Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2017 4:33 am


Date Joined: July 7, 2017
Last Online: November 19, 2017
Birthday: May 6, 1990
Country: South Africa

About Me


17th of November: Regarding stamps. The only South African international letter stamps I can get hold of at the moment are of wine (I think this is an attempt to promote our winelands) I am very sorry if you do not like wine/alcohol in general and receive an envelope with one of these stamps on it from me - I have not choice :( New ones will probably only come out in January.

9th of November: I hosted my first swap, it was a lot of fun: Christmas in a matchbox

18th of October: Special request, if you're sending me Christmas decorations (which I love) I would appreciate ones that I can hang rather than ones that sit on a table etc. Thank you! I obviously won't rate down if it's not a hanging one (just a cheeky preference).

General Bio

Cape Town embroiderer, curator, creative writer, 27, 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 am a vegetarian and I don't eat seafood either). I'm trying to learn Spanish and I spend my free time embroidering and playing Dungeons and Dragons - yes, I am a nerd.

Currently I live in Cape Town, South Africa (my hometown) in a tiny little flat with my partner (Jacques) and way too many spiders! 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 center where I do more admin and less curating than I would like. As stated above I am 27 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 postcrossings 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?), lists, cooking and baking, gin, dancing, botanical prints, The Arts and Craft Movement, William Morris, old maps, Jacques, feminism. 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).


So many! Write me and I will give you a list. But here are a few: To the Lighthouse, A Room with a View, Howards End, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, The Secret History, The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, Lolita, On Chesil Beach, Lydia Davis short stories, Miranda July short stories, Mary Gaitskill short stories, Lorrie Moore short stories, (a LOT of short stories).

Favour artist at the mo:

Rothko (I know he's not contemporary but I had a moment when I saw another of his works in Madrid last December). Ps. I loved Madrid so much! Pps. I love Lisbon just as much! (also got to go there in December).


Gilmore Girls, Twin Peaks, The Wire, Arrested Development, Freaks & Geeks.


I often don't get to choose which films I watch. Jacques is doing his PhD in film so we watch a very wide range of stuff: some of it really good, some of it really bad. My favourites right now are "Mulholland Drive", "Memories of Murder" and "Spirited Away", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "Rear Window". But they change frequently.

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

*Paperclips and small pegs in interesting designs or shapes

*This is a bit weird but I would like a Kewpie doll.

*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


Isa2020 rated for Profile based stocking fillers on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Hi ! I received your envelope today and thank you so much. I can't wait to open it at Christmas !!
Response: Oh goodie! I hope you enjoy it xo
Comment: Thank you for your package! I like everything :) and nice stamp
Response: It's such a pleasure!
Mountainbythesea rated for Dent and Damaged on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous card!! I think it's cool that you lived in the same area where the image on the card is, that's really cool!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :D
LadySunshine rated for CPG - Flat Happy Mail (Global) on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: It's a pleasure! Wow - it got there fast!
dreamlady66 rated for A Gift a Month November on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Awesome swap just arrived, wow! A huge ty for the wonderful earrings (so perfectly-chosen) and great tea-assortment ❤
bstrong rated for WASHI TAPE TIME on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful washy, I don't have any like it. The tiny close pin is pretty cool and I love the quotes. I've put the tiny envelope in with my Christmas cards with the date of December 1 on it, I can't wait to open it. Thank you for everything you've made my day.
Response: It's such a pleasure! I'm glad you liked them! I've started to get really into washi - building up a little collection.
Comment: No worries! I still have episodes where I change my mind a dozen times before sending. Either would have been fine. Toilet water is perfume you know. Will write soon. Hugs
Response: Oh good! I'm glad you liked the PC even after all my "umming and ahhing". I like it too - but I like anything vintage even if it's an ad for toilet water! Lol
Denisa98 rated for Make someones day! ♥ on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Omg thank you for all the things you sent me! I love everything,cant choose a favourite! I'd give you more than one heart!
Response: Oh thank you so much for that complement! I'm glad you liked the gifts - I hope they did truly make your day xo
Comment: Another great swap! Thank you so much for all those amazing goodies! I feel its so much more than 1 oz! <3 I hope you received an envelope with just as many great items :) I am so glad that you have enjoyed the swaps!
Response: It's a pleasure treasure! Thanks for hosting so many great swaps! I'm going to host one in the group as soon as I'm finished with my other two.
Comment: Hey Lyndall, thank you very much for surprise gift (of course I'm not going to unwrap it before Christmas!) as well as little extras - hot drinks and cool b&w postcard :) I was happy to find your mail after a long and exhausting day at uni. Thank you!!!
Response: I'm glad it cheered up your day! I hope it fills up your stocking nicely :)
Comment: Thank you for a great selection!!!
Response: It's a pleasure! I got very excited when I found a vintage magazine on Lewis Carrol!
libertylithium rated for Lyndall & Libertylithium on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: Lovely lovely lovely lovely swap :) ! I can't wait to try this chocolate bar and the mini ones! I also LOVE your artwork and the cute frogs and the seeds! Thank you so much!
Response: It's such a pleasure! Can't wait to get the choccie you've sent :D
Comment: lovely decoration, thank you xx
Response: It's an absolute pleasure - I hope it will find a happy home on your tree with all your other homemade decorations.
Ruie rated for Postcard x Washi Tape on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Omg thank you, they were amazing
Response: It's a pleasure! Nice swapping with you again :D
kacka rated for Intl Newbie Type 3 Swap #1 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: thank you for your great swap:)
Response: Pleasure!
gadasinialdigim rated for Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Thankk youuu :) you made my day. The best was your little letter-it was like hearing from an old good friend :)) ofcourse i liked every goodie you put in thanks a lot and all the best♥♥
Response: It's such a pleasure! I really like the letter writing part of swaps so I'm glad you enjoyed it xoxo
Comment: Thank you for the adorable PL! you have some great washi! I do love getting swaps from you! <3
Response: It's such a pleasure! I was your partner for the junk journal supplies (lol) so you should get another envie from me soon!
newrule rated for WIYM: SEND ME SOMETHING - Sept. 2017 on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for everything! Loved them!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! :D
Blackrosehoney rated for Adventskalender on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful parcel of beautifully wrapped packages. It looks amazing and I can’t wait for Christmas and to start opening them 😄 x
Response: Thank you! I hope you enjoy opening them all and that they're not too tempting sitting there waiting for December ;)
dorcii rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for your nice comments, Lyndall! <3
Response: It's a pleasure - I enjoyed your IG account.

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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!

nalaqueen on Aug 4, 2017:

Hi Lyndall, Thank you so much for your lovely owl mail from the who likes tag. I was having a difficult morning, but your mail gave me a ray of light that I need so much these days. Thanks !!!! Nala

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