Years ago, when my daughter was little, we wanted to make our own pen out of a feather but never got around to it, partly because I'd heard it was complicated. So when I saw this short article about "Quills & Correspondence" at Jane Austen's World, my interest was piqued and I did a quick internet search for how to make your own quill pen. If this YouTube video is really all there is to it, it doesn't look so hard after all. Here are a couple more links that I found for how to make your own quill pen:
DIY Japanese-style Envelope Template: Several months ago I posted my "tutorial" showing how I made my own Japanese-style envelope template out of a clear plastic folder. Recently it occurred to me that a template visitors can print out and use to make their own envelopes might be helpful for those who don't have access to this style envelope. So I scanned one of mine and it can be accessed here. The solid lines are of the original envelope and the darker dash lines "outside" the side flaps are to show how much larger I usually make my envelopes because making it a little larger makes it easier for me to glue it together.
Hello! Welcome to my un-blog. I'm a Christian, a wife and mom, a bibliophile and a fan of the art of letter writing & Mail Art. ~ Jan
I'm not sure where to put this blog or how to classify it. This blogger is a daughter of a friend and while I'm pretty sure she's a Christian, it isn't a Christian blog, or books & reading or letter writing & mail art. It's basically about their travels so I'm putting it here for now: Jen's blog: 3toGo