Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2024 10:00 pm


Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: April 18, 2024
Birthday: October 5
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

*** I will be away from home 15th March until 6th April 2024, any swaps arriving when I'm away will be rated when I get home, thank you for your patience ***

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 :)

โœช anything handmade :)

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

โœช typography/ quotes,

โœช sewing/ sewing machines/ embroidery,

โœช tarot,

โœช maps,

โœช Studio Ghibli (especially Totoro),

โœช Kaikai kiki/ Takashi Murakami,

โœช anything Japanese or Asian style,

โœช aerial views,

โœช fireworks,

โœช stars and the night sky, lanterns,

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

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

โœช shaped cards,

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

โœช seasonal or celebration cards from any religion or region,

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

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

Things I would like to receive

โœช 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.

โœช 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!)

โœช sewing supplies - sewing patterns (UK 18/ EU46/ US14), fabric, fastenings...

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

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

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

โœช tea towels/ kitchen towels,

โœช pillow case or cushion cover,

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

โœช anything Jane Austen,

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

โœช art of Kaikai kiki by Takashi Murakami

โœช little bags and pouches,

โœช 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,

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

โœช travel accessories

Favourite colours: โ†ฃ deep sea blue/green, โ†ฃ sage green, โ†ฃ deep purple, โ†ฃ metallic gold, โ†ฃ petrol blue

Sewing and quilting

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

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

โœ‚ 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/ EU46/ US14 :)

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

โœ‚ 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...

โœ‚ 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: โœ‚ Bags, zip pouches, storage containers, โœ‚ Quilt blocks and mini quilts, โœ‚ Decorations, bunting, โœ‚ Cushion covers or pillowcases

Drink and food

โ˜  Please don't send me anything containing cashew nuts โ˜ 

โœฟ 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

โœฟ 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

Faith and Spirituality

I was raised Christian which has shaped a lot of my beliefs, but I feel that if there is something greater, it's probably just one thing that gets worshipped in many different ways, so I'm open to greetings from any religion.

Recently I've been trying to connect with the Wheel of the Year to mark the passage of time and have a closer relationship to nature and the world around me. I've been trying to create a little seasonal alter type space to reflect, and I'm open to receiving any information or guidance in this area while I explore.

I've also used Tarot cards on and off for years, and have several sets, I find it helps me to think on my problems.

Please don't send...

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

โˆ 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

โˆ Anything containing cashew nuts

โˆ CDs - I no longer own a CD player. If you want to recommend music a link or details are fine.

โˆ Cartoon patterned or children's items, including Disney, Minions etc.

โˆ Diaries- I always end up with more than I can use!

โˆ I don't celebrate Halloween, I'd prefer not to receive anything Halloween themed.

โˆ Medical looking items e.g. novelty needle shaped items/ gory items or images / horror themed items

โˆ Earrings - I don't have pierced ears

โˆ Adult colouring items

โˆ I don't much like food pictures/ patterns if that's the main focus of a postcard etc - unless it's in the swap description or part of an item to pass along

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 :)


Hunbun rated for Zine-Go-Round #36 on Mar 22, 2024
Comment: Got the zine, thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the great creations!
wincejl rated for CPG: ATC "Window" Intl on Mar 1, 2024
Comment: I am sorry for the delay in rating. I thought I had done it a few days ago when your swap arrived. Your flips with different views are ingenious! I love this so much! Thank you!
tcornell rated for Zine-Go-Round #35 on Feb 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
Manonroberts rated for BS&S: Imbolc Greetings 2024 on Jan 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Zine-Go-Round #33 on Jan 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for passing on this fun zine to work on! I will have to figure out what my self portrait will be...maybe a fox. I love the card with the animals! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap! Postcrossing meetup- London Museum- some of my favorite things. Thank you!
dvmac rated for Zine-Go-Round round #32 on Nov 18, 2023
Comment: You've presented an interesting challenge, Eli. I'm looking forward to adding to it. Thank you!
lawchick rated for Zine-Go-Round Round #31 on Nov 16, 2023
Comment: I have never zentangled before so this will be a challenge. Your contribution is beautiful!
Lolcw rated for 31 Day Advent Swap โ€“ UK only on Nov 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks
thebragal rated for MAE: Binder Trading Cards on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Lovely job. Thank you for joining my swap!
Hunbun rated for Zine-Go-Round Round #30 on Nov 9, 2023
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: I absolutely love the see-through postcard that arrived this morning. Thank you for making it for me. It travelled safely through the postal system!
Manonroberts rated for BS&S: Samhain Greetings 2023 on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, are you doing anything to celebrate Samhain this year?
luckysweetpea rated for Zine-Go-Round round #29 on Oct 12, 2023
Comment: Hi Elinor, Thank you for sending Lisa's Colors of the Rainbow! Zine. I can't wait to add the color orange. Warmly, Ginger
Catt007 rated for ATC Kit on Oct 7, 2023
Comment: Hi Elinor. I have only just got this, I can see you posted it ages ago but the postman delivered it to the wrong address and they have just bought it round. sorry for the slow reply. I'll get some ATC's done this weekend and back in the post to you. The kit looks great. Thank you.
Inesrv rated for Happy birthday - September 2023 on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much Elinor for this amazing and thoughtful birthday gift! Opening it felt like it was my birthday all over again, thank you so much!๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ I would give you 10 hearts If I could <3
Conni59 rated for MAE: Inchie Swap #2: RED on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Fantastic inchies. Thank you. This is fast becoming a favorite swap! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
kittyhahahotbot rated for Zine-Go-Round #28 on Sep 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much. I like your stamp page! Happy Fall!

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pianoheart on Nov 14, 2023:

Thank you for your letter, stickers, and the beautiful pouch that you made for me for the forum tag. It is the new home of my ๐Ÿ”ฎ.

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!! ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’Œ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚

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.

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Have a beautiful day

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