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madebymimi

madebymimi
Date Joined: January 21, 2015
Last Online: November 14, 2017
Birthday: June 24, 1976
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I live in London and enjoy going to exhibitions, theatre, markets and things like that, but I also like to stay in and craft! I do a lot of drawing, relief printing and sewing (and a bit of knitting sometimes). My latest obsession is paper crafts and collage. I love vintage magazine/book pages, ads and illustrations for cutting out and decorating mail and making collage.

I'd say my taste is on the quirky side. If it seems a bit odd to you I'll probably like it, check out my Pinterest link at the top.

I like outsider art, abstract art, surrealism, masks, wilder mann, folk art, occult, vintage botanical and anatomical illustrations, insects, taxidermy, tarot cards, shamanism, lucid dreaming (anything about dreaming really), maps, Japanese, Scandinavian and mid-century inspired things. I love colourful things especially certain combos like yellows and pinks, turquoise and reds, blue and orange.

I really love making things and seeing things made by other people so I guess what I'd like to receive most in swaps is:

things I can use for crafting..vintage/retro illustrations from children's books, instruction manuals, text books, housekeeping magazines etc. Maps, postage stamps, vintage ads, foreign ephemera, packaging, ticket stubs, coasters, magazine pages, playing / fortune / games cards, stencils, patterned paper, cool magazine cut outs, any collagable paper ephemera...

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things made by you! I'd LOVE to see what you make or receive your art work.

I also love washi tape, stationery, chocolate of any kind (especially green tea flavoured) and liquorice.

I don't wear make-up and only use natural toiletry products.

Most of all I'd like to hear a bit about you and what you like :-D

Favorite Crafts

I'm really interested in incorporating my existing creative interests into mailable form! So for instance I'm starting to make letter paper and envelopes combining collage, embroidery on paper and lino prints. So much fun!

Favorite Books

Rule of the Bone / Russell Banks, Vernon God Little / D. B. C. Pierre, Arrow of God / Chinua Achebe, Memoirs of a Porcupine / Alain Mabanckou, Nights at the Circus/ Angela Carter, The Painted Bird / Jerzy Kosinski, Orphans of the Sky / Robert A. Heinlein, The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao / Juno Diaz, One Hundred Years of Solitude / Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Sisters Brothers / Patrick deWitt, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius / Dave Eggers, The World According to Garp / John Irving, The First Bad Man / Miranda July, The Story of the Stone / Cao Xueqin, Wild Swans / Jung Chang

Favorite Music

Some bands I like: Dark Dark Dark, Phosphorescent, Joanna Newsom, First Aid Kit, Agnes Obel, Cat Power, Raina Rose, Joni Mitchel, Songs: Ohia, Tindersticks, Valerie June, Wild Child, Father John Misty.

I'm always looking for new music, I'd love to hear from you if you like any of these bands and have a recommendation!

Swaps

I really want you to enjoy the swaps I send. Please do tell me if you didn't receive something, I take pics of what I send and would send again if something goes missing.

