Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2021 1:59 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2020
Last Online: January 16, 2021
Birthday: February 8
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I love to be outdoors. It doesn't matter whether it is sitting in the garden, going for walks in the woods or camping. Sometimes we put the tent up in the garden just for fun. I spent a night out in a thunder storm. It was amazing seeing the tent light up with the lightning.

I like to spend my spare time creating things for the grandchildren. I like to knit, sew and attempt to crochet.

I live on a dairy farm with my husband and some of the children, the rest have their own families and homes. We have several pets 4 dogs, 3 geese, 7 chickens, 5 cows - they are not part of the farm, a pond with fish and tropical tank in the house.

Just to let you know, I do not drink any hot drinks. If the swap suggests sending these as part of the swap, save them for another person who will enjoy them.

Favorite Books

I would like to read much more than I have time to. I read a lot of children's books as I work in a primary school. At the moment my favourite authors are Julia Donaldson and Karen Kingsbury.

Favorite Crafts

I will try nearly anything, although I am no good at art. I cannot draw or paint. I prefer to mess with fabric or paper/card. I produce better results. Knitting is what I do most, followed by sewing.

Following advice from another swapper, I am not going to say that I am no good at art. I am now still practising and as I have not yet found my niche.

I am beginning to dabble with junk journaling, journal cards, making envelopes and pockets. I have been watching You Tube videos to learn more and bought my first ink for going round the edges of cards etc. Still so much more to learn.

Jan 2021, I have discovered paper napkins and love them. I am going to have a lot of fun seeing what I can do with them.

Favorite Television

We do not watch television but we do watch DVDs. We watch boxed sets of TV series inbetween repeatedly watching Star Wars, although I have not got all the films yet. The rest of the family prefer action films.

A B C of likes

This may take some time to do. A little will be added at a time.

A- animals of the large kind, Aboriginal art,

B- books, buttons, birds,

C- cows, celebrations from other countries, candles, castles, cross stitch,

D- dragons,


F- flora and fauna, fresh cut grass,

G- grandchildren visiting, Gruffalo,

H- Harry Potter, hand-made envelopes,


J- jigsaws, jumping in puddles, junk journals, journal cards,

K- knitting,

L- learning something new, languages ( I would love to be able to understand much more than I do),

M- mushrooms,

N- New Zealand (my favourite country), needle-felting,

O- owls,

P- postcards, patchwork,

Q- quotes that make you reflect or uplift,

R- reading, ribbons,

S- sewing, stationary of all kinds, social history, storms, Star Wars, space,

T- trees,

U- upcycling,

V- visiting National Trust places - or anywhere old,

W- watching the birds on the feeders, wool - I have lots of it, woodlands, walking,





Impatient people especially drivers, earwigs, feeling like I have wasted time, anything rude or crude, tea, coffee, make-up, roses, potatoes, cooking,

Thank you

I just wanted to say what an amazing site swap-bot is. I have had some really amazing post. I love the decorated envelopes I receive - something I need to get better at. I use a lot of the decorations in my journal, to make it look more interesting than it is.

Thank you everyone.


Comment: Love the cards! THANKS!
simcoe54 rated for Private Swap - craftynut & simcoe54 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: I absolutely love the coins that you sent. Thanks so much for adding to my collection and for the private swap.
Response: You are welcome. Anytime.
Comment: Thanks! Maybe not super exciting, but it is my initial :)
Satorii rated for CS: January is boring PC on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard I too am trying to finish all the projects I started
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart.
mb58ca rated for My December Happy on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Yyyyaaaahhhhooooooo! These postcards are awesome! And I love the phrase “laughter as opposed to disagreements.” Thanks so much.
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
PooKwin73 rated for Happy Mail: Senders Choice on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness, what a beautiful swap package!! I absolutely love this flip book, and there were so many goodies tucked inside .. they were all so sweet!! The colors are just my style, and I love all the butterflies!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Glad you liked it. Sometimes it takes so long for swaps to arrive, that I forget what I put in them. Thank ou for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. I hope that you had a great holiday.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart. All the best for 2021.
Comment: Thank you for the sketch and lovely goodies. I will have fun colouring it in ☺️
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and the heart. All the best for 2021.
Lilyhax rated for Ugly PC Swap #21 on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: I always love doing this swap to see what I get. I actually liked your card.
Response: Glad you liked it. I am the same. I've not received one that I really didn't like.
Evie1975 rated for UK Happy Mail #5 on Jan 6, 2021
Comment: absolutely lovely package I received. genuinely so thoughtfully. I loved the guitar pics! if I could rate higher I would!!! thankyou thankyou <3
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the lovely rating and the heart.
Carrii rated for Boats, Ships or anything Nautical on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: It made it!! Lovely, thank you.
Response: I'm glad. Happy New Year.
jessnewson98 rated for Send Two Letter Writing Sets on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: Kristy, oh my goodness, where did you get these gorgeous letter writing sets from? I love them so much! Thank you for sending them to me!! I hope you have a great 2021!
Response: Glad you liked them. Let's hope the situation beings to improve in 2021.
Comment: I received your Christmas PC with such a nice greeting today and thank you very much. It is quite pretty! Thank you so much for joining my swap for this. Happy New year!
krspellman rated for How's the Weather? PC on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! <3
Comment: Thank you for your Christmas postcard. I hope you have a wonderful New Year. -Mina
dobiegirl rated for SH: Christmas Postcards Swap #2 on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: thank you
simcoe54 rated for Christmas Card with 2 Coins on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the Christmas card and 2 coins. I absolutely love them.
matt319 rated for World Postcard Day on Dec 25, 2020
Comment: Hi Kirsty! Thank you for the letter- lovely to read so many great thoughts from a stranger across the pond. Happy new year- 2021 will be what we make of it- so let's make it something great. :)
Satorii rated for UK Postcard Super-Swap (December) on Dec 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card! We really are not very Christmassy at the moment I only moved back home today and we are yet to get our tree!!! All the Christmas food is coming tomorrow tho so that should help

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debbiespoms on Dec 29, 2020:

Hi Kristy! I want to thank you so much for the Secret Santa gift via Santa's Helpers group. Which I received today. I just love the 5 soooo pretty magnetic bookmarks ( my favorite kind), and the beautiful book on Fairies, The Myth, Legends, and Lore ! I don't have this book either & would love to know where you found this one & if there are any others like it. Thank you so much again and esp. for joining the Secret Santa swap! I can't wait till next year to do it again !

MisplacedfromPA on Oct 12, 2020:

Received a lovely letter from you and I loved it. Will write you back. Have a great day.

carrotkate on Sep 13, 2020:

Welcome to Swap-Bot! I hope your mailbox stays full & happy!

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