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A snail mail project: “Craft it Forward”

When I arrived home exhausted from my 14+ hour flight, I was pleasantly surprised by the small stack of packages waiting for me from all over the world. I can’t wait to take time to explore each one, and post about them in the upcoming week. For now, here are lovely handmade winter gifts from Coco and Claudia:

Carefully wrapping up my photo zine, drinking pu’er tea in tiny teacups from Korea.
Did you notice the beautiful hand-made coaster?

Coco sent me these coasters along with and tiny seeds from Japan. Her blog reminds me of quiet winter days at home, drinking tea and knitting in a cozy chair by a window.


As part of part of Craft it ForwardClaudia sent me some hand-stamped gift tags, a Christmas card, a deer button, an envelope, an origami star, and a letter. It was really thoughtful of her to send me a holiday-themed package.

Now it’s my turn to continue Craft it Forward. I will send something handmade to the first 5 who leave a comment. Just mention in the comments that you want to participate.

**After you receive my surprise, you have to do a blog post about what I’ve sent you and continue Craft it Forward (send something handmade to the first 5 who comment). It can be anything (photo prints and zines or something sewed, painted, felted…anything you like), as long as it is handmade by you and sent out before the end of 2012.

So, who wants to Craft it Forward?


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    December 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

    you are very welcome and thank you for taking time to show me. your korean tea sets are lovely and i like the color.
    I am glad that you had a safe trip and now back home.
    enjoy rest of your witner days and rest some too.
    it would be nice to hear from you if you like and you can use my return address on the envelope. thank you for your sweet word.

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      December 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      I’ll e-mail you just to make sure I have the right address! 🙂

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    December 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

    if you can’t read my hand writing, you can alwasy email me.

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    December 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

    that’s such an inspiring project, i’d love to participate!

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      December 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      I’ll get in touch with you soon!

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    December 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    count me in – i’ll send something in return!

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      December 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm


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    Bonjour Juliette
    December 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Hey Sewon!
    I didn’t get the surprise mail you told me you had sent some weeks ago…
    Should i worry?
    I’m ashamed to say your parcel has been ready and waiting for me to send it for ages (a month or something!?)…
    Sorry about that. My fun life stopped for a month due to my heavy work life…
    Please tell me (again) (SORRY!) where i shall send it now,
    and yes i’ll post about what you sent me as soon as i get it ***
    Best wishes!

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      December 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      Ohh don’t worry! I’ve learned that sometimes it takes ages for mail to go through customs in China. My first mail exchange there was with Johanna, and we were both so worried because her mail didn’t arrive for nearly two months. Then it arrived one day along with all the letters that we thought were lost. So strange! I’ll get in touch with you via e-mail soon!

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    December 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    i would love to join this craft it forward!: )
    a little while back i got a couple of coco’s
    beautiful coasters, i use them every day when i am
    having some tee. the first photo in this post is sooo sooooo
    beautiful and the cups were just incredibly pretty.


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      December 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

      They really are wonderful! I’ll e-mail you soon, Vibeke. 🙂

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    December 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Oh nice project, but I guess I’m late… sigh

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      December 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      Hi Alma, I was sending something to Coco anyway, so I’ll definitely count you in for the project. 🙂

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    December 28, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    hi sewon! i hope you had a lovely christmas 🙂

    too bad i didn’t make it in time to enter, but it’s ok, i’m still expecting your mail, that hasn’t arrived yet.

    have a wonderful new year! <3

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    Our Strange Nature
    December 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    too late 🙁
    enjoy snailmailing!

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    December 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    ahh I’d love to join! Too late unfourtunately..
    I’m looking forward to your posts!

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    December 28, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    oh darn, this is what happens when you oversleep. i missed it! haha, but what a great idea for a project!

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    December 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    such a great idea of a project, except I’m too late. hopefully I’ll be able to give it a go next time !
    have a great new year ahead, sewon !

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    December 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Lovely idea! And the crafts that you received from both Coco and Claudia area really pretty and well-made. (:

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    December 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    oh, your little cups are gorgeous !

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    December 28, 2011 at 9:05 pm


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    December 29, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Such a lovely project! I would love to participate but am too late to comment (><) Anyway, Happy Holidays Sewon 🙂

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    December 29, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Oh nuts!! I am too late to participate oh well, it looks like a lot of fun Sewon!! I hope your Christmas was lovely mine was great!!

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