Mail therapy

More smoothpebble advice:

Maybe you are feeling sad and blue, maybe you’re having a crappy day (or week or month), maybe your job is tedious, maybe your kids are getting on your last nerve, maybe you just need a little something to cheer you up.  Well I advise you to consider mail therapy. 

Start making some flickr friends or visiting some friendly crafty blogs.  Join a swap, or spend some time perusing Etsy.  And next thing you know your mailbox will be overflowing with all sorts of things to put a smile on your face!  My other piece of advice is that if you enjoy making things just for the sake of making things and they are piling up around you – why not make someone else’s mailbox happy?

Just a few of the things making my mailbox happy:

Postcard from Lea – flickr and blog.

A terrific box full of goodies from Jan.  The blogging fairies papercut is us, and I’m thrilled she sent it to me.

The lunchbox I received in the Lunchbox Swap.  It’s from Teddi, who is now making oodles and oodles of water bottle carriers.  She’s either a very talented seamstress, or insane (I base the latter assesment on my own experience sewing a lunch box).  I think she’s probably very talented! 


I purchased this little bird from The Wren on etsy.  It’s the cutest little zip pouch, and I love the little bird tag on it.  Tag addicts unite!

So, what are you still doing here?  Get out there and make some new friends!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Erin says:

    I loved this post and the message that it sends. You know, our greatest joy should be from gving to others…so, on that note, I am going to get the address of a few people this week and start working on something for them. Hint, hint Jackie – I need your address too. Just e-mail me with the info. I will try to come up with something this week…and mail it out next week. Thanks for the kick in the pants! I was having a crappy day! 🙂

  2. batspit says:

    A wonderful testament to my life long obsession with mail, friends, and the interwebs! Three cheers for Smoothpebble: Hip Hip Hurray! Hip Hip Hurray! Hip Hip Hurray!

    Those lunch boxes seem impossibly complicated.

    I’m typing a conclusion today for a paper I’ve been working on for months- Thanks for the huge smile, I needed a reminder creativity doesn’t have to be painful.

  3. Melinda says:

    YAY FOR CRAFTY PENPALS! Now if someone would just get me that pony I always wanted…oh, and Jackie rocks absolutely, this post is proof!

  4. apple cyder says:

    Great post! Bloggy friends are the best. Love that bird pouch….

  5. How fun to see my peculiar findings photographed so beautifully.
    What a cool lunchbox set. I love the fabrics.

  6. Anna Y says:

    😀 post is awesome and when the door bell rings (because it is usually the postie) a little girl does her excited crazy leg kicking dance. yeap the crafty online community rocks and i get to meet ace people like you, jackie. ;D

  7. this really is the week of mail and friends! i love that we’re all meeting new, creative people. and i love your little wren, i’m a fan of her shop!

  8. kristin says:

    i’m all about happy mail! 🙂

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