The Demise of Cursive Handwriting

Quilted CursiveDid you know that many schools are not teaching cursive handwriting? Read more HERE.

I realize that computers and keyboard skills are important, but what about hand-written letters and thank you cards?  Read  The Art of Saying Thank you  HERE .

Before it goes completely out of style, I plan to pull out my fountain pens and a few sheets of stationery, and send a hand written note this weekend!   I hope you will do the same.

Lori

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DIY-Doodle Stationery

DIY Doodle Stationery

 

Welcome, Quilters, Doodlers, and DIY-ers!  Today I have a project we can all enjoy.   Even if you’ve never quilted a stitch-(We have many followers who aren’t quilters)–here’s your chance to join in the Tuesday Tutorial fun!  Let’s use the motifs and patterns to make a little stationery.

(By the way–all of the tutorials can be found in the “Quilt Tab” above and now in the sidebar–look for the red apple.  If you are reading The Inbox Jaunt on a cell phone, the red apple quilt link will be at the end of this week’s posts.)

 

DIY Doodle Stationery

 

I found this card stock at my local craft store, Michaels.  I know it is readily available online, in craft stores and in office supply stores.  It comes in a wide variety of sizes and in many sumptuous color combinations.  In addition to the card stock, all you need are a few white pens.  I purchased a variety, but my favorite was the gel pen.  It is thin and bright white.

DIY Doodle StationeryNow all you have to do is follow the Tuesday Tutorials and doodle them on paper.

DIY Doodle Stationery

Turn on a good movie…(Movie recommendations are always welcome…)

DIY Doodle Stationery

It’s a great way to practice free motion quilting AND create something useful.  Wouldn’t this be a cute change of address card?

DIY Doodle Stationery

 

DIY Doodle Stationery

 

DIY Doodle Stationery

 

If you are looking for more inspiration head over to PamelaJeanneStudio.  Pam is a quilter turned artist.  I think you will love her creativity especially all of her Autumn-inspired designs.

Toodles (and Doodles),

Lori