Have any of you had a penpal as an adult? As part of my 40 X 40 list, I wanted to find a nice lady to correspond with and maybe do some stationery or recipe swaps. In addition to cooking, I love to do crafts! I’m especially fond of cute stationery and zakka from Japan.
I found Yoojin on Pinterest. She lives in Germany and has a wonderful blog called Creating Impossible Gardens.
We decided to do a local interest/recipe/cooking theme swap. She already blogged about it and you can see some different picture views here!
The lovely items she sent:
-A large topographical map of Germany
-A paper model craft of the TV tower in Berlin
-A recipe for Potato Pancakes (I can easily replace the eggs to make it vegan)
-She hand carved all of the stamps and made some cute stickers (cups, casseroles, cookbook stacks, utensils, and S&P shakers)
-Some handmade and stamped recipe cards, Post-Its, hanging tags
-Handpainted Buttons, the cutest Cupcake paper clip
It was so much fun to get an international package in the mail. Yoojin is a penpal to lots of other crafters all over the world and I felt special that she took the time to send me such a thoughtful gift. Receiving something handmade and made with creativity is something I treasure.
Here’s what I sent (It’s a Texas theme!):
-I hand carved the Howdy Stamp, along with the chili and ole’ stamps
– 2 Texas postcards
– Howdy Cards and Magnet
-Blue Bonnet photo cards with personal note and interesting trivia about Austin, TX
-Recipe for Green Chili Dip along with Green Chili Powder
-Cards with cute armadillos and flowering cacti
– Recipe cards with measurement stamps from Anthropology
-The cutest bandana featuring a little caballero
If you would like to do a cooking/craft/zakka swap or be a penpal, please contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org