Swap-bot Time: January 29, 2020 2:33 am


Date Joined: April 25, 2019
Last Online: January 29, 2020
Birthday: June 26
Country: United Kingdom

About Me


I live in England in the United Kingdom. I am a wife, mother, christian, baker, gardener, craft maker, bookworm, friend, board game lover, christmas lover and homebody.

I love to laugh, to make connections with other people and to brighten people's days. I'm open, friendly and accept everyone as they are.

My husband works away quite a lot and we have just made the decision to home educate our 5 year old daughter.

We have a downstairs room which was used as an office which I have claimed and now call my Craft Emporium ;-)

We are blessed with a nice sized garden and this year I grew green beans, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, courgettes and beetroot all successfully! The carrots, parsnips and sprouts didn't fare so well.

As a family we have visited America 3 times all around the Oregon area as we have friends there. We love it and can't wait to go back.

I've been interested in swaps for ages and now have the time to get involved and make new friends. Having been on here for a few months now I can say I'm loving it :-)

Can't wait to get to know you!

Favorite Books

I love reading and I read to relax and switch off so I only like happy endings :-) I mostly read fiction, chick lit, fantasy and crime being my favourite genres.

Authors I like are: Sarah Morgan, Jude Deveraux, Nora Roberts (J.D.Robb), Debbie Macomber, Lucinda Riley, Lee Child, David Baldacci

Other books I have particularly enjoyed are the Harry Potter series and Magician. I will read these again and again.

I also have quite an extensive recipe book collection and I love just to flick through them. Crochet pattern books and gardening books are also favourites.

Favorite Crafts

Crochet is the craft I do most often and which comes most naturally to me. I love to make things for other people. I've considered setting up an Etsy shop but for now I like to do it for fun and to bless people, not for money.

Over the years I have tried many different forms of journalling but found none ever fitted. Now I just do my own thing and I am loving it :-)

Since joining swap-bot I have rediscovered my love of letter writing.

I also enjoy sewing and paper cutting.

I am now starting to get back into papercrafting and am enjoying building up some supplies again.

I will give a go to anything which takes my fancy or that I spot on pinterest! I'm currently decorating one wall in my daughter's room with a big tree mural. It's an enchanted tree with all sorts of things decorating it and hidden within it's branches. I've made tiny bunting from crochet and painted mushroom houses, there's an origami kite stuck somewhere and crocheted cherry blossom.

Favorite Television

I'm a bit of a box set addict. We don't have a tv licence but we own boxsets and have a netflix account.

My favourite series that I've seen are:

West Wing, Gilmore Girls, Fringe, Warehouse 13, Numb3rs, Downton Abbey, Castle, Friends, Agents of Shield, Hawaii 5-0, Firefly

I love hallmark Christmas movies and have recently watched some of their tv series.

I'm always happy to receive a recommendation!

Board games

I love board games and me and my husband play regularly sometimes with friends and sometimes just the two of us. Our favourites at the moment are:

Patchwork, Love letter, Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Sky, Takenoko, Above and Below, Sorcerer's cave

Again I'm always happy for any recommendations, especially for good 2 player games.


  • Themes I like: bears, hedgehogs, penguins, wolves, yoshi, autumn/winter, lakes, waterfalls, woods, trees, rainbows, Christmas

  • Colour! I love colour, especially how different colours contrast each other.

  • Tim tams - absolutely love just the original ones but can't get them in the UK. Also York peppermint patties and the Nestle tollhouse mini morsels chocolate chips and their seasonal special edition chocolate and mint chocolate chips

  • Blank notecards, lined notebooks, pens (especially pretty ones/unusual ones)

  • Fiction books, recipe books

  • Anything related to a cosy evening in

  • Pumpkin spice or gingerbread scented candles (no other scents please). Unscented candles.

  • Christmas tree or Christmas house decorations

  • Easter tree decorations

  • Autumn/Fall decorations - I love to decorate my house for all seasons but here in the UK there aren't really any for Fall available

  • Cookie cutters, cupcake sprinkles, recipes

  • Crochet related items, fabric, sewing items, seeds or other things to grow, acrylic yarn

  • Silver based stud earrings, fingerless gloves

  • Handmade items, anything crocheted

  • Something I can't get in the UK


Thanks for the thought, but I'd rather not have....

