On a recent whim I started reading different craft books and one of the books is 52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity by Jeffrey Yamaguchi. It’s simply a book of suggestions…not so much patterns and recipes. Anyway, number 29 was to fill a regular sized envelope so full of different things (I like “random crap”) that you have to use tape to close it. I thought that was a pretty spiffy idea. So, I did it. I sent out sixteen envelopes with a self addressed envelope so they could do the same.
But this is the best part:
Today I got my first envelope back! It was from Sally. I just have to say before I even opened the envelope that the tape Sally used to close it featured different pictures of Jesus. Sally, oh dear Sally, where did you get the Jesus tape? I think I must have some! When I rode my bike home it felt like Christmas. I read my other boring mail first, saving the best for last, and when I opened the tape things just spilled out of the envelope! It’s beautiful! It was seriously the best thing ever! Sally knows the inner me so very well…she sent me a magnet that has a girl with curly hair sitting with a dog and the caption reads, “Life is tough. I recommend getting a manicure and a really cute helmet.” That is SO ME!
While I’m waiting for the other fifteen envelopes to come back to me (I’ll keep you posted as to the return ratio!) I’m going to fill the self-addressed envelope Sally sent to me. But first I’ve got to Google Jesus tape.