Swap-bot Time: July 10, 2020 3:23 pm


Date Joined: March 24, 2020
Last Online: June 29, 2020

Country: Australia

Causes dear to my heart:

  • My Mum is a Youtuber! She mainly works with paper - stamps, cards, watercolors etc. Very talented. I recommend a watch and a subscribe. https://www.youtube.com/user/vadeler

  • Timor-Leste (East Timor) is a tiny country in South East Asia. I had the absolute privilege of teaching English in this new and growing school. They're so blessed to have a new building with the finishing touches needed now. A real and worthy cause. https://chuffed.org/project/tais-school-auditorium#/supporters

  • I help run a little community online called Craft and Pray. Our goal is to create a place where community can grow as we craft alongside each other, prayerfully and mindfully making for others in kindness. Check it out and follow along if you like! https://bit.ly/2Ubvsy6

About Me

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my profile.

I live in Australia and I'm a teacher.

Teaching: It's not easy but I do love it and my students. Inspiring them and listening to them is the best and also seeing the brave creativity of kids. Most small kids don't care if they make mistakes - what a life lesson we can learn there!

I love to make time for people, laugh and listen to their stories. I have traveled and enjoy meeting new people from all cultures.

Australia: I love our unique animals and community spirit. Most people in this huge island country are kind-hearted and love having a joke. Meet my Dad and you'd know this fully!

My craft experience: My Mum just loves all of them and dabbled in all through my childhood. She's super talented. She definitely gave her love of this to me. I enjoy trying new things and recently swaps, pen paling and happy mail has interested me.

I'm a Christian and I want to live like this: (My paraphrase) What's the greatest commandment? Love God and love people.

I hope I can brighten your day somehow!

Favorite Crafts

Tried and true crafts. Healthily stashed - a little too much haha:

  • Sewing
  • Dress making
  • Cross stitch
  • Upcycling clothing
  • A cup of tea or coffee and browsing Pinterest (I'm really good at that one!)

Admired Crafts

My supplies are limited for these but I love to 'make something out of nothing' and am building my supplies:

  • Junk journaling
  • Happy mail
  • Recycling and collage

ABC Things I like

I'm new so my profile isn't super well filled. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! How about I start with ABCs of me... Also a work in progress!

A - Admiring watercolour

B - Brunch in the sun; Bible study

C - Cats (They're weird and I love it); coffee; collage; cafes

D - DIY; I'd like to collect die cuts


F - Frankie magazine; Frozen 1&2; coffee with my friends




J - Jesus



M - Morgan Harper Nichols poetry

N - Netflix

O - Orange (The colour of my heart and happiness); The Office

P - Sewing Pattern collector (I wish I used them more); Project Runway; post cards; Pusheen


