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!
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!
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!
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.
Printmaking, dress making, sewing, photography, paper crafts and drawing.
This is really a list to give you an idea about me and the things I love, rather than a wishlist!
Notecards and envelopes
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
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!