Spell wish bottles and other crafts for the New Year

Happy New Year!

Because last night was the first full moon of the year, I wanted to do something creative yesterday. Something to welcome the new year and start it with optimistic intentions (however hard that may be in the world we live in today). I decided to make a “wish bottle”, toast to the moon with “moon mylk”, and do some more magick and crafts…

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Postcard bundles & winter holiday cards

For me the winter holidays (or the summer holidays in the Southern hemisphere) are the ultimate postcard sending and receiving season. So I’ve prepared two postcard bundles you can send to your friends and family. They are both available in my webshop. In total I’ve created 16 postcards so far over the years. Let’s take a look at all the designs, bundles, and options:

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Postcard bundle

As you may have already seen, I created a new postcard for New Year. I have 14 cards in total now which are available as a bundle in my webshop. Of course, if you prefer, you can also buy them directly from me, individually or as a bundle (1 euro per card + postage) by emailing me.

The postcards depict all kinds of subjects such as a feminist protest, witches, reading with cats, a tree house, home-recording musicians, an octopus at a typewriter, and various settings featuring Chainsaw Bunny. Some are focused on the (winter) holidays but most can fit any season or occasion.

FYI: I’ll add a bundle with my upcoming mini-zines and the new postcard in my webshop soon too.

PS: It’s my name day today (Holy Nina, yep) and I love postcards, hint hint. 😉

International Zine Month 2021 – zine trades

“Zine Trade Day! Ask someone to trade or swap zines with you.”

International Zine Month prompt by Stolen Sharpie Revolution

Trading or swapping is essential for zine culture and I love it! It’s like a kind of gift economy, like a small glimpse into a non-capitalist non-commercial non-profit society. Unfortunately we don’t live in that world yet and we still have to pay for food and rent and bills and printing costs and postage, so I understand that trades (or overseas / cross-continental trades) aren’t always possible for everyone. As with everything, it’s good to ask first.

I’m currently mostly into trades within the European Union because of the new annoying EU customs tax (that makes that European recipients of mail from outside of the EU risk having to pay a fee) but get in touch either way and we can see if we can work it out. I’m sure there are ways to avoid this fee! It’s very new though so I’m still looking for all possible ways around it.

Anyway, as I wrote before, I love snail mail! Trades also offer the combination of sending your zine(s) out to new readers + discovering new zines by other zinesters at the same time, which is the best! ❤

International Zine Month 2021 – snail mail

It’s a kinda grey and rainy here today, an excellent day to write letters and send snail mail!

“Write a letter or send a message to a zine maker and let them know you enjoy their zine!”

… says today’s International Zine Month prompt (see Stolen Sharpie Revolution)

I love getting letters, postcards, mail-art, zines, and other self-made stuff in my mailbox. Who doesn’t, right? I also love writing and sending letters and zines. Are you participating in today’s prompt too? If you don’t manage to send any snail mail, emails and other messages are the next best thing. 🙂


“Feed me letters and zines aaaaaah”:

Snail mail not snails!

Decorating envelopes is so much fun!

I’ve been sending out a lot of zines and postcards lately and I like to personalise the packages. Most of the time I use stamps, either rubber stamps (I have a small collection) or lino cut stamps that I’ve made myself. Sometimes I use washi tape (but I find that it doesn’t always stick very well) or make little drawings.

I’m currently using some of these envelopes for trades and orders of Same Heartbeats #18 and other zines.

Do you want to receive some snail mail too? Read here how you can place an order!

More photos:

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Lots of mail and zines…

The end of December and the beginning of January was a busy snail mail time as you can see on the photo below: there were lots of cards and zines that I sent out… and I’m preparing new parcels and envelopes as we speak.

I don’t always manage to decorate my outgoing snail mail but I do enjoy creating a little mail-art. So these envelopes all have stamps (cats, tea pots, yarn, and knitting needles) and will be used for the next zine orders and trades. I will choose them at random (and depending on the size of the zines) so it’s a surprise.

Here are all the zines I made in 2020 – all still available to order:

Enough talk about the outgoing mail, let’s take a look at the lovely incoming mail I’ve received in the first 2 weeks of January. So many paper treasures – I feel so spoiled – and the photo below doesn’t even include most New Year’s cards and there’s even more coming soon! I ❤ the zine scene!

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