Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2018 9:25 am


Date Joined: August 24, 2017
Last Online: January 18, 2018
Birthday: May 22
Country: Australia

About Me

I am 41 years old and live in a suburb of Sydney with my partner and our kitties Minty and Betsy.

As a long time crafter and lover of all things paper I have shoe boxes filled with booklets, pamphlets, cards and paper things I love. I am forever picking up free brochures and postcards and can't walk out of an office supply store empty handed; a hopeless stationery addict.

I love all colours (except fluoro) but especially love peacock blues and pastels. Florals would have to be my favourite patterns along with vintage textures.

When I'm not playing with paper I am usually crocheting, gardening, visiting art galleries, reading, picking tiny posies or exploring my neighbourhood.

Have also just started playing around with zines ie I made one and now I'm hooked. I can't wait to sit down and make more - there are so many ideas floating around in my head.

Preferences ~ postcards to be sent naked unless the swap states otherwise

~ I would love to some Trader Joes flyers. Often I see people cutting out the interesting artwork used in them but have yet to see a whole flyer.

Things I love...

  • absolutely love flowers and botanical images
  • postage stamps (would love to collect air mail stamps from around the world)
  • art themes
  • birds and butterflies
  • snail mail / mail art
  • vintage childrens' books / illustrations
  • vintage ephemera / paper / photos
  • washi tape
  • interesting food labels / packaging

I love collecting...

  • ad / free postcards
  • postage stamps
  • Little Golden Books
  • interesting envelopes / bags
  • vintage cards
  • notebooks (that I never seem to fill)
  • cute clothing swing tags
  • wine labels / tea wrappers / fruit stickers

What I don't like...

religious, military, Halloween or sports related items.

Favorite Crafts

  • avid crocheter (particularly amigurumi)

  • junk journal junkie

  • collage and paper craft

  • book binding

Favorite Books

The Time Traveller's Wife

The God of Small Things

The Book Thief

When God Was a Rabbit

Favorite Movies

Bright Star

The Piano

500 Days of Summer

Lars and the Real Girl


dial208medusa rated for Surprise Mail on Dec 27, 2017
Comment: LOVED the goodies! THANK YOU!
Response: You're very welcome :) I'm glad they finally arrived.
Comment: Thankyou for all the cards! I love anything from Sydney lol. I'll hold another swap in the future once I've collected up some more free cards :)
Response: Would love to do another swap! I'm keeping my eye out for them too :)
libertylithium rated for Visit me on instagram on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all of the nice comments :D
Response: You're very welcome :)
art3osb rated for Visit me on instagram on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the likes and comments.
Response: You're most welcome. Good luck with the #kindnessrocks project!
Xira rated for Visit me on instagram on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for your nice comments!
Response: My pleasure :) You have a fantastic feed!
mermaidery rated for Visit me on instagram on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for stopping by! The cover art of A Dirty Job was actually what made me pick it up and thumb through it. Now Im only missing 3 of his books, hah.
Response: I completely understand why! Good luck with finding the missing books.
smartin85 rated for Visit me on instagram on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Happy day!
Response: Thank you for the heart :)
Sabbe77 rated for Major Washi Swap on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Oh wow - thanks darling for your happy mail! I loved how you had used a bit time for the envelope and everything! I would definitely love to have you as a swap partner again ♡ And loved the cards (and mini envelopes!). You made my day 😊
Response: Sabine, your message made my day! I get such a buzz from hearing you loved the swap, especially since I feel so new to it all.
Comment: I really loved your beautiful work. Thank you for all your affection! if in the future you want to trade items or even junk journal, tell me!
Response: Oh that is so lovely to hear. I am really pleased you liked the journal and would love to swap in the future.
iceprincess2017 rated for Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks Melanie for the lovely goodies you sent me! My favourite is the note paper with pandas. Sooo cute!
Response: You're very welcome and I'm so glad you liked them. I think I need to stock up on some more panda note paper :)
noname13 rated for postage stamp pocket letter on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for the pocket letter and the goodies!
Response: My pleasure :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice butterfly card!
Response: You are very welcome :)
Comment: Hi Melanie, thank you for the great PC, I love the colours and also thank you for the super fun postage stamps and to die for mushroom washi tape! Really super . Blessings of peace love light.
Response: Hi Geraldine, thank you for your message.The mushroom washi is one of my favourites & am so happy you love it. Best wishes, Melanie
Response: Thank you! :)
Eel9585 rated for I love Tea - NEWBIE WELCOME! on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Wow thank you for the amazing package it is beautifully put together and I am so excited to try all the different teas plus twinning is my favourite :)
Response: That was so quick! I'm glad it arrived safely and am so happy you like it :)

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Seaville on Dec 12, 2017:

Oh you're very welcome! It was the least I could do after receiving the wonderful journal (which stays in my desk so I can always look through it). And yes, do try a zine. They come together pretty quickly and if you make enough you could end up being your own "book" publisher ;P

tristitia on Dec 12, 2017:

Thank you for the thank you mail! I love everything you sent. Your zine is really awesome and beautifully printed - I need to get into making them, they seem fun :)

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