Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2024 6:26 pm


Date Joined: June 18, 2013
Last Online: December 24, 2021
Birthday: June 30, 1975
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

In my absence from the world of Swap-Bot I have kept myself busy! the previously mentioned issues with my mum having breast cancer again, then resultant health concerns from the cancer treatment! I have also set up my own business on Facebook & Etsy selling my handmade jewellery and hand embroidered hoop art.. I also taught myself to embroider, and I totally fell in love with it! If anyone is interested in an embroidery swap, please let me know!

So, the rest of my profile is a condensed version of my old one, I just wanted to take the opportunity above to explain myself a little! Looking forward to getting to know all the new swappers that have joined in my absence, and really looking forward to touching base with some old friends xxxxxxx

Who Am I?

Zoe!! Zoe Victoria Richardson to be precise. I am now 43, but still haven't grown up. I share the house that I was born in with my mum, two dogs, eight birds, and whatever other creatures happen along. I live in a small town in Derbyshire, which is right in the centre of the UK. I am incredibly lucky to live in a beautiful part of the world. Derbyshire has a lot of countryside & fields, woods, rivers etc.

What Do I like?

Nature - animals, birds, forests, rivers and the sea and everything in between. My particular favourites are seahorses, foxes, owls, squirrels, badgers, mushrooms, flowers. I have also recently discovered a deep love for wombats, sloths, pangolins and armadillos!

Mythology and Fairy tales -I enjoy the traditional fairy tales, and love the illustrations by artists such as Arthur Rackham. Not too keen on Disney, but don't mind some of the older styles. I love, love, love Mythology. My particular favourite is Greek mythology, but also enjoy Egyptian and Norse.

Crafts - I lost my confidence in my crafting for quite a while after receiving some seriously belittling comments, but am gradually getting my mojo back. I make jewellery when the mood takes me, or when I can't find something to go with an outfit! I also really enjoy photography but I only really photograph nature -no people! I have zero drawing ability, but I have discovered an absolute love of embroidery! In fact my main crafting activity nowadays is embroidery, in its many forms.

Stationery - I am addicted to stationery. If I have a nice notebook, and a pretty pen to write with, all is well with my world. Love stickers of all descriptions (except reward)

Food & Drink - I drink tea and hot chocolate and that is about it! I am slightly addicted to chocolate covered mints - peppermint patties are the best! I could live on cheese, and I adore sweet potato. One thing I am completely jealous of is in the US you have so much pumpkin spice flavoured goodies! I would love to try something!

Swapping - I don't do many postcard swaps unless the theme really appeals to me, so most of the swaps I do are packages. I really enjoy putting together a package of goodies for someone along a theme, or a profile. Always up for private swaps. I don't join a lot of public swaps, so swap mostly in groups.

What Do I Not Like?

I am an animal lover, so please do not send me anything to do with fur or the fur trade, anything to do with hunting etc. I am not a vegetarian, but I do try to limit my meat consumption. I also only use products that are not tested on animals. If for a swap you happen to send any lotions or potions, please check before sending - thank you.

Please no items designed for children. I have a deep love for childrens stories, fairytales etc. but would prefer not to receive actual items aimed at children.

I cannot even stand the smell of coffee so would be very grateful if you do not send it me! Also don't like swaps that smell of smoke when they arrive, but that can be dealt with if it cannot be avoided.

Please, please do not send me loose memo pad sheets, loose note sheets, pads with 3 sticky notes, single sheets of letter writing paper etc. I am drowning under a sea of them! The same applies to random bits of fabric or embellishments. If you have something that you think I would love - great send it! If you are sending something for the sake of padding an envelope out, or extras to encourage a heart, please don't! I would much rather have one well thought out item, than 5 random bits.

My Beliefs;-

I respect any and all religions and belief systems, even if I do not follow them myself. If I was forced to say what I was, I would say Nature Worshipper.

I cannot stand intolerance of any kind. I do not care if you are black, white or pink with purple spots. I do not care if you are Christian, Hindu, Druid, Pagan, or Witch. I do not care if you are gay, straight, bi, or trans. All I am bothered about is the person inside - if you are nice to me, I am nice to you - that's all that matters. I do not like it if you try to cram your beliefs down my throat, but I will always defend your right to have those beliefs.


I rate according to the Swap-Bot rules. I give hearts when I can see genuine thought and effort has gone into a swap, not because of extras. I am not unreasonable - if you are going to send late for a good reason, just let me know! But if you send late and don't let me know, or if you send a swap that doesn't meet requirements and have no interest in putting it right, please do not complain when you get the appropriate rating!


