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Last Online: September 19, 2015
Birthday: November 3
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I'm having a little break from swapping for a couple of months - I've sent out all my swaps, and I will come back to rate the ones I receive. If you don't receive a package from me, then please let me know!

I live in the east of England with my husband. Together, we love to create relief prints - wood engravings, lino cuts, wood cuts etc, and soon we are about to branch out into letterpress which is very exciting!

I love cooking, growing vegetables in our tiny postage-stamp sized garden, walking, sewing and filling our house with far too many second-hand books. I adore reading, and am never without a book. I collect vintage Penguin paperbacks, at the moment I'm trying to collect the first 100 1st editions but it's a slow process!

I spend far too much time and money on clothes, and have now begun to make my own on a 1950s Singer sewing machine. I love collecting all kinds of things - I have dozens of little boxes and tins all over the place filled with treasures of every age, colour, shape and size!

Favorite Music

I love The Decemberists, Beirut, Joanna Newsom, Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins, Ed Harcourt, British Sea Power, Sufjan Stevens, Belle and Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Super Furry Animals, Adam Green, Bonnie Prince Billy and the like! I also love old music and a bit of classical now and again!

Favourite Authors

A.S. Byatt, Thomas Pynchon, Robertson Davies, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Louis de Bernieres and similar. I'm also one for trashy historical fiction as a bit of escapism!

Favourite Colours and Patterns

Orange, brown, green and gold. I love autumnal colours, as well as bright jewel colours. I love spotty things, as well as unusual prints and patterns from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Favorite Crafts

Printmaking, dress making, sewing, photography, paper crafts and drawing.

Things I Collect

This is really a list to give you an idea about me and the things I love, rather than a wishlist!

Notecards and envelopes
Little tins
Writing paper
Interesting paper
Pencils and pens
Old costume jewellery
Vintage powder compacts
Old maps and books
Interesting sketchbooks and journals
Postcards of places/art/patterns etc
Retro patterned fabric

Food and Drinks etc

I love tea of all kinds, and I have discovered so many interesting ones through Swapbot! I like black tea, green tea, herbal tea, fruity tea etc - I don't often meet with a teabag that I don't enjoy!

I sometimes drink fresh coffee, but not very often - and I'm not keen on cappucino mixes etc, although I still drink them if I receive any!

I love chocolate, and hot chocolate as well! Any sweeties or chocolate that I can't get in England always cause great excitement!

I rarely wear make-up, although I do have a growing collection of nice lip balms and chap sticks which I use all the time!


