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Seaville

Seaville
Date Joined: August 24, 2017
Last Online: October 16, 2018

Country: Australia

About Me

I am 41 years old and live in a suburb of Sydney with my partner and our kitties Minty and Betsy.

As a long time crafter and lover of all things paper I have shoe boxes filled with booklets, pamphlets, cards and paper things I love. I am forever picking up free brochures and postcards and can't walk out of an office supply store empty handed; a hopeless stationery addict.

I love all colours (except fluoro) but especially love peacock blues and pastels. Florals would have to be my favourite patterns along with vintage textures.

When I'm not playing with paper I am usually crocheting, gardening, visiting art galleries, reading, picking tiny posies or exploring my neighbourhood.

Have also just started playing around with zines ie I made one and now I'm hooked. I can't wait to sit down and make more - there are so many ideas floating around in my head.

Preferences ~ postcards to be sent naked unless the swap states otherwise

~ I would love to some Trader Joes flyers. Often I see people cutting out the interesting artwork used in them but have yet to see a whole flyer.

Things I love...

  • absolutely love flowers and botanical images
  • postage stamps (would love to collect air mail stamps from around the world)
  • art themes
  • birds and butterflies
  • snail mail / mail art
  • vintage childrens' books / illustrations
  • vintage ephemera / paper / photos
  • washi tape
  • interesting food labels / packaging

I love collecting...

  • ad / free postcards
  • postage stamps
  • Little Golden Books
  • interesting envelopes / bags
  • vintage cards
  • notebooks (that I never seem to fill)
  • cute clothing swing tags
  • wine labels / tea wrappers / fruit stickers

What I don't like...

religious, military, Halloween or sports related items.

Favorite Crafts

  • avid crocheter (particularly amigurumi)

