Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Happy Happy Happy (Mail)!

Today's post.  Three parcels.  All Treasure.  Happy Three Times Over!

Happy #1!
A set of printing inks - red, blue, yellow, white, black and gold (!) - plus additional tubes of turquoise and a special print medium.   A bamboo baren (burnisher for rubbing the back of the paper to transfer the ink).  Samples of lino (the little grey one is the "traditional" hard stuff... don't think I'll buy more of that), the blue (green on other side), is a lot less hard than the original grey stuff - it's a kind of vinyl.  I want to try it out.  Pieces of Japanese mulberry and kozo tissues, to experiment with. 
Happy #2!
Three fat quarters of Liberty of London Tana Lawn fabrics, courtesy of Miss E. from Miss Elany.  Wonderful fabric - it's 100% cotton lawn, printed with gorgeous Liberty designs.  I already have quite a stock of Liberty prints, to make books for my shop.  These are new designs - the golden one has peacock feathers on it - I have some lovely ideas for these...
Happy #3!
A pack of hand-printed lino-cut cards, from Amanda Colville of Mangle Prints!  I bought a pack of 4, but she's sooo nice, she sent me an extra.  They're lovely - in fact, so lovely that I will have trouble parting with them; I may have to add at least one to my New Art Wall!

I could hardly believe they all arrived at once - it was almost like having a birthday... 


  1. what a lovely postie to bring you all that delightful stuff.

  2. What fun goodies! Jake and I have been working on printing too. I can't wait until we can afford more supplies for a wider range of projects.

  3. Lovely mail indeed, I am sure they will all bring your hours of joy!

  4. Wow - those cards are fabulous!!! And I love the feeling of getting new pigment (whether it's paint or ink!)

  5. Now that's a REAL happy Mail Day!
    Alison xx

  6. Being able to make things for your shop must be a lovely reason for fabric shopping!

  7. What gorgeous goodies to receive and all in one day! I had to take a peek at MissElany's shop. What a great name.

  8. Lucky girl! Those inks and fabrics look very inspiring.

  9. Wow, I'm jealous of all that ink, you are going to have so much fun! I use the 'easy carve' lino, which I think is the type you have in the big block there, and I like it much better than the traditional stuff. I find it carves almost identically, but with a fraction of the frustration (unlike the really soft stuff that feels like a giant rubber eraser, so doesn't give any detail). Those fabrics look beautiful too can't wait to see what you do with them!


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