18 September, 2014

outgoing

The amount of mail I send and receive is far greater than the bits and pieces I have time to photograph for my blog, but some projects I can't help but snap before they're destined for far away places. These recent letters to Emma (England) and Michelle (Australia) were two that I had a lot of fun putting together. 



I love Sky Ferreria's music and style, hence her adorning of the pink envelope I designed to be included in Michelle's forthcoming book about snail mail!




I've been harvesting various books for botanical illustrations like these on an envelope for Jess. Even the notoriously grumpy lady at my post office liked this one.



I was very happy to get my hands on some of these vintage stamp packs from Jaime. Each one contains enough postage to send a letter within Canada. How sweet is this idea?!


Another of my recent finds was this book of postcards featuring Yoshitomo Nara's illustrations from Value Village (giant thrift store) of all places. If you're on my pen pal list, expect to receive one of these soon. 

30 comments:

Jane said...

I love these! You put so much effort into them, they're so pretty.

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Beautiful! I bet their recipients will be very happy:D

Anonymous said...

fashion,culture,cafe,goods,
and so on.
So I was interested in your sooo pretty BLOG when I was found it.
Your BLOG is makes me happy and I favorite it.
Do you like ´╝¬apan?Because goods by Japanese illustrater put on your BLOG.
If your like Japan plese came to Japan someday!
Then, i introduce Japan for you♡
Oh,suddnly sorry.
I will checking your BLOG from now on

Coco said...

↑I'm sorry,it was wrong..
Hi,nice to meet you.
I'm Coco,Japanese,i l like fashion,culture,cafe,goods,
and so on.
So I was interested in your sooo pretty BLOG when I was found it.
Your BLOG is makes me happy and I favorite it.
Do you like ´╝¬apan?Because goods by Japanese illustrater put on your BLOG.
If your like Japan plese came to Japan someday!
Then, i introduce Japan for you♡
Oh,suddnly sorry.
I will checking your BLOG from now on

Katie Frank said...

yay! those letters are so beautiful! i can't decide which one is my fav <3 sky ferreira yayayay ;) i must start replying your beautiful letter <3
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Toni said...

These are really sweet and inspiring! Makes me want to start a scrap book xx

Adinda S. said...

Nice! xx

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Rita P. said...

woow such cute packages! I also love to send and receive mail <3

Saskia B said...

Wow! It looks like you put so much effort into your snail mail, so sweet!

Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

burntfeather said...

so happy and bright and what an awesome thrift shop score with those postcards!

Marlen said...

i love that you have so many pen pals, that's such a fun thing to do! i think the stamp idea is adorable (they're almost too pretty to use!) and those odd little postcards are so funny. Also, there's always that one cranky woman in the post office, isn't there? I just dont get it.

xo marlen
Messages on a Napkin

Michelle said...

All this wonderful snail mail!!

Sammy Scott said...

Oh my gosh, so much amazingness!
<3

Laura said...

Ooh these letters and envelopes are all so
lovely, It makes me happy that there are still people
who write each other letters - this is such a wonderful way to communicate. :)

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Nicole Raybaud said...

Aw these are amazing! xx

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petal and plume said...

these are outta control WONDERFUL. teeny works of art. you are brilliant.
xx

Bea said...

Stunning! I just love snail mail...I'd love to have a pen pal ^_^

Your blog is really adorable!

Why don't you visit the ♡Unicorn Sanctuary ♡ I always follow back!

Bernadeth G. said...

love everything! great photos :D

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Maria said...

so cuteeeeee :)

Kathy Noto said...

My goodness, those Yoshitomo Nara postcards are soo cute! <3

Kathy
www.mypeachdays.com

Kati said...

Oh my, these are so fun! Those people receiving those are very lucky!

-Kati

Maxime Loncke said...

These are amazing! Each letter is like a little piece of art n_n
And those vintage stamps are too adorable! ❤

Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land said...

sarah!!! i love how you are keeping handmade and snail mail letters alive! so precious. i also love that you are a feminist - ME TOO! ^__^

Anita said...

wow they look amazing!
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Fashion babel said...

It look so great! :))
Would you like to follow each other?Let me know!
PS I would appreciate it if you check out/CLIck sheinside link in my latest post:)
Thank you <3

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PiotrowskaPaulina said...

so cute photos <3 love it :)

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Bisnis Borneo said...

tnks so mcuh for this article...
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Inoki Sanjaya said...

wow, that picture it's look so much...they're so pretty
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Bisnis Krakatau said...

Beautiful I bet their recipients will be very happy:D thanks