R - RuPaul's Drag Race; recycled pictures/ magazine cut outs

S - Sewing; fabric scraps

T - Teaching; travel; tea

U - Upcycling


W - Wes Anderson styling; washi tape





Pei04 rated for A very local meal on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I love the board and the recipes. I've tried making anzacs before, but will definitely try this recipe too :)
Smsands2 rated for Virtual Photo Journal Week 1 on Jun 13, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed the peek into your life this past week.
Comment: I enjoyed reading your top 3 fave swaps listed in the Favourite Swaps comments. Some of those I'd not heard of! I love the variety of swaps available on here and am always searching for new ideas too (this is the first electronic swap I've done!). Happy Swapping!!
Response: You're so welcome. Glad you enjoyed. It's so great to share ideas and host swaps people enjoy, though I've not been part of postal swaps yet, only electronic. Much love and hope you're having a happy day!
efjellro rated for PRIVATE: manaelsa & efjellro on Jun 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! ❤️ This is one of the most important swaps I've ever participated in, and I am so happy that you wanted to do it with me. Don't worry about your 30's, it's been the best years of my life so far 😉
hangingonahoneymoon rated for Pinterest Swap: Shoes on May 30, 2020
Comment: Love it! Thanks for sending!
hangingonahoneymoon rated for Pinterest: Starts with A on May 30, 2020
Comment: So much fun stuff! Thanks!
sweetfriend rated for A very local meal on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks
Nevi2018 rated for Beautiful Quotes - Pinterest Swap on May 29, 2020
FairyLady rated for Beautiful Quotes - Pinterest Swap on May 28, 2020
Comment: Lol, I actually pinned the same Lion King quote. Great swap. Thank you! :)
kasa rated for Celebrities' Birthdays on May 28, 2020
Comment: Thankyou for such an amazingly fun swap. It’s great to be conscious of where,why and how we consume/use items And even better to discuss with like minded people. I’m attempting to move more goodies on soon. Helping friends too. Thanks again!!
FairyLady rated for A very local meal on May 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Great board and recipes. Do you know a website that sells the Vegemite internationally? I'm so curious how it tastes. It looks yummy^_^
Response: Ooooo I'm not sure. Surely Amazon would sell? Be warned, buy the smallest jar you can. Growing up my family only ever had the small jars because that's all you need! Hehe. Good luck!
Fabriqueen rated for Celebrities' Birthdays on May 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Well, I know two of the three. Have a wonderful day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
cynaemon rated for Pinterest: Starts with A on May 25, 2020
Comment: Interesting board. I like different.
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CookieMomster78 rated for Celebrities' Birthdays on May 25, 2020
Comment: Happy swappin’! ;-)
Comment: Thanks for sharing. Seems like we've pinned some of the same things. Glad to hear you've fullfilled some of the things on your list. Will send you my list in a pm :)
MissNyx rated for Celebrities' Birthdays on May 24, 2020

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Elliepatterson on May 11, 2020:

Leaving kindness swap Hello Beth, Allow me to welcome you to Swap-bot🌻. I hope that you will enjoy meeting and making many new friends from all around the world while on Swap-bot. It has introduced me to some great friends. You’re a teacher of children, color me jealous! I know now at 64 that I would have loved to been a teacher when I was younger. I have taught the Bible Time line to 5th graders at our church for 13 plus years now. Their little minds are like sponges and what an investment you are making their young lives. Keep up the great job and remember to take care of yourself. I commend for being a teacher. You are touching lives for generations to come🌻 Blessings, May the Lord bless you and keep you.

desertrose on May 11, 2020:

Hello, reading your profile I feel that we share so much in common. Since I was a little girl, it’s been my dream to visit Australia. As a replacement, I work at an Aussie restaurant 🤣 Dress making is so unique! Not many people do this anymore! So cool You seem very humble. Children are the purest form of the human race. We should all turn to them for lessons. Have a beautiful day!

God, continue to bless her in all she does. May You guide her heart and allow students to be touched by her spirit.

Hollyann957 on May 11, 2020:

Leaving kindness: “You are enough. You are so enough. It is so unbelievable How enough you are.” I had this sent to me this morning and thought it was an important reminder for all.

dmwcheng on Apr 21, 2020:

Hello. Thank you for your comment. I have to admit, I have trouble finishing things I've started. Even bookmarked a book by Guy Kawasaki to help me finish things I've started.... which I haven't finished. ^_^*** It's OK.

My letter writing project was something I set up parameters for and basically told everyone I knew so I felt I really couldn't back out of it. Had to learn to let the writing urge ebb and flow. When it flowed, I wrote. When it didn't, then I would at least journal and therefore, have something to share with others when I was willing to share again. =)

Anyway, welcome to Swap-Bot! Stay sane and enjoy.

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WhimsicalWildflower on Apr 6, 2020:

Thank you for sharing with me! I appreciate your kindness.

cynaemon on Apr 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my profile page. It was really sweet and thoughtful.

manaelsa on Apr 1, 2020:

Thanks @Mckenzie97 😊 I'll update my profile a little! 👩‍🏫☀️

Mckenzie97 on Apr 1, 2020:

Positive Comments Swap ❤️

It’s lovely to read that you are teacher, I bet that’s very rewarding. Would love to know what you teach & what ages etc.

I’m the same as you, my mom absolutely loves crafts! That’s where I must get my urge to make things all the time from!

Would love to hear more about your teaching as well as what it’s like I’m Australia, I’ve never been! ✈️

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