Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Happy Mail Day

Despite all the bad news on Swap-Bot (bullies and flakers) I still love it because there are still a lot of great swappers. 

Last week, I received these (on the same day).

From USA, love all the bits and pieces.

From Finland, an even bigger package. I never thought flat package swap can be so much goodies!

Aaaa... What happy mail day.

And last week, I bought these over the website. Our local postal office don't have such nice stamps because they only have definitives stamps, so I have to get these on the website. And I end up spending $196 just on stamps. 

I love putting lots and lots of stamps on my mail. :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Daisy ATC

It has been some times since I draw and paint. And last night I made this for a Swap-Bot ATC swap, theme was, obviously 'Daisy'.

I like how it turned out. Simple and soft. And I tore off the pages from Pride & Prejudice that I am not ever going to read. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Whipping Day

Taking a day off, did some groceries and pick up something for a friend from a nearby bakery. Couldn't resist myself when I walk into a bakery shop, it's exactly like a craft shop. As I wander around exploring the shop, I saw this Savoiardi biscuit fingers and I fired up google on my phone for easy tiramisu recipe. And started to pick up my ingredients. You don't a lot of complicated ingredient and also don't to bake (I don't have oven yet), just chill in the fridge and we will get this romantically delicious pick-me-up. And today I will try to whip up my own tiramisu. No coffee liquor thou, and I'm going to add extra expresso. 

Will post some more pictures when I'm done. 

Done and sitting in the fridge. It's quite easy but I didn't make enough coffee so I have to make a few rounds of coffee. I'm dying to know how it tastes.

It's a success. Virgin tiramisu, I bet with liquor will be better. 

Will definitely make this during parties. 

Recipe from Gorden Ramsey's easy tiramisu recipe. Worth a try, it's really easy and it was my first attempt.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mail boxes

This is where I always mail my stuff. I threw in 4-5 pieces of pretty mail every week. Highest record being 11 mails altogether. Yes, this year I have been a good snailmailer, but not a good blogger.

Postal rate has gone up crazily last week. But nothing will stop me from writing and writing and writing. 

Because it always... ALWAYS made my day when I came home to a pile of these. ❤ 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Stamped It

I am home for Chinese New Year, 1 week holiday starting today. And it's time to dig my old stuff hiding in my old bedroom. It's always a surprise what I can find. It's a good thing that I am a collector since I was a kid and now I am having such a good time reminiscing my chilhood/teens memory and hobbies.

And look what I found this time.


It's not a large collection, probably about 20 pieces of them (some mounted on wood, some unmounted) and this is just part of it. I bought most of the stamps, and a few are swap item from penpals and swappers. Some stamps are hardly use and some still NEW!
And obviously I am fan of butterfly stamps. :p

Today, I gave them a very good purpose of being beautiful rubber stamps and started to stamp them on envelopes.

so, is this what you call mail art? :)