searching around for a finishing touch - and it turns out to be a text stamp, or die cut letters, I hear her, but don't stop! Can't help it. So these are the perfect card for me. Quick and easily repeateable if you are still lovely enough to write thank-yous after Christmas and Birthdays...and I've shoved it on quite a big card, so could easily double as a lovely post-Christmas letter, or use it as a biggie for the kids to share so that the torture of formal thanking doesn't go on forever. Because it often does! Do you still write the odd thank you? Or is it all about email and text now? I dunno, the number of cards I make, you'd think someone would tell me not to bother if it was really a waste of time, wouldn't they?
But the very best thing about this card - I made it out of my scrap box! No, not 'out of my scrap box' - because that would be altering it beyond comprehension, frankly, and even Tim Holtz couldn't do that! But you get it. And I'm terribly glad that someone does!

8 comments:

Wipso said...

Awwww I'm missing them already :-) It thrills me to think of the smiles they bring to their new owners though and I'm sure you will choose their new homes carefully :-) Thanks for blogging them. A x

Ann said...

I look forward to reading your blog every day Julia, there's always something amusing. We may be a dying breed but I too like writing thank you letters, or sending Thank You cards.
It's funny how a bit of punctuation in the wrong place, or missing completely, can drastically change the meaning of a sentence - I get what you're saying girl!

Lyn said...

Another of the dying breed here, but one that also occasionally cheats and resorts to email and/or texts.

I'm with you too, on texts on the front of cards - I always do, regardless of the decoration!

Susie Sugar said...

Very cute little bears they all look sweet but my fav is the lilac one.
There is a little award on my blog for you to say thanks for making Wednesday the best day of the week !!
Hugs Susie xx

CoventryAnn said...

Can't think of a card i've made without text on the front either. LOVE the littel bears, how cute? :)

LadyBug said...

Great Card. I really like how it would be nice and quick to create but oh so lovely to see drop on your doormat :) I can also see a few of these with matching envlopes in a little box as gifts :)

JaneH said...

I really like that card... simple but very eye-catching! But then I like ALL your projects!

Carmen said...

How did I miss this post? I'm slipping. I agree with Paige about how these would be lovely in little gifty boxes but what an unexpected treasure to find in a card - how lovely.