Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 9:21 am


Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: January 13, 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 gone back to university for my masters degree in railway engineering, so I'm going to be busy :)

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 ad cards, tourist multi-view cards, or anything with photos of food or animals, 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

❈ Hair decorations

❈ Adult colouring items

❈ I don't much like animal or 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 :)


susu707 rated for Aliexpress Stationery on Dec 9, 2020
Comment: everything was so lovely, thank you for sharing I found everything so cute.
Comment: thank you so much, stay safe and healthy
Ikran3 rated for Christmas advent calendar day 13+14 on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully wrapped gifts 😊
Comment: lovely parcel arrived for me, thank you so. much for sending these out and for using environmentally happy papers. Have a good christmas time <3
Comment: Thank you for the presents!
Gaucha rated for Private advent swap on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Dear Elinor, what a wonderful swap you've sent me! Even without opening the beautifully wrapped presents, it's already worth a lot of hearts. Thank you for making my first private swap really special. Best wishes, Janneke
Trinket rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #6 on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Love the care taken in making sure this parcel stayed safe and dry (I assume that is what the folders were for) and the little snowflake on the ribbon was lovely. Did you cast that yourself - thank you for this swap.
MKayla rated for WIYM: Blind envie swap #12 flowers on Aug 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the cute flower goodies! I love everything! especially the cute stickers and the envelops!! :)
Antigone rated for A walk into the woods on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: What a wonderful package! And how lucky to live so close! I have to drive 75 miles through desolate desert to be in the woods😥
SnowTea rated for Stickers and a Sketch - July on Jul 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! It was super cute and I love how you used a clear bag as an envelope - such a good idea!
Comment: Thank you. Like the shiny flowers and the colors :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
9O96O rated for Zines: Pocket Zine Email Swap #1 on Apr 20, 2020
Comment: What a nice travel-style zine. I did a little google travelling to see more of Anglesey and Snowdonia. Beautiful, wild and windswept. Looks like a wonderful place to get away from it all and enjoy a bit of rugged nature. Thanks for creating your zine and sharing it elinor.
Comment: Looks like a place I would like to visit some day!
Comment: Thank you so much!
Hollyann957 rated for Poetry Zine Swap - Send by Email on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
9O96O rated for Poetry Zine Swap - Send by Email on Apr 16, 2020
Comment: Beautiful. You have an artist's eye Elinor. The poetry resonates. I especially like the black out poetry. Thank you for creating and sharing your zine with me.
Comment: Very cool Elinor. I found the magazine and issue online, which added to the experience. A very arty style zine. Impressive. Thank you for creating it and sharing it with me. I look forward to more trading in the future. I've started working on mine today.
euniceq rated for Happy Songs Playlist on Mar 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the playlist! It perked me right up and loved most of the songs!
Pei04 rated for Happy Songs Playlist on Mar 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list! There's a lot of songs I've never heard of before, love it! Thanks :)

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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!

CurlyTea on Oct 5, 2017:

MisplacedfromPA on Mar 24, 2017:

I just got your lovely thank-you card and tuck-ins. It was really enjoyable sending you Happy Mail all month long in February. Happy Spring!

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