My name is Mary from, Melbourne, Australia. I am 30 and I work as a nurse in a variety of different specialties. I live with my fiancÃ© and 2 year old son in the beach side suburbs of Melbourne. I love sewing and embroidery. I also love to make appliques, soft toys, felties, embroidery hoop art, bunting, paper craft and art journaling using mainly upcycled and vintage materials such as old books, games, buttons etc.
I am a thrift-a-Holic and I collect vintage childrens books. fabric, vintage swap and greeting cards. I love inspirational quotes, treasure hunting and find a lot of inspiration whilst losing myself in endless treasure. I also have a passion for vintage and retro nic nacs.
I love all things vintage and retro especially cute greeting cards, wrapping paper, ric rac, ribbon,
By VINTAGE I mean anything from the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's.
.Vintage sheet fabric (I love bright colourful floral sheets, vintage kids designs Eg: Disney, my little pony, Care Bears, holly hobby, bright retro animals and nature scenes. Scandinavian style retro. I would be so happy with this as it is hard to find here at the moment.
.Vintage Childrens books or pictures from childrens books, particularly Enid Blyton. I also love old golden books and books from Dean publishing.
. Playing cards with cute and interesting backings- NOT plain
. Vintage or Retro swap cards (especially ones with cute children or baby animals in them)
. Vintage or retro greeting cards, Especially valentines cards. (I love the ones from the US with illustrations of cute kids and animals)
. Postcards from your town
.Thrifted goodies from retro times
.poetry and inspirational quotes.
. Cute Letter writing paper, notebooks, pens and other stationary items. Extra points for retro/ vintage.
I try to use pretty letter paper in my swaps and would live for you to do the same rather then plain paper.
. Vintage medical (anatomy and physiology, old cures, apothecary)
. Anything woodland especially deer and rabbits.
. Anything with cute little mushrooms on it
. Kawaii (anything, stickers, softies, hair bows, headbands, hair clips, stationary, fabric, tote bags)
. Sanrio- I love badtz maru, my melody, keroppi, pochacco, hello kitty and little twin stars. So anything with these guys on it will make my day.
.Cute Stickers ( kawaii, cute animals or babies/ kids, retro)
. Vintage wallpaper samples
. Vintage gift wrap
. Decorated or handmade envelopes
. Retro wallpaper samples
.I love pastel colours and aqua.
. Vintage Ephemera: Advertisements, show guides, cards, programs, books, show tickets, photographs etc
. Blyth dolls
. Kewpie dolll
. My little pony
. Care Bears
. Alice in wonderland â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
. Vintage post cards
. Audrey Hepburn, Doris Day, James Dean, Marilyn Munroe, Grace Kelly
.brooches or pins (I collect these and love ones from the 50's and 60's or look like they are from that era)
. Upcycled craft
. Vintage/ retro buttons in pretty shapes And colours
. Hand made felties/ stuffed felt animals
. Wooden thread reels
. Vintage sewing supplies (buttons, ribbon and patterned trim, ric rac etc)
. Hand made items
. Funky Craft magazines from your part of the world. I love flow and Molly Makes or similar mags.
. Disney (extra points for vintage Disney) My favourite Disney characters are The little mermaid, Bambi, thumper, dumbo, anyone from alice in wonderland, Snow White, sleeping beauty.
I Always try to make my swaps really special and put a great amount of effort into it for my swap partner. If you have any concerns, or for any reason you did not receive your swap please contact me before giving me a rating. I would be happy to re-send.
I appreciate it if you don't send me food of any kind..
Winnie the Pooh
Poor effort swaps with half hearted or junk surprises. I put a lot of effort into my swaps and always make an effort to read my partners profile. I would appreciate it if you do the same. There is nothing more disappointing then a half hearted swap..
Religious items. I am open to all religions but it would be greatly appreciated if you didn't send religious items of any kind.
Twilight or Harry Potter, Hanna Montana
Word stickers (I have plenty)
Useless stuff that you don't want
Half cut junk stickers
Cosmetics or creams that are non organic and contain parabens or non cruelty free.
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