Swap-bot Time: July 21, 2018 6:42 am


Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: July 17, 2018
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 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,



Studio Ghibli (especially Totoro),

Kaikai kiki/ Takashi Murakami,

anything Japanese or Japanese style,

aerial views,


stars and the night sky,

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 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 (especially of far off places),

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,

baking accessories,

magazines or books or articles about crafts, especially sewing (in any language if there's lots of pictures)

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!

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 milk or cashew nuts.

I don't drink tea or coffee - 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 like sweets, dark chocolate and marzipan.

Thank you for your consideration :)

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 milk or 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 :)


manachai rated for #DearSwap - june 2018 on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: I loved your letter and will be replying you soon!
kayebubbly rated for ~ Travel Penpals ~ on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Hello!!!! Thanks for the beautiful snail mail! I will write soon! Thank you :] ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Leftie rated for Pass It On Sticker Note Card #11 on May 23, 2018
Comment: ✉️✉️ I received the notecard and now read for Round 12! 😀😀
Comment: So sorry I missed rating you earlier!!! I know I got it because I sent it in the next round. Thanks so much!!! And I know you included extras and I'm pretty sure I've used them already too!! 💛💛💛
Comment: Thank you for the cards. I will keep them moving.
BizzyBusMom rated for Pass It On Sticker Note Card #9 on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Wow I love the selection and the stories! I haven't been through eastern Europe at all, and I would love to go. It's been a long time since I was in Japan, and it would be interesting to go back! What cool post-themed stamps you found, too :D I also have more hotel stationery so I might host another swap - maybe a longer lead time...?
Comment: Received PC today, will forward it onto it’s next journey. Thank you very much for everything inside. Happy swapping 😀
Comment: I got your posties today! Thanks! :)
Smiley69 rated for Pass It On Sticker Note Card #8 on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: The card has arrived and will be passed along in the next round....and thank you for the great extras, fun!!!
Comment: thanks for a cute swap!!♥♥♥
meeltje57 rated for Knit, Crochet, Sew: January 2018 on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: You deserve more than one heart for this fantastic pouch 💙💜💛❤💚💕 Your envelope is perfect to begin with and the feel of the package, oh my.....so promissing. The color, the shape, the fabric, all so very nice. And on top of all this you put in extra's with so much thoughtfulness. I feel so lucky I am your partner. This gives me much inspiration for future projects!!
Comment: Thank you so much! I will pass them on. I love the butterfly PCs! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! I loved the items you picked. Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely happy mail you sent me! I loved how you wrapped it ❤. Thank you for making me smile 😊❤
Comment: What a truky wonderful package of goodies! I will definitely add this coloring book to my purse for those long waits I have frequently at the doctors offices. The bits and pieces of paper ephemera and lovely, but I nearly swooned over the precious postcard! Absoluteky wonderful, thank you so very much!
Comment: Oh, thank you so much for a beautiful and generous swap!! You are fantastic 💖💌
Comment: thank you so much
Comment: Thank you very much for my happy flat mail. I loved it all

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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!

Soph on Feb 18, 2017:

It was a most lovely surprise to receive your beautiful bonus card within the Postcard swap roulette intl. Thank you very much!

biasbabe on Feb 10, 2017:


To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

Terri07 on Aug 26, 2015:

Welcome to the wonderful world of Swap-Bot. Hope you have lots of swapping fun.

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