Saturday, 30 June 2012

mail art in my mailbox

Hello my dears :)
how was your mail week?
Mine started pretty late. I didn't received anything since Thursday, but it was absolutely worth the waiting! Not in a particular order, that's what I received:


 This letter, is my first from my new penpal Nadz from Malaysia.
She wrote me a very interesting letter introducing herself and the culture of her country, which I must say, is so fascinating! There are a lot of native tribes where she lives, and the person on the postcard belongs to one of those. As I said, so fascinating!

Friday, 29 June 2012

freebie friday VI

Hello guys!
It's friday again, which means - free stuff, yay!
I haven't received any request last week, so today you get this letter set out of my own stash :)

click here to download (3.3MB zip file)
The front flap of the envelope has the same gingham pattern as the label.

Anyway, I just like friut a lot, and I think it's a pretty summer-ish theme, so yeah.
I hope you like it too!
Enjoy & give me ideas for the next freebie, pretty please!

Oh, and also, sorry for the dumb name of my letter sets. I've never been any good at naming things..

ƒ.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

travelling notebook

Hi guys!
Those of you who are active on the postcrossing forum or even on tumblr, lately, should be aware of the existence of these so called travelling notebooks.
To sums it up for those of you who are instead unaware of those projects, a TN, is a notebook that is sent around the world to the different participants, so that each of them can make its own contribution to it. Once that the last participant has filled it in, it has to be sent back home to the person that sent it first.

I myself joined a couple of those TN project over the years. Some of them never arrived though, and it was pretty sad. The few that actually made it to me, were really interesting and so much fun to fill out. Not long ago I signed up for another of those project over tumblr, but apparently, one of the first participants in the list disappeared and another TN got lost.

The other day I found this A6 notebook in my drawer and this idea popped in my mind, why don't I try to make my own version of a TN? So here it is, ready to travel the world:


I'm looking for 5 participants (all from Europe, sorry!) to join this project, if you're interested click read more :3

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

june mail week #4

Hello peeps!
As some of you noticed, I changed my layout. I really like this one better! It's neater, don't you think? :)

Anyway, June is almost over; I really wish I could cheer for the holidays etc, but I'll be in town the whole month of July (..studying!) and that won't be particularly funny.
Sticking to the mail topic, it's time for the monthly stats!


Monday, 25 June 2012

postcard-mo?


I keep receiving emails from people asking me about when will I do another lettermo and if I will accept letter requests again. As I said before, I loved doing the lettermo, but besides being a little too expensive for me, I was also pretty upset that the majority of people that requested and received a letter, never even bothered to send me an email or a message just to say "hey, the letter made it!".
On the other hand, I'm also grateful because thanks to it, I met some amazing people.. so I'm doing something slightly different for the summer, but with the same leitmotif.

As some of you might know, I'll spend the summer at home this year. If there's someone else like me that is not going anywhere and would like to find a little something in their mailbox, you can request a postcard!
Submit your details here, and one random day (July/August) you'll find a postcard from Italy waiting for you :3
There are only 20 slots available, so if you signed up in time, I'll send you a confirmation email.


EDIT: Ok guys, I've already filled up all the slots, thank ya'll! I'll be sending confirmation messages soon~~

ƒ.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

june mail week #3

Hello there!
Maybe, and I say maybe, I'm back on track with the blog, eventually.
Or at least I will, starting from Monday.
Today, to end this messy couple of mail weeks, I'm going to do a post about both incoming and outgoing mail of the past week.

Let's get started with the incoming!


This one, or better, those two, are from Neda in Norway. She sent me a letter and also a postcard from her recent trip to London :)
How I wish to go back there again! >n<

Friday, 22 June 2012

freebie friday V

Hey guys, even if I've been pretty absent lately, I always think of you u_u
This week, as I previously announced, I've made a stationery set according to William's suggestion. He wanted something in the "typewriter theme".. so here's what I've done:

visit my new website to download
I hope you like it :) aaand I don't know how many of you cares, but I'll get back to my usual blog schedule starting from monday!
As usual, keep the suggestions coming :3

ƒ.

Monday, 18 June 2012

ironman in my mailbox

Hello guys!
I'm sorry I've been absent in the past few days, but I still have one course at Uni that is really time consuming, so I couldn't really keep the blog updated.
Anyway I have received a bunch of letters in the past days, and I think it's finally time to show you :)


The first thing I received was this letter from Roxana in the US. She sent me a lovely decorated letter and some organic tea and a postcard from a recent trip to NY, so cool! And the tea is just great! Anyway the stamps on the envelope weren't cancelled.. Do any of you guys know why it happens sometimes? Not that I'm complaining.. she used very pretty stamps and my philatelic self is very happy that they're in perfect condition, but yeah, it's just one thing I've been wondering for a while.

Friday, 15 June 2012

freebie friday IV

Hey guys :)
as suggested by Madeline last week, I've tried to make a letter set using the pens illustration of my cards!

click here to download (4.2MB zip file)
I'm really into light colours lately and I just love the combination pink/green, but if you'd like them in other colours, drop me a message and I'll be glad to make them for you :)
Keep the suggestions coming! And stay tuned for next week's freebie, which theme will be "typewriter" as suggested by William :)

ƒ.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

june mail week #2

Hello you guys!
How are you doing this week? We're almost halfway through June already, which is sort of a bummer.. but anyway!

This week I'll be sending a lot of letters that I've kept on my desk for too long. Some of them have already being sent, others will be sent tomorrow or Friday. I have a terrible memory so, in no particular order, here's some pictures :3


Saturday, 9 June 2012

this is not my mailbox!

Hey guys!
As usual, here's the weekly post to show you how awesome my penpals are :)
I don't feel particularly chatty today, so I'll go straight to the point and let the pictures talk for me!


On Monday, I received this letter from the lovely Yoshi in Austria. She has a really nice, colourful blog about snail mail, you should absolutely check it out!

Friday, 8 June 2012

freebie friday III

The freebie friday series continues! I received a requests on tumblr from Hannah, who asked me to make something "cloud" themed. Even though it was kinda vague as suggestion, that's what I've done this week:

visit my new website to download

I hope you'll like it :) and once again, if you have any suggestion for future themes, let me know!

ƒ.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

june mail week #1

Hi guys!
How did June started for you? I didn't even noticed it began! I have an awful sense of time..
Anyway, as you probably know, I'm not doing the lettermo this month because I lack time and money, but it doesn't mean that your mailboxes won't be filled with silly stuff from me!

Today I went at the post office with a HUGE bag full of packages, seven in total.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

wood in my mailbox?

Hi guys, happy Saturday!
What did you find in your mailboxes this week? I found a lot of beautiful letters that I can't wait to share with you :)


The first letter that arrived, it's this one from Ria in Romania. She wrote my letter on very old paper (so beautiful!) and sent me some postcards and a drawing that her sister - who loves fashion design - made.
Her sister also draw on the back of the envelope, but I forgot to take a picture >n< Anyway you can tell she's pretty talented!

Friday, 1 June 2012

freebie friday II

Hi guys! Thanks a lot for all the downloads on the previous freebies I've posted :) I'm so glad you enjoy them.
For this week freebie, I've chosen a spring-ish theme: flowers.
I'm not particularly fond on flowers, but I've found myself loving roses lately; hipster much?
Anyway, here's the preview:
click here to download! (8.7MB zip file)
I forgot to include in the preview that the front flap of the envelope has the same pattern of the border of the pages.
Feel free to use it for personal use only, and enjoy it!
Let me know what you think of it, or if you have suggestions for future themes :)