Hello, everyone. First of all we would like to apologize for the lack of post during the past few months. It has been a hectic time for our family and I haven’t really found the time to update this site. I also haven’t had the opportunity to go back to sending postcards and being active at Postcrossing. I have been planning on taking a trip to the bookstore and stock up on some postcards but somehow, I haven’t really had the time for it. For now, I have just been browsing online and looking into some new postcards that may be already be available (aside from the fact that I am also looking into sites like musicians friend canada to look for a guitar that our youngest wants to buy from the money he earned from his summer job).
Anyway, even though there hasn’t been a new post lately, we have been busy making some arts/crafts projects and we can’t wait to share them with you in the coming days.
We noticed that a lot of our site’s visitors and readers are looking into our arts/crafts creations which is why we decided to feature more of them and have what we will call the #TreeHouse series. We have had some new design ideas and we have actually finished quite a number of them. We’re excited about sharing them with you and hearing about your thoughts.
We hope you’ll come check out the site in coming days and see our new projects. Yes?
Church architecture has always been an interest for us. From the most impressive and intricate designs that basilicas and cathedrals have to the simple but elegant churches and chapels, we have always been inspired by them.
For this craft project, we wanted to make miniature churches and the main material we used was illustration board. We first chose a design we like then we drew them on the illustration board to make a cut out pattern.
We also painted them before we glued them together. We made cut outs of the windows separately and painted them as well.
We then glued them together (a glue gun would come in handy for this one), and this is what we came up with. (Notice the miniature trees that we placed on the side of the main door? They are mainly made out of egg shells. Well do a separate post for that.)
We also placed a battery operated light (red for this one) inside to give it a more dramatic effect, making it look serene. It makes one feel like a private and serene ceremony is going on inside; like a wedding complete with all the wedding entourage, a gorgeous bride wearing a stunning gown, and an impressive wedding ring (that will replace the simple but unique promise rings here that the couple has been wearing).
Anyway, we hope that you find our new creations interesting and we hope that you keep a lookout for all our other new art/crafts projects. We have mad quite a number of tree houses in various designs so watch out for that.
Receiving postcards from different parts of the world is truly exciting; it gives one a glimpse of not just the interesting and beautiful places that can be found in various countries but also the different cultures that make them unique. I always look forward to the simple stories that the sender would include in their postcards. The stamps are also beautiful which is why we also collect them.
When I joined Postcrossing a few years ago, I knew that collecting postcards and stamps is something that I will do for a very long time.
Sadly though, when our house burned down and we lost most of our possessions, we also lost most of our collections including the postcards. Most of the postcards I received through Postcrossing and through personal swap, have been destroyed. The stamps that we have collected, including the commemorative stamps have also been destroyed. We are truly sad about this because being avid collectors, we consider these collections as treasures, something that cannot be replaced. (The same goes to our children’s collections such as Hotwheels, Transformers, Archie comics, mini 4WDs, etc). Our youngest is particularly sad about his keyboards since he has been learning how to play his favorite songs and he has been bringing his keyboards to school whenever they have presentations. We just told him that we will just have to save for a new one. He has actually been browsing through different websites that offer various musical instruments and accessories such as music stands and 6 channel amp headphone. (By the way, we also have a coin collection which, fortunately, hasn’t been destroyed by the fire).
Anyway, I plan on going being active Postcrossing again and start sending postcards. I hope to find the time to go postcard shopping soon and then start building up our collection once again.