Momwithahook rated for "Eat Food" 10-Day Challenge on Jul 17, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much for the little journal. It was a very good read. Sorry about your grandfather. Lovely swap. Thanks for sharing your journey with me.
rockstar20h rated for Getting To Know You IV on Jun 18, 2008
Comment: thank you!! pretty notecard..did you want to be penpals?
heliogal rated for Getting To Know You IV on Jun 17, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely note and all the extras! That is so wonderful to hear about your garden. It is amazing how fast things can grow once it warms up. I haven't made the elderflower champagne, YET but it is still on the agenda! Your wine endeavors sound intriguing. Thank you again for a great letter.
Comment: LOVE the journal its so me. thank you very much
snarglebean rated for Pen Pal Package Swap on Jun 7, 2008
Comment: Sarah, thank you so much for such a wonderful package!! I've already got my questions answered and I'm going to write you a letter before I send it out. I'm glad I got paired with a cool person!! Kelli
beckra rated for 1 picture = 1,000 words? on Jun 4, 2008
Comment: Fantastic! I feel so lucky to have been your partner! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your words, your expertise, and your finely tuned observations! As I read your words, I enjoyed, I learned, and I smiled (a lot). Thanks!
NorthernBorder rated for Bus / Train / Tram Map Swap on May 29, 2008
Comment: Thank you for package of maps & your note. The tea shops on the maps is a charming notion. I appreciated the hand made envelope. Best regards, M
mejulia rated for Getting To Know You III on May 27, 2008
Christina rated for Getting To Know You III on May 20, 2008
Comment: So nice to hear from you again! I'm just enjoying a nice cuppa with MY Brit friend,Sue. :)
donnasaurus1 rated for BB- Tea-towel Crazy on May 20, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the lovely towels, i have just started using one for washing up tea things, thanks so much.
mediatinker rated for Secret Message Crafting on May 16, 2008
Comment: Wow, that was fabulous. Beautiful letterpress, excellent source material, and a fun code. Did you know that there was a typo in your code? Totally confounded me, but I figured it out eventually and that made it a lot more intriguing. The book ends on page 172, but one of the code lines refered to page 187. I finally got it when I skipped that line of code and reached a letterpressed number in your code that I couldn't tell what it was (it was an italic 2, but the ink had bled and it looked like a 3). That clued me in to think about the form of 187 - the actual page number was 137 (but that 3 in the book looked like an 8). Message solved! You kept me, my husband, and our geeky houseguest well entertained over breakfast. Thanks so much.
moonstarjen2976 rated for Chocolate Plus One Swap on May 13, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for my swap, I cant wait to eat it! I LOVE orange and chocolate! And dark chocolate! Yummy! Thanks so much! :)
Comment: I loved the package- interesting article and the teas tasted great! Thank you!
sharonb rated for Quick Seed Swap - UK only on Apr 16, 2008
Comment: Wow, fabulous swap package - thank you!
lilychouchou rated for I Wish For #2 - UK only on Apr 5, 2008
Comment: Just got your package! What can I say! Wow! I love it all! Thankyou so much. It was all so beautifully wrapped up, and I had so much fun opening all the little packages. It was like christmas all over again! :D The stationery is so beautiful, I love it so much. You should get more hearts, I wish I could give you more than one! I am ashamed that I haven't answered your letter yet, I do have it on a pile of letters I need to answer! I will write to you soon. I can't wait to use my beautiful new stationery! Off to make myself a cup of jasmine tea. :D
PostMuse rated for Getting To Know You II on Apr 4, 2008
Comment: What a wonderful note and lovely additions (homemade card is gorgeous and I love the postcards). The separate postcard arrived today, too, and it is so perfect for my mapcard collection. I envy your small vegetable garden. We made zucchini brownies the other day... interesting way to use up extra zucchini!
anapinkfairy rated for 2008 Reading Log 1 on Apr 3, 2008
Comment: Thanks.. It's a very good review and comments you gave me.. :) I never really read something historical.. I think it's worth a try :)
Christina rated for Getting To Know You II on Apr 3, 2008
Comment: Thank you for my lovely note and teas!!
Sasy rated for 2008 Reading Log 1 on Mar 28, 2008
Comment: Thank you so much for your reading log. I really enjoyed reading your comments. :)
ladybug267 rated for Up The Garden Path Notecards on Mar 13, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards :)

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PostMuse on Jul 13, 2008:

There is a new contest on Notecards To Go group. Etsy notecards to one lucky winner!

JennieMaeD on Jun 30, 2008:

Hi there. Your package for the "Eat Food" 10 day challenge is on its way.

Mello on Jun 3, 2008:

Hi there! Thanx for the great YGEM Package. I love the fabric and just couldn't believe you bought a Martha Stewart Magazine! They are so expensive when they are imported! Thank you so much, and especially thanx for making me the winner for the last month!

littlewanda on May 24, 2008:

I wanted to let you know we have three new swaps in the British Birds group - I Wish For #3, I Wish For My Partner, and 7 Days Of Small Surprises.


beckra on May 9, 2008:

Thanks for participating in the 1 picture = 1,000 words swap! I'll contact everyone about 3 weeks after the send deadline to make sure that everyone has received. In the meanwhile, please let me know if you have any questions or run into any difficulties. Happy writing!

earthnk on May 5, 2008:

Howdy, I sent your notecard swap today. Please let me know when you get it. Thanks!

lilychouchou on Apr 21, 2008:

So glad you liked the package I sent. :D

Mojo on Apr 10, 2008:

Hiya, I said on the BB forum about an altered journal swap and you said you'd like to join... so here it is! It's not on BB 'cause of the things going on there are the moment but it's still UK only! Love to see you there, Mojo xx

Jox on Mar 31, 2008:

I have started a uk seed swap, you can find it here hope you have time to join:-)

Nanamint on Mar 27, 2008:

I'm so happy that you liked my YGM package! :D I just had a look at your Etsy store, you have really classy stuff.

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