Thursday, September 13, 2012

Good mail + spinning plates

I was very excited recently to receive this so very beautiful mail in the post. I had been admiring the creations by Ally from the Everyday Miracles blog when she very kindly popped a letter in the post to me!
Don't those biscuit postcards bring back memories?  And look how well she recreated the biscuit on the envelope. I really was thrilled to receive it Ally, thank you :)

So, I got busy and spent some time last weekend sketching and painting up my own decorated envelope to send back to Ally. This is it! What do you think?

Above is the reverse (obviously). I absolutely, thoroughly enjoyed decorating the envelope and posting a few goodies to a new blog friend. I was then completely thrilled when Ally posted it on instagram and had a whole bunch of people like it too!
I'm thinking I'd like to do this more. Even create a little group of people where we could post to each other. What do you think? Is it something you'd be interested in? I'll think about it and get back to you.

And, because so many of you requested it, I dug out an old photo of me spinning plates. Excuse the very daggy look (think my hair was in a bun?). I don't have a video so hopefully this will suffice as proof. :)

After this photo was taken I managed to get six plates going at once. FYI, they are plates made specifically for spinning. For memory they have a lip and a slight indentation in the centre, so once you get a spin happening, they sit pretty happily on the stick. It was fun.

Hopefully I will get another post in before next Monday, but if not, I'm planning a Bits and bobs post on Monday, so hopefully a couple of you will join in.
ps I'm joining in with Jane's



    Very talented!


  2. Your envelope is beautiful Sarah! You are so talented, not to mention those spinning plates. Incredible!
    Receiving real letters is always fun, so I think your idea is great x

  3. Spinning plates is an awesome talent...and will probably be extremely day!!
    Thanks for the lovely words
    I absolutely adored your post .... you are so artistic...I'd be in your mail club for sure!

  4. Yay, thanks for the photo, that's so cool! Maybe you could train Molly to balance a ball on her nose like seals do and then you could be your own mini circus act! hehehe.

    And I LOVE the envelope you designed! Great idea re a mailing club, I'd be up for that.

  5. What a great idea. There is something special about pulling a pretty envelope out of the mailbox.
    I must apologize for not joining in bits and bobs. Mondays are a work day for me and I just never seem to be able to juggle it. One day I will though, actually come to think of it. The school holidays are coming up soon....

  6. A mailing club thingy sounds fun - I've ready about various 'mail swaps' being done before in blogland. Your envelope was beautiful - you are such an artist! Love your plate photo :) I always mean to join in with your Bits and Bobs, but then I get stumped for an idea and at the moment, with all the sorting and spring cleaning I'm trying to do, my boxes of 'bits and bobs' aren't easily accessible. I'll get there one day and hopefully join in... in the meantime, I enjoy seeing what you put together!! x

  7. Both envelopes look fantastic! The mail idea sounds great. I discovered another blog Papered Thoughts that does something similar xx

  8. Even the postie would have got some joy delivering that's beautiful!

  9. I'll be in, sounds like a lot of fun.

  10. Loving your club idea - I'm in. Yes, Ally is very talented. I think she follows The Elevated Envelope as do I - it's fantastic. That plate spinning photo makes me chuckle, you clever minx! J x

  11. Love it just as much the second time around, Sarah. You little beauty. Thanks so much for linking up with the POTMC. J x


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