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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Baskets and Mail

I had a go at some mini mail this weekend. I was blessed to find double sided vintage postcards on the net. I will put some up at a later date. Already had a selection of some lovely old photos. Found some vintage letters and envelopes as well. Gave it all a dirty wash after it was printed to scunge it up. Working out how envelopes fold got me thinking. They need a better box but this little printie one will do for now. I have some exquisite mini mail from Looking Glass Miniatures. Jennifer's work is amazing. But they are too good to be stuffed in a tacky old box that sits in a grotty old cupboard. They will be sitting elegantly in a gold letter holder on the antique sideboard downstairs, fitting for such mini stationery finery. This lot of mine will be in that tacky box in the grotty cupboard in the upstairs attic bedroom.


This isn't the basket I had in mind for my mini sewing kit. This was much easier and I kind of just made it up as I went along. The brain was working in this direction and who am I to stop a fully functioning brain!! I didn't use fabric for the liner just printed out a small pattern on paper.


The weather is insanely warm today. Here in far north Queensland we don't do winter. We have a prolonged warm Spring which is our Winter and then bam on October the temperature goes up by about 8 degrees or so into the thirties. Then all summer we sit in our air conditioned abodes while we wait for a cyclone or two and put everything up on bricks. The Big Wet! That lasts for four to five months. It's just gone over very uncomfortable and fans are now on the highest setting which is devasting for mini work. I'll try again this evening.


Good day to you all!!

6 comments:

  1. Lovely stationary. The sewing box too.
    Hugs

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  2. Love your works Carrie,the letters are so real and the sewing box so beautiful,miniregards.

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  3. Your letters came out great. I love the sewing basket too. I also bought some of Jennifer's mail and couldn't believe how wonderful it is. I love your ideas for displaying the mail.

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  4. The sewing basket is fantastic!
    The spool of wire leads is very original.
    Bye Faby

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  5. Your mail is wonderful! I too love your sewing basket and all it's accessories. =)

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  6. Oh yum, that vintage mail and so on is just wonderful. It seems that I have been missing out on notification of your posts recently so I have a few things to catch up on over there.

    Sounds like FNQ is getting to the 'sticky' stage - having lived in Darwin for a couple of years and remembering the 'build-up' to the wet season I don't envy you one little bit!

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