Thursday, December 24, 2009

Can you go BUZZ BUZZ?

Dr. Seuss bees envelope

My latest new practice in correspondence is making envelopes out of old children's books. I have oodles of points over at BookMooch, so I've mooched a few fun picture books and have been getting a kick out of making little envelopes out of some of the pages.

Can you go BUZZ BUZZ?

This comes from Dr. Seuss's "Mr. Brown Can Moo. Can You?" Each page features something (usually, but not always, an animal) and the sound it makes... and because it's Dr. Seuss, the illustrations are bold and fabulous.


  1. what a fabulous idea! ilona, your blog is always full of great ideas!

    i was trying to find a post about your favorite pen to write letters with but didn't stumble across anything like that, so can you tell me? i know you like fountain pens, but what about your ordinary, run-of-the-mill pens? any suggestions? i'm having a hard time finding one that doesn't make my hand ache!

  2. I can't recommend anything better than a fountain pen, but don't make me choose a favorite fountain pen!

    Seriously, fountain pens require no pressure to write, and therefore drastically reduce hand cramp and fatigue. If the nib is properly tuned, ink should flow as soon as it touches the paper, under the pen's own weight without any extra pressure from you. I can write hours and hours on end without any hand fatigue using a fountain pen, and I cannot say that about any other sort of pen (or pencil).

    If you are looking for an inexpensive start, JetPens is the way to go. A Platinum Preppy, Sailor InkBar or Pilot Petit1 will literally only set you back a few bucks. You might be able to find a Pilot Varsity at some office supply stores, too - all these listed are "disposable" pens (though some are actually refillable too) but are great writers.

    In all honesty, unless I want something like a glitter gel pen for that glittery effect, or on black paper, I really only use fountain pens.

  3. thanks so much for your input. jet pens is awesome! i'm going to give the disposable fountains a try...