Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2024 3:01 pm


Date Joined: March 5, 2020
Last Online: June 12, 2021
Birthday: January 3
Country: Australia
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About Me

Hi everyone :)

My name is Lauren and I am a primary school teacher in Melbourne, Australia. I have a Yorkshire Terrier and he is my fur baby.

I follow a keto diet, so I don't eat carbs or sweets :P But I do love to eat cheese and drink tea. One of my favourite stores is T2 (it's a tea store in Australia) I love trying all different sorts of teas, especially your favourite ;) Tea swaps are some of my favourite on swap-bot.

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Please note: I have a late swap on my dash. "Share Your Country #7" is a part of a series of swaps I host, and unfortunately my partner is in Puerto Rico which is not accepting mail from Australia. My swap is addressed and ready to go, and will be sent as soon as the post between our countries opens up again.

Favorite Crafts

I love creating things, in particular sewing and working on my art journals. I have a TON of paper craft and art supplies so I thought it would be great to have a use for them with some swaps.

I hope to create 50 or more craft projects in 2021.

Favorite Crafts

As well as crafting, my hobbies include gardening and reading. Each year I am trying to produce more and more food at home - this Summer zucchinis were a big winner! This year I have begun saving my own seeds to sow next time around.

Favorite Books

I love to read in the evenings and one of my favourite authors is Peter Benchley - I'm always looking for his books in op shops. I first read Jaws a few years ago, and now I'm hooked! I also love Terry Pratchett books, and my all time favourite series is Harry Potter - I'm currently listening the audiobooks narrated by Stephen Fry


These are some of the things that I would love to receive in happy mail and wishlist swaps. Although honestly I appreciate each and every thing that is sent to me. I will usually be able to find a use for something, or be able to share it with someone who would. I also don't mind if what you send has been partially used, for example a sticker sheet.
* Stickers
* Washi tape
* Planner stickers
* Letter sets
* Notecards
* Packaged Tea samples
* Children's book pages
* Art book pages
* Illustrations
* Die Cuts
* Blank shipping tags of any size
* Lengths of ribbon and interesting threads
* Stationary
* Traveler's Notebooks
* Watercolour paper
* Address labels
* Ephemera
* Empty seed packets
* Book pages
* Acrylic/Rubber Stamps
* Rubber stamped images (black ink if possible)
* Pages for Pocket Letters
* Blank Postcards
* Anything based on my themes below

My favourite tea that I've received in a swap was Taylors of Harrogate Lemon & Orange Tea, I have no idea where to buy it, so I would love to receive it in a swap again if that's possible ^_^

Something extra...

I am working on a little project inspired by a couple of books I've read where I collect joker playing cards. So if we're ever in a swap and you find you have some lying around your home, I'd love so much to receive it to add to my collection. Thanks in advance x

My A-Zs

I'll keep adding them as I think of them ^_^

A Amelie (Film), Autumn, Art History, Architecture, ATCs, Art Journaling, Altered Art

B Bees, Birds, Beaches, Botannical Diagrams,

C Chickens, Popular Cities, Coffee, Collage

D Dinosaurs (Blue ones), Dolly Parton

E Enid Blyton, Elvis, Ephemera,

F Flowers, Foxes, Fantastic Mr Fox (Film), Forests, Feathers, Fairy Tales,

G Gardening, Garden gnomes, Golden Books

H Harry Potter, Herbalism, History, Handmade

I Illustrations

J Jokers (Playing Cards), Junk Journaling


L Lighthouses

M Mythical Creatures, Mixed Media, Moon, Museums, Mail Art

N Nasa, Nature

O Ocean

P Plants, Postcards, Pocket Letters, Papercrafting, Playing Cards, Postage

Q Quilting,

R Reading, Roald Dahl, Rubber Stamping, Rainbows,

S Studio Ghibli, Space, Spring, Summer, Sloths, Serenity, Sherlock Holmes, Stained Glass

T Trees, Travel

U Under the Sea, USA, Used Postage Stamps

V Villains (Disney), Vintage children's books

W Washi Tape, Wildflowers, Woods, Waterfalls, Wonder Woman


Y Yorkshire Terriers, Yoga,


ATC A-Z Swap:

I am starting a collection of the following ATC themes, and I'd love to receive something that fits into these themes. So far I don't have any letters of each.

