Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Mail Art Swap


Hello Peeps!

It's about time I share with you all, the little creations both sent & received
following my first Mail Art Exchange.


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I have sent my envelope a little while ago to Rita in Sweden

For this occasion, I have opted to stitch Snail Mail from Lizzie Kate
This is a bonus design from the stamp collection that
I was kindly gifted by Louise in 2013



 
Stitched on 14ct dark rustic aida fabric
2 over 1, using all preconized GAST, WDC threads.
I took the liberty to swap 1 GAST for a Nina's Thread
 
 
 
 
Finished off as my first envelope, complete with
lining on the inside and
a press stud for closing
 
 
 
 

 
 
I have also added a very British postcard, small chart and cotton threads
 
 

 

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Here is the pieces I have received from
Thoeria all the way from South Africa


 The back


 The front


What a wonderfully made envelope!!
With my intial & I have conveniently placed (to hide my address, which was stitched too!)
some beautiful threads that were in my envelope too.



 
Thoeria has been way too generous!!
It was supposed to be a small exchange - not that I'm complaining :P

There was more beautiful silk threads, ribbon, buttons, scissors,
note book, fabric & bell pull.

Let's not forget the cute stitched card too.

Thank you so so much sweetie, I love everything.
Your envelope is just perfect!


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Feel free to go and see the other participants's envelopes.
If you scroll down through their blog, you should be able to view their posts
about the Mail Art Exchange.

Kim, Lynda Ruth, Evalina, Rita, June,
Ariadne, Gloria, Albéna, Mary,
Lily, Thoeria & Justine


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I am now organizing a Halloween Mail Art!

There is still time to join the fun, see here.
9 ladies are all ready to make spooky envelope,
come & join us :)


Toodles,
Mii














118 comments:

  1. Meravigliose, siete state bravissime!

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  2. Oh what a beautiful envelopes , I'm speechless . Both sent as received , worked masterfully and sooooo beautiful.
    Dearest greetings Sandra

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    1. I must admire mine was quite simple compared to Thoeria's ;)
      Still, it was rather fun to make!

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  3. Very impressive work by all of you. I like the way you pinked the edges of the envelope. Good way to do the seam and reduce bulk.

    Out of curiosity, did you mail the envelope "as is" or did you mail inside other packaging?

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    1. Annie, are you insane?! :D
      I do not trust the postal services anywhere in the world!!
      So mine was definitely send inside a paper envelope ;)

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  4. You made such a great envelope! I love it!!!
    And the gift envelope you receivrd is beautiful!

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  5. I'm always amazed by mail art! You and Thoeria certainly created two beautiful envelopes and I love the stash you sent and received :)

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    1. Thank you Carol, it was a fun exchange :)

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  6. Wow they are stunning. Are they difficult to make?

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    1. Easy peasy!!! :D Well mine was :D
      Just sew them together & then the "magical" scissors :P

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  7. That envelope is really cute =)

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the snail mail pattern - too cute x Your work is always so beautifully finished xx

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    1. Thank you Ali, it's really kind of you & so glad you approve :)

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  9. Fantastic work! And a lot of fun too.

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    1. Thanks. Yes it was exciting (& a bit daunting) to try something new :)

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  10. Wow, those are so beautiful!

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  11. Πολύ όμορφες δημιουργίες οι φάκελοι σας !!!
    Πολύ ωραία δουλειά !!!!

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comment.

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  12. Both envelopes are wonderful.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  13. This is a lovely exchange involving some wonderfully talented stitchers. The envelopes are amazing, both given and received!

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    1. Thank you so much! Although mine much on a simpler & easy side compared to Thoeria's :)

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  14. Que de merveilleux échanges,j'avoue ne jamais avoir vue ces fameuses enveloppes brodées
    je suis agréablement surprise,elles sont admirablement reussi!
    Te voilà gâtée§
    Bises

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    1. Quoi??
      Tous les blogs français semblent faire des échanges d'enveloppes!! :D
      C'était un échange bien sympa.

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  15. Beautiful envelopes , I love them both , you both made beautiful envelopes both so pretty and wonderful gifts. I really enjoyed doing this for a change it was so much fun . Thanks Mii .

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  16. Very impressive needlework! So pretty and neat as always;)

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  17. Ingrid, is a beautiful envelopes!
    Great work!

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  18. Awesome exchange Mii.

    Linda

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  19. Bellissime ....siete state bravissime entrambe.glo

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  20. Those envelopes are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment!

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  22. Beautiful envelopes from you and Thoeria :) lovely gifts from both of you!! I love the cute stitched card from Thoeria!! Well done, both of you:)

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  23. hi ! it's so nice !!!! trop mimi !!!! je crasue pour la seconde enveloppe ! Je n'ai pas jamais vu ces toiles surtout la rustique .... elle est agréable à broder? gros bisous
    ps : le paquet est arrivé ! Mille merci...

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    1. Le rustico c'est la mienne! Oui, ca va mais pas doux...
      Les petits carreaux c'est Thoéria donc je ne peux pas te dire mais c'est bien doux au touché.
      Paquet bien arrive? Quel soulagement! :D J'espère que ton grand aimera

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    2. oui il a aimé et même son frère lui a piqué le livre! on part la semaine prochaine, Iliès veut lui acheter un petit quelque chose du maroc ... surprise, bizzzz

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  24. Oh, those envelops are both so very lovely!

