Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2021 6:23 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2020
Last Online: September 20, 2021
Birthday: February 8
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I mark swaps as sent after I have either put them in the postbox or taken them to the post office if they need to be weighed. Sometimes if I put items in the postbox on my way home from work, it means I have missed that day's collection and it may not be collected till the next day. Be assured though, if I mark as sent then the swap has begun it's journey. Occasionally we have what we call in England, bank holidays, which means items could be sat for 2 or 3 days in the post box. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about this and it may mean, the postmark is different to the send date. I have no control over when post is picked up from the postbox.

If you feel you have not received my swap in a reasonable length of time, please message me. I am sure we can sort it out. Also, I always rate. If you have not received a rating, then it has not arrived.

Just to give you an idea, international swaps can take up to two months to reach me but that does not matter because I am very good at being patient. I will usually wait at least that long before messaging to say a swap has not arrived.

I love to be outdoors. It doesn't matter whether it is sitting in the garden, going for walks in the woods or camping. Sometimes we put the tent up in the garden just for fun. I spent a night out in a thunder storm. It was amazing seeing the tent light up with the lightning.

I like to spend my spare time creating things for the grandchildren. I like to knit, sew and attempt to crochet.

I live on a dairy farm with my husband and some of the children, the rest have their own families and homes. We have several pets 4 dogs, 3 geese, 7 chickens, 5 cows - they are not part of the farm, a pond with fish and tropical tank in the house.

Just to let you know, I do not drink any hot drinks. If the swap suggests sending these as part of the swap, save them for another person who will enjoy them.

Favorite Books

I would like to read much more than I have time to. I read a lot of children's books as I work in a primary school. At the moment my favourite authors are Julia Donaldson and Karen Kingsbury.

Update 14/3/2021 When I go anywhere I like to get children's books in the language of that country.

Favorite Crafts

I will try nearly anything, although I am no good at art. I cannot draw or paint. I prefer to mess with fabric or paper/card. I produce better results. Knitting is what I do most, followed by sewing.

Following advice from another swapper, I am not going to say that I am no good at art. I am now still practising and as I have not yet found my niche.

I am beginning to dabble with junk journaling, journal cards, making envelopes and pockets. I have been watching You Tube videos to learn more and bought my first ink for going round the edges of cards etc. Still so much more to learn.

Jan 2021, I have discovered paper napkins and love them. I am going to have a lot of fun seeing what I can do with them.

March 2021 I have found the theme that I like when I make junk journals. I love vintage. So now I collect old tickets, photos, receipts and anything really. My favourite recent buy was a collection of greetings cards from the 1920s. I have quite a stash of old postcards and love to read them and discover about people. Also, now having a go at Zentangle inspired art and ATC's and having loads of fun.

Favorite Television

We do not watch television but we do watch DVDs. We watch boxed sets of TV series inbetween repeatedly watching Star Wars, although I have not got all the films yet. The rest of the family prefer action films.

A B C of likes

This may take some time to do. A little will be added at a time.

A- animals of the large kind, Aboriginal art,

B- books, buttons, birds,

C- cows, celebrations from other countries, candles, castles, cross stitch,

D- dragons,


F- flora and fauna, fresh cut grass,

G- grandchildren visiting, Gruffalo,

H- Harry Potter, hand-made envelopes,


J- jigsaws, jumping in puddles, junk journals, journal cards,

K- knitting, keychains,

L- learning something new, languages ( I would love to be able to understand much more than I do),

M- mushrooms,

N- New Zealand (my favourite country), needle-felting,

O- owls,

P- postcards, patchwork,

Q- quotes that make you reflect or uplift,

R- reading, ribbons,

S- sewing, stationary of all kinds, social history, storms, Star Wars, space, stamps,

T- trees,

U- upcycling,

V- visiting National Trust places - or anywhere old, vintage ephemera,

W- watching the birds on the feeders, wool - I have lots of it, woodlands, walking,





Impatient people especially drivers, earwigs, feeling like I have wasted time, anything rude or crude, tea, coffee, make-up, roses, potatoes, cooking,

Thank you

I just wanted to say what an amazing site swap-bot is. I have had some really amazing post. I love the decorated envelopes I receive - something I need to get better at. I use a lot of the decorations in my journal, to make it look more interesting than it is.

Thank you everyone.


Comment: Great swap! Thank you! :)
Carollee922 rated for Moon Postcard Swap on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Great perspective of the moon, thank you for sending. I am really looking forward to Fall!
suepier rated for This is where I went this summer on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing you day with me.
LondonWriting rated for UK: World Postcard Day Swap on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the Alice in Wonderland card. I like that little hedgehog on it too! ๐Ÿฆ”
Comment: Hi Kirsty Thanks for the carnation postcard and the wonderful stamps! Soon you will know my address without looking ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚
LondonWriting rated for UKPP: M... on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Hi Kirsty Thanks for the postcard and i especially like the stamps as well, thank you! I havenโ€™t knowingly seen a Mistle Thrush. We mostly have pigeons, magpies and sparrows here - sometimes bathing in the gutter outside the bedroom window ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
galadkria rated for UK: World Postcard Day Swap on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Omg those stamps!!!! So cute - thank you so much
Caithness rated for UK: World Postcard Day Swap on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard. I'm so seasonal with flowers but enjoying Gladiolus at this moment in time.
Carollee922 rated for This is where I went this summer on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: That sounds like a nice night out for sure, I hope you can travel again soon. Sorry for the late rate, my mail is so screwed up and I just got it.
teddygirl rated for Christmas pocket letter 2020 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Going through my swaps, im terribly sorry for this late rating! I did receive this and it was really nice, thankyou so very much! Please forgive me!!?
Comment: Dear Kirsty, how lovely your postcard is!!! Thank you so much, I love it!โค๏ธ
Comment: Thank you
Comment: That paper was definitely worth the wait, it's really nice. You're getting so versatile at making these pages, I love having you as a swap partner for them.I really like the butterfly cards that you enclosed as well. Thank you, Kirsty xx
Response: I am surprised it arrived so quick, I only got to the postoffice at five o'clock and thought I had missed the post for the day. Glad that you liked it. I wish there had been enough paper to make one for myself too. Thank you for your kind words.
Maddashin rated for Ugly PC Swap #38 on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: And yet I like the postcard Thanks ๐Ÿ™
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful multi-view card!
LondonWriting rated for UKPP: K... on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the kitten postcard and apologies for the late rating. I was away too see my family for a bit and then I lost track for a bit ๐Ÿ˜ณ
simcoe54 rated for Not Your Country Map PC #7 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: A new map pc for my collection. Thanks
Comment: Love this postcard! You chose a good one for me and great postage too. This one goes into my journal. Stay safe and happy! ๐Ÿ’›
Ikat78 rated for Naked Vintage PC on Sep 10, 2021
Comment: Hi Kristi, I love this building as well with the wood framing inside. So lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

debbiespoms on Dec 29, 2020:

Hi Kristy! I want to thank you so much for the Secret Santa gift via Santa's Helpers group. Which I received today. I just love the 5 soooo pretty magnetic bookmarks ( my favorite kind), and the beautiful book on Fairies, The Myth, Legends, and Lore ! I don't have this book either & would love to know where you found this one & if there are any others like it. Thank you so much again and esp. for joining the Secret Santa swap! I can't wait till next year to do it again !

MisplacedfromPA on Oct 12, 2020:

Received a lovely letter from you and I loved it. Will write you back. Have a great day.

carrotkate on Sep 13, 2020:

Welcome to Swap-Bot! I hope your mailbox stays full & happy!

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