Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello out there.

It's been FOREVER since my last post. I really have been thinking about how fun it would be to actually keep up with this little blog. Here are a couple pictures for ya.  This bag of stamps is HUGE and I paid $5 for it at a reuse store here in my part of the world. Super cool, huh?

This is a pic of a mini zine that a few art pals and I put together. I love collaborating on art projects.

When all was said and done, I made a few copies and mailed all the artists a copy in a little hand made sleeve.  I can't wait to do another project like this- Anyone?

I hope this little post finds you happy and knee deep in something creative.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Millie and Mail.

How long can one go without mail? Well, this gal can't take it for very long.  But, I know that you have to send get mail. 


I've been one busy Mom lately- kids running my life, and I've been ignoring my pen pals AND my art (and this blog).

Well, here are some things that I've put together in the last few weeks.

Collage and some swap-bot challenges have helped me to get my mail art motor running again.

Some St.Patrick's inspired envelopes.

I got the sewing machine out for this envie- I love sewing paper together (give my glue stick a little vacation).

What's better than getting flowers from your sweetheart?  .... getting STAMPS from him (old unused and used).

My husband found a little thrift shop close to his office, and look what he found for ME! I'll be going back to see what other treasures it holds. Three dollars for a fat little bag of usable postage-YUMMY! A book of used stamps from Europe and the USA, and a leather postcard mailed to Chicago postmarked 1906.  How cool, huh?  
Well, I've missed you all, and I hope to post more often. Until next time, Have FUN in the mail. 

-------> The first two pictures in this post are from the children's book,"Millie waits for the Mail".  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What i made for eX Postal Facto.

Here are some pictures of the book I made for eX Postal Facto.

I sewed together some scrap papers, envelopes and copies of some of my Postal inspired art.

I barely made it to the PO in time to mail it on the deadline day. I think I was 8th in line when they locked the doors behind me-  thank goodness.  Anyway, it made it's way to SF with hand cancelled stamps on it.

Sure wish I could go in February, Valentine's weekend, but I'll be with my husband on a very romantic date (i long as I plan it).
Hope all of you are doing well and enjoying the Holiday scramble.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

little people MAIL

I LOVE my "little people" village- especially the little Post Office.

I need some very tiny letters to put in the mail slot, don't ya think?

It's been WAY too long since I posted on this blog- Is anyone still out there? I think having 3 small kids DOES take up most of my free time...LOL.

I have time for MAIL!!

write back

Saturday, May 18, 2013

What I did last week.

I did some exploring last week and look what I found.  Carlsborg is a tiny little town about a block long.  This building WAS a Post Office at one time, but now it's a glass shop (darn).

I believe the building was moved here from another location years ago.  I'll need to visit the Sequim Historical Society to get the scoop.  The little shop on the left is called The Old Post Office sweets and gifts (Nothing in there is Postal unfortunately).  Cute though, huh?

This building is located downtown Port Angeles.  I run by it four days a week and I finally made my way inside.

Turns out it was a bank in it's day AND the cities Post Office- WHAT!  I can't believe it took me ten years to go check it out.  Are there places in your town that you've never explored?

The building is the temporary home of the Historical Museum and here was the Post Office display.  Not much to see, and I was told to stop taking pictures, so I didn't get a photo of the mail wagon that was down the hall (dang it).  It was a fun outing, anyway.

Lots of letters were created over Mother's Day weekend.

I had the house to myself for 3 days and it was amazing.  I was able to get caught up on my "write back" pile, and that felt good.

Made envelopes out of some cool old children's books that I found thrifting.  Don't you just love this underwater scene?

birds in flight to Donna.

I've been finding cool things at yard sales, too.  These envelopes were made from the pages of a big book called THE MOVIES.  Got it at a yard sale for $2 -love it.

I got Tulips from my neighbor- perfect place to take a picture of this letter. 
For all the Mothers out there, I hope you had a beautiful week.  I sure did, and I was able to catch up on some much needed sleep.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thrift Store Treasures!

The sun is shinning here in Port Angeles, so the kids and I are playing outside.  Chalk art is the most fun!  But while I have a moment alone, I'm going to show you my latest Thrift Treasures.

For $1 I got this packet of USPS Bright Eyes Stamps that included 10 folding note cards.

How cool is this? $1...really?  I LOVE finding stamps at Goodwill.  

Picked up this Laurel Burch stationary for .50 cents (I've always admired her artwork).

Got tons of used stamps- many of them from Europe.  I was able to find several unused USA stamps in the pile to make up for the $6 that I spent on them (score).

I'm addicted- what can I say?  .20 cent chicken memo pad?  YES please! Thank you James Dean for being so damn gorgeous that they put you on a stamp. Yummy!
Now, I better publish this post, so that I can go write some letters- I wanna use some of my new Bright Eyes stamps.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hello! Stranger!

I've been sewing little pocket books- sew much fun to make.  AND, it's been months since my last post.  I have lots to share (later).

Sticky notes and pockets for labels.

Small clear pockets for tags, stamps, stickers- whatever little things ya need to SEE.

Places to hold papers and post cards.

I was inspired to make these, after taking the class REMAINS OF THE DAY by Mary Ann Moss.  Playing on my sewing machine and putting thread to paper was amazing. I finally put together the two hobbies I adore- sewing and mail art.

Here's a letter going out to Karen.  

Lovely ladies for Dori.

Flowers for Jill, who I have owed a letter to since before Christmas (I'm working on my "write back" pile...I promise).
I hope everyone is having fun in the mail.  And, I hope that the sun is shining in your neck of the woods.