Ratings

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Comment: I loved the vintage pictures! They are amazing. I love the look and the feel. Thank you so much for sharing.
Peaches12 rated for Map It Mail Art on Jun 28, 2017
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Comment: This was so much fun to get your art in the mail. I even showed it to the postal worker!! What a neat and fun idea. And it made it thru the mail without any rips or tears. I really liked the vintage pictures you used. Have a blessed day.
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome envelope you sent me!! I love it 💙❤💚💛 It truly caught my eye with that fun collage! Thank you for making me smile 😃
renate rated for WIYM: I love snail -mail supplies #1 on May 29, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your nice envelope with Snail-mail items.
Victorianna60 rated for WIYM: HORSE POSTCARD SWAP on Apr 16, 2017
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Comment: Love the wooden PC ! It is the first one I have received ! The front is very cool ! I am taking some new photos of my Breyers , I will send you a photo as a PC ! Thank You !
Response: Wonderful! Thank you very much, I can't wait :) glad you liked the wooden postcard x
armadillogal rated for WIYM: Funny cat postcard on Apr 8, 2017
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Comment: Ha ha ha ha...that's a cute card! Thanks.....
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: Funny cat postcard on Apr 8, 2017
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Comment: Too, too cute! Thank you so much!!!
renate rated for ISS: Themed Snail Mail on Mar 29, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the nice theme snail-mail. and surprise. I love the way you decorated the envelope.
Response: A pleasure, glad you enjoyed it x
SuMay rated for Sew easy mail art on Mar 1, 2017
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Comment: What an incredibly beautiful and original work of art! It is a joy to behold and I will frame it once I can decide which side I like best. Thank you very much for making this fantastic item for me.
Response: Aaw I'm so glad you like it! I really enjoyed making it, that was my favourite swap so far! X
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Comment: Thank you so much! You make such beautiful notecards. :)
maggie16 rated for ISS: Airmail Labels Swap on Nov 5, 2016
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Comment: Michelle, thank you so much for this wonderful swap! I love the handmade decorated air mail themed envelope, and the gorgeous Beatrix Potter/Benjamin Bunny stamp! I love the Royal Mail labels, and the lovely hand-made/printed labels :) Thanks so much for a wonderful swap, and for your patience with my rating! Best wishes, Margarita x
MiniQuilt rated for Penpal Happy Mail #1 on Oct 28, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your fun with me.
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Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful bird mail art. The envie is beautiful and the goodies also. The postcard with the chair ❤️ And the weird one. Just great.
joybells2426 rated for IS Decorated envelope #3 INT on Oct 17, 2016
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Comment: This is hands-down the coolest envelope I've ever received! I loved every single thing you put in it too. Thank you so much for all the effort you put into making my envelope awesome!
aligurl75 rated for Penpal Happy Mail #1 on Sep 29, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the letter! Also, I've never had loose tea before, you've given me a reason to go out and buy a tea ball!!! I LOVE tea :)
Response: Great! I hope you enjoy it. Take care, Michelle x
tcornell rated for WIYM: Flat Goodies Scavenger Hunt on Sep 24, 2016
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Comment: Michelle- this was such a fun package to open and to go through! I loved your creative envie w/the cute Beatrix Potter stamps (of course I saved those). The contents, I really love everything that you included, I can't even tell you what I love the most as it's all incredibly wonderful! Thank you so much for the awesome swap :)
Response: I'm very happy that you enjoyed it! It was a great swap idea. Aren't those stamps nice. I'm not sure how much longer they'll have them at the post office.
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Comment: Wow Michelle, I can't even. I adore everything you sent me. I'm floored by the hand made book and everything in it. You put in so much effort for a simple ephemera swap! I'd give you 100 hearts if I could! The book is fantastic! I'd love to know how you made it; is there an on line tutorial you used? With your little notes in each pocket, I felt like I was taking a tour of London with you! <3 I LOVE all of it: the flyers, the vintage bits, all of it!! Thank you SO much! Any time you'd like to do a private swap across the pond, I'm game! :D
Response: That's fantastic, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I really enjoyed putting it all together. I learned how to make that album from a book called Japanese book-binding by kojiro Ikegami. It's great there's loads of really simple methods in there. I can scan the instructions and send them to you if you like, I think it's called a flutter book. Anyway, I'd love to do a private swap any time, do you have anything in mind? Best wishes, Michelle
paperfilia rated for WIYM: See Through Envie on Sep 1, 2016
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Comment: What a cool and lovely envie! I am saving it to reuse in a journal, and I am totally going to use your bird cutouts as a pattern to make my own. Soon your birds will be flying from my house too! Soooo many hearts for you! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: Aaw great! So glad you liked it. Haha I love that bird shape too, I've been plastering it all over my swaps. Enjoy, maybe it'll go 'snail mail viral' and find its way back to me :) It's from drawing round a flat carved wooden bird I found at the market.
Gardenlizard rated for ISS: Airmail Labels Swap on Sep 1, 2016
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Comment: You have no idea how much I enjoy receiving your swaps! The envelopes alone inspire me and I'm always completely impressed with your creativity. Thank you, Michelle, for the thoughtful addition of the vintage map ~ it's almost too pretty to cut apart for projects. Perhaps I'll frame it :-) Hope our swapping paths cross again!
Response: I'm so flattered, thank you! Your kind words really encourage me in my creative endeavours. I hope we get to swap again soon too x
Jessicat rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope SWAP!! on Aug 30, 2016
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Comment: I absolutely love your envie! It's amazing the detail and time you put into this swap. Thank you! You're great at writing letters and yes, please start making ATCs! You'd be great at it!
Response: I'm really happy you liked it. I love collage, I just started it up and am a bit obsessed. It was a great swap idea. X

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Comments

CurlyTea on Jul 3, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday!

myancey on Apr 19, 2017:

I'd love to archive horse postcard. I sent to u on the 30th of march. Could u please rate me? Thanks bunches!😊

bbsporty on Feb 26, 2017:

Handmade Postcard Club

Artistic on Sep 29, 2016:

So glad you enjoyed the scavenger hunt goodies! :)

RyeRye on Sep 6, 2016:

Just adding some art to your profile~

RyeRye on Sep 6, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

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