Date Joined: June 10, 2021
Last Online: January 26, 2023
Birthday: October 22
** FYI - Recently changed my last name, and no longer go by Freire**
I first started swapping during my “pandemic pregnancy” and very quickly became addicted. Took a little time to focus on my transition back to work and raising my daughter, but I’m glad to be back!
I like to spend time outdoors with my family, reading mystery novels, and watching movies. In my free time, I LOVE to craft. I've always been a creative type however paper crafting, journalling, and creating paper embellishments are some of my all-time favourites. Mail art has become a new outlet for my creativity - I find so much peace in having a warm cup of tea while making beautiful stuff!
I'm still working through my swap preferences, but I LOVE anything that was handmade with love and care. I appreciate the time and effort that is put into making beautiful art. I'm happy to receive pretty mail and won't rate down if your style doesn't match mine. That said, I do try my best to go beyond the swap expectations and always try to include a little special something for my partners!
HANDMADE JOURNALS & FLIPBOOKS - My new favourite way to send happy mail to my penpals and friends! I enjoy finding interesting ways to package little treats and goodies!
PAPER - I'm a paper snob. I will find use for and repurpose literally ANY type of paper. Right now, I'm on the hunt for old, vintage sheets to add to my collection.
HANDMADE EMBELLISHMENTS - I love making and collecting little trinkets that I can incorporate into my art. Handmade paperclips, paper clusters and embellished tags are some I have been enjoying lately.
STAMPS - Stamp collecting runs in the family. I especially like to collect used stamps from all over the world and often incorporate them into my pieces.
TEA - There is nothing better than a warm cup of tea and a quiet block of time for crafting. I'm notorious for blindly choosing a tea from the drawer - I love surprises!
THEMES - Butterflies, Bees, Florals, Celestial, Vintage
KIDDIE/PLANNER/KAWAII STICKERS/GOODIES - I’m not especially interested in Japanese-style stationery. As a teacher, I have a tonne of kiddie/planner stickers - please no more.
GLUTEN - I'm celiac, and therefore cannot consume anything with gluten, including wheat, barley, malt. Most teas are gluten-free so not to worry there.
I am an eclectic - my pieces do not follow any specific style. I love modern prints, botanical and large florals, but also appreciate minimal, and natural simplicity - it all depends on how I'm feeling while crafting. As I try new projects, I pass them along. So, I hope you like surprises!
I'm a reliable penpal and always mark the swap as sent on the day I’ve mailed it in the post. Happy Swapping!
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