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From a Friend

I have so many mail exchanges to show you,I can’t believe how slow I’ve been!

This lovely mail is from my dear friend Susanne who lives in Germany. I have this lovely oversized postcard pinned up now but it’s so difficult to know which side I like the best!

susanne-1 susanne-2

She loves portraits and she did one of me and sent it through the mail πŸ™‚


What super mail πŸ™‚

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Beautiful Incoming Mail

This is some recent beautiful mail that arrived in my mail box.

This beautiful book, handmade by Nancy in USA,


A collaged postcard from Renee also in USA


and a super collection of self-reliant themed goodies (and a book) from lovely Leeanne here in the UK.

Leanne UK

Lots of blessing in my mail box, only one of the reasons to send mail! πŸ™‚

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Sending Seasonal Mail

To start with I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and that you had great quantities of lovely mail! πŸ™‚

I have enjoyed sending out some mail of my own. To begin with these were to Nelleke in Germany (handmade fabric coasters)


and Josephine in the Netherlands (a handmade handkerchief).

Josephine Netherlands

Sorry, I was enthusiastically wrapping and forgot to photograph the contents! They were wrapped in papers I designed myself.

These handmade snowflake postcards I send to Lois and Nancy in the USA

Lois and Nancy USA

and Svetlana in Germany and Antonia in Spain

Svetlana Germany Antonia Spain

Happy New Year everyone, I’ll see you on the other side! πŸ™‚

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Packages with Purpose

The more I exchange mail, the more I’m amazed at peoples generosity!

Paper swaps are always great, this one is from Lisa in Canada.


I was delighted to receive this handmade postcrossing mail fromΒ ElΕΌbieta in Poland


What a gorgeous chicken!


And from my pen pal Lynn in USA, this fab package of rubber stamps, washi tape and a lovely long letter.

Must go, I have mail to post! πŸ™‚

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Mail Art Postcards

Here are some surprise postcards that I’ve received recently, from people I haven’t written to before.

This one is from Isabel in Portugal, a little watercolour mounted on a postcard


and this one from Petrolpetal in south Africa, a lovely aboriginal type sketch with some collage.


Isn’t it nice to have surprises πŸ™‚