Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2022 7:39 am


Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: December 1, 2022
Birthday: October 5
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hello! I'm a British female engineer and I'm curious about everything.

I really enjoy post and getting home to find something exciting or pretty waiting for me! It can make a bad day so much better to receive a lovely letter or gift, especially something handmade with love :)

I do have depression but I'm careful not to take on too much so I hope it will never impact my swapping even if life gets tough some days...

I love travelling to new places, I have a long list of places I'd like to go - some local places for days out and some places I might never see, but I can dream :)

I really enjoy creating things and making things look pretty. My current projects are dressmaking, quilting, making postcards and ATCs, and watercolour painting.

I also love just watching beautiful views, sunsets, the stars, and getting to the middle of nowhere and just stopping to be alive :) I like to go out hill walking to see the views.

A few more specific things I like include: typography/ quotes, tarot, sewing, reading, Studio Ghibli, maps, art and museums.

I'd love to swap foreign sewing or quilting magazines, if anyone would like to trade :)

Things I like

Things I like on postcards and anything else :)

✪ anything handmade :)

✪ anything with my initials (E.S. or E.H.S.) or house number (4)

✪ typography/ quotes,

✪ sewing/ sewing machines/ embroidery,

✪ tarot,

✪ maps,

✪ Studio Ghibli (especially Totoro),

✪ Kaikai kiki/ Takashi Murakami,

✪ anything Japanese or Japanese style,

✪ aerial views,

✪ fireworks,

✪ stars and the night sky, lanterns,

✪ Buddhas, temples, shrines, religious statues, Madonnas/ Virgin Mary,

✪ beautiful views and landscapes (mountains/ lavender fields/ panoramic views etc.),

✪ shaped cards,

✪ Art and patterns - art nouveau, art deco, floral, geometric etc.

✪ seasonal or celebration cards from any religion or region,

☹ I'd prefer NOT to receive tourist multi-view cards, or anything with photos of food, thank you! ☹

✉ I appreciate nice stamps but I'm not a collector.

Things I would like to receive

✪ folded cards and postcards (I prefer my postcards written and stamped (naked) unless you think a delicate or handmade card needs more protection) - I'm happy to receive good quality homemade cards of any type of craft.

✪ any stationery supplies such as writing paper, letter sets, note cards, postcards, nice envelopes, washi tape, pretty pens (really loving sharpie markers at the moment!), stickers... (please DON'T send little bits of paper/ ephemera etc., I just lose them before I can use them!)

✪ sewing supplies - sewing patterns (UK 18/ EU50/ US14), fabric, fastenings...

✪ anything Studio Ghibli (but I'm not interested in anime or cartoons),

✪ anything to do with maps or travel or post related, including airmail stickers,

✪ magnets - ideally showing a famous site or with a place name on,

✪ tea towels/ kitchen towels,

✪ pillow case or cushion cover,

✪ little decorations such as hanging crystals, signs, frames...

✪ anything Jane Austen,

✪ socks (UK size 6/ EU size 39) - any type, I love odd and mismatched socks, and bright colours and patterns :)

✪ art of Kaikai kiki by Takashi Murakami

✪ little bags and pouches,

✪ scented soap, hand cream, bath salts/ bath bombs, nice body lotion or body butter - I prefer natural scents (floral/herbal etc. and particularly jasmine, rose, and geranium). Please don't send perfume samples, thank you,

✪ magazines or books or articles about crafts, especially sewing (in any language)

✪ travel accessories

Favourite colours: ↣ deep sea blue/green, ↣ sage green, ↣ deep purple, ↣ metallic gold, ↣ petrol blue

Sewing and quilting

✂ I really like rich coloured fabrics, geometric patterns and bright floral prints. I love Japanese fabrics! Please nothing too primary coloured or childish/ cartoons.

✂ Colours I particularly like are greens, blues and purples.

✂ I do a variety of sewing and quilting projects so any fabrics, haberdashery items and sewing supplies are welcome. Sewing patterns in size UK 18/ EU50/ US14 :)

✂ I'd love to receive sewing magazines, patterns or articles in any language!

✂ I learnt to make clothes for my toys when I was little, and I still make some things for me, but I'm struggling to find enough time at the moment...

✂ I've been quilting for a couple of years now. I like modern quilts and I don't have the patience for anything too fiddly! Currently enjoying FPP to make interesting blocks :)

Sewn or handcrafted items I'd love to receive include: ✂ Bags, zip pouches, storage containers, ✂ Quilt blocks and mini quilts, ✂ Decorations, bunting, ✂ Cushion covers or pillowcases

Drink and food

☠ Please don't send me anything containing cashew nuts ☠

✿ I don't drink tea or coffee - but I like hot chocolate. Please save your nice drinks for people who will enjoy them more :) (unless the swap requires it) Thank you

✿ If you want to send food (or the swap requires it), I particularly like sweets, good quality chocolate and marzipan.

Thank you for your consideration :)


I love getting a glimpse of what people are interested in, please send me all the zines! I'm building a little library now :)

If you want to add to your library, you can find all the zines that I've made recently here on my Google Drive

Please don't send...

