Hi hi. My name is Trinket here on Swap-bot. Though to everyone who knows me better, I am Steff. Im a 35 year old self employed illustrator from a small place called Norwich 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. I am never far from my Mac even if I am not always about on Swap-bot. I'd like to sit in the chat room more often though. I am an avid World of warcraft player (horde all the way!) When I aren't busying myself with plushies, drawing or warcraft, I am often Roleplaying with my partner. 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.
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 ATCs and most of the swaps I join now tend to be ATC themed ones.
Im a big mixture of interests from my roleplaying to simple things ATCs and Inchies.
My Favorite Colour: Teal and Purple
Some themes I like in swaps: Happy Mail, Foxes, Forests, Autumn leafs, Pokemon, Kawaii, Cats, Japan, Stars, Dreams, The sky at night, Strawberries, Succulents, Plants, leaves.
Recently I have been interested in wool spinning and dyeing and that takes up a good deal of my none work time. I find the idea of pocket letters facinating but my main focus for mail art will always be small journals, ATC's, Inchies, hidden pockets and other surprises.
Things I personally would love to keep.
Its hard to say wishes, without it sounding like a bit of a I want this and this and this kind of thing, so I apologize but these are the sorts of things I like to swap and like to see in my mail if your scouting here on my profile for ideas and we are partners. Id like to think of this wish list as more of a guide really than things I insist. You'd be surprised how much isnt listed here that would still bring a smile to my face.
Of course I am always happy for private swaps for specific things that I have mentioned here too, So please please give me a prod if you would like a private swap.
Not too many of my likes have changed over the years, I am a massive fan of Roleplaying and fantasy story telling. Celtic myths and fantasy dark forests are often themes in art objects I covet the most.
I am a huge Japan nerd. Having recently begun collecting Gacha eggs and the prizes within, Re-ment minis and Plush. They seem to occupy my whole house right now. Along with a dragons horde of Sanrio and other cute Japan Japan stationary items.
I am a massive Pokemon collector also - I tend to adopt abandoned Pokemon merch. from thrift stores and have gathered together quite a stash of cards and mini figures.
Stickers and Washi tapes and Kawaii paper Emphemera.
I am a fan of food releated Kawaii goodies.
I love Cats, PomPurin, Rilakkuma, Yeasty Ken, Card Captor Sakura among many others.
Letter Sets will always have a home with me as I use them often to send out penpal letters and swaps here.
I prefer Large memo's to small ones. But I have a growing collection of both.
I also like Foxes and Cats. These are proberbly my favorite animals and having fox/cat themed things will always make me happy. things like stationary, softies, stickers etc.
I have become quite the subscription box addict. Currently collecting: Scrawlrbox (art sub), Stickii Club (sticker sub) and Fairyloot (bookish YA fiction books).
When it comes to reading, I prefer fantasy. Joe Abercrombie, Lord of the Rings. YA adult fantasy fiction or Sci-fi.
I adore art supplies. Watercolour paints are my main addiction - I have been learning to make my own handmade colours and adore to buy new ones made by other peoples.
I make and collect ATC's. I reckon 90% of the swaps I host and sign up for are ATC swaps.
I have been making them since I was 14 and first started swapping on a site called Nervousness.org which as far as I can tell no longer exists.
I also make and collect mini zines (those are the ones you make out of a single sheet of A4 and fold to make into a small booklet.
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.
Im not a massive drinker of hot drinks, infact I prefer not to drink them. So tea etc. are probably better saved for someone who would super appreciate them instead.
Make-up Face masks, face soothers and smoothers. DO NOT SEND ME THESE.
I like Swapping Kawaii things but would prefer not to recieve: Gudetama, Diddle, Winnie the Pooh & Snoopy stuff.
Damaged or torn items, the mail can crumple things but there is no excuse for something that is broken being posted as part of an Emphemera swap.
totters away to go and make stuff
If you like my artwork support it here: https://www.patreon.com/trinkety?ty=h
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