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Musty, dusty bits of paper, photos, magazines and other exciting finds

Australian Home Journal: Part One

Wednesday March 26th, 2014, 3 weeks and 3 days ago

I thought I’d dedicate a few posts to sharing this beautiful cover art with you. Here are the first seven that I’ve selected, spanning 1932-38; just look at all of those gorgeous dresses! Read the full story…

Vintage Scrap Album

Sunday June 30th, 2013, 9 months and 3 weeks ago

Look what I found at a recent secondhand book sale! Read the full story…

Finders Keepers

Thursday February 23rd, 2012, 2 years and 1 month ago

I’ve just finished working on a poster & postcard design for The Finders Keepers’ Melbourne Art & Design Market being held in April. As sometimes happens, the direction I initially took was shelved, in this case it was in favour of a collage-based design… Read the full story…

From the Archives: Mirror Writing

Wednesday September 14th, 2011, 2 years and 7 months ago

I thought you might like to see this fabulous example of mirror writing on a postcard I have from 1908. People used to find ingenious ways to make their correspondence difficult for the postman to take a peek at, including writing backwards… Read the full story…

My Vintage Postcard Collection #1

Wednesday August 3rd, 2011, 2 years and 8 months ago

I have a big collection of Victorian & Edwardian postcards, mainly collected in the ’80s when they were cheap & plentiful. They’re so pretty! I keep them in vintage postcard albums & nice boxes & take them out of the cupboard every so often… Read the full story…

I Haven’t Been Swindling Your Paper – Honest!

Tuesday September 2nd, 2008, 5 years and 7 months ago

Can you believe it? It was in July that I started the Paper Chase! Some of you may have been wondering if I was ever going to make & send the promised collages, or that maybe I’d skipped town with all that paper. Well, fear not, I’m still here… Read the full story…

Quick! Where are My Scissors & Glue?!

Thursday July 24th, 2008, 5 years and 9 months ago

Trips to the post office are not normally this thrilling… The response to the Paper Chase has been huge – 19 parcels of paper so far, & more to come. Hooray! Here’s what I picked up this morning…it was like Christmas Day… Read the full story…

Still Chasing Paper…

Sunday July 20th, 2008, 5 years and 9 months ago

I am absolutely floored by the response I’ve had to The Paper Chase. I’ve already received 6 packages – 5 of them arriving super-fast from the US. This project means so much to me, not just because I love paper… Read the full story…