Getting Back to Basics.

Well Hello - I have been a little bit slack updating as of late.. An Influx of Orders from my etsy store, Job Searching & Working are all to blame! But here I am & With alot of Mail-y goodness for you!
Before I begin Alot of my lovely penpals have been asking where I find my Penpals.. It has taken me alot of frustration, searching (&a few years) but I have found that these are my Favourite Websites to FIND a Penpal - (I will be doing a post later in the week about my Favourite Letter/Mail Blogs)

- Pen Pal of The week!- Beautiful Site with TONS of Penpal Ads & Interviews.. Very Easy to use & Pretty Looking! My Pen Pal Ad :)
- Send Something - It is quite plain & Doesn't look to Spectacular.. but the concept really is! I have met so many wonderful penpals on here! Give it a go! My Profile    // Sisters Profile (Please send her Surprise Letters!)
- Good Mail Day  - The "Good Mail Day" 2012 Call for Correspondents is a great place to find Penpal Ads from all over the world + Put your own up!

So those are the Three sites I am using at the moment - If you have anymore Please let me know!

This very Spectacular & Special Parcel Arrived from my Wonderful Penpal Paul! (wait till you see the letter!) - Handpainted & Very pretty - I now have to come up with a very creative way to send my package back! Any Ideas?

The AMAZING Letter from Paul - Every bit is Hand cut!

A Pretty Letter from Misty!

A Sparkly letter from Miss Courtney - Her Penpal Ad was just featured on Penpal Of the week! You should definately Write her!

a Lovely Letter from Nora! (Such a pretty name!)

Another Fab letter from LR (Who I met via Send Something )

I felt very spoilt when this pretty package arrived from none other than the wonderful Bubbles at "Make mine a Mail Day" - Inside were these beautiful Embroidery Hoops MAIL Themed :) Thankyou Bubbles!


A Wonderful Postcard from Deedee who found me via Good Mail Day  she has a wonderful stationery store too - Teo Stationery

Some lovely Postcards! Holly visted NYC & Wrote me from there :)

And some WONDERFUL news - My Mailbox arrived! After 36 Days in the Post it finally got here safe & Sound!

Packages out to Ester & Jolly Miss Molly!

Some pretty Handmade envelopes on there way to some lovely Penpals!

Some more Pretty Pink letters!

I Had a Bit of Spare time yesterday So I decided to get back to Basics & get stuck into Some Mail Art! I created these Envelopes with Watercolours then dug out my Ephemera Box & Went to work!

I Also put these Fantastical envelopes in plastic sheaths to mail As I did not want the watercolour to get wet & Run!

Well that is all for Another Week of Mail! Thankyou all for supporting & Reading my Blog & All the wonderful Letters you Send! I am Still looking for lovely People who would write to my Mum or Sister! - Click HERE for more information!


  1. Very nice Rin, on another note - stuff to mum and sis on its way :)

  2. Love your envelopes and I refreshed my mind about penpalling. Thank you!

  3. Yay! You used some of the goodies I sent you! They all look so lovely!

  4. Hello Rin! I read your comment on obscure possum - and a letter sounds truly lovely! It will be nice to have someone local to write to (extremely expensive to send overseas, no?) Would you mind emailing me ( your email address so I could give you my street addresses? I couldn't find something resembling an email addy anywhere on your site, although not for lack of stalking (!) Hope to talk soon.

  5. Beautiful everything ^^

  6. Oooh that big pile of mail makes me inspired! And I love your handmade envelopes - gorgeous! I think I will spend this evening writing letters myself. :)

  7. Woah, awesome letter from Paul, that is fantastic! And alot of outgoing mail I see! I also love your mail art, it's gorgeous, I hope you get my letter soon:)

  8. Wow !!! I The letter from Paul just left me speechless! He is indeed very crafty and talented! You got lots of great mail, its so wonderful isn't it? Btw, I got your email and emailed you back! But now I have my info on my page, go check it out, and lets start writing! =) Thanks Rin! xo


    You might find some nice pen pals on here as I have in the past. The site is always being updated with new adverts each month.

  10. WOW Rin so nice to read your blog and see the pics of everything you make and get :)

    Would you mind penpalling with me ?
    I've got a blog too!
    or just email me!

  11. Your blog is such an inspiration. I look forward to every post you write. :) Looks like you had some lovely mail sent your way. And the mail you sent out is lovely as well. :) You have quite the talent in mail art.
    I sent you a letter yesterday. Hope it arrives soon. I'm going to try and write your sister a letter within the next few days. :)
    Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!

  12. All your mail is lovely (your incoming as well as your outgoing), but I'm especially impressed by Paul's letter! Does he have a blog by any chance? I've never heard of him before, but he seems to be quite talented at mail art! :)

    And thank you for mentioning my blog <3

    Julie xox

  13. Hi! I have just found out your blog and it's amazing! :) I will come back to see how artistic can be the letters you send/get!
    Long life to penpalling!!


  14. WOWWW, you DO get lots of beautiful mail and you send out cool stuff as well!!!Very inspiring!

  15. I love your watercolour envies! I always end up making mine out of vintage paper from books but I should try giving them a splash of colour. I am always down to make a mess :)
    Hope your having a beautiful day.
    Much Love,

  16. your letters all look so gorgeous! x


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