this is the archive for the ‘stationery sundays’ category:


stitched postcards

like anyone with a sewing machine these days, i’ve put mine to use sewing some masks that we can take on our visits to the supermarket. and then one thing led to another, and i’ve made a few stitched postcards as well, using leftover fabric and watercolor postcards for backing.

i was having fun trying out all the cool stitches that the machine can make… until i finally broke the needle. oops! :/

hello, my name is…

bits of mail art featuring cheap envelopes, rubberstamps, nametag stickers and the latest mickey stamps.

more than sand and dirt

our PO box address is public, so now and then we get some cryptic messages there…

a mailbox collection

it’s not a secret that we love mail, so sometimes when friends find postal-themed items for sale, they send them our way — and this is how we’ve ended up with a small collection of cute mailboxes from around the world.

the first one was a yellow “piggy bank” from correos, offered to us by maike and wiebke who were on holidays in spain at the time:

a chinese one followed some months later, given to us by jifeng in china. it’s also a coin container, but a much heavier one. it brought such nice memories of our time there!

some years later, our friend cecília found this cute tin mailbox, and thought of us:

and the latest specimen to enter our collection is a hand-carved mailbox from canada. alida is a postcrosser, and her husband fred does woodwork, so he carved this tiny mailbox for us. it’s adorable!

and so the accidental collection grows… :)

happy nothing special day!

hobonichi <3!