Swap-bot Time: April 10, 2020 11:35 am


Date Joined: March 13, 2019
Last Online: April 9, 2020
Birthday: July 29
Country: New Zealand
My Etsy Store

About Me

Update: 03/03/2020

Over the past month I have found a love for journaling and note taking about random things. I have done my first craft market of 2020 and it was a sucess! I will be listing some of the things that didn't sell in my Etsy store (link at top).

I have started hosting monthly journal swaps, which I have started doing private swaps for. Please feel free to send me a message about doing a private swap at any time. If it is up my alley, I will definitely be keen.

This year I want to complete a total of 100 swaps. I would love to hear what swaps you suggest joining. I am currently at 9/100 swaps completed for 2020.

Things you could tell me about (if you have to/want to write me a letter - interesting places you have visited - about the last photo you took - best mistake you have made - describe what your family pet is like - tips for parenting - your views on spiritualism - about the history if where you are from - a few facts about your favorite plant, activity, artist, musician, place to visit. - What childhood memories have ,made an impact on your life - if you could relive the past five years what would you change? - when was the last time you smiled and what caused it

Update: 02/02/2020

Our little boy George is due on the 16th of June! Recently, my friend Chelsea from @hellosunshine have started getting into spiritualism, medicinal gardening, becoming self sustained and crystals. I have also started collecting incense sticks and memo pads. I love to receive quotes or things to make junk journal pages out of. Sometimes I feature openings of swaps on my YouTube channel (link at the top) and would love for you to check them out for some inspiration.

I am a mother of one gorgeous girl who was born in May 2019 and a little baby bump due in 2020. Since being at home crafting all day I have found a love for my slow cooker and love trying new recipes, even though they don't always turn out right.

I spend most my time knitting and crocheting different things for my Etsy store, writing long letters to pen pals all over the world, working on cars as I'm a mechanic and learning new facts and languages.

Over the past few years, I have learnt little bits of Maori, French, Japanese, German and Spanish. Not enough that I could speak it fluently but enough to say 'hello' and ask a few questions. I would love to be fluent in another language other than English.

I have a passion for history and love learning about different things that have happened in each country. So far I have learnt a bit about the Vietnam war, the black plague, both world war 1 and 2, the New Zealand Wars and the migration of English to Australia.

Over the past few years, I have been building a collection of postcards from all over the world that I am going to make a scrapbook to teach my baby about different places around the world.

On a cold winters day, if I am not snowboarding or skiing, I would be found watching Netflix or listening to music while enjoying a cup of tea wrapped up in the coziest of slippers or fluffy socks, my favorite hoodie or onesie and a beanie!

I love receiving hand made items like beanies and scarfs as well as embellishments and ephemera. Scrap pieces of paper go amazing in my junk journal and i love filming spreads made from things people send me.

Favorite Music

I enjoy a wide range of music from heavy metal to pop to relaxing flowy music. My favourite playlists on Spotify at the moment are The Most Beautiful Songs in the World and We Will Over Come All.

Afroman is one of my favourite artists as well as Ghostmane, Eminem, MGK, The Eagles, Jon Bellion, OMC, Supergroove, Kore, Spawnbrezzie, Snoop Dogg, Ed Sheeran, and Amy Winehouse.

Favorite Books

I love history books and the odd romance and action book. Murder mysteries keep me on my toes. As long as the dog doesn't get killed I will happily read it! Though, in all honesty, I mainly only have books to use their pages for crafting. I can't remember the last time I actually read a book. (Other than Poetry). I love Lang Leav's and Rupi Kaur's poetry books.

I love to get suggestions on things to read and I love spiritual, crystal and witchery books.

Favorite Crafts

I love working on my bullet journal or craft journal. I love vintage, rustic and 1980's hippie sort of themes. I feel like that was the sort of time I should have been born in. I have a typewriter that I would love to use more frequently, but I need to find ink ribbon for it.

