I've realised, as I was sorting out some of my stationery and things, that I have managed to amasse a lovely collection of pretty things this week. Some of them are things sent through the mail, and some of them are things that I plan to send through the mail, sooner or later.
Strictly speaking this didn't arrive in my possession this week. In fact, I think I have had it since about 2003. However, it's been missing and it was only because I started cleaning out my desk drawers that I found it again. I bought this at the Canberra Craft Fair, as I just loved the paper art methods used to create this wonderful collage. I still love it but have decided it has been with me long enough and it's time I set it free... so I am going to pop this into a letter one day...
A few days ago I mentioned a letter I received from Stephanie in NY, with a butterfly hugging it. Isn't it gorgeous?
This pretty envelope was the work of Hester, who wrote me a 'first' letter.
And when I opened it, this pretty lady was guarding the letter and other goodies inside.
A pretty sunset postcard from my close friend Kerry, who is spending a few months travelling around Australia with her husband and two young boys.
I ordered this pretty writing paper over the internet from Readings bookshop in Melbourne. I always try to visit one of their stores when I'm in Melbourne. Usually the one on Lygon Street. Heaven.
This is a cute gift bag I found in an op shop today. It's in beautiful condition and I imagine I will make some envelopes out of this... or something...
At another op shop I picked up a giant book on sunflowers, with full colour photographs and illustrations. It's absolutely magnificant... and I'm going to commit the crime of taking scissors to it and turning the pages into envelopes. I'll probably post some pictures when I eventually get around to it...
Love from Kaz