Hi hi. My name is Trinket here on Swap-bot. Though to everyone who knows me better, I am Steff. I’m a 27 year old self empolyed toy maker and illustrator from a small place called Northampton in England. What that means is that for most of my time, i live in a small craft lair building plushies and drawing interesting pictures, while waiting for the illusive job of my dreams. I am never far from my Mac even if I am not always about on Swap-bot. Id like to sit in the chat room more often though. I am an avid World of warcraft player (horde all the way!) When I arent busying myself with plushies, drawing or warcraft, I am often Roleplaying with my Mr. and a group of friends in the next town over. I love my Live Action Roleplay, which is effectively a bit like Lord of the Rings in the woods with fake weapons, where we make up adventures of our own and are all in fantasy costume. Yes. I forgot to mention I may be a little strange.
Here on swap-bot I get stuck in to a number of different group swaps. Though these days I do shy from public swaps, occasionally they do tickle my fancy. I'm very much into crafting ATC’s and if your curious about recent ones I have made, I would suggest having a nosey at my flickr gallery. There are plenty there. Ive begun down the dark path of zine production since I got a printer for Christmas that could print both sides without me having to touch it. (always an dangerous thing, I make printers explode). I would have told you a year ago when I joined swap-bot that I could not sew. Well that was a lie because having sat down and self taught, I can. Not only can I but I have begun doing craft fairs with the felt food and sock rabbits I make for myself (you can see examples over in my etsy).
Im a big mixture of interests from my roleplaying to simple things ATC’s and Inchies. So before you get into my wish list. I confess. I would wish for the whole world if the royal mail would deliver it (which they wouldn’t).
Oh gosh now here I go. Listing off the shopping list. Well I hope not. These are just some ideas of things I like, Id like to think of them as more guidelines really rather than rules and things my future and current swap partners can take a peek at and get an idea of how to bring a smile to my face. Of course I am always happy for private swaps for specific things. So please please give me a prod.
My Favourite Colours: Green and Brown, earthy shades. Orange. Royal Blue.
I am an Roleplaying addict as Ive already mentioned so Im happy to arrange swaps forRoleplay ephemera. It could be anything from books to dice and I would not complain. As I play both table top games and live action games. Id love to collect together more white wolf books as I really like their style. But I do literally collect any bits I can get my hands on.
As well I currently play an Druid in live action, so if you think something could fit with that sort of character concept. Ah who am I kidding, I just love nature themed objects
Same goes for World of warcraft themed items, as Ive currently got a small growing collection of trading cards, figures and would LOVE a pet murloc.
I have just started Quilting. Im no pro. But I have discovered a recent obsession with fabric and adore fat quarters.
I like Strawberry’s, Ginger cats and Woodland and Forest themed things. Acorns, Oak leaves, Mushrooms, owls you can name it and I would love it, because I often Roleplay nature themed things, my room is taking a very nature oriented theme. Id adore any treasures sent my way.
I adore my Runes and Tarot cards. Fortune reading for me has become a real passion and any books, guides, home made or bought would be treasured. As well as any sets of runes or cards sent.
I’ve had a recent like for Kawaii things, Infact its turning into quite a collection at the moment. I’ve started collecting blind box toys and re-ment minis (any kind for the moment).
I feel inspired by the bright colours of the sort of Japanese Kawaii things. I love the Harajuku girls styles, its bright, its happy and it’s a total contrast to the very earthy nature of all the other things I appreciate. It has a special place in my life. I don’t think I could do without.
Things I am always looking for and will always find a home with me.
I hate to mention things disliked. I certainly wouldn't call them hates. But I don't like shoddy made craft objects. take care in the things you make, they are an extension of you. Regardless of that, I do my very best with everything I make, I expect others to do the same, its just good manners. Now that is my biggest pet peeve. receiving items that have been hashed together.
Tacky cute stuff. gets to me some days. Im quite partial to cute looking Feline, Fae and Dragons but there is a line, the sort of cute that often finds its way into online clip art gallery's is my line, its just a little irritating and I don't have any place in my house for it. I guess I go by the rule. really don't take the monkeys when your trading, if its not something you would want yourself, or don't deem good enough to keep yourself, then clearly its not something that should be passed on to someone else.
Bad manners I guess should also be written here, some times things are late, but I always keep my word on my trades or I wouldn't sign up to join in.
Things can be delayed, but please be patient.
-N/a- Will update shortly
totters away to go and make stuff
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