Sunday, September 27, 2009

lettres d'amour....??




....yes, I should be sanding floor tiles for the petite maison's bathroom/dressingroom, but the weather here today is absolutely 'filthy'....rain, wind and just plain 'horrid'....not to mention 'cold'...so I am totally uninspired!!!

But I thought I would show you some of the 'mini mail' I have been making. I made some a couple of weeks ago and now I have made a few more. This time I have two envelopes that are a bit 'special'....one has its own removeable letter and the other has its own removeable photos. They can then be stored away in an old shoe box....even a miniature house needs a box of 'memories'.....or perhaps...'lettres d'amour'.......

21 comments:

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Absolutely charming, Linda!!! That's a lot of work but well worth the effort!

Hugs,
Marsha

DollMum said...

They look so like the real full size version, even down to the stains that postcards and letters seem to pick up on their travels through the post bags.

Caseymini said...

Linda, those are outstanding! BTW, Could you tell me what the "Sajou" on the lid of the box means? I often run onto it on French embroidery sites. A lot of the old pattern leaflets seem to have that name/word on them. Thanks!

Liberty Biberty said...

Beautiful and fantastic!! I LOVE my box of mini mail!
Mercedes

Precious Little said...

Hi Linda, the letters are exquisite. The weather in Melb is just as bad but great miniature weather!! Have fun... love your house. Lorella

Josje said...

The letters are lovely! Seems we all are losing the art of writing letters, a shame really! I love the old handwriting, so elegant and graceful.

synnøve said...

Lovely letters Linda! And yes, you are right.. my french lady should absolutely have some of those stashed away! Maybe I can make her some!

rosanna said...

Your letters make me cry. In a good way of course. They are beautiful, really wonderful.

Arantxa said...

Hi Linda!!

Your letters are lovely! They are wonderfull very realist.I like so much

Hugs from Spain!

Sabiha Barkey said...

Beautiful...I have a box with love letters just like this one in real,but this mini one is so cute!
I love the old shoe box!

Linda,my friend has made the kits for the little steps...I will do a post about it today,so if you are interrested,come on over and have a look?

X,sabiha

vicki archer said...

J'adore les lettres d'amour Linda....xv

dales_dreams said...

They are lovely! :)

le banc moussu said...

each time I'm over here Ican't believe in what I see and I allways have to look twice. Such a wonderful work.
bonne semaine
christian

Victoria said...

Those letters look absolutely fantastic! I love making them myself, it's like creating a story.

MiniLover said...

Love the billets doux--so French. I would love to have a little pile of them tied up with a tiny ribbon on my desk.

Sophia

Linda Carswell said...

..thanks Sophia, I have a little pile of these letters on the kitchen table...tied with a pretty pink bow, these I made several years ago....sometimes it is the simplest things that make the biggest impact!!
Regards, Linda

Stéphanie Kilgast said...

I love your letters a lot Linda, they're so lifelike and beautiful!
I would love to have some for my house :)

Stephanie

MiniMadWoman said...

Linda, these are just darling . . . I can just imagine sitting on the edge of the bed looking over past memories and reminiscing.

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings,
Teresa

cockerina said...

And look!!
seems to be inappropriate to spy on what's written on this beautiful love letters ..
but where did you find? are wonderful !!... like everything you do, of course ...
I ask permission to try to do that?
are my first miniatures, but I'm trying to learn from "big" like you!
Come and visit my blog? I would much honor!
thanks, Caterina (Italy)

Debby said...

Precious memories of (maybe bygone?) days filled with love and laughter. To capture that is magic!!

sara marina said...

Those are amazing! Do you have any tutorials on your blog! You have a beautiful blog by the way!

Best Regards
Sara M.