If at all possible I would prefer not to receive these items -

❈ small bits of scrapbooking/ card making/ paper crafts/ mail art etc. - E.g. stamped images, bits of card, paper decoration/ ephemera, napkins etc. - I already have a lot of stuff and I struggle to keep track of/ use tiny bits

❈ Anything containing cashew nuts

❈ Cartoon patterned or children's items, including Disney, Minions etc.

❈ Diaries- I always end up with more than I can use!

❈ I don't celebrate Halloween, I'd prefer not to receive anything Halloween themed.

❈ Medical looking items e.g. novelty needle shaped items/ gory items or images / horror themed items

❈ Earrings - I don't have pierced ears

❈ Adult colouring items

❈ I don't much like food pictures/ patterns

Thank you!

Thanks for reading my profile :) I'm excited to receive your swap!

I don't mind if you have to send late, I understand that life happens and swapping is meant to be fun not stressful, please just let me know :)


Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package for this swap! I can't wait to open the envelopes! I adore the numbered stickers! Where did you find them!! Happy holidays!
luluvision rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 18 on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Ooh! Great theme! I definitely have lots of stamps to add to it!
SerenBunny rated for Advent Gifts 2022 Days 21-24 on Nov 21, 2022
Comment: These are so beautifully wrapped! Even the mailing bag is adorable, thank you for sending so promptly- I cannot wait to open these next month! <3 xx
hazelwitch3 rated for MAS Weird Holidays - October on Nov 15, 2022
Comment: Great ATCs and I love your choice of holidays. I've seen that Leif Erickson statue in Iceland too -- I loved Iceland! And buttons are great but no, I don't think I'm going to start counting them either....
lrm1980 rated for Handmade Art Advent Calendar on Nov 14, 2022
Comment: I adore this calendar and simply can’t wait to use it! The easel survived the journey and arrived perfectly. I peeked at one day’s surprise and loved it. I know I’m in for an absolute treat. It’s going to be hard not to peek anymore before Advent. :) Thank you! 💕
tristitia rated for AAA: Magazine Clipping on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: I love your ATCs and that they have a story :) The botanical one is especially cool. Thank you!
Comment: Great ATCs with extra goodies included! Sorry you had so much trouble with it but we'll worth it! Thank you. I love your art.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail! Your envelope was SO cute and i love all the snake themed stuff 🥰 thanks again; much love from Oklahoma!
Comment: What a fun post card to get today from the UK. Like the back ground and various add ons. Great job E.
Mindy82671 rated for Halloween ATC Swap Series- Bats on Oct 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you. Love the background.
marymary914 rated for YTPC: Book Page Tags on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: Adorable tags! Thanks so much!
geekgirl1001000 rated for CR: Postage Stamp ATC/PC on Aug 21, 2022
Comment: great PC. thanks!
chimerix rated for SSM: Name your ATC swap #8 on Aug 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the super fun Alice in Wonderland ATC and the fun stickers. Aloha
Comment: Thanks so much Elinor for my killer oracle cards! I love them both! You did a great job! Love them!! ❤️
9O96O rated for Zine-Go-Round, Round 14 on Aug 17, 2022
Comment: Another great go-round round. Nice to see a new zine as a result of a completed zine. I like your cover. Interesting theme, "My Favourite Book". I've got an idea for my page. Thanks for the french leaf postcard and artistamps.
Comment: Thabk you for the great zines. 0i really enjoyed them both!
Comment: Your postcard came out lovely! I had so much trouble making my print - your hydrangea turned out perfect! ❤️
Chantica rated for Octopi For You & I on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the octopus postcard and the extra tags as well. I love the colors you chose. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Thank you for the coordinated letter P with purple themed ATC.💜
hibiscus rated for APCO: Ticket Party 2 for 2 on Jul 19, 2022
Comment: Two really nice atc’s… very much liked the design of the first class ticket.. with arrows and words .. just amazing and oh wow the ticket to the Hagia Sophia … you are so lucky to have seen that.. that is a treasure to me to have it.. thank you for an amazing swap!!

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thriftymermaid on Oct 5, 2022:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! 🎂🎂🎂💌🎂🎂🎂

simcoe54 on Oct 5, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

Itti on Dec 12, 2021:

Took me a while to notice your comment as no-one ever comments on my profile! Lol. Glad you're enjoying the advent calendar. Hope you like the other days just as much :)

OrigamiGrace on Dec 10, 2021:


thisismeAXiD on Oct 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

Rainydancer on Feb 15, 2021:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

thisismeAXiD on Oct 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

AFK on Apr 22, 2020:

Thank you for your poetry zine. It printed out all ok. It as a cleaver way you made it and I'm sorry I cannot rate you and give you a heart because if I could I would. I hope we can do more poetry swaps soon.

´❤️ ¨`° ☆ ☀️ .❄️*´°✨⭐️

Have a beautiful day

Mye on Oct 29, 2019:

Thank you so much for the birthday card and goodies you sent me for WIYM Forum - RABK. What a lovely surprise and it made my day. 😁

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