Monday, February 18, 2013

Brown paper packages, tied up with string....Part 2

In my last post I showed you a quick preview of some mini mail I've been working on, so here's the rest of it!

 I designed the letters, envelopes and parcel wrappings on my computer first, using a vintage paper effect and though you can't really see them, there are true to the time, authentic postal stamps on the envelope and parcel.

I printed these on a light paper and cut them to size. The envelopes I just folded into shape, fixing them with some glue. For the parcels, I cut some balsa wood down to fit, wrapping the paper around them and gluing it in place to give the authentic effect.

 I'd love to get this lot in the post...sigh.

Here's some more shots:

And here's some shots to show the scale of the letters and parcels.

And lastly, a miniature writing desk :)

See you soon!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Brown paper packages, tied up with string...

Receiving packages in the post is definitely one of my favourite things, and having made a couple of orders over the last month for dolls house supplies, I was delighted to get most of them this week.

In one of my many orders was velvet in a 'soft gold' colour to replace the hideous stuff from the previous curtain post.

  See? This is what I was looking for in the first place!

I also got some  jewellery findings and pretty cut glass/crystal beads. I am planning on making some lighting fixtures of my own because I'm not happy with the ones I've bought.

 I've some more beads en route too - teardrop crystals for my future chandelier project. Excitement!

Lastly, I got a range of trimmings - braid, fringing, lace in  range of shades/shapes. That gold fabric in the background is the taffeta that will soon become a pair of fetching curtains....fingers crossed!

With all this talk of post and packages I was inspired to create a quick mini project while I'm working on my bigger projects, here's a preview:

But more on these soon :) x