Swap-bot Time: July 25, 2021 9:22 pm


Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: July 25, 2021
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've also just gone back to university for my masters degree in railway engineering, so I'm going to be busy :)

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.

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, 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 :)

βœͺ typography/ quotes,

βœͺ sewing/ sewing machines/ embroidery,

βœͺ tarot,

βœͺ maps,

βœͺ Studio Ghibli (especially Totoro),

βœͺ Kaikai kiki/ Takashi Murakami,

βœͺ anything Japanese or Japanese style,

βœͺ aerial views,

βœͺ fireworks,

βœͺ stars and the night sky, lanterns,

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

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

βœͺ shaped cards,

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

βœͺ seasonal or celebration cards from any religion or region,

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

βœ‰ I appreciate nice stamps but I'm not a collector.

Things I would like to receive

βœͺ folded cards and postcards (I prefer my postcards written and stamped (naked)) - I'm happy to receive good quality homemade cards,

βœͺ 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 mail art supplies/ little bits of paper/ ephemera etc.)

βœͺ sewing supplies - sewing patterns (UK 16/ EU 48/ US 12), fabric, fastenings, zips...

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

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

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

βœͺ tea towels/ kitchen towels,

βœͺ pillow case or cushion cover,

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

βœͺ anything Jane Austen,

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

βœͺ art of Kaikai kiki by Takashi Murakami

βœͺ little bags and pouches,

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

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

βœͺ travel accessories

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

Sewing and quilting

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

βœ‚ Colours I particularly like are greens, blues and purples.

βœ‚ I do a variety of sewing and quilting projects so any fabrics, haberdashery items and sewing supplies are welcome. Sewing patterns in size UK 16/ EU48/ US12 :)

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

βœ‚ 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...

βœ‚ 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: βœ‚ Bags, zip pouches, storage containers, βœ‚ Quilt blocks and mini quilts, βœ‚ Decorations, bunting, βœ‚ 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've been getting into cold brewed tea bags for water bottles. 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 -

❈ Anything scrapbooking/ card making/ paper crafts/ mail art etc. - E.g. stamped images, bits of card, paper decoration/ ephemera, napkins etc.

❈ 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

❈ Hair decorations

❈ 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 :)


pynart2 rated for HMPC: Bird love - July on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: Love Love your post card and the song Bird on a wire, so clever.
CookieMomster78 rated for AMA: Fish Shaped Postcards on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Best Manta Ever! He made it across the Atlantic perfectly. Thank you for addressing it to my son too - he didn’t believe me when I told him he’d got mail. But as soon as he saw it, he smiled and hung it on our refrigerator! I think little Manta will be happy in his new home. πŸ˜‰ Did you make him yourself? We πŸ’™ his button eyes and denim tail!
Comment: Thank you fir the ATC. You did a great job on it. The little extras were unique, I already have a few things going through my mind on using them. Thank you once again. 😊
KitschyDesignsbyKara rated for Your Photograph ATC on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: I love the photo! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Your hand painted card is lovely. Infinity is one of my chosen oracle symbols too.
ace81620 rated for Rothko-Inspired Minizine on Jul 4, 2021
Comment: Absolutely LOVE your Rothko zines! Beautiful, thanks!!
craftynut rated for ATC - Abstract #317207 Global on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: I would never have thought of a laminated ATC. Very different and my favourite colour too. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thanks for this great ATC! It's perfect! Thanks too, for the extra animal images! They will be used in future swaps. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
lrm1980 rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck Series #2 on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and for the pc and sticker!
Comment: Thank you for the University of Birmingham Postcard. That’s a new one for me! Interesting facts.
Helenahandbag rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck Series #2 on Jun 27, 2021
Comment: Another beautiful oracle card! Thank you so much!
Helenahandbag rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck Series #1 on Jun 26, 2021
Comment: I love this card and the meaning behind it! The extras you included are very inspiring to me as well. Thank you!
addieixmarie rated for Your Photograph ATC on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Elinor, WOW! Thank you so much for this beautiful ATC! I just adore it with my whole entire heart. You are so darn creative, I can't get over how wonderful this ATC is that you made! I love the photo as well that you used, it is beautiful! I can't thank you enough for everything!! I can't wait to add it into my ATC collection. It is PERFECT. Thank you so much again for everything you sent me, from the bottom of my heart! Sending hugs! Addie<3
rkassman rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck Series #1 on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card - I recieved the butterfly one.
user3370 rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck Series #2 on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: I love the Oracle card! And thanks for the extras!
Comment: Received your PC. Thank you.πŸ‘πŸ»
Scrapinitblue rated for Your Photograph ATC on Jun 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks Eli! I love your photo and thanks for the extras!
wyrdfae rated for ATC Mini Oracle Deck Series #1 on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I love this concept and yes it actually was a perfect compliment to a tarot reading I did today

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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.

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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. 😁

mummsie on Oct 9, 2019:

Thank you my friend for the pretty birthday card, and I adore all the enclosures. I feel a journal page coming on lol. I hope you had a lovely birthday!!!

thisismeAXiD on Oct 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

rainbowfizz on Aug 15, 2019:

5 week of snail mail - week 1

Just stopping by to say this arrived. Thank you :-) So jealous of your upcoming travels....Enjoy!!

isabellasnow on Oct 18, 2018:


CurlyTea on Oct 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

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