^ apartment therapy.

A few weeks ago I did a favourite covers mix swap on Swap-bot and sadly one of the cds arrived to its recipient broken in the post, so she asked me to upload the mix and I thought I'd post it here too. Here are some of my favourite covers (obviously a lot of them are Smiths songs), I wrote at the end of each track who the original was by;

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side - Jeff Buckley | The Smiths
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - She & Him | The Smiths
Here Comes Your Man - Meaghan Smith | The Pixies
Hallelujah - Clare Bowditch | Leonard Cohen
Train Song - Feist & Ben Gibbard | Vashti Bunyan
Such Great Heights - Iron & Wine | The Postal Service
This Charming Man - Death Cab For Cutie | The Smiths
Creep - Sophie Koh | Radiohead
Panic - The Puppini Sisters | The Smiths
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Lucksmiths | The Smiths
The Giant Of Illinois - Andrew Bird | The Handsome Family
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me - Grant-Lee Phillips | The Smiths
Here Comes The Sun - Nina Simone | The Beatles
Flame Trees - Sarah Blasko | Cold Chisel
Bigmouth Strikes Again - Placebo | The Smiths
I Found A Reason - Cat Power | Velvet Underground
Wuthering Heights - Josh Pyke | Kate Bush
River - Angus Stone | Joni Mitchell

Download here.

C just informed me that there might not be any mail today as postal workers in Australia are rallying today. Lately you can apparently post any item without a stamp in Australia and it will be delivered (therefore still delivering the mail, but no revenue goes to Australia Post) or you can put a stamp on it but they won't cancel it and will still deliver it.

Some lovely post from yesterday;

^ Beautiful Paprys card and envelope and a postcard from Lauren in Naples, FL. She used the ice cream cone stamp from TinyBazaar. I want one!

^ A great letter from Milly. I adore the stationery she used and it's written with a cursive typewriter! I want!

^ A lass named Sheri in Cali sent this to me, it's quite thick and layered and gorgeous. I stuck it on my wall.

And some outgoing (I currently have $0, literally, so I'll have to wait a while to post them);

^ For a while we kept receiving heaps and heaps of Reader's Digest mail so I started keeping the envelopes and stickers and putting them on things. I love the see-through pane.

^ Another record cover envelope.

^ I originally made this as an envelope from a record cover, but I didn't like the back so I made it into a really large postcard.

I've been trying my hand at making envelopes out of all different papers, these two envelopes were made out of a thick brown paper bag. I'm thinking of making a whole lot of them, if I can find more bags. I opened up an existing airmail envelope for the template and then when I was finished with it I thought I could just stick it on the inside of the new envelope. The address labels are painstakingly hand-drawn on copy paper. What do you think?;

C and I watched 500 Days Of Summer the night before last and really enjoyed it. Zooey Deschanel was so perfectly dislikeable in it. I feel like watching it again!

Yesterday C's friend Marianne who is over visiting from England came to visit and made a batch of Nigella Lawson's glazed mint chocolate chip cookies and they were heavenly (as Nigella would say).

Oh, and I just saw this on 365 Letters and I thought it was a great quote;
"I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead."
- Mark Twain