Received another MIND-BLOWING mail art package from my wonderful friend Deirdre McCormick. She has spoilt me rotten :) I knew she was going to make me a birthday crown, but bloody hell the work she put into is AMAZING!!! And yes it is all hand drawn, must have taken her hours and hours to do. It is one of the most beautiful and thoughtful gifts anyone has ever given to me and I am truly touched. I just love the colours used, the intricate detailing, ribbons, silver sparkly letters and the pink wheel like shapes on the top of the crown. Even the back was heavily detailed. I have been wearing it on and off and yes I do feel like a princess when I wear it :D Don't you guys think that Deirdre should make these and sell them on Etsy, I bet lots of kids would love one of these on their birthday.
One of the things I love most about Deirdre's packages is the presentation. She doodled all over the box that and even doodled on some of the paper inside. I just love all of these attentions to detail they are so pretty. I kinda have a thing for glassine bags and paper and there was quite a bit wrapped around this cute paper with foxes, trees, etc on it.
I also received these beautifully illustrated playing cards with all sorts of animals on them. I thought they would look great on my hanging spider clip frame. I should have taken an up close photograph but on the back of the cards there are these tiny bird houses.
Got these awesome vintage Chinese bags and some pretty U.S.A stamps.
I love my birthday card and what a great idea for some quirky shoes.
Deirdre did a lovely blog post on paper dolls she used to play with as a child and I loved them. I received some she used play with and that must have been hard to give them to me, with so much sentimental value. I shall treasure them always.
How awesome is this. It is a book pin which I made from a kit. Atlas's are definitely a way to my heart.
These made me chuckle. Lots of old advertisments for soap, cigarettes, hair, etc. The funniest is the one about making your ears smaller (see bottom photo, top right).
A while ago Deirdre showed some vintage wallpaper on her blog and I said how much I loved them. We both love old wallpaper catalogues and I was oooohhhing and arrhhhiiinnggg over these two especially. I can't believe she gave me two samples of it. They are FANTASTIC and I am going to frame them a.s.a.p. They make me want to live in a quiet and quaint harbour village.
Thank you so much Deirdre, you totally made my day and birthday when I got your AMAZING package x