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Sunday, May 8, 2011

I'm back again!

Oh my goodness, it has been a while again, hasn't it? Well, life certainly has been busy and then there was the Internet problem we had on and off for the past two weeks. It was rather annoying because every time I had a few spare minutes to write there was no signal. Grr... Thankfully a technician finally came to fix the problem last Thursday. Then, Noah was also home all of last week with tonsilitis. At the beginning of the week he was feeling so poorly but now he is all recovered. So, here I am now and I have some photos to share of painting, crafting and mail.

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love painting and taking classes to feed my interest. Above is a painting I am working on at the moment. I'll finish it in my class on Tuesday. At first I thought of giving it to my mother for Mother's Day but I think I might keep it for myself and give her another painting project I've done. I love the techniques we used for this project and I like the way it is turning out.

Here are a couple of ATCs I made recently for another swap with Natalea from Kandeland. She chose the themes this time. On the left it is Domestic Goddess and on the right it is Romantic Garden/Flowers. I'm happy with the Domestic Goddess ATC but I must admit I struggled with an idea for the Romantic Garden ATC. I hope Natalea likes them. I must say I really love making these though.

I'm also quite happy with this Tilda deco I made for a swap. I LOVE Tilda. The designs are so pretty and delicate.

Here is a Victorian Deco I made for another swap. I like how this one turned out as well.

Here's a Peter Rabbit deco I made for another swap but I'm not completly satisfied with it. I'm not sure what it is, maybe the colours. I hope my partner will like it. I do love Peter Rabbit as well as all of Beatrix Potter stories.

An entry I made for a vintage themed deco.

Here is a Vintage Paris deco I received from a swap partner.

She also made these two beautiful Vintage Easter decos as part of another swap.

And, included some extra decos for me to work on.

A Peter Rabbit deco and extra deco from another swap partner.

Some FBs made for the Japanese members of our swap group to show them we care about the devastation they suffered in March when the earthquake/tsunami hit. These were sent to me by a swap partner.

Two lovely ATCs I received from a swap partner. The theme was Vintage Beauties.

A fantastic letter I received from my friend Claire from New Zealand. She also included FBs and photos.

I also participated in a postcard swap where we sent an artistic postcard to each participant with an inspirational quote written on the back. I have loved finding these postcards in my mailbox.

My friend Molly went to North Carolina for Easter and sent me this postcard.

My friend Susi from Austria also sent me this great letter and some FBs.

I also got another great letter and postcard from my friend Petra from Austria.

My new friend Karena from New Zealand sent me this sweet letter with postcards and FBs.

Here's another great swap I received. My partner made Easter FBs and Peter Rabbit FBs. Aren't they just lovely? She also included some stationary sheets and stickers.

And, another great letter and FBs from another new friend A from Malaysia.

My friend Judy sent this wonderful letter, along with stickers and stationary sheets.

Phew! And, now I have come to the end of this long post. I hope to be back more regularly as I'd like to share more than just mail news. It is 12:30am here now so I need to go to bed. I have packages to put together tomorrow, a meeting with one of Noah's specialists, errands to run and a painting class tomorrow evening. Busy, Busy, Busy...


  1. I love seeing peoples awesome mail, so exciting. The Peter rabbit one looks beautiful honey, dont worry! I have an irrational phobia of paisley patten so I did squeal at one point.

  2. Lovely things! And... I love very much your painting, it looks very delicate and fresh - you ARE talented! *hugs*

  3. Your painting is beautiful and I love the decos you made. Lovely :)

  4. Hi Laura! Thanks for the compliment in regards to the painting. You know, I don't really care for pastels but this painting I like which is why I'll probably keep it for myself. Hopefully I can get more done over the summer. I miss your blog posts and I hope to see one soon. :)

  5. Thanks for the compliment Aidee! :)

  6. Wow! You have a ton of lovely mail. Great work on all the decos. I really love the Beatrix Potter one :)

    The painting is gorgeous! Great talent.

  7. I LOVE looking through your blog. It's soooo inspiring and I'm drooling looking at all your lovely decos & ATCs. It's soooo awesome!!! I still want to be pallies and I'm sorry I haven't written to you. Perhaps I'll work on something over the weekend. Have a great day!!! Happy weekend. :)