Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Post, More Post and Passing the Book

When I started passing out books in August last year, I had a plan. Alright then, two plans:
  • I thought I could justify more crafty book buying if I shared
  • I thought it would develop and deepen our blog connections
But I had no idea what fun it would be seeing my plans unfold! I have loved seeing the inspiration you have created with the books you have received: layouts and photos and stories. And now Ginger's Mail Art Exchange, which she came up with after getting hold of Good Mail Day (the book that got lost in the post - how ironic is that?). Ginger took the connection thing a step further still and created a list of creative bloggers happy to swap examples of their own Mail Art.

I've been saving the grey box for something special. Now I know what I'll be keeping in it.

I was thrilled when the postman handed me this one from Ginger herself. Isn't it a beauty? Thank you Ginger!
But then I got another surprise when these arrived from Cheri and Deb:

Card from Deb and bookmark from Cheri

Thank you too! An unexpected pleasure indeed. It's a privilege to be blogging alongside all of you.

So I guess today that leaves me with the task of passing out May's book - the Cardmakers Sketch Book -


which will be going to Amanda. I'll get that in the post just as soon as I can Amanda. I hope you enjoy it!

25 comments:

Lizzie said...

Woo-hoo - I love Happy Mail (what a great invention is that phrase)!
Those are such pretty bits & pieces, Sian. Will you display them somewhere before you put them in your nice new box?

Congratulations to Amanda for winning this version of Pass The Book. I'll keep my eyes open, to see when it's off on its next journey...

Amy said...

Sian, Pass The Book has been a wonderful experience and I do think our blogging connections have been strengthened through this sharing.

Your first photo today looks fantastic on your blog page, the colours all match so very well ... love your wallpaper too :-)

WendyB said...

Although I only came late to the party I think Pass the Book is a wonderful idea, although it is costing me money as I've ended up buying two of the books I've seem folks enthuse over !!

Karen said...

I've had such a lovely time this morning catching up with your blog. The pom-pom and bow maker are intriguing, and I love the pom-pom on the tag. Definitely need to figure out a way to make one. I bet my husband could rig one of those up for me!

Amanda said...

Thank you so much Sian I look forward to receiving it......and passing it on :)

Jimjams said...

Well done Amanda :D
Lovely photos as usual Siân - happy mail (and blog) day!

Lynn said...

A happy mail day indeed. I agree with Amy, that things like pass the book/story telling sunday etc really strengthen connections. When I visit peoples blogs and see familar faces commenting, I feel part of a community - which is good!

Rhona said...

I love what you've done with Pass the Book (and what an excellent excuse for buying craft related books!) - also love happy mail!! :) xx

Cheryl said...

that Good Mail Day book IS a good book - I can't believe it got lost in the post!!!

JO SOWERBY said...

pass the book is such fun and congrats to amanda. happy mail always makes any day special,
jo xxxx

Ruth said...

I agree that Happy Mail is such a great phrase. DS received Happy Mail from his mummy today ~ the postcard I sent him over the weekend arrived!

scrappyjacky said...

I love Pass the Book....it was such a great idea,Sian.
Am also loving the mail art exchange.....I'd like to display mine somehow....just haven't worked out how yet!!

furrypig said...

I am loving seeing all the mail art, what did your envelope look like? So fab to get lovely things through the post xxx

Sian said...

That's the envelope in the picture - with the red flowers and the peek of an airmail sticker

Kirsty.a said...

This is sich a fun concept. i'll have to stalk Amanda to get my hands on this one

Clare said...

What a lovely surprise to get in the post - beats the normal stuff that arrives!

Gem's Crafts said...

A big woohoo for the good mail! I still get excited by post that comes - today I have a delivery slip from the postman saying I have a package waiting as it was too big to deliver - only thing is I have no idea what it is!!!!

Louise said...

it's so lovely to get something in the post other than bills....a super idea.

Sian, i was buzzing after Saturday,I had a terrible nights sleep lol!

Have a good week xx

Jinnag said...

Such fun to get happy mail. Love the photo! J x

alexa said...

'Happy Hellos' is a great name, don't you think, for the Mail Art group? I vote we ask Ginger if we can call it that!

Sandra said...

I feel I've missed so much recently, so how lovely to have a good catch up. I always feel like I want to join in, maybe soon I will :)

Ginger said...

I agree with everyone here that Pass the Book and Storytelling Sunday, has really created some great friendships and sense of community. A job well done to all bloggers for embracing it all :)

Angelfish said...

I'm hoping that naughty blogger will let me comment today!
Lovely mail to receive and what a wonderful idea you had with Pass the Book:)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hooray for happy mail! I got a nice piece from Cheri too. :o) And I'm glad you liked my card...

I'll be passing one of your books next week! xo

Gail said...

What pretty looking mail! Much nicer looking than the bills & junk mail we've been getting. :) Love your idea of Pass the Book only one trouble - I find it's making me buy more books after reading what's being said about them. LOL

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