Harry Potter
Trees, Plants and Flowers


Karen07 rated for Ongoing Birthday Swap - February on Jul 11, 2023
sojourner rated for Handmade Postcard on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Nothing received!
teddygirl rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #13 on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Sorry for late reply Lauren, your mail always brings me great joy thanks heaps 🌻🌞☀️🌝
sakura15 rated for AS: ♥ Valentines swap ♥ on Aug 22, 2021
Comment: Apparently I never rated this! I am so sorry I have to say I have forgotten what you sent but I trust you did send something!
Comment: Never received anything. Exchanged messages with partner several times, waited and waited, but nothing ever came.
Aeon rated for Kawaii ATC HDHP #3:: Pusheen on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: I got your resend in the mail yesterday and it’s SO CUTE! 😍😍 Thank you for resending! I will let you know if the original ever shows up too. Thank you also for the adorable Kawaii post-its!
JoyfulCrafter rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #12 on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: So sorry for the late rating
Comment: It came!! Great Ocean Road looks like it has some amazing views!!!
Response: Thank you for your rating! If it never turned up I’m more than happy to send you another ☺️ Happy mail is always a good thing ☺️
maryrose rated for Tea For Thee # 85 on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Dear Lauren, thanks for the tea. Have a wonderful day. Cheers, ellen
Comment: Thank you for this wonderful swap! I love the envelope, the stamps, your lovely note and the goodies you enclosed! Hope you had a nice summer break. Yes it snows here. We’ve had snow on the ground all month and temps below freezing every day so far for February. Looking forward to Spring for sure!! Keep safe and thanks so much again!!! xoxo
Eulegirl rated for January Birthday Swap on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: I am sorry that it took me so long to rate this. There's quite a story. I received it at long last, but almost all of the front of the envie had been removed. It said only "To, 3, Harriso, United State". And it got to my house!!! Then yesterday, I got a "we care" damaged mail envie from the post office with the rest of my address from the front of the envie sealed inside." Thank you for the lovely card and stamp set. Thank you to the post office for getting it to me minus my address and for the interesting story!
Comment: I love the variety of papers you provided, they are lovely! Thank you so much!
JoyfulCrafter rated for Happy Mail- sender's choice on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package, I love everything but especially the purple bookmark :)
Comment: I just received your letter! 😊 Thank you so much, I’m very excited to open it! 💕
Lotusemilia rated for Tea For Thee # 84 on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the tea and the extra stickers! <3
Gaucha rated for Ongoing Birthday Swap - January on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the special birthday delivery!! To be honest, I wanted to open it today... But I didn't. Yeeeey, good for me ;-) I'm not sure when I will open it, though. Maybe the first of August (on my birthday) maybe when I need some cheering up on a down-day. Always nice to have some happy mail like this on stand by! ;-) Thanks again, I'm sure we will swap again!
TryshaH81 rated for HMH - Destash Envie on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap
rebeccag1986 rated for AS: Tea and a Letter on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your letter and yea which arrived this morning Lauren! Look forward to writing back to you!
Rockmask rated for Kawaii ATC HDHP #2:: Rilakkuma on Jan 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the adorable stationary and ATC! I personally love pusheen cat the most =^•^= 🖤

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weatherwax on May 17, 2021:

I hope you are fine!!! Please read your messages - thank you!

Kirsten from the LDEM group

meeltje57 on Feb 16, 2021:

The fabric arrived and I am so in love with it. This is exactly what I was dreaming of. Hope my envelope arrives soon. Thanks so much for your generosity.

LadyJo on Feb 13, 2021:

Thank you for the CPG wishes for January! I love these envies. Thank you for the labels too, that was so nice! The tea looks like I will enjoy it! I hope you are having a great day!

TeaNi on Feb 5, 2021:

thank you so much

for granting a CPG January wish for me with the pretty envies, the labels, and the Australian tea- I can't wait to try it! :)

TryshaH81 on Feb 2, 2021:

Thank you for the envies & tea from CPG

colleenbUSA on Feb 2, 2021:

Thank you for the CPG Wishes for Jan they're so cute!

Tricia22 on Jan 27, 2021:

CPG Wishlist Jan- Thank you for the pretty envelopes, much appreciated 😊

OrigamiGrace on Jan 26, 2021:

Your envies are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the January wish from my CPG Wishlist - I love them, they will be hard to part with:)

bblue on Jan 9, 2021:

Thanks for the awesome handmade envies via the LSRUS wishlist!

area51ufo1 on Jan 8, 2021:

I got your Nov LSRUS wish yesterday on my bday. The Frida is so amazing. I only have a normal sewing machine. So nice of you to think of me. Please post some wishes in the group

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