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Happy mailbox week!


Can you believe it’s snowing in New York City? I’d heard that another storm was on its way today, but I didn’t expect it to snow so early in the year. I left my evening class after dark and saw the ground covered in white snow.

This week, I’ve been focusing on getting back on my feet and returning to normalcy. My roommate even left me a bouquet of roses on our dining nook table. I’m keeping my spirits high! It’s been really rewarding to finally reorganize my crafting table and paper collections. I just got a little linen-covered tray, perfect for holding small crafting supplies.




Fog Linen Work actually just opened their English shop for all of us living outside of Japan, and I’m so glad I read Beebee’s note about it. In the package, they included a handwritten note and this lovely 132-page color catalog. I’m still eyeing their navy gingham collection, especially that apron & tote bag!

Flowers from my roommate.

I’ve finally decided to participate in The Sketchbook Project this year, and my sketchbook also just arrived. I haven’t even decided on a theme yet, but having a blank slate is such a refreshing challenge. Is anyone else participating this year?

I am also working on small sewing projects in anticipation of cold winter days. I’m a slow sewer, but hopefully I’ll make some progress by the time the holidays arrive. I’m thinking of making fabric bookmarks for my letter-writing friends using these lovely lace and trim collections from Jannese, over at the Usagi Por Moi shop.



And last but not least, I received a colorful mail from Jenna at My Life As A Magazine a little while ago. Amongst many little things, she included a MT tape decorated mini-zine, a pouch of rainbow confetti, and a tiny bunting with my name on it!

I voted for the first time this year. I even held off my legal address change so I could vote in Virginia, which has been a major swing state in recent elections. I’m relieved the U.S. elections results highlighted the diversity of this big country and led us a few steps forward. And as someone susceptible to wanderlust in faraway places, I’m excited to explore and get to know my own country a little better these next upcoming years.

Which reminds me, I’m supposed to fly to San Francisco tomorrow! I really hope the storm clouds float away so I can be with my Taurin. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!


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    November 8, 2012 at 3:39 am

    I voted for Florida despite I live overseas in Taiwan. The election got me on the edge, especially with Ohio. 😀

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    November 8, 2012 at 4:14 am

    The fog linen shop is wonderful! And such a cute package you received 🙂
    Have a good time in San Fransisco, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

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    November 8, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I love the sketchbook project!! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it 🙂
    Goodluck with the flight!! Thumbs up!

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    November 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Aww the colourful mail with the mini bunting is absolutely adorable! What a lovely thing to receive in the post! Hope you have a safe flight and enjoy SF!

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    November 8, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Sewon gorgeous mail!! I’m so glad you are participating in the Sketchbook Project so am I. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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    November 9, 2012 at 1:37 am

    What a lovely collection of images – I haven’t heard of the scrapbook project until now, although honestly it’s probably something that I would end up giving up part way through, I can be terrible like that. And YAY for voting! 🙂 I voted for the first time last year, as at the previous election I was working and din’t bother to put in a special vote. Makes you feel proud to be a citizen don’t you think? x

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    November 9, 2012 at 2:10 am

    I’ve actually never heard of the Sketchbook Project before but I’m intrigued! I hope you’ll write more about it throughout the year. I do know what you mean about how refreshing a blank slate can be, though. During my last semester of college I wasn’t working on a “serious” writing project but of course I needed to write. I had an idea for an opening scene of a story so I wrote that down and then I just kept writing little bit each day. I didn’t really have a plan for the story and I actually liked not knowing what was ahead. Of course, since then I’ve thought more about it and I do have a bit of a plan for the story, but I love how it started.

    Have a good time in San Francisco!

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    Veronica Fish
    November 9, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Oh my goodness, I love this post, and I love Jenna’s blog! So much eyecandy!

    Have a safe trip! The weather here in the NE has been particularly RUDE this year

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    Matthew Pike
    November 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    this sketchbook project sounds interesting

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    November 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    just stumbled upon your blog. it’s gorgeous. I love your aesthetic. I’m obsessed with mini-projects so it’s nice to see other people also love them too!

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