Thursday, 27 February 2014

Mail lately

I've been neglecting the blog again, sigh, I haven't posted about my outgoing mail in a while and I thought it was time for an update.
Here's something I've sent out in the past month:
As I mentioned in my monthly wrap up for January, I've been experimenting new mediums, and with DAS I created this little family of owls that have been sent to a special someone in Belgium.
I've sent a few orders from my Etsy, and a letter to Maddie.
I made a painting (to be shown after the recipients collects it) and sent it across the ocean.
And lastly, more orders, and a letter to Corey and one to Ari ♥

What have you sent lately?
Have a nice day,

Friday, 21 February 2014

Detail: mail from Mexico

I feel really blessed to have many talented friends all over the globe that care to share their wonderful creations with me every now and again! In this particular case, I'm referring to Ely, my awesome penpal from Mexico.
With her letter (all written in spanish, I want to add ♥), she sent me some cards and stickers she designed, and that I quickly fell in love with:
She was also so kind to include a present for my birthday (which is in about 3 weeks, but knowing how slow mail from Mexico reaches me, I truly appreciate the thoughtfulness of the gesture), which is this dragonfly notebook, that besides being gorgeous, is also made from recycled materials and I don't think it could get better than that!
Last but not least, she included a "city explorer kit" from her trip to Querétaro, and I loved going through all the bits and pieces imagining the places she visited ☺
Thank you so much for your wonderful parcel, Ely. Will write back soon!

What did you receive lately?
Have a great week,

Friday, 14 February 2014

Detail: mail from Ari

Erlier this week, I received an parcel from my friend Ari, a wonderful artist from California.
I already featured some of her mail here on the blog, and I probably already said this too, but she's one of those people with whom I just clicked right away, and seeing her letters popping in my mailbox is particularly exciting.
Here's some eye candy for you~
& this is her zine (which you can get here) and besides being a-mazing, it also features a little thing I sent her in the mail a while back ♥ such an honor!
Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Are you looking for a penpal? II

Here' some of the penpal ads I received recently, if you're looking for a new friend, this might be your chance to find it ☺! 

"Hi, my name is Marisa and I'm 22 years old. I want a pen pal either in the US or internationally and I enjoy things such as swapping, collecting stamps, decorating planners, putting together cute parcels, smash book and other scrapbooking, cute note cards, and everything else in between. I know everyone has their own life going on, but I'm looking for someone that can take some time out and maybe send me some mail every few weeks? I want to get involved in the snail mail community!"

"Hello! My name is Autumn Echo. I am 18 years old, from New York. I'm looking for pen pals all over the world. I love coffee, owls, crafting, snail mail, reading, poetry. I'm willing to swap letter, post cards, and/or small parcels. I respond quickly as well, so if you are looking for someone to correspond with quite regularly, I'm your girl. If you are interested in being pen pals with me, please contact me by email."
"Hello :) I'm Dani.
I am 25 years old and living in Massachusetts.
I like YA books and Jane Austen, colonial houses, halloween, Buffy, Doctor Who, picnics, long and deep conversations, little love notes, unique greeting cards, The Mortal Instruments, pagan holidays, and trying foods from other countries.
I am looking for a female penpal around my age, with similar interests, with whom I can hopefully develop a great friendship. Any country.
I hope to hear from someone soon!"

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Secret Penpal Scavenger Hunt 2014 reveal day!

Hello everyone! 2014 seems like to be just started but one month is already gone by, and today marks a very special day, the reveal for the Secret Penpal Scavenger Hunt!
I've been really lucky this year too, to be paired with an amazing person who put lot of care and attention into my package. My partner was Giova (who blogs over at "One Bunting Away" - check it out, it's rather great!) and this are the amazing finds of her scavenger:
1. Mail Art Kit - a wonderful assortment of paper, packed very nicely as well, that will probably satisfy my paper needs for the next month!

Saturday, 1 February 2014


Hello there, everyone!
My friend Michelle over at Seaweed Kisses wrote this very interesting post to wrap up the happenings of the past month. I thought it was a really cool idea to share with you what i've been up to (and hopefully read in the comments what you have been up to!).
So here we go:

Reading: 1Q84 by Murakami. Many reviews I've read describe it as a "waste of paper and ink" but I'm honestly really enjoying it so far, even tho the genre is new to me;
Watching: How I Met Your Mother, and I just finished American Horror Story: Coven, but I must admit it was my least favorite season so far, and the plot holes throughout the whole series are absurd;
Eating: nothing in particular, except cereal biscuits for breakfast and with my tea;
Drinking: a very nice apple & cinnamon tea;
Using: DAS, to make little critters to send to my friends! I haven't used DAS since I was in middle school probably, but I've seen lots of people using it, and clay, recently that I felt like picking it up again and give it a try;
Recently: dyed my hair with henna from Lush. I'm not too sure how I like them but it'll do;
Wearing: my new burgundy combat boots, which besides being really cool comes in handy with this horrible weather;
Listening: I'm obsessed with this song: Ghost Gunfighters by As Animals;
Trying: to study for my next two exams, ugh;
Purchased: a subscription to the gym to try and get fit again (aka be able to climb the stairs without getting out of breath);
Working: on some products for my shop. So far I've made a set of cute illustrated postcards, and I'll soon list some stickers, so keep your eyes peeled!

What have you been up to lately? ☺
Have a nice day,