Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2019 2:00 am


Date Joined: July 7, 2017
Last Online: April 18, 2019
Birthday: May 6, 1990
Country: South Africa

About Me


16 April 2019: I had a bad break-up last year and stopped swapping for a while but I am back now! Moved into a new, creepy, Victorian house where a murder took place seventeen years ago!

New Year's resolution: try and get my short stories published!

Looking for people to swap stories and do (kind) critiques and comments.

Collecting scrunchies!

General Bio

Cape Town embroiderer, curator, creative writer, 28, female and human.

I studied art history, curating, English literature and creative writing which all feed into my interests. Talking of which: another is food. All food. Love cooking and hand written recipes (note: I don't eat seafood either). I'm trying to learn Spanish and I spend my free time embroidering and writing.

Currently I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I've lived in CT most of my life except for a while in the U.K. (Loved living there and I do miss it sometimes). I work as a curator in a giant archive in the city centre where I do more admin and less curating than I would like but I also get to lecture on an Honours in Curatorship course which is great! As stated above I am 28 but I feel like I've always been 40 and I certainly dress like I was born in the 40s. I'm a member of sendsomething and I will make anything I send you look pretty (promise).


Clothes, cats, coffee, vintage everything, old kitsch stuff, most art, writing (of course), chocolate, anything that's been sewed, Virginia Woolf, Catholic iconography, kawaii, miniatures, the colour pink, pale yellow, magic, true crime, podcasts, Studio Ghibli, swimming, all water, antiques, second hand clothing, thrift shops, charity shops, grocery shops, (all shops?), cooking and baking, gin, dancing, botanical prints, The Arts and Craft Movement, William Morris, old maps, feminism and lists.

I don't like exercise unless it is funtime dancing or swimming. I have trouble breathing (it's a long story but, basically, my nostrils are messed up on the inside and they don't let in enough air).

Somethings I'm good at:

Dressing well and eating too much.

Something I'm bad at:

I really like plants and flowers but everything I grow turns out a disaster.

Talking of things I'm bad at: Can anyone help me? I want to add some images of the art I make but I can't figure out how to do that. Someone more tech savvy please help me. Update: Rockybeach helped me enormously by telling me to take a look at @homeanheart 's profile. Anyone needing tech help look there!

If you want to get me something (but you really don't have to this is more of a cheeky wishlist):

*Anything MFM related (My Favorite Murder Podcast)

*Vintage embroidery

*Anything vintage, anything old.

*Anything with William Morris prints/designs.

*Miniatures (I really like small versions of grocery products eg. I have a 1 inch milk carton).

*Vintage botanical or vegetable pages.

*Hanging Christmas decorations for December - handmade ones would be extra special.

*Tiny embroidery hoops (about one inch or smaller) for necklaces and brooches (you can't get them in SA so I have to import them). Like these

*Kewpie dolls.

*Catholic iconography or little statuettes, especially of the Virgin Mary.

But otherwise anything linked to my interests. Preferably no Disney stuff or beauty products (I don't use them much) and I like tea but I have so much right now (obviously won't rate down if I get tea or if a swap calls for it). Although I like kawaii and stickers I'm not into anything too childish. Phobias: The muppets and all other sock puppets. Just writing that made me feel a bit queasy.


Look me up

My embroidery:

The first piece I made


Process work

Process work

Notes on the Cape Town postal service

It can be quite slow. We have had a few strikes over here this year. If you do not get your post within six to eight weeks of me hitting "sent" then please, please message me and I will resend - I don't mind resending and I would rather do that then you don't receive anything. I click on "sent" after I have dropped off the mail at the post box outside my local post office. They usually have two pick ups a day but only one on weekends so bare that in mind.

