Swap-bot Time: March 17, 2018 7:16 pm


Date Joined: January 26, 2017
Last Online: October 26, 2017

Country: United Kingdom
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Update as at 26/09/17 - I'm not doing a lot of swaps outside penpal/book related swaps.

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  • letter writing

I love snail mail and have had penpals on and off for 10+ years. I also try to take part in LetterMo and InCoWriMo in February. I love a good RAOK but am crap at mail art.

  • stationery

I love quirky/unusual stationery. Not too keen on Kawaii or florals (a little goes a long way). I love tattoo themes, nautical or just unusual patterns/colours. Always happy to swap stickers and washi samples, although I have way too much washi already.

I run my life through a customised bullet journal system and am a planner newbie but am working on making a functional and pretty planner.

  • tea

I love a good tea swap. My faves are fruit flavoured teas and infusions, spicy teas like chai. Not keen on herbal, white tea or lapsang souchong. Green teas have to be fruit flavoured.

  • books

I'm a voracious reader of almost everything from literary fiction to urban fantasy via social history, politics and poetry. Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Charles de Lint, Caitlin R Kiernan, Jane Austen, the Brontes...

  • music

I love many different artists, a few of whom are list below:

Bowie, NIN, Tori Amos, War Paint, Honeyblood, VNV Nation, Nick Cave, Jane's Addiction, Chvrches, Levellers, Cocteau Twins, Cure, Faun, Dead Can Dance, Garbage, Alice in Chains, Susanne Sundfor, Depeche Mode, Echo and the Bunnymen, Metallica, New Model Army, Smashing Pumpkins...

  • craft

At the moment I'm mostly knitting and crocheting although I've also tried my hand at spinning, tatting, embroidery, beading, cross stitch, book-binding, soap making.

My mosts coveted yarns are dyed by Countess Ablaze, FluphShop, Alice Yarn. I like striking colourways, sock and 4ply/fingering weight. I've just taken part in my first FibreShare and it was a fantastic experience.

  • cookery

I love to cook, particularly veggie food and baking. Recipes are always welcome.

  • outdoorsy stuff: skiing, hiking, running (road and trail)

  • yoga

  • kettlebells

  • other stuff

vintage, pin-up style, goth-y alternative, Tim Burton films, black and white stripes, lace, chocolate, buttons, planners, notebooks, silly jokes, beads, acrylic jewellery (Curiology, Chimeric Garnish, Cherry Loco), intersectional feminism, jewel colours, pirates, Moomins, Victorian-style botanical drawings, old maps...


I'm not particularly religious so this kind of theme doesn't really do it for me. Misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia.

I am active on:

LetterMo, Sendsomething.net, Ravelry (orangegreen), Instagram (scary_bobbins)


CayleighTheShell rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Silk and Smile or Die both sound very interesting to me! I will put them on my list!
Response: Two very different ones to pick! I hope you enjoy. :)
CookieChops rated for Collaborative Colouring PC #2 on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card! I can't wait to colour the next section and send it on :) Happy swapping x
katiepumpkin rated for Collaborative Colouring PC #1 on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Loved the envelope:-)
Comment: Thank you for the poem. And love the icon postcard, too!
Comment: Thank you! I love paperchase postcards.
AnnSo rated for Book Lovers Postcard Swap 7 on May 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I sometimes thought about reading American Gods
knitterofhats rated for HFF: May 20th - Goal Day on May 21, 2017
Comment: You rocked it!
Sessalouise rated for Travelling letter #6 on May 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute extras!! Sorry for the delay in rating. I lost track of time. :(
Comment: Thank you for the resend. There's a couple of books which will be going on my 'to read' list x
luluvision rated for The Penpal Project on May 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and washi samples! I enjoyed reading it. I want to make sure I have your address correct for a reply! Can you message me with it? Thanks so much!
Huffleypuffpuff rated for May Tea Swap on Apr 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extra teas! I'm excited to try all of them :)
BluGinhm rated for 2017 Reading Log - 1st Quarter on Apr 10, 2017
Comment: I love your reviews! There are a few I really want to read, especially The Invisible Library series and Storm Front. I also want to read Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy - it would be right up my alley. I think I vaguely heard about it somewhere before, but I must have forgotten. Thanks for a great, fun log!
Comment: Thanks for the note about your day - the ultramarathon sounds like an incredible accomplishment! Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!
kochijapan rated for OPEN QUICK flat destash swap #115 on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for nice goodies!!!
kdeorne1 rated for NH Coloring Postcard with Sparkle on Mar 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the colored postcard. I like how you put the sparkle on the postcard.
TommyK rated for Bragging Rights on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: That was a lovely letter! Thank you so much for sharing with me!
Response: Thank you! It was quite difficult to write but I'm glad I did and that it got to you safely. :)
moonfayri rated for Anyone want TEA? Yes, I do #3 on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas. I am sure I will enjoy them! I am particularly looking forward to trying the Apple & Elderflower
RiotMoo rated for Private tea swap - UK-US on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: You made my day with all these lovely fruit flavored teas! Thank you for swapping with me :)
slamophile rated for Send Something! #4 (INTL) on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: Wow! - What an amazing envelope - You certainly deserve 100 hearts for this send. I am thrilled to receive it. Thank you So very much. My grand-daughter's birthday is at the end of the month, and I will be giving her the pretty hair ribbons - She can use them, I'm sure. Thanks again for a fabulous swap. Have a lovely day .
Ahana rated for NH: You Should Read This! PC swap on Mar 6, 2017
Comment: It sounds quirky - I'll check it out :)

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SMaria14 on Sep 20, 2017:

Thank you soooooo much for the tea and the beautiful card. You are so thoughtful. Xx

jamicam on May 24, 2017:

Hope you're having a great day!


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Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

Sahnetoffee on Mar 14, 2017:

Artfreak16 on Feb 17, 2017:

Hi! I'm hosting an international washi tape swap if you would be interested in joining. Its called Washi Washi!


kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2017:

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