Bhindblueeyes rated for FS: Spring ATC on Jul 2, 2019
Comment: 07/08/19: Just a note that the second swap arrived as well today! What are the chances they'd both arrive within a week or so of one another!? Again, a beautiful flower and embroidery flowers. I just wanted you to know that the lost mail ended up not being so lost after all. Hello hello! Your mail arrived from across the pond!! I love the bright, vibrant flowers you drew, and the embroidery flowers are also so SO gorgeous! Thank you so much :)
Ky rated for FS: Valentine's Day Mail on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful Valentine and a gorgeous embroidered heart! Such lovely happy mail today. :-) Thank you so much!
Bhindblueeyes rated for FS: Valentine's Day Mail on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: What a wonderful wonderful piece of mail!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful card and the gorgeous heart embroidery as well!! This was certainly above and beyond, and I am thrilled to add this to my treasures. Thank you so very much!!
LahDeeDah rated for PVT: Personal Best on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: OH! MY! GOSH! This brooch is BEAUTIFUL!!! How can I even begin to express my gratitude for this exquisite piece of beaded butterfly goodness? I honestly can't stop looking at it long enough to type these words! Thank you so much, Zoe! I will treasure this for the rest of my life!
ContraryHousewife rated for FS: Christmas Happy Mail on Dec 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and ATC. I don't think I've ever seen a jackalope on a holiday card before. :)
piratecaptainmo rated for FS: Fiber Art Pendant on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Wow, Thank you so much for this beautiful space themed pendant! I love it so much!!!
Response: Phew! Thank you so much! I have been so nervous about this one!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and the gorgeous ATC! As soon as I saw it I knew there was Wink of Stella in it lol, and boy it goes well with everything, I absolutely love it! And I love mistletoes, so this was the perfect little present for me. Thank you so much! Have a very merry Christmas!
Response: I would put wink of Stella on EVERYTHING if I could!
Comment: Thank you for the super adorable card! And I'm totally going to use some of those jokes at work!
piratecaptainmo rated for FS: Christmas Happy Mail on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: I love the card you chose! And thank you for the wonderful ATC too!
Ikran3 rated for TNW - Yule on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you Zoe <3
Holunderfee rated for TP-Christmas Gift on Nov 22, 2018
Comment: Hi Zoe! Thanks so much. Today I´ve got your christmas parcel and I`m looking forward to open it. I will message you and wish you a great christmastime. EDIT. message sent
Ikran3 rated for Profile surprise on Nov 3, 2018
Comment: I love it Zoe, it’s beautiful:) now I need to pick up my crochet again! Thank you!
Eulegirl rated for TNW - Something to Wear on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pendant!!
Ikran3 rated for TP - Getting to Know You on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Zoe! I can’t think of much that I’d rather get through the post than a package of slothiness :) <3
Comment: Thank you😊
wombatlady rated for TNW - ATC Series - Leaves on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Oh my gosh, I LOVE this - my first embroidered ATC! Thank you so much!
Wooper rated for M/L/FT - Scavenger Hunt on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful swap! It really made my day today, I loved everything you sent ❤ My favorite was definitely the beautiful embroidery, great work with that! I also love the fact that the tote pack was fair trade made! Thank you so much!
Ikran3 rated for TNW - Autumn on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you SO much Zoe! What a fabulous package - you are so talented!! I love it all - hard to pick a favourite but maybe the leaf brooch which catches the light so beautifully <3 but the pebble is so beautiful too... and the embroidery! Totally loved it, thank you again!!
priony rated for NewbieHelpers/Sew What? on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Love the fabric postcard. Thank you so much! PS, Awesome peacock stationary
LadyJo rated for FS: My Favorite Things on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a nice typed out letter! I enjoyed reading your favorite things. I am glad to try this brand of tea as well! The post its are also cute! I enjoyed this swap you sent to me!

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thriftymermaid on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas!! 🎄💗

thriftymermaid on Oct 22, 2019:

Miss you Friend! Let me know if you want to do a private Christmas Swap! Hugs!!

CurlyTea on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

thriftymermaid on Apr 20, 2019:

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter weekend Bling Girl! <3

Marryth on Feb 1, 2019:

Thank you for the embroidery floss towards my January Wishlist - I'm looking forward to a chance to play with them! :)

DRMOM on Jan 29, 2019:

Thanks for the pretty flower ephemera! So pretty. I especially like the leaves. Can't wait to create with them. Thank you 😃

sassafrass on Jan 8, 2019:

It's really nice to see you back around this place again :) I see you've been creating a lot of beautiful and amazing things! Fav'd a few from your Etsy shop ❤️

Swan on Oct 18, 2018:

Thank you for the really cool hoop with a snail theme that you sent for Wishlist group for October. It's awesome!

Moni on Oct 4, 2018:

I sent you the earrings for your september wish from wishlist group :)

reauk on Sep 24, 2018:

Good to see you back 😀

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