What’s new?

What’s new since you last visited TangleCrafts? All shop & site additions both big & small will be logged here for quick reference:

Aug 6th, 2018: A fresh batch of topical stamp selections to choose from, to help build your own thematic collection

Aug 2nd, 2018: A glimpse at my definitive stamp collection, as a new ‘stamp album’ notebook departs

July 31st, 2018: Very excited about this new addition to my printed gift range: tote bags with all-over postage stamp print – check them out! Currently 2 designs to choose from, in 3 different sizes.

July 27th, 2018: If you love reading as much as you love stamps, take a look at this pocket-sized book journal with original cover featuring a glowing sunset collage of vintage world stamps

July 25th, 2018: Completed a new edition of my Chroma triptych of Machin stamps

July 23rd, 2018: Pics of recently departed birthday-address book with custom-collaged cover. Choose your own favourite colour combination here.

July 19th, 2018: Just added new blog post, The Writing on the Page: why notebooks are my ‘thing’.

July 19th, 2018: New custom-collage option added to my range: a combination, all-in-one card & notebook, ready for gifting. The notebook includes an integral space for your message: just add envelope or gift box!

July 15th, 2018: Suddenly felt inspired to create a new shop banner & avatar. Watch out for matching labels, business cards etc with outgoing orders in the near future…

July 13th, 2018: New birthday-address book featuring original collage cover in rich lavender & brown.

June 30th, 2018: New address book, featuring the US 1973 series of ‘Postal People’ stamps – wonderful retro illustrations!

June 21st, 2018: Posted pics of 2 most recent custom-collaged notebooks (in matching colour combination, entirely coincidentally!).

June 20th, 2018: Launching a new range of printed products in a new venue (some of which will later be added to my main shop). The new range includes various smartphone cases (for the ultimate in anachronistic decoration!), zipper pouches and stunning, all-over print tote bags. Total postage stamp style! More designs will be added in the near future.

June 18th, 2018: New printed address book now available, featuring my favourite ‘Heather Hills’ collage print. No excuses not to keep essential addresses close to hand (or use the A-Z index to file your passwords, recipes, or whatever else you like!).

June 14th, 2018: Fun pocket-sized gift idea added to the shop: tiny hinged tins decorated with an interchangeable range of stamp art fridge magnets!

June 8th, 2018: Very excited about the latest journal variation available  – a brand new reading journal, with a great functional page layout, and cover ready to be customised with a unique collage of vintage world stamps in your choice of colours.

June 6th, 2018: Pics of recently departed pocket travel journals, plus new addition available to purchase in the shop – blues & greens seem very much the colour combination of the moment!

June 6th, 2018: More custom Machin artwork, this time on a smaller scale. More to choose from here.

June 5th, 2018: Posted progress pics of my latest Machin commission piece: phase 1, phase 2, and phase 3! Now also available as a custom order, with style & colour variation options.

May 11th, 2018: Issue #18.4 of the TangleMail Newsletter added to archive. Includes article about ‘postal patchwork’ with Machin stamps, & more.

May 10th, 2018: 4 new designs added to my luxury writing paper range, plus kraft wallet tied with satin ribbon – great for both gifting & storage!

May 9th, 2018: The end of the rainbow! Photo of the completed rainbow commission – hundreds of Machin postage stamps, yet still not all the different shades that have been issued since the 1960s!

May 8th, 2018: New progress reports for rainbow artwork: pic 1 & pic 2 (so very nearly there!)

May 2nd, 2018: New progress pic for rainbow Machin artwork

May 1st, 2018: I’ll be working on 2 big commissions this month. Tweeted ‘work in progress’ pic as I prep for the first one.

April 24th, 2018: Mixing & Machin: a new blog post about my ‘postal patchwork’ technique, and a possible source of historical inspiration

April 24th, 2018: Issue 18.3 of the TangleMail Newsletter added to the archive. Includes article about the world’s tiniest stamps as well as regular features.

April 23rd, 2018: More designs added to my printed notepaper range: 50 sheets per pad – great for long letter writers!

April 19th, 2018: New Scandinavian stamp album notebook available in shop. (More countries available)

April 19th, 2018: Tweeted pic of completed custom order for rainbow stamp planner inc lots of wildlife stamps

April 10th, 2018: A new (retrospective) TangleMail Newsletter has been added to the archive. Feature article investigates stamps from countries that don’t exist.

April 9th, 2018: Nowherelands – new blog post about the latest addition to my personal library & a great quote from the book’s author

April 8th, 2018: New tweet about the Royal Mail’s frustrating habit of scoring through perfectly good stamps with marker pen!

April 6th, 2018: New framed artwork available now – a Rainbow Machin Triptych!

April 6th, 2018: Pic of the latest custom-collaged dachshund notebook. Click through to the shop to choose from more dog breeds for your own journal!

April 5th, 2018: Posted pics of latest ‘Sunset Sea‘ Machin collage

April 5th, 2018: New blog post “Ambassadors of art and life” – a brief homage to artist Hundertwasser & his thoughts about stamps

April 2, 2018: Posted pic from afternoon of stamp-sorting

March 28, 2018: Pre-collage photo added to Twitter

March 27, 2018: New original collage journal added to shop – a sunset glow of vintage stamps!

March 27, 2018: New blog post, Under the Microscope – in gratitude for the smallest stamps issued & how well they fit into my collages!

March 26, 2018: New additions to the shop: rainbow Machin planner (made to order) and mixed packets of fish postage stamps.

March 26, 2018: Tweeted pics of rainbow Machin planner (custom order)

March 24, 2018: New tweet about the teeniest tiniest stamp in the world!

March 23, 2018: New (retrospective) TangleMail Newsletter added to the Archive.

March 23, 2018: New tweet with update about my latest custom order, and the dramatic difference from first draft to finished layout.

March 21, 2018: Added money-saving ‘Set of 3’ option to my Fridge Magnet listing – great for goody bags & party favours etc!

March 21, 2018: New tweet pondering the effect of spring on the enthusiasm to catch up on neglected tasks, like letter writing.

March 20, 2018: Added new printed notebook gift sets to the shop. Great for themed gifting, with card to match notebook cover design (7 available). Optional gift box (tied with satin ribbon) & fountain pen also available, for those little finishing touches!

March 20, 2018: New additions to the One-of-a-Kind Artwork page. Original collage journals, ready to ship – your chance to own a unique piece of functional art!

March 20, 2018: Tweeted pic of current work in progress (custom collage journal).

March 19, 2018: Pinned: rainbow Machin notebook & matching envelope.

March 19, 2018: New blog post: an introduction to the TangleMail Newsletter.

March 18, 2018: New TangleMail Newsletter added to Archive.

March 16, 2018: New blog post added, Living on Easy Street – a quick look at the quaint & curious addresses travelled to by some of my outgoing mail.

March 16, 2018: A new look for the site, including a more streamlined menu, minor edits & updates to all static pages, and a brand new ‘What’s New’ page!