Date Joined: October 16, 2011
Last Online: May 21, 2013
Birthday: December 1, 1986
Country: United Kingdom
Artcrossing - the swap I run
Hiya! My name's Itti, I'm a 25-year-old girl from the UK. My hobbies include drawing, painting, photography, cooking, gardening, making chocolate, winemaking, crochet, anime (only the good stuff), puzzles, walking by the river and making lists. I'll try any sort of crafts and I love giving new stuff a go! I recently graduated from university in Manchester and I'm now living in Edinburgh with my boyfriend.
I'm also fairly geeky - I love maths, puzzles, board games, crosswords, graphic novels and I wouldn't say no to a tabletop if someone else was organising it and provided those little miniature elfy things.
I suppose I should probably get round to mentioning the fact that I don't really come on here any more. Occasionally I'll return and do a swap or two, but it's really slowed down for me and I don't log in all that often. With that in mind, I may take a while to answer your messages. Sorry about that - please be patient with me!
Anything based off my hobbies (above).
Anything handmade with care is very welcome. I don't mind at all if the contents were cheap if you spend hours on something - time and money are just as meaningful as each other, when they are put into a gift.
I love snail mail and I send a lot of letters, so letter paper and (maybe) blank postcards would be very welcome. If you are from the UK you could even send me stamps, they'll definitely get used! Any other stationery (paper, pens, pencils, etc.) would be very welcome too!
For postcards, I prefer blanks (unless the swap says otherwise) so I can write them! Something pretty or with a quote on it would be ideal. Failing that, something bright?
Craft materials would be quite cool - spare wool (but not scraps - something long enough to make something out of) or beads or whatever would be nice. Pretty embellishments and things are very welcome! If you're not sure if I'd use it, send a message :)
Personalised things are cool, too - ATCs with my name on, etc. But if you do that, be sure to spell it right! It's Itti, not Itty or Ltti (I know, the sans serif font doesn't help :P). Thanks very much for your consideration! :)
I LOVE pretty and patterned paper. Come to think of it, I loved it before I even started doing anything with it. So in that vein, if you have any pretty materials no matter what they are, I will love them now and find a use for them somewhere down the line I'm sure!
I also like tea, winter and anything miniature. That's all I can think of for now!
I like most things really so if there's something you personally think is really awesome or would love to get yourself, feel free to surprise me!
However, there are just a few things I can think of that I wouldn't like to get:
In case I think of anything that I would love to have, in case you can provide it!
A bento box. Preferably standard, non-cute, but I really want one so any kind will do! :D
Craft "kits". You know the ones, where you get to try something completely new like candle making or fan painting or something, and they come in a box.
Any Klutz book/kit. "Kids" crafts are so much fun! :D
"Wool" for crocheting that's 100% cotton. Don't care the colour, I am desperate to build up my collection!
I've recently REALLY got into slams! I swap decos and things too but it's slams I'm desperate to swap and see more of right now!
I love anything fruity, especially strawberry, orange, lemon, lime, peach or raspberry. Don't like cherry or banana and not wild about apple (but it's okay in combinations).
Dark chocolate with fruity middles is one of my loves!
For tea, I like black tea and white tea best. Black tea flavoured with a fruit is one of my favourite things - Bigelow and Twinings both do some great options. I like green and fruit teas as well but I don't drink them so often so I have a bit of a backlog, so that's why I'd prefer white or black tea. If you do send me fruit tea, I like "orange/yellow" flavours (orange, mango, peach, lemon) more than "red/purple" ones. I don't like raspberry or cranberry much in fruit tea ("black tea with raspberry" is nice though!), but I do like strawberry. There are lots of others that I like too though and I would love to try new ones so a bunch of new flavours to try is very welcome! Oh yes, and if it's a bigger swap I don't mind getting a couple of the same flavour - then I can try one and keep one for later!
The only black tea I can think of that I don't like is Pu-er tea as it has a very strong smoky flavour. Lapsang souchong as well for the same reason.
With all these yeses and nos, I don't want to frighten you off! I won't be terribly offended if you send me one I don't like or anything, in fact I am a sucker for fancy wrappers, so if you send me a posh-looking tea I'll probably be quite pleased with it whatever the flavour ends up being!
For scents, any of the fruity things I mentioned above would be lovely. I also like trying new perfumes so if you have any miniatures you don't want that would be quite cool.
I have been collecting currency since I was about 10. I would like to get a complete set of each country in the world. In general though I would ask that you don't send me coins/banknotes as I have a lot of them and I probably already have the ones you would send.
However, I do have a few that you would make me very happy by providing!
The notes are the same but each country has a different design on the "heads" side of the coins. I aim to get a complete set of â‚¬2, â‚¬1, 50c, 20c, 10c, 5c, 2c, 1c for each country. Many countries participating in the Euro I already have but here are the missing ones:
Since the coins can be used in any Euro country, that means even if you live in France you might have a Greek euro, just have a look at them!
I am also trying to collect each of the 50 state quarters. If you could sort through your wallet and see if you have any of the ones I'm missing I would be very grateful!
The ones I have missing are:
Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, N. Dakota, Texas, W. Virginia, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, Iowa.
There are also some extra "areas" that aren't states that were produced on quarters; here are the ones I don't have:
Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands.
Sketching, painting, charcoal drawing, calligraphy, pen and wash, pastels. I do crochet sometimes too, both amigurumi and the more complicated stuff. I love working with wood. I also make and sell chocolates - here's my website: (click)
If you make address labels for me, please PM me because I would like them for a different address than the one listed on my profile. There's nothing dodgy in this, let me explain!
The address listed on my Swap-bot is the one I actually live at and have my mail delivered to. However, when I stick a "return address" on mail, particularly international mail, I prefer to use my parents' address. This is because there can be delays with international mail and if it takes something a month to get there, a month of waiting for the recipient to pick it up, and then a month getting home again, I may have moved house but my parents definitely won't.
It's against the rules to get you to send me things to a different address, but that's okay, I'm not asking you to do that. You're fine to send to the address I have listed - that's where I live, lol. I'm just asking that if you make address labels of any kind then please PM me so I can give you the address I would rather have on labels. Thank you! :)
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