Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2021 8:07 am


Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: December 4, 2021
Birthday: October 5
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hello! I'm a British female engineer and I'm curious about everything. I've also just finished my masters degree in railway engineering, so I'm hoping to have a bit more free time now :) I also have depression but I'm careful not to take on too much so I hope it will never impact my swapping even if life gets tough some days...

I really enjoy post and getting home to find something exciting or pretty waiting for me! It can make a bad day so much better to receive a lovely letter or gift.

I love travelling to new places, I have a long list of places I'd like to go - some local places for days out and some places I might never see, but I can dream :)

I really enjoy creating things and making things look pretty. My current projects are dressmaking, quilting, and watercolour painting.

I also love just watching beautiful views, sunsets, the stars, and getting to the middle of nowhere and just stopping to be alive :) I like to go out hill walking to see the views.

A few more specific things I like include: typography/ quotes, tarot, sewing, reading, Studio Ghibli, maps, art and museums.

I'd love to swap foreign sewing or quilting magazines, if anyone would like to trade :)

Things I like

Things I like on postcards and anything else :)

✪ typography/ quotes,

✪ sewing/ sewing machines/ embroidery,

✪ tarot,

✪ maps,

✪ Studio Ghibli (especially Totoro),

✪ Kaikai kiki/ Takashi Murakami,

✪ anything Japanese or Japanese style,

✪ aerial views,

✪ fireworks,

✪ stars and the night sky, lanterns,

✪ Buddhas, temples, shrines, religious statues, Madonnas/ Virgin Mary,

✪ beautiful views and landscapes (mountains/ lavender fields/ panoramic views etc.),

✪ shaped cards,

✪ Art and patterns - art nouveau, art deco, floral, geometric etc.

✪ seasonal or celebration cards from any religion or region,

☹ I'd prefer NOT to receive tourist multi-view cards, or anything with photos of food, thank you! ☹

✉ I appreciate nice stamps but I'm not a collector.

Things I would like to receive

✪ folded cards and postcards (I prefer my postcards written and stamped (naked)) - I'm happy to receive good quality homemade cards,

✪ any stationery supplies such as writing paper, letter sets, note cards, postcards, nice envelopes, washi tape, pretty pens (really loving sharpie markers at the moment!), stickers... (please DON'T send mail art supplies/ little bits of paper/ ephemera etc.)

✪ sewing supplies - sewing patterns (UK 16/ EU 48/ US 12), fabric, fastenings, zips...

✪ anything Studio Ghibli (but I'm not interested in anime or cartoons),

✪ anything to do with maps or travel or post related, including airmail stickers,

✪ magnets - ideally showing a famous site or with a place name on,

✪ tea towels/ kitchen towels,

✪ pillow case or cushion cover,

✪ little decorations such as hanging crystals, signs, frames...

✪ anything Jane Austen,

✪ socks (UK size 6/ EU size 39) - any type, I love bright colours and patterns :)

✪ art of Kaikai kiki by Takashi Murakami

✪ little bags and pouches,

✪ scented soap, hand cream, bath salts/ bath bombs, nice body lotion or body butter - I prefer natural scents (floral/herbal etc. and particularly jasmine and geranium). Please don't send perfume samples, thank you,

✪ magazines or books or articles about crafts, especially sewing (in any language)

✪ travel accessories

Favourite colours: ↣ deep sea blue/green, ↣ sage green, ↣ deep purple, ↣ metallic gold, ↣ petrol blue

Sewing and quilting

✂ I really like rich coloured fabrics, geometric patterns and bright floral prints. I love Japanese fabrics! Please nothing too primary coloured or childish/ cartoons.

✂ Colours I particularly like are greens, blues and purples.

✂ I do a variety of sewing and quilting projects so any fabrics, haberdashery items and sewing supplies are welcome. Sewing patterns in size UK 16/ EU48/ US12 :)

✂ I'd love to receive sewing magazines, patterns or articles in any language!

✂ I learnt to make clothes for my toys when I was little, and I still make some things for me, but I'm struggling to find enough time at the moment...

✂ I've been quilting for a couple of years now. I like modern quilts and I don't have the patience for anything too fiddly! Currently enjoying FPP to make interesting blocks :)

Sewn or handcrafted items I'd love to receive include: ✂ Bags, zip pouches, storage containers, ✂ Quilt blocks and mini quilts, ✂ Decorations, bunting, ✂ Cushion covers or pillowcases

Drink and food

☠ Please don't send me anything containing cashew nuts ☠

✿ I don't drink tea or coffee - but I've been getting into cold brewed tea bags for water bottles. Please save your nice drinks for people who will enjoy them more :) (unless the swap requires it) Thank you

✿ If you want to send food (or the swap requires it), I particularly like sweets, good quality chocolate and marzipan.

