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Date Joined: April 29, 2013
Last Online: August 31, 2015
Birthday: January 4
Country: Australia
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About Me

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 fiancé 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)

.cute stationary

. Vintage wallpaper samples

. Vintage gift wrap

.cute Pens

. 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

.Polly Pocket

. Care Bears

. Steampunk

. Alice in wonderland ❤️❤️❤️

. 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

Teachers stickers

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.


Comment: Will re-rate if anything is every received.
sassafrass rated for TSJ: ATC With a Thrifted Element on Sep 24, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC, and for all the little vintage ephemera goodies! I will definitely be using them :) My apologies for the rating delay!
Comment: i'm sorry to do this because i know you are going through a lot right now but i still haven't got this and i'm really looking forward to this swap. my partner has offered to angel for me for the time being. i see you haven't signed in for a while either. you said in msgs you were going to send to me but that was weeks ago. please let me know when you are resending & i will be more than happy to change this rating. in the mean time, look after yourself & i wish you all the best! x
Comment: you forgot to add a candy to my parcel, but I give you a 5 because it is a cute parcel anyway! Thank you
Comment: THe big one looks like it came from a coloring book.. You can draw great! Thank you for the extra card and stickers.
Comment: Mary, Thank you for the adorable cheshire cat ATC and I love the envelope too. thanks, darla
Comment: Dear Mary, I feel I could stare at your beautiful envelope forever! It's amazing! So pretty and the goodies are the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! And they're so many I'm amazed!! Seriously, you're awesome, thank you for absolutely everything! You are an angel!! I would seriously give you a thousand hearts if I could! xx
milla444 rated for Care Bears ATC-Wish Bear on Jul 7, 2014
Comment: thank you^^
lyzz rated for A gnome and his/her pet ATC on Jul 6, 2014
Comment: i love this ATC too! thank you so much! I love all the images on it! it is very fun thank you very much! Thank you for all the extras and i love that the 2 came together so it was even more fuN!
Comment: thank you so much for your wonderful mad hatter atc. it is awesome and i love the extras OMG you are amazing thank you very much!
qbee rated for Disney Themed ATC Swap on Jun 30, 2014
Comment: Thank you. Debbie
Comment: Mary, thanks for your swap! I absolutely love your envelope!! And the stamps are gorgeous (and have no mark on it!) Unfortunately there were only 4 items in stead of 5. But I like what you sent!
Response: I actually sent 5 items Stickers, note sheets, 5 handmade envelopes, vintage stamps, book pages
pikkukiinalainen rated for Care Bears ATC-Wish Bear on Jun 23, 2014
Comment: Thank you for this cute bear :)
xxsquigglesxx rated for Hello Kitty Profile Decorate on Jun 20, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the cute pictures! Sorry it took so long to rate!
Comment: Thank you for the Alice ATC! You did a great job. I really liked all of the Alice stickers and loved the postage stamps on the envie.
Response: Thanks for the heart. So glad you liked it :)
Comment: Thank you!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart :)
eepy rated for Medicinalia Postcard Swap # 9 on Jun 14, 2014
Comment: Hi Mary, Fabulous card.... wherever did you get that wonderful skull! My respect for paleontologists has gone sky high.. imagine finding one or two of those little bones in a dig & knowing where they would go in a reconstruction! Terrific Australian postage too! These are all new to me. Thanks muchly, eepy.
Response: Thanks so much Eepy. Glad you like it. I used a manilla folder from a stationary store called typo. I thought it would be great to turn it into a postcard. Cheers for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the marvelous book! It is larger than I was expecting. I enjoy it very much. :)
Response: So glad you like it. I had such a blast making it and will Definately be making one for my everyday goals, dreams aspirations and to reflect on the great things that everyday brings. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great flag card.
Response: Glad you liked it. Cheers for the heart
MagicMuggle rated for Blind Surprise Swap (April) on Jun 6, 2014
Comment: Hello there Mary, Thank you for your swap, I like your goodies from Australia:)

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KSENiA on May 27, 2014:

☆Hello Kitty Profile Decorate☆

Please enjoy the cuteness!

sammysmum on May 26, 2014:

Hello kitty profile decorate

PrincessChick on May 26, 2014:

Hello Kitty Profile Decorate

Thank you for joining my swap

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tiathyme on Jun 10, 2013:

Hello Whimsy,

Here's some Batman for you!

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