November Postcards

Here are the lovely postcards that I received this month from Postcrossing. They were sent by members from the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Finland, Belarus, Germany, Indonesia, Spain, Russia and China. I am still going through all the postcards that I have received during the past couple of weeks and see which ones I haven’t featured on my arts/crafts blog yet. This means I have set aside a day or two to work on those long overdue blog posts. And I still have to make a quick trip to the post office to buy some stamps so that I can start sending postcards again. I guess this will be part of my to-do list for next week. 

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Sending Out Postcards Again

It has been months since the last time that I participated in Postcrossing. I actually miss sending and receiving postcards. Good thing that  when we went to visit my in-laws last weekend, we were able to pass by a bookstore and buy postcards. I was hoping there are new designs but unfortunately there aren’t any so I ended up buying basically the same kinds of postcards that I have sent before. They do have amazing images so I’m okay with them. 

We were able to mail the postcards the other day but since most establishments are closed including the local post office because it’s the Holy Week, it may take longer than usual for them to arrive. I am also excited about the postcards that I will receive in return. I hope there’ll be lots of interesting postcards.

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Earning From a Hobby

You can gauge how patient my husband can be when you get to see the things he has created just by using things that we normally see around the house. He has once made a simple but functional can opener from a sheet of metal he has found.

He also makes miniature houses and tree houses by using popsicle sticks. Just the other day, he made a Ferris wheel using barbecue sticks.

Last week, a neighbor who’s in college has seen one of the tree houses that my husband made. They have a group project and they are not satisfied with what they have made. They have made two miniature houses form popsicle sticks. She decided to buy the tree house and has also asked my husband to design the landscape for their project.


Tree house





He’ll be finishing this over the weekend. He still needs to add the ones that our neighbor and her classmates made.

This isn’t actually the first time that he was able to sell one of the things he made. My husband doesn’t really make these things for the purpose of selling them. He is even hesitant to sell them. But he is also glad that he is earning from something that has started from a simple hobby. For now, he uses whatever he earns from it to buy more materials for his hobby.

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