Thank you for your consideration :)


I love getting a glimpse of what people are interested in, please send me all the zines! I'm building a little library now :)

If you want to add to your library, you can find all the zines that I've made recently here on my Google Drive

Please don't send...

If at all possible I would prefer not to receive these items -

❈ Anything scrapbooking/ card making/ paper crafts/ mail art etc. - E.g. stamped images, bits of card, paper decoration/ ephemera, napkins etc.

❈ Anything containing cashew nuts

❈ Cartoon patterned or children's items, including Disney, Minions etc.

❈ Diaries- I always end up with more than I can use!

❈ I don't celebrate Halloween, I'd prefer not to receive anything Halloween themed.

❈ Medical looking items e.g. novelty needle shaped items/ gory items or images / horror themed items

❈ Earrings - I don't have pierced ears

❈ Adult colouring items

❈ I don't much like food pictures/ patterns

Thank you!

Thanks for reading my profile :) I'm excited to receive your swap!

I don't mind if you have to send late, I understand that life happens and swapping is meant to be fun not stressful, please just let me know :)


Bananers rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 FOR 3: CHRISTMAS on Nov 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the window peek-a-boo ATC ☺️
raviolicreations rated for AMA: Leaf Shaped ATC on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Beautiful ATC! I love the leaf so much. Thank you!
Honeyloveart rated for AMA: Found Poetry ATCs on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: I love the vibe of these, thanks so much!
papercraft70 rated for AMA: Black Background Mailart on Nov 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Interpretation of the northern lights in the PC.😊
Minxy1964 rated for UKCA: ATC - E is for.... on Nov 20, 2021
Comment: Oh that was clever, Elinor! I love it, thank you xx
Goetterblume rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #6 on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the little Gifts for my advent calendar :-) I am so much looking forward to december!
Comment: A great sunrise (or sunset) collaged card! Time to dream. Today you couldn't see the sun at all here.
sjbult rated for ESO Advent Calendar - Photos on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap. This was so fun
neea1989 rated for ESO Advent Calendar - ATCs on Nov 17, 2021
Comment: It's always exciting to get atcs from you, I really like your style! I can't wait to open these cute little envelopes. n_n ♥︎
Inesrv rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #5 on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you Elinos for these gifts. Can't wait to open them! And the postcard is very beautiful :) merry Christmas!!
derakisu rated for CPG Mini zine : Collage - Global on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for two great zines ! For some reason, I really love the fact that they're not on white paper, it somehow gives them a softer look...? Very Supertitious is interesting with all the little facts, and beautiful in the way you collaged everything together. I'm guessing Mountainous landscape was for ZMACS hand-carved zine...? I love the linoprints. It's beautiful to have a sharper stamped image of the mountain illustrated in the front and a softer one in the back.
Karthi rated for ESO Advent Calendar - Sticker Sheets on Nov 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your gorgeous mail.. I can’t wait to open them ❤️❤️❤️
PrincessLeia rated for SSM: THEMED Handmade PC - MAPS on Nov 4, 2021
Comment: HelloElinor, Thanks for the map PC. How luckyto be able to visit scotland - ive never been there, but id like to!
MaryTylerGore rated for CR: Moon Mail Art on Nov 4, 2021
Comment: This PC is beautiful and super cool!
Comment: soo cute! ty
user3370 rated for AMA: Doll Shaped ATC on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the sweet matryoshka atc and for the pretty labels! I love how the doll is a bit askew :)
Comment: Thank you for yet another great pair of ATCs! I love how both of these have the outline of the country in them. So cool! 🗺
Comment: Ooh, the shiny/sparkly paper you used works really well with statues. Simple yet effective. I love it! Thank you! ✨⭐️✨
starmccoy rated for ZMACS: Hand Carved Zine on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you Eli for the awesome zine. I love that you have a story to go with! Excellent job!

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thisismeAXiD on Oct 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

Rainydancer on Feb 15, 2021:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

thisismeAXiD on Oct 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

AFK on Apr 22, 2020:

Thank you for your poetry zine. It printed out all ok. It as a cleaver way you made it and I'm sorry I cannot rate you and give you a heart because if I could I would. I hope we can do more poetry swaps soon.

´❤️ ¨`° ☆ ☀️ .❄️*´°✨⭐️

Have a beautiful day

Mye on Oct 29, 2019:

Thank you so much for the birthday card and goodies you sent me for WIYM Forum - RABK. What a lovely surprise and it made my day. 😁

mummsie on Oct 9, 2019:

Thank you my friend for the pretty birthday card, and I adore all the enclosures. I feel a journal page coming on lol. I hope you had a lovely birthday!!!

thisismeAXiD on Oct 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

rainbowfizz on Aug 15, 2019:

5 week of snail mail - week 1

Just stopping by to say this arrived. Thank you :-) So jealous of your upcoming travels....Enjoy!!

isabellasnow on Oct 18, 2018:


CurlyTea on Oct 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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