Have I ever mentioned the abundance of paper clutter in my house...everywhere I look there are stacks of random papers piled up...these piles are also on the floor...under furniture...and in every room in the house!
Now that Ruby is a certified letter writer, I knew that I had to have some system for dealing with all the cute stationery, envelopes and assorted other "paper" things that come along with letter writing!
Enter the pretty letter writing kit!
So, using one of those paper folders, with the pockets as my template, I simply traced onto felt.
I sewed up some pockets...for cute stationery on one side, envelopes, pens, stamps and addresses on the other.
(and yes, I am aware that I "just" could have used the paper folder...but that just doesn't give a mama that same crafty feeling of accomplishment as doing this)!
Backed with pretty fabric...
and some ribbon to "tie" it all together.
Now I'm not a great sewer, but this took about 20 minutes to whip up. I just decided that it didn't have to be perfect, but it did have to be pretty!!!
Thank you everyone for signing up for our kiddie pen pal club! It's been nice to hear from parents how excited their kids are to start writing letters. Truly this has been a joy to put together.
I should have everyone matched up by Monday...if you haven't heard from me yet, or if you're waiting to hear about a sibling, please be patient...I'm hopeful that every child will be matched!