Friday, December 12, 2008

Outgoing Mail

We spent the morning today visiting the home of two friends 
and their little boys. They had some gifts for the girls and the 
mum, a very crafty person herself, made these delightful 
gift tags with her sons. Cute, cute, cute.

We brought her a felt board identical to the one the girls have. 
We assumed she wasn't a fabric hoarder like I am and supplied 
her with multicolored felt sheets and the land- and sea-scapes 
for future felt board activities. 

We also brought along another mail-drop cardboard mailbox 
and two small personal mailboxes for her boys. I enjoyed the 
construction process of these especially because Emily was 
with me making her own cardboard thing (a house). I had to 
interrupt my own project numerous times to cut tape, help 
her hold the walls of her house in place and squeeze glue for 
her but it was so much fun to watch her make something 
out of cardboard in the same manic way her mom does. 

Along with the cardboard stuff, we supplied 
two mailbags for the little mailmen

and a mail kit containing self-inking stamps, envelopes, 
index cards ("postcards"), square stickers ("stamps") and 
labels ("address labels"). Emily was very enthusiastic about 
demonstrating how everything worked 
and Kate ate some of the stickers.

8 comments:

  1. i sure am no fabric hoarder but did love all the lovely colors. the boys did too! taking time to ponder over what color to choose for what animal. & what wonderfully personalised mailbags. they carry them everywhere. sigh, how nice... thank u so much... A

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  2. Thanks so much for your email. This mail kit is totally adorable! I put a link to this post into my post. I also plan to make such a mail kit when my girl gets a bit older. At the moment she probably would use it all up in a day! :-) Therefore I made a "reusable" mail kit out of felt. You can read about it here if you want to
    http://muffinsnmore.blogspot.com/2009/02/lovely-letters.html

    Have a great day!

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  3. Do you have a tutorial on how to make the mail boxes?? I would love to make some of the things on your site for my daughter :)

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    1. Unfortunately, I don't. Sorry about that.

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    2. do you any tutorial's on the things you make????

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  4. do you have a step by step tutorial on how to make the mailbox? my princess would love that!

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  5. You are so clever and I can't wait to create some of your things for my preschool class especially the store. I would love to make this as well and would love a tutorial on how to do so. Thank you for all of the inspiration.

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  6. I also would love a tutorial of how to make the mailbox.

    Please email me at jess.clarke.family@gmail.com

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