If you aren't one of my sisters you might not know this, but my family has a tradition where the first thing we say on the first morning of every month is "rabit, rabit," don't ask me where we it came from.
Anywho, I wanted to talk to y'all about hobbies.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the NY NOW trade show with the Etsy Wholesale team. We invited the most amazing creators from around the country and Canada to join us, and I fell in love with each and every one of them. After talking with these amazing jewelers and designers and graphic designers, they often turned to me and ask "what do you make?" And I was left dumbfounded every time.
What do I make? At that point I realized I hadn't blogged in forever and my film camera was collecting dust. While I love scrapbooking and listening to Podcasts, I thought "damn, I need a hobby."
So I thought it would be fun if I tried out a new hobby every month (or at least try) till the end of the year to see what kind of skills I acquire.
For the month of September I thought I'd take up writing letters! While I'm not known for my penmanship I thought it would be fun to send letters to the people I love to say, "hi," "I miss you," or in the words from the iconic Golden Girls theme song "THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND!!!"
I found a bunch of amazing artists and stationery designers at NY NOW, but I also managed to shop at a little Brooklyn boutique called Dabney Lane before they closed their doors, so I've got A LOT of stationery to send!
The first recipients of the custom Caelan cards happen to by my boyfriend (I was being a jerk that day) and my Auntie Lisa all the way in Napa California!
What's cool about this hobby is that, while yes it is for me, it is mostly for someone else! And who doesn't love snail mail, especially surprise snail mail!
I plan on doing this throughout the month and documenting it on my instagram @Dailysass, but I'll give you updates on here as well.
AND if you're still reading this, you can fill out this google form and I'll send you a letter too!!
Well I love you guys so much,
I hope you have a great day
keep it sassy,