I've recently started making junk journals and zines more and I am loving how creative I can get with them. I tried to make candles and lip balms, they went pretty well but its an expensive hobby.

Likes & Dislikes


  • butterflies
  • old book pages and covers
  • used postage stamps
  • wax seal beads and stamps
  • Burning oils
  • tattoos
  • SLOTHS!!!

anything quirky really.


I am not a big fan of Halloween or Christmas, I don't usually do any crafting relating to either thing.

Pink is a colour I am not fond of. I don't really use stickers.

To describe my style you may be best to look at my craft Instagram account @snailmail eccentricnincompoop or my main account @devonshire799 I love vintage things and love a good trip to a second hand shop to find new things to reuse. I love using what I have at home to craft and try not to spend too much on crafting supplies. I love postal themed things as well as psychedelic, spiritual ( not religious), 90s/nostalgic, purple or paua themed.

I collect postcards for my daughter Marie - Joanna and son George, in the hopes of one day inspiring her to want to travel the world. It would be awesome if you were to send a post card that it was addressed to them.


bblue rated for Poem About January on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Sounds like you've had an auspicious start to the new year!
DreZee rated for LGBTQ ATC Swap on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: I finally received the ATC, thank you for resending, it's lovely. I am sorry to rate a 3, but your card was not ATC sized which is supposed to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
Response: Thank you for your rating. I did my best to make it to using having to use conversations to make it as close to size as I could.
AbeRex rated for LGBTQ ATC Swap on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: Yay! It finally came! Thanks so much!
wererat rated for Mental Health Chat on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: I received your letter today, I think It really was delivered by snail mail! Thank you so much for sharing your mental health journey. You’re such a strong, and amazing person. I am sending virtual hugs your way. Much love to you and your family <3
kochijapan rated for Junk Journal Pack! ✨Int✨ on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so mach! It's Amazing packet!
Amandlyn22 rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the the card and tag! Just showed up today.
JanJak rated for Monthly Zine Swap - December 19 on Jan 14, 2020
ashanti2106 rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extra!
mandigutterrose rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: It arrived today. Thank you. Hope your holiday season was happy.
bunnie rated for Monthly Zine Swap - December 19 on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the zines! These are super cute
Itti rated for Monthly Zine Swap - December 19 on Jan 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the zines!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: It was sent on time but due to the festive season and postal services delay it arrived with a late sending date. It would be appreciated if you took into the consideration the time of year it was sent.
HelloSunshine rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Jan 3, 2020
Eulegirl rated for Three poems and a tea on Dec 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely poems and tea. Sorry for the late rating.
Nnyla rated for Poetry on a postcard #3 on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the New Zealand postcard and Robert Frost is always a favorite!!!
lorencz rated for Happy Mail Swap on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: You fit my likes SO perfectly with this swap. Thank you!! It was such a treat to open these. I LOVE the vintage papers, that map, and the vintage cards. You put a lot of thought into everything and I really appreciate it. Best wishes to you and thank you again!
milkiss rated for 💌 Snail Mail Starter Kit 💌 on Dec 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for an envelope full of goodies. I especially liked some envelopes I needed!
Suncloud rated for Artists of History Inspired swap on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful, gorgeous thoughtful package, generous extras and postage stamp. I would give you another heart if I could.
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Emmylou rated for Kiwi 5 day advent swap on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Absolutely love it can’t wait to open it leading up to christmas I know I’ll love everything thanks so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so glad it arrived safely. I can't wait to hear what you think of it all.

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amyscraftandmail on Jul 11, 2019:

Just leaving a wee bouquet just to say hello lovely.

amyscraftandmail on May 26, 2019:

Hey lovely, thankyou so much for introducing me to the world of swapbot. I'm so excited for my journey on here. :-)

Bantiarna on Apr 10, 2019:

What type of typewriter do you have?

dancingtiger on Mar 13, 2019:

wishing you good luck for the imminent arrival x

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