I mentioned in a previous blog post that I really like the postal system and posting fun stuff, and that I have embroidered postcards while travelling to send to folks back home. Well, I haven't had an extended period of travelling in many years now, so my sewing-for-posting exploits haven't been as extensive as they once were, but I still like to dabble. My friend Emma and I used to write to each other all the time, and while that has waned a little over the years, it's still something that happens sporadically. So I decided earlier this year that a reusable envelope might be something we both would enjoy posting. So I made this:
It's a reversible, fully reusable envelope!!
It's done the journey between Clare and Dublin a few times now and bears the ink from the stamp cancelling machine as a proud war wound. It was very easy to make (it's scraps of fat quarters, two buttons, two snap fasteners and a piece of oil cloth for the stamp area) and this was actually my first draught of the pattern; worked like a dream! Emma's address is quite long so the "Co.Clare" bit curls off the end of the envelope, but apart from beginning to sew it a bit further up, I would change nothing.