Thursday, 25 June 2009

Thank You Michelle!

A while ago I was looking at Michelle's website and saw her Mailart swap.

It seemed very interesting and I decided to join it.

Well this is what Michelle sent me. Isn't it lovely! This is Michelle's picture of the mailart before she posted it.

Can you see the two lovely little ladybirds? The detail is amazing and the stitches are really perfect. I was hoping that if you clicked on the pictures they would enlarge and you could see the detail but it doesn't seem to work. Now I have no idea why this works sometimes and on other occasions it doesn't if you are doing the same thing. Maybe it's a Blogger quirk. If anyone can enlighten me I'd be grateful. The size of the photos are quite large apart from this little one below, so not sure why it isn't working.

Here is my photograph with the stamp and postmark.

Here's the reverse. Look at the lovely ribbon tie.

Just look at what's inside. The lining is a lovely red design.

Amongst the lovely goodies there's a gorgeous tiny little ladybird pendant which is from Delos
. Hope you can see it just above the greetings card form Michelle.

What a fantastic present this was from Michelle, thank you so much.

Why not take a look at Michelle's website and see some of her fantastic sewing skills.

Now I'm worried that my mailart won't be up to this standard. I'll just have to do my best!

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  1. What a fun exchange and quite pretty, too.

  2. Sounds like fun Winifred. I keep meaning to tell you how much I like your new header also.

  3. That is lovely - so pretty. Now I'm off to Michelle's to see what else she has done. A x

  4. Lovely mail art I haven't attempted this yet, do you really just post the stitched envelope?

    Thank you for your comments on my blog, yes a sad loss and a day to remember as the day Michael Jackson died.

    Chris x

  5. Winifred... What a beautiful, generous gift. I can tell it has made you very happy:)

    I will look at Michelle's blog to see what other lovely treasures she has created.

    I hope you are enjoying summer? Marjorie

  6. Hi

    I wondered about sealing it a polypocket after it had been stamped to keep it clean.. horrible when some thing like that goes missing in the post and yes recorded delivery is a must.
    Where is your harbour photo taken it looks so peaceful?
    With the photos on your blog not enlarging with a click I wondered did you save and then insert or just copy and paste as a copy and paste wouldn't respond?

    Chris x

  7. Brend - The header phot is one I took of Rhodes Harbour. One that did turn out OK.

    Always Smiling - You can put it into a plastic wallet which is what Michelle did. The Post Office did put one stamp on the fabric envelope Michelle stitched and stamped it, the rest went onto the plastic pocket.

    I always save then insert the pictures. I never paste them. Also I don't reduce them as someone said if they are small they don't enlarge. What's weird is I always do it the same way. So why do they enlarge sometimes and not others? My pictures on my earlier post about the church in Rhodes do enlarge as you can see here Scary stuff!

  8. Awesome exchange! Lovely work you've received from Michelle! 8-)

    If you find out the photo "enlarge/small" thing, do let me know!!! ALL my photos always enlarge, and sometimes I don't want them too, but don't know what to do about that... 8-(


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