Friday, 20 August 2010

Mail and other pretty packages

* I'm guest posting over at Erin's blog Pugh's News. Check it out!

Hey everyone! Thanks again to everyone who signed up for the swap. I've been working on partners for awhile now and it's so close to being done. The only thing is I forgot to add myself in the count and now it's an uneven number. Oops. I was so caught up in it I didn't even realise until late last night. That's alright though I'm sure I will figure something out.

I have a small mail catch up to do. And it's a gloomy day which makes me want to just sit and read (and finish putting partners together).


This is from Caro. When she found out that I loved pens she sent me some from her work. So sweet! This was from awhile ago but I forgot to add it to my last mail post.

This is from Alicia. A pen pal from awhile ago and we are getting back to writing again. She saw the ornament and thought of me :) The angel is holding a butterfly!

I bought this pretty fabric tape from Anastasia's etsy shop Percival Road. She always adds pretty little extras.

I purchased the little teapot necklace and the macaroon print from Anna from her Much Love etsy shop. She added another sweet print from her other shop Dahliaville. It's so pretty and her packaging is always very sweet.

I purchased this from Janetstore. Lots of cute stationery and she added a few stickers with my order. Plus she is lovely and sends personal emails with the order.

Assorted post cards from Postcrossing. I never take pictures of the ones I send because they are always the boring tourist ones (well maybe boring to me)

This is from Ingrid. She sent me a few Friendship books she made because I didn't know what they were.


An old letter for Megan. I can't remember if I have showed this before because I send this awhile ago.

A little something for Alyssa. A thank you for everything she does for Project You. Plus the little sunnies reminded me of the travelling heart shaped sunglasses.

My first Dear Darling letter to Hazel.

Another Dear Darling letter. This one to Ruth.

And another Dear Darling letter. This one to Nicole. There are 4 (inc. me) in our pen pal group.

These little stud earrings are off to Alyssa. I've been making a lot of them for my etsy and for an event I'm involved in.

And that's pretty much it for now! I hope to have a lot more mail to share next time. I hope to have your swap partners today. Maybe tomorrow. Have a beautiful weekend!!


thegirlhassparke said...

Yay for mail!
I love Dahlia Ville, I have four prints now and need to find a home for them.

Unknown said...

Such pretty stuff! How lovely to find it in your mailbox, Gracie! XX!

Micaela said...

SUCH PRETTY GIRLY STUFF!!! completely you ;)

i'm so excited for your etsy btw!

you are just too cute! xo i LOVED your guest post over at erin's... of course it brought back memories of my childhood!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Wow, what an amazing amount of comings and goings! You lucky girl! I wish I was at home today so I could write letters and listen to the rain outside ... but instead I'm sitting in a brightly lit office. Sad :(

Love the earrings you made - are the posts nickel free?

I'm happy to have two partners if that helps even up your swap numbers?

x Jasmine

Belen said...

awww i love that fabric tape! i always wanna buy it when i see them on etsy! lol.

and the necklaces are awesome. :)

ps, thanks again for buying my headband! i'll be dropping it off to the post tmw morning. :D

Oh, My Darling said...

Wowie, how do you make so many great blog friends to trade gifts with? It's so cool to see your packages!

Also, I was simply thrilled to see some dear darlings loving going on, too!

Unknown said...

ahh... life has been crazy so I can't remember if I signed up for the swap. is it too late? hope not.. have a great weekend, gracie.

OneCraftyFox said...

Your outgoing packages are too cute!! And thanks for sharing all your cute finds. Really looking forward to the swap :)

Chantele Cross-Jones said...

Wo you have been doing lots of swapping and your stuff is all so cute!! Daisy Dayz Home

heather said...

Love all of your pretty mail! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I just love your snail mail posts. Happy Friday!

bethan said...


thanks for stopping by my blog, in response to your question ideally it will be a book from your collection. hope you will join the book swap!



Kristen said...


You always make me want to wrap up a beautiful package and send it off somewhere into the world... So excited for your Swap!

Can't wait to see who I'm paired with!

Happy weekend Gracie!

J. said...

These look AWESOME! Cutest stuff ever :D

Alyssa said...

i have worn that necklace everyday :)

you are wonderful x

Kellie Collis said...

Oh my so many gorgeous things! Hope you are having a perfect weekend! Kellie xx

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

We contemplated having our wedding photos at UQ because we both love it so much! We ended up finding somewhere we loved more, but UQ is so pretty!

x Jasmikne

Dree said...

Wow, these are just so pretty! I love nothing more than a lovely note or present in the mail! How nice!

tiffany said...

aw what pretty mail! i can't wait to get back into sending mail!! finally have time for it :) i'll be sending something your way asap! i promise :)

green tea and red nails said...

oh what lovely mail!! your letterbox makes me happy :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow, such lovely packages incoming and outgoing! when are you going to start up your etsy shop again?? i can't wait!! your packaging is sooo pretty!!

Joyti said...

What lovely bits of mail! I really like how you packaged the 'outgoing', and what sweet thoughtful things in your 'incoming'

I'm Sydney. said...

I LOVE THE MAIL!!!! I can honestly say I would be delighted to find any of that in my mailbox :)

julialow said...

lovely, lovely packages, as per usual! aren't they such a delight to send and receive? :D miss you dearest. x

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness... Love your blog!
Thank you for sharing!

Caroline said...

I love those mint green studs oh my Gracie you are so talented!!! Sending you a hug! XO