Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2022 5:18 pm


Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: May 19, 2022
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, especially something handmade with love :)

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, making postcards and ATCs, 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 :)

βœͺ anything handmade :)

βœͺ anything with my initials (E.S. or E.H.S.) or house number (4)

βœͺ typography/ quotes,

βœͺ sewing/ sewing machines/ embroidery,

βœͺ tarot,

βœͺ maps,

βœͺ Studio Ghibli (especially Totoro),

βœͺ Kaikai kiki/ Takashi Murakami,

βœͺ anything Japanese or Japanese style,

βœͺ aerial views,

βœͺ fireworks,

βœͺ stars and the night sky, lanterns,

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

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

βœͺ shaped cards,

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

βœͺ 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! ☹

βœ‰ I appreciate nice stamps but I'm not a collector.

Things I would like to receive

βœͺ folded cards and postcards (I prefer my postcards written and stamped (naked) unless you think a delicate or handmade card needs more protection) - I'm happy to receive good quality homemade cards of any type of craft,

βœͺ 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 little bits of paper/ ephemera etc., I just lose them before I can use them!)

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

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

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

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

βœͺ tea towels/ kitchen towels,

βœͺ pillow case or cushion cover,

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

βœͺ anything Jane Austen,

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

βœͺ art of Kaikai kiki by Takashi Murakami

βœͺ little bags and pouches,

βœͺ 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,

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

βœͺ travel accessories

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

Sewing and quilting

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

βœ‚ Colours I particularly like are greens, blues and purples.

βœ‚ 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 :)

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

βœ‚ 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...

βœ‚ 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: βœ‚ Bags, zip pouches, storage containers, βœ‚ Quilt blocks and mini quilts, βœ‚ Decorations, bunting, βœ‚ 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, and I like hot chocolate. 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 -

❈ small bits of scrapbooking/ card making/ paper crafts/ mail art etc. - E.g. stamped images, bits of card, paper decoration/ ephemera, napkins etc. - I already have a lot of stuff and I struggle to keep track of/ use tiny bits

❈ 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 :)


AmookIslandCreations rated for Zine-Go-Round, Round 11 on May 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks for passing this fun zine on to me! It's going to be fun to figure out which creature, I want to add! Thanks too for the stickers! I like to use the to decorate the reverse sides of PC! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Widellia rated for Art in a teabag on May 13, 2022
Comment: This little artwork took there time to arrive, but it was worth the wait 😍 thank you so much for this beautiful tea art 😍
nomadmama rated for AAA: Alphabet Challenge on May 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic ATCs. I love that you made them personalized for me. Silly side note. I got very excited when I saw Derry on your address label. I just recently watched Derry Girls on Netflix.
tristitia rated for AMA: Oracle or Inspiration ATC's on May 10, 2022
Comment: Very cute ATCs, and I love the meanings you gave! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for these great zines in the prettiest decorated home made envie! Your art brightened a gloomy day! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Begokschaf rated for Stamped ATC on Apr 30, 2022
Comment: I got your ATC. Thank you so much! πŸ’œ
Comment: Thank you for the cool collage atcs! πŸ’•
AmaranthSpirit rated for UKCA: April Craft Swap on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic resin items; it is something I keep meaning to try and you have inspired me <3 I really love the moth, it is gorgeous! Thank you so much :-)
wolfeagle rated for April Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge on Apr 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you.
YYCsteph rated for LSRUS: 3 crafts for 3 partners on Apr 17, 2022
Comment: I absolutely adored the postcard you sent! It's so thoughtful and beautiful! Thank you! it made my day and I hung it up on display!
kayler00 rated for CPG Rainbow Themed HMPC - Global on Apr 16, 2022
Comment: Eli, what a beautiful postcard! I apologize for the late rating - I have been getting all of my mail at once and it's taking me a bit to go through it all. Take care my friend!
Comment: Thank you for the nice pair of atcs! I like how they have the same colour palette, they go together like siblings. πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡²πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό
user6937 rated for March Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge on Apr 12, 2022
Comment: Nice, thank you!
Comment: Oh my god! Thanks so much!! This little pouch is DELIGHTFUL! Have a wonderful day! <3 al
satinification rated for Doodle a face intl on Apr 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great postacrd, Eli! You're so right. It does look a bit like Picasso style ;). I like the colors you've used as the background. Have a nice day!
bbsporty rated for 2 for 2: Florals on Apr 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty floral apc's. I love the pocket holder that you made for them!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards with lovely messages! I love them! I also have a little box of these cards (including at least one other that you made), and I think it’s a really special collection.
Comment: Awwww I LOVE busy buzzzzzzzy bees!!! thanks for the nice postcard..... many hearts to you.....
Comment: Thank you for the lovely watercolor, the flowers are as delicate as the real ones.
lob rated for zine- Join My Club on Mar 29, 2022

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wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

Itti on Dec 12, 2021:

Took me a while to notice your comment as no-one ever comments on my profile! Lol. Glad you're enjoying the advent calendar. Hope you like the other days just as much :)

OrigamiGrace on Dec 10, 2021:


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.

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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

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