Open to private swaps - PM me


This is me out of focus: JL



mgallardo68 rated for Send 3 From the List #3 on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Lyndall for your swap! I loved all the little treasures you included in this envie!! And super happy this finally is here! Lovely one! ♥
Response: It's a pleasure and I'm sorry the SA postal service is so slow!
manme rated for May Birthday Greeting! on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: Your lovely colorful birthday card arrived here with some nice surprises. Thank you so much! I really like a lot erything you sent, it was worth to waiting for them (travelled 2 months!!!, but I can see you sent it on time). Thanks again! ❤️
Response: I'm glad you got it and sorry it took so long! I haven't received any of my birthday cards the SA postal service is so slow!
Comment: Thank you!
manachai rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #22 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! I loved it! I'll be posting a photo of it on my Instagram soon so DM me your profile name if you have a crafting Instagram account!
Response: Oh goodie and thank you! My Instagram is cain _ is _ abel
Lorellie rated for May Birthday Greeting! on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: I am so excited to plant these seeds! This is such a cool mail! Thank you so much & for participating in my swap! The hummingbird card has ruby throats on it, just the same as come to my feeder! I hope your flash fiction went well *crosses fingers*. My own work is a sprawling fantasy novel. I’d call it a good 65 % complete, check back in a year :)
Diariesofamum rated for May Birthday Greeting! on May 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. the pen is amazing and Amelie loved the stickers
snickerdoodle21 rated for Itty Bitty Teensy Craft on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: Very cute bunny Lyndall. Thanks for the S.A. beach fabric and extras.
kaypendragon rated for Itty Bitty Teensy Craft on Apr 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks! I love the little dragon!
RockyBeach rated for Private swap Lyndall & RockyBeach on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for your flowery and colourful envelope flip book! Ah, it's been a while too, since I did my last flip book. It's about time. :)
mandigutterrose rated for AFWLS Not Tea & Note Cards on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Not sure what happened to my rating...sorry for the delay!
Comment: Wow, what neat tiny cross-stitching! I love the cat and the message :). Thanks so much for the postcards; they are both beautiful! I am really interested in Bes, so the card that your student made is a really special addition to the package:). How amazing to see ceramic that old! Respect to you and your student for such an interesting choice! Hope that cooler days are ahead for you.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! For publishing your stories I suggest self-publishing or compiling them all together into one book and finding a publisher who specializes in these kinds of books. Research the publishing too! I've heard all sorts of nightmares regarding some of them.
veronicallama rated for MISHAP pc DECEMBER on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Such a fun envie! Love the old pattern for the actual envie and all the cute kid PCs! Thank you very much! (Hope the water situation sorts itself quickly!)
Comment: Thank you so much for the GREAT postcard! I love your resolution :) Happy Swapping :)
wolfeagle rated for January Flowers on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
wm rated for Happy mail! on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: many thanks! Hope you had a few drops this weekend?
knitterofhats rated for Tea and a Note 3 on Feb 11, 2018
Comment: Awesome teas, note and washi! Sorry you are sweating there! Yes, it is quite the opposite here!
Comment: Sorry for rating late. Love everything you sent!
animal87x rated for PAPER: Pocket Envelope on Jan 4, 2018
Comment: Hey girl so sorry for the late rate, I cold have sworn I rated you for this swap earlier but I must not have hit save! I absolutely loved everything! <3 Hope all is well and that you're having a great start to the new year!!
Response: No worries at all! Glad you liked it and happy new year to you too!

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milamilamura on Mar 27, 2018:

Oh and I almost forgot....THANK YOU for sending me an Alice in Wonderland stamp, I've never had one but always wanted to, so yay! And I'm not sure about sharing it with my mom for her collection, but I'll make sure to show it off as much as I can hehe. Thanks girl!! You're awesome!! :)

milamilamura on Mar 27, 2018:

Hello darling! I finally received the tag 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 the envelope full of Christmas goodies is amazing!! This one took a while but it's mostly because our Customs warehouse was relocated at the airport, so there were massive delays in mail delivery, but this was so worth the wait! I love every single detail and I want to thank you for being so kind and generous, I' in love with all the items you sent me, thank you!! P.S: How cool that you have a friend named Camila, it's a very popular name here, especially among those born around 1987 like me hehe, looks like there was a famous soap opera, or book, I can't remember, but it's quite popular around here hehe. Have a fun week!

Babsmomof5 on Jan 2, 2018:

I received your amazing Cat RAK today! I can not tell you how much I appreciate everything, it is just all so lovely! Of all the things, I think my favorite may be the cat food label, but truly, it is all very wonderful. Thank you from the bottom of my haert!

denimblu14 on Dec 22, 2017:

Hello Lyndall, I am happy to hear that you liked the postcards, note card and the postage I used for your IFM WTA. Season's Greetings to you and best wishes for the New Year :)

ladyaries7 on Dec 8, 2017:

Thank you for the owl envie from the i collect tag

irishconnie on Nov 28, 2017:

Ty so much for my mail tag, You sent me the most beautiful Things. xx Such Happy mail for me :)

libertylithium on Oct 23, 2017:

Thank you so much! :) I'm not sure which one it is because it keeps glitching and changing it all the time between two pictures I have used. haha. :)

OrigamiGrace on Oct 21, 2017:

Thank you for the gorgeous postcards from Global Swap Tag!! LOve them

hamolla22 on Sep 26, 2017:

I just received the goodies from you!! Thank you so much for thoughtfulness, I love everything ❤️❤️❤️ Wow, the envie had a long trip , feels sooo special 😊🌹

ladytrancevision on Aug 27, 2017:

I'm sorry that it's taken a while to let you know that I've received your tag. I love the thoughtfulness you put into preparing it for me, yay! Cool postage stamp too!

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