My name is Livvy and I live in England with my family and hyperactive but loveable pet Labrador. I’m currently studying for my degree in Product design and Graphic design.
I’m pretty sure I'm addicted to Swapbot...I love to send thoughful, fun packages to the lovely people I'm meeting on here, and get so excited to see a letter or package drop through my letterbox! I spend most of my free time crafting, making jewellery from felt and glass as well as a bit of painting, printing and batik. I’d love to learn how to knit... maybe my new year’s resolution? Update - i'm learning, YAY!! :D Any tips, tricks or advice would be greatly received!
My biggest passion is photography and I carry my camera everywhere. I recently bought a fisheye lomo camera- so much fun! I love being outdoors and photographing nature, flowers and trees which inspire my crafting and make me feel happy :) I also play piano and love to cook (especially cupcakes...mmm!) and I volunteer in my spare time teaching children to draw and paint in a local school.
My fave films are Harry Potter and anything by Tim Burton. I love Disney films and forgot to act my age when I visited Disneyland... I’d love a dream career in illustration or animation and am inspired by children’s book illustrations such as Roald Dahl, Moomins, Alice in Wonderland and Beatrix Potter. I’d love to get into screenprinting and love paper cutting art, like the work of Rob Ryan. I hope to learn how to use a Gocco machine one day.
My favourite colour is blue, especially turquoise and I have a mostly blue/black/grey/white wardrobe of clothes. I love to travel though I have a fear of flying, and my dream holiday would be to see the Northern Lights. Learning about different cultures fascinates me and I love studying maps of different places (i'd love to see where you live!)
I collect stationary (sets, pens and deco tape), snow globes and pretty keyrings. My favourite animals are birds and woodland creatures and fave flowers are roses... I love the smell of mown grass, rain and chocolate and I think snow in the winter is magical :)
♥labels - (mailing, luggage or just pretty designs)
♥candy/chocolate (almost anything! if it's not vegetarian, don't worry - I have willing participants to eat it for me! :D)
♥foods from your country! (I love to cook..i'll try anything as long as it's meat-free!)
♥Alice in Wonderland
♥birds and birdcages
♥washi masking tape (I'd really really love to own some!)
♥art gallery souvenirs
♥cookery magazines (even back-issues or non-English...I just love to look through them!)
♥keys (vintage, rusty, miniature..anything with them on!)
♥letterpress blocks (it's literally my dream to own some! :D)
♥toadstools (the cute cartoon-y type)
♥stickers (esp. kawaii, cute designs)
♥nail polish (would *love a coral or aqua shade!)*
♥deers and other woodland designs
♥handcarved stamps (would really love!)
♥typography (i love unusual fonts and alphabets)
♥modern art (Franz Kline, Jasper Johns etc..)
♥Fairytales (Little Red Riding Hood, Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel etc)
♥Shinzi Katoh designs
♥Glassine bags or envelopes - (I would love to trade with anybody if they have some!)
♥gloves (esp. cute mittens and chunky arm warmers! - handmade would be amazing!)
♥organic toiletries (Lush is my fave...mmm! :)
♥Nerds (candy - I can't buy them here..boo!)
♥Quentin Blake illustrations
♥Kawaii (pretty much anything! Charms, keyrings, stationery, accessories...)
♥cute and pretty lettersets
♥organic, natural colour schemes
♥graphics pens/markers (esp. Copic)
♥O-check stationary (if anybody has access to this stuff I would LOVE to do a swap!)
♥Sakura gel pens (any colour...I love them!)
♥Charley Harper artwork/prints
. And... MY ABSOLUTELY-WOULD-LOVE-YOU-FOREVER mini wish list of the moment!...
♥Buttons! Any kind...vintage, big, small!
♥cello gift-bags in any design
♥old knitting or crafting magazines
♥summery lightweight scarves (preferably the kind without tassels)
♥cute fabrics (scraps, fat-quarters..anything at all!) for sewing projects I'd like to try! Kawaii fabric would be a-mazing! :D
♥re-usable shopping/tote bag (especially if it has a non-UK logo or brand on it!)
♥Willy Wonka candy! (yep..developing an obsession with the stuff.... :D
♥Chunky yarn/wool - i'm learning to knit and love using the chunkiest wool I can get my hands on to make scarves and whatnot, so any unwanted or otherwise would be hugely appreciated! I'm especially looking for a mustard yellow or dark grey/gray colour but any at all will be fab!
♥Used postage! Anything at all - any design, I have a dream to own at least one stamp from as many countries as possible! :D
♥Spiced apple cider drink mix sachets :)
♥A HUGE wish! Japanese craft magazine 'Cotton Time' - or any similar kind of magazine/book - I would be forever grateful! :D
♥Airmail anything! Stickers, tags, stamps etc
♥Tim Holtz anything would be amazing!
Vampire or gothic stuff (though I like skulls), coffee, meat (I’m vegetarian), religious stuff, liquorice, marshmallow, most perfumes and cream (i have v.sensitive skin), too much pink and glitter, marzipan, no bright make-up (I have very very pale skin and they just don't suit me!) :(
Firstly and most importantly... I’m not a flaker. I joined Swapbot because I get a great feeling from sending and receiving lovely things in the post. I take a lot of effort and care in putting parcels and letters together for my partners and enjoy reading their profiles over and over to ensure I send things I think they’ll love!
If for any reason there is something wrong with a swap I’ve sent to you, or if it hasn’t arrived long after the swap deadline, please please contact me before rating so I can try to resolve the problem or re-send. I retain proof of postage for every swap I send.
I LOVE doing private swaps, just drop me a PM... I'd love to hear from you! :D
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