Hi hi. My name is Trinket here on Swap-bot. Though to everyone who knows me better, I am Steff. I’m a 28 year old self empolyed toy maker and 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, 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 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 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).
I should point out recently Ive been signing up for alot of swaps where the ideas are to fill an Envie with things and decorate it and/or write letters. Letter writing is new for me, but crafting isnt. I am an illustrator at hear and very often end up hand drawing most of the content. These things take me hours and I very much have fallen in love with their creation.
Making lots of little things to open and explore, little envelopes, 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.
I am an Roleplaying addict as Ive already mentioned so Im happy to arrange swaps for Roleplay 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. 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 a proper love 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.
Did I mention I liked Ginger cats?
I also like Foxes. These are proberbly my favorite animals and having fox/cat themed things will always make me happy. things like stationary, softies, stickers etc.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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, Im also an Uk swapper so the post does take a wee bit longer, please be patient.
totters away to go and make stuff
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