    I haven't a sewing machine, Therefore, I could not attend any event that requires sewing! (My hand sewing is a real disaster! :(( )

    Happy stitching and sewing ♥

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    1. Thank you!!
      Will start working on my Halloween one & there will be no use of sewing machine :)
      Just using the biscornu technique!

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  25. Wonderful exchange, a clever design you chose, love it!

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    1. LOL! Thanks Julie, glad you've noticed... I thought it was appropriate :)

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  26. Oh the envelops are very lovely.

    http://p-crafts.blogspot.nl/

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  27. Des enveloppes merveilleusement brodées.. Les recevoir ou les envoyer est toujours un grand plaisir..
    Biz
    Christel
    http://toilesetfils.blogspot.com

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  28. The mail art stitching, sent and received, is wonderful. I have never participated in such an exchange but have seen quite a few…such talent!

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    1. Thank you Marie.
      I am organizing an Halloween one, you're welcome to join the fun!

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  29. Wow, Mii! It is very-very-very nice!!!
    Hugs: Palkó

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    1. Thank you Palko, you're so kind :)

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  30. A lovely exchange...such pretty envelopes.

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    1. Thank you Lesley!
      I'm over the moon with Theoria's beautiful work :)

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  31. Wow what exceptional work by both you and your exchange partner!!!

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  32. That is an absolutely gorgeous envelope! Beautiful gifts too. Enjoy your new goodies! :D

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  33. What a beautiful exchange! Maybe one day my stitching will speed up and I can participate in these, they seem so fun~ Thoeria's little stitched card is great too! I look forward to seeing what people create for the Halloweeny one. :D

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    1. Thanks Sweetie!!
      I have a feeling the Halloween one will be even better :)
      Somehow, I'm really looking forward to see all these freeky envelopes!

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  34. Oh wow both of these are beautiful!

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  35. What beautiful envelopes, both sent and received! I'm off to check the others out now :).

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    1. Thank you!
      Plenty of beauties have been made, for sure :)

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  36. Gorgeous embroideries, girls! Congratuòlations to all of you! hugs, gloria

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  37. Those are really beautiful envelopes both given and received. I am so tempted to do the Halloween mail art exchange!

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    1. Entirely up to you!! You still have a few days to make your mind up :)
      I'm already working on mine, I simply couldn't wait!

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  38. What a great swap and the stitched envelopes are beautiful!!

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  39. You chose the perfect design for this exchange. I also like the way you made your envelope. I think I can manage that even with my limited sewing skills! Let's just call it a "primitive" finish!

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    1. Lol! I'm sure you can manage that too!
      Started my Halloween one... slightly different & no sewing involved apparently :P

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  40. Ow My... your mail art is so great, you used a really fun pattern for it.
    You spoiled her so much.
    And cte a beautifull one back too!!
    Great exchange you had

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    1. Thank you Annette!
      My envelope was quite simple but I loved the design.
      Thoeria's work was so impressive, her envelope was superb!

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  41. Beautiful work, both given and received.

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  42. Love the mail art you made and the one you got is beautiful. Meari and I did two mailart exchanges and I had so much fun doing it. I wish I could do another but baby boy here, literally on.me right now, doesn't give me much time. I also love your crochet adventures too!!! Hugs!!

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    1. I totally understand, I went through it all too :D
      My baby is now 11 and has recently discovered the use of a mobile phone... Lol, he keeps texting every 5 mns...
      Was really proud of my first crochet finish!! Let's hope I'll find time to do some more soon.

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  43. WOW she was very generous. I love these envelopes they are both truly amazing! Even the address was stitched!!! Now that's a crafty lady.
    xo Alicia

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    1. Thank you Alicia!! Mine was truly simple but Thoeria's was amazing!! And yes, she added way too much little extra... not that I'm complaining :P

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  44. The mail art exchange was so much fun. Thank you for organizing - LOVE the "Snail Mail" - and the mail art by Thoeria was beautiful.
    xxx

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    1. Thank you for taking part!!
      Sure I can't tempt you for the Halloween one?? You could always create a mini envelope :)

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  45. Both are wonderful envelopes and extra goodies are nice too.

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  46. Wonderful exchange! Envelopes are gorgeous. And all this stuff inside - just perfect!

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  47. OMG! I never thought about something like this! Amazing!!!!!
    what a beautiful finish!
    XOXO, Isabella

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    1. Thank you for visiting & commenting sweetie!!

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  48. What lovely envelopes! This is waaay beyond my finishing skills.

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    1. No way!!! Your ornaments are always fantastic!!!

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  49. Both envelopes are gorgeous! Love your "Snail Mail" .
    Thank you for organizing this swap, it's been a long while since I had so much fun with the MA swap. Looking forward to Halloween. :D

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    1. Thanks sweetie!!
      I've sent the email out yesterday for the Halloween one :)

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  50. How cool to stitch the LK Snail Mail on your envelope. It looks gorgeous. And so does the envelope that you received from Thoeria. What a successful exchnage this was. And as I have seen and read on other stitchers' blogs, it was also successful for many of them.
    Good luck with the Halloween mailart exchange.

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    1. Thank you Brigitte :)
      I'm already working on the Halloween project, I couldn't resist those bright colours!!

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  51. Oooooohhhh this is soooo cool!

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  52. Love the mail art you finished, it's gorgeous :) I have no idea how to do that! I'll have to look for a tutorial.

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  53. I love the mail art envelopes! What a gorgeous idea for an exchange :o)
    Can't wait to see the Halloween ones you all do!
    Hugs xx

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  54. What a fabulous exchange XOX

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  55. Beautiful work! Love the snail mail chart - perfect choice to stitch!

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