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1681  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Canadian small envelope swap Gallery! on: November 01, 2010 05:43:43 PM
The ways of Canada Post are mysterious. I used to live in Banff, and it would usually only take two days for letters to get to Toronto. My mother lives in Kamloops, and her letters never get here in less than five. Lately, letters and packages from here to Britain have been arriving in as little as three days. So you just spin the wheel and take yer chances each time. Even weekends aren't an excuse, though, because these days it's almost all automated anyway. When I drop a letter in the mailbox here in Toronto it isn't touched by another human hand until the mailman sorts it into his bag at the destination. Mail from a smaller centre might be briefly handled by someone at the local post office, but then it's in the hands claws of the robot overlords all the rest of the way.

In contrast, I usually use the post office near where I work, which is the oldest Post Office in Toronto. It's been in operation since something like 1830, more-or-less unchanged. They don't sell any of the usual overpriced Canada Post mailing supplies, but you can buy sealing wax, ink pots, pen nibs and other epistolary essentials.

Received my amazing envelope from Alteredmommy today; stand by for photos.

Wulf
1682  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Canadian small envelope swap Gallery! on: October 31, 2010 07:31:30 PM
oooh I love that envelope pouch!

Wisted!
1683  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Harvest Time Healing Samhain card Swap Gallery! on: October 31, 2010 07:09:54 PM

I had to wait til this afternoon for the sun to come out bright enough to get a good picture. After I came inside and downloaded the photos I realized Monnie's card was almost invisble against the oak leaves behind it. So I went out to re-shoot it, but I found it was now snowing heavily. Shocked Yes, really.

The one on the bottom left is from Polkadotts and it's very dear to my own heart, for obvious reasons!

Thanks everyone (Including Saturn, whose card hasn't arrived yet) for the great cards, the wonderful spells and poems, and the stones, teas, crocheted leaf, Halloween confetti and so much more!

Wulf
1684  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: WWP Samhain/Halloween Swap Round 23 (Signups 9-25 to 10-6, So 10-25) on: October 30, 2010 03:16:49 PM
Veganistmum, you absolutely win for best package shape! Grin I hope the long, thin part is something like a broomstick and not anything breakable, as it'll get whacked around a lot in the postal system.

I'm always sad to see things arrive broken, because almost anything can be sent safely through the mail if you package it right. Craftster should have packing tips somewhere on here.

Wulf
1685  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Samhain/Halloween Swap Round 23 Gallery on: October 30, 2010 03:05:07 PM
A candle storage roll - what a great idea! And the raven with the witch's hat is priceless!

Wulf
1686  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Harvest Time Healing Samhain card Swap Gallery! on: October 29, 2010 05:46:17 PM
I'm hoping to get a photo tomorrow in the daylight. These cards are too nice to spoil with a dim indoor photo!

Wulf
1687  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Mabon Swap Round 22 Gallery on: October 29, 2010 05:36:54 PM
So worth the wait! It's odd that it took so long, as our cards all got there so quickly.

Wulf
1688  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Canadian small envelope swap Gallery! on: October 27, 2010 09:05:06 PM
Once again I missed seeing that the Gallery was already up. What great stuff! I love the fact that so many people have sent interesting buttons. Chipmunk paperclips! A postcard by ManWoman! Shocked And -zoma- gets extra points for including an entire book in her envelope!

Looking at what everyone else sent of course I can now think of so many things I could have included in my envelope. Wouldn't it be the perfect opportunity to make pop-ups, for example? Or origami that folds flat? A mobile! Wind chimes! Paper dolls!

Look out, Round 2!

Wulf
1689  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Harvest Time Healing Samhain card Swap (Sign-ups CLOSED) Due Oct. 15th on: October 27, 2010 08:50:05 PM
Congratulations Saturn on being surviving having two full-time jobs, and Edel on the sexy (and generous) new BF.

Received from hardyswanton today, so I think that's the full set. I'll set them up for a photo and post it in the new gallery.

Wulf
1690  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: WWP Mabon Swap Round 22 Gallery on: October 26, 2010 05:38:13 PM
That Green Man is very cool! And it can't have been easy to get such a good photo of it, either! I'll be Wisting that right away.

Wulf
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