  • junk journal junkie

  • collage and paper craft

  • book binding

Favorite Books

The Time Traveller's Wife

The God of Small Things

The Book Thief

When God Was a Rabbit

Favorite Movies

Bright Star

The Piano

500 Days of Summer

Lars and the Real Girl

Ratings

Onibah3 rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope Swap #3 on Jun 28, 2018
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Comment: Hi! Took a while, but your wonderful envelope came in the mail today! Thank you so much for the beautiful assortment of things, the stamps are really appreciated, and I loved your envelope too - Be Well! :D
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Comment: Oh my goodness, I just opened the envelope from your for this swap - It's GREAT! Everything you included (including the zine on Australia, which is really wonderful and so totally different from the one I made about Australia...), the READING zine, yee-ha! and the LOVELY fabric pieces....I'm so thrilled. Thanks so very much!
Whippet rated for Deco Books - International 6 on May 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Melanie for the wonderful mail art envelope, loved it. And thank you for sending me the Deco Book. You are great to decorate a page. Thank you for the used postage.
stiffneck78 rated for Deco Books - International 6 on May 1, 2018
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Comment: Oh wow!!! I freakin love this envelope! Thank you for the great deco and all of the wonderful extras. The quirky stationery is great! Love everything. I wish I could give you two hearts. Thanks, again. Have a wonderful week!
allieo rated for A Minizine of Lists-newbie friendly on Apr 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a very thoughtful minizine! I enjoyed the selection of lists - I was wondering what type of lists people would create. Super fun! I appreciate your attention to detail.
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Comment: thank you for the great zine
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Comment: OH my gosh, my gosh! I have never received mail from Australia! I am so excited. Your zine is just adorable - I love it. Your lists are so fun - esp the handbag and I have never lists. Thank you for the extras too. I am keeping all of it just to keep looking at!
Response: Oh this is such a lovely message. It is really wonderful to hear how excited you were to receive my mail :) I'd happily send you some more goodies from Australia and thank you for your kind words.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous zines! And the magnet is beautiful, I love it. :) Lovely letter too. :)
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap :)
LadyRisa rated for Deco Books - International 5 on Apr 2, 2018
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Comment: Guess what arrived today? It took one month based off the post date! The envelope you sent it in was coming apart on 2 ends, so I’m glad it made it here. I love the stamps you used & the postcard included. Thanks bunches!
Response: I'm so glad it finally arrived but am concerned about the travel time and condition of the envelope. Thank you for the feedback and heart :)
marliese rated for Journal out of ad cards on Mar 21, 2018
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Comment: Dear Melanie, I was completely in awe when I opened your envelope. You really rocked this swap, such a gorgeous little book! I consider myself very lucky receiving this. It is always nice to find people who enjoy the 'art of creating' with found treasures as much as you do yourself. If you ever want to do a private swap with me, please let me know!
Response: Oh Marlies you are very welcome :) It was one of the most interesting swaps I've been in and I absolutely loved the challenge - so much so that I've started making two more of my own! I have received some wonderful swaps here & it makes me so happy to hear how much you appreciate something I've made. I would love to do a private swap in the future.
fbresnah rated for Deco Books - International 5 on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice deco! Will pass it along!
Response: You're welcome Flo :) I thought it was a pretty one.
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Comment: Melanie I love your zine! It will be highly treasured - so cute in its little envelope <3! Thank you also for the extra papers. I love them so much! Those bags are just the cutest and they will be used for sure! Thanks again!
Response: I am so glad to hear Laura! This has been one of my favourite swaps so far and I can’t wait to make some more zines. Thank you so much for your generous note x
EvieB rated for Make a Minizine About READING on Mar 1, 2018
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Comment: Omigoodness, Melanie! The little Reading 'zine you sent me--and the rest of the unexpected goodies (postcards, bookmarks, etc.) were SOOOO AWESOME. Even the envelope you sent it in is a piece of art. Thank you for making my first swap SO fun. :) :) I already can't wait to do more---and I have to admit that seeing what your package consisted of has inspired me for my next one (and shown me I'll have to up my game, LOL). P.S. I've decided I'm going to create a special shelf in my library to display especially cool Swap-Bot goodies. Yours is the first addition! :)
Response: Ev, that’s so sweet of you. I’m really pleased you enjoyed your first swap so much and I hope they keep getting better. I had a ball creating the zine and putting together the other goodies for you. I’m planning to use a similar design on other envelopes so I appreciate the feedback. I’d love to see a photo of your swap-bot shelf as it fills up. Thank you for such a lovely comment x
skeffiboo rated for Make a Minizine About READING on Mar 1, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful package of pure joy! Not only was your zine absolutely gorgeous and SO inspiring, you included such a wonderful mix of goodies and it's all so nicely packaged and decorated. A thousand hearts to you, thank you so very much! =) <3<3<3<3<3
Response: Sarah, you just made my morning! I am thrilled you loved the swap and I had such fun creating the zine and decorating your envelope. Funny story; the letter was actually mailed back to me by mistake (postie must have missed the stamps on the front) so I’m so glad it reached you. Thank you again for your lovely words x
stiffneck78 rated for Deco Books - International 4 on Feb 26, 2018
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Comment: OH WOW!!!! This is a great envelope! I love everything!!!! I am VERY impressed that is your first deco. I love it! It's great! I am looking forward to decorating it and sending it on its way. I freakin love the zine!!! So cool! Love the name, too. haha Thank you, again for the wonderful swap and the great envie full of treasures. I will use the book pages, for sure!
Response: :) this makes me so happy! I'm really pleased you loved the swap and thank you for the feedback re the deco. I'll have to make Vol 2 of the zine and will send you one when ever that happens.
Marryth rated for Deco Books - International 4 on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! The deco book is really well-made, and I appreciate the note cards & stamped images as well. ♥ (And that dragonfly postage stamp is especially pretty!)
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely :) And the dragonfly stamp series has been one of my favourite releases.
dial208medusa rated for Surprise Mail on Dec 27, 2017
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Comment: LOVED the goodies! THANK YOU!
Response: You're very welcome :) I'm glad they finally arrived.
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Comment: Thankyou for all the cards! I love anything from Sydney lol. I'll hold another swap in the future once I've collected up some more free cards :)
Response: Would love to do another swap! I'm keeping my eye out for them too :)
libertylithium rated for Visit me on instagram on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all of the nice comments :D
Response: You're very welcome :)
art3osb rated for Visit me on instagram on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the likes and comments.
Response: You're most welcome. Good luck with the #kindnessrocks project!

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Comments

Seaville on Dec 12, 2017:

Oh you're very welcome! It was the least I could do after receiving the wonderful journal (which stays in my desk so I can always look through it). And yes, do try a zine. They come together pretty quickly and if you make enough you could end up being your own "book" publisher ;P

tristitia on Dec 12, 2017:

Thank you for the thank you mail! I love everything you sent. Your zine is really awesome and beautifully printed - I need to get into making them, they seem fun :)

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