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This is the first card made from the Margate photographs.

I don’t know the couple pictured, but my mam used to have a dress like that. She made it herself, and I imagine this lady made hers, too.

On the back, the photograph is dated July, 1967. I was a few months old when it was taken. The photograph will be fifty years old this year, as will I.

The card is totally unique and is made with ruthless attention to detail.

I have recorded its making on Instagram.

It is listed in my shop under the heading ‘Valentine’, because society insists we put stuff in categories. However, as the inside is left blank for your own message, it could be used for any occasion you see fit. Golden Wedding would be good, what with the 50 thing.

Find out about the envelope, here.

All of my work is individually numbered. This piece is 814.

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Andre Balazs by James Peltekian.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far.

If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, by James Peltekian.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far.

If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Margate Photographs

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818. Three lovely unnamed ladies.

On July 14th, 2016, I went on a trip to Margate and bought the photographs below (and above).

It was a rare day out with my good friend, Cathy.

So far, I have made a few cards, the posts for which will follow shortly. Post links will be added below, as and when, but you can also follow my progress on Instagram. I will be using these envelopes with the cards, for as long as they last.

You can see the finished cards here: 810, 811, 812, 813, 814, (more to come).

The intention is to list them in my shop soon, but as usual, I am finding it very difficult to take decent ‘product shots’.

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Waverley Envelopes

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Found these in a Bromley charity shop recently. Very pleased.

They were made by Waverley, in Scotland, and have the serial number 4656.

Spent an evening searching online, but found zero information regarding a manufacture date. My guess would be late seventies or early eighties.

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Laura Craik beautifully illustrated by Kathryn Rathke.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far.

If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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12. Patchwork Dads – Pepito’s Father

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Pepito is Madeline’s friend and neighbour. Pepito’s father is the Spanish Ambassador. All are characters from Madeline in London (which I have already written about, here) by the wonderful Ludwig Bemelmans.

The patch is cut from an old copy of this book.

This is the twelfth square in my patchwork of dads. It is made from discarded books, magazines, postcards and junk mail. It is made from the actual papers, I have not printed or copied anything. There are sixteen squares in total. You can see the whole piece here.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 798. It can be found in my shop.

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