  • Sweetener of any kind as it makes me ill. Sugar, syrup, honey etc are all fine

  • Botanical or butterfly themed things

  • Halloween, horror, anything gory, clowns, spiders, snakes, insects

  • Food - banana, cinnamon, fruit teas, hot or spicy sweets/chocolate

  • Stamps - I don't use them and have no use for them so will just gift them onto somebody else


Comment: Thank you for the sweet snowflake card!
Response: Glad you like it x
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and great swap
Response: Ah yay! So glad it got to you ok and you like it x
marinda rated for Happy Profile- Thanksgiving on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks! :)
debbiespoms rated for Private Swap on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Received Halloween kitty today. I love him and the extra goodies! Thank you for doing the private swap with me.
Response: You're welcome. Happy to do another one at some point :-)
SquidSorbet rated for ST: Mystery Candy Swap on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the candies & fun extras! :)
Response: Ooh yay it arrived quick!!
Comment: I can't wait to open the gift :D and thank you so much for the extras - you won my heart (both on swapbot and in real life) with the strawberry chewing gum ๐Ÿ˜
Response: You're very welcome :-) Happy to send you more at any point :-) x
2bneat rated for SH: Small Stocking Stuffer #5 on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffers, I've put them away to open in December. Thank you also all the teas you sent, we have already been enjoying them. โ™ฅโ™ฅ
Response: Glad you are enjoying them. And the gifts at Christmas :-)
Bloempje666 rated for ABC Snacks - E ๐Ÿช on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: thanx for resending, this time it was very quick! and thanx for the fabric ;)
Response: You're very welcome! Glad this one turned up! x
Welshgirlie rated for ABC Snacks - H ๐Ÿฉ on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fab chocs, I love Heroes and the variety ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜xx
Response: Glad they arrived!
moodymel rated for ABC Snacks - G ๐Ÿฅฎ on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers! The chocolate bar was DELICIOUS! Great choice!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
scrapkween rated for Handwritten Bible Verses #4 on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Loved the verses!
Response: Glad they arrived x
Comment: Natasha: Thank you for the lovely journal and the colorful tree! Very nice!
Response: Glad you liked it :-)
LouJan38 rated for ABC Snacks - F ๐Ÿฅจ on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Thankyou x I ate the fudge as I looked at the rest!!! My fave!!! โค๏ธ
Response: Ha ha. I would have done the same :-)
brumby3 rated for WIYM: Randomness #2 INTL on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Hi Natasha, thank you for the envie with goodies. Love the washi samples. Happy swapping! Annabelle xoxoxo
Response: So glad you liked them :-)
Caithness rated for EML: Autumn Scavenger Hunt on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks ever so much for your lovely collection of autumn items, I love them all, funnily enough those cute little cards I have them sitting in my basket :D How nice for all three to do a UK swap.Cheers ja x
Response: Ha ha how funny! So glad I sent you something you really like. It was so fun doing it as UK swap as it's so rare x
neea1989 rated for ABC Snacks - A ๐Ÿญ on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: It finally arrived, yay! The Aero bars are sooo gooood. ๐Ÿ˜ This Angel Delight stuff seems really interesting, I don't think I've seen anything like this before. I can't wait to try it! Thank you! ๐Ÿ’•
Response: Yay! So glad it finally arrived!
JudalineZ rated for SH:Etsy or Amazon swap on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much
Response: Glad it arrived nice and quick
zurdoswifey rated for ABC Snacks - C ๐Ÿซ on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the bars...hubby loved the grape flavored one lol and Iโ€™m saving the caramel for a rainy day to eat while I drink my favorite fall tea
Response: Glad you liked them!
lilsiyh rated for โ˜† THEMED ENVELOPE #9 โ˜† on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the items!
Response: You're welcome
neea1989 rated for ABC Snacks - D ๐Ÿง on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: Ooh, I haven't had one of these dip lolly things since I was a kid! Can't wait to try it. These drumstick squashies are so yummy, omnomnom. Thank you! ๐Ÿ’•
Response: Glad it arrived ok!

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TeaNi on Dec 31, 2019:

Thank you so much

for granting a wish for me with the hand mask and cute unicorn sticky note pad! :)

romyisa78 on Nov 25, 2019:

Natasha, thank you so mmuch for that really biiiig surprise you sent me from the wishlist group. you really made my day. big hugs from germany

nancylee on Nov 19, 2019:

Happy Profile- Thanksgiving

Enjoy the day with family and those that are special to you - Happy Thanksgiving!

IDreamOfAfrica on Nov 14, 2019:

Happy Profile- Thanksgiving 1 2 3

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Swan on Oct 17, 2019:

Thank you for the variety of Fair Trade chocolates and the fruity tea for my October Wishlist!

itsnobody on Sep 29, 2019:

Thank you for the very cute feline surprise for the "Small Surprise, cheap postage tag". This is something I just needed and I can't find anywhere in Bulgaria. Lovely!

BlueberryLady on Sep 23, 2019:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group !! a New Swap will be up soon...

yvonne401 on Sep 10, 2019:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



FurPotato on Aug 12, 2019:


cherlita on Aug 10, 2019:

Happy Profile- Summer Swap

Summer is a perfect time to feel the breeze and play under the sun. Hope you like these all, enjoy your beautiful summer!


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