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EccentricNincompoop

EccentricNincompoop
Date Joined: March 13, 2019
Last Online: November 15, 2019
Birthday: July 29
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

I am a mother of one gorgeous girl who was born in May 2019 and a little baby bump due in 2020. Since being at home crafting all day I have found a love for my slow cooker and love trying new recipes, even though they don't always turn out right.

I spend most my time knitting and crocheting different things for my Etsy store, writing long letters to pen pals all over the world, working on cars as I'm a mechanic and learning new facts and languages.

Over the past few years, I have learnt little bits of Maori, French, Japanese, German and Spanish. Not enough that I could speak it fluently but enough to say 'hello' and ask a few questions. I would love to be fluent in another language other than English.

I have a passion for history and love learning about different things that have happened in each country. So far I have learnt a bit about the Vietnam war, the black plague, both world war 1 and 2, the New Zealand Wars and the migration of English to Australia.

Over the past few years, I have been building a collection of postcards from all over the world that I am going to make a scrapbook to teach my baby about different places around the world.

On a cold winters day, if I am not snowboarding or skiing, I would be found watching Netflix or listening to music while enjoying a cup of tea wrapped up in the coziest of slippers or fluffy socks, my favorite hoodie or onesie and a beanie!

I love receiving hand made items like beanies and scarfs as well as embellishments and ephemera. Scrap pieces of paper go amazing in my junk journal and i love filming spreads made from things people send me.

Favorite Music

I enjoy a wide range of music from heavy metal to pop to relaxing flowy music. My favourite playlists on Spotify at the moment are The Most Beautiful Songs in the World and We Will Over Come All.

Afroman is one of my favourite artists as well as Ghostmane, Eminem, MGK, The Eagles, Jon Bellion, OMC, Supergroove, Kore, Spawnbrezzie, Snoop Dogg, Ed Sheeran, and Amy Winehouse.

Favorite Books

I love history books and the odd romance and action book. Murder mysteries keep me on my toes. As long as the dog doesn't get killed I will happily read it! Though, in all honesty, I mainly only have books to use their pages for crafting. I can't remember the last time I actually read a book. (Other than Poetry). I love Lang Leav's and Rupi Kaur's poetry books.

Favorite Crafts

I love working on my bullet journal or craft journal. I love vintage, rustic and 1980's hippie sort of themes. I feel like that was the sort of time I should have been born in. I have a typewriter that I would love to use more frequently, but I need to find ink ribbon for it.

I've recently started making junk journals and zines more and I am loving how creative I can get with them.

Likes & Dislikes

Likes

  • butterflies
  • old book pages and covers
  • used postage stamps
  • wax seal beads and stamps
  • Burning oils
  • tattoos
  • SLOTHS!!!

anything quirky really.

Dislikes:

I am not a big fan of Halloween or Christmas, I don't usually do any crafting relating to either thing.

Pink is a colour I am not fond of. I don't really use stickers.

To describe my style you may be best to look at my craft Instagram account @snailmail eccentricnincompoop or my main account @devonshire799 I love vintage things and love a good trip to a second hand shop to find new things to reuse. I love using what I have at home to craft and try not to spend too much on crafting supplies. I love postal themed things as well as psychedelic, spiritual ( not religious), 90s/nostalgic, purple or paua themed.

I collect postcards for my daughter Marie - Joanna, in the hopes of one day inspiring her to want to travel the world. It would be awesome if you were to send a post card that it was addressed to her.

Ratings

caitlinsnailmail rated for Newbies Penpal Swap on Nov 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter and goodies included. Would definitely recommend this partner for a swap and/or long term pen pal
amccracken109 rated for QUICKSWAP Newbies Penpal Swap on Nov 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and the inserts!
wakabeee rated for Monthly Zine Swap - October 19 on Nov 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for your adorable zines! โ™ฅ๏ธ
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Comment: Thank you for the letter. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts. :)
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Comment: Thanks for your timely letter -- and for giving me a sense of how you're efficiently handling your swap-bot projects with a small child to take care of -- many people can't seem to do that.
sarasart rated for Stickers and a Sketch - July on Oct 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sketch and cute stickers :)
Artistic rated for Open When Letters #3 on Oct 24, 2019
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Comment: Since my birthday isn't until May, I'll have to put a note in my calendar reminding me of where I tucked it until 2020. :)
inkedwithelegance rated for Mermaid Themed swap on Oct 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the junk journal.. I had never even heard of such a thing. Thank you for the sticky notes and mermaid tail book mark ;) Happy swapping
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Comment: Thank you for the supercute zines! I haven't really done much experimentation with the physical form of my own zines, but I really love the way these ones were constructed so it's inspiring me to try.
InTheWoods rated for Monthly Zine Swap - September 19 on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: The Alphabet Song Zine is cute :)
Caityaya rated for Monthly Zine Swap - September 19 on Oct 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks Portia! Always a pleasure swapping with you ๐Ÿ’•
junemoon rated for Mini Poetry Book on Oct 7, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your little book, I had to read it immediately. "Laughter" is my favorite and I feel a pain at the mentions of depression. Thanks for the openness and honestly of your poems.
junemoon rated for Poetry on a postcard on Oct 7, 2019
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Comment: Love the kiwi card and the romantic poems. Thanks.
laurahewitson rated for AS: Stationary swap on Oct 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your generous package! I love it.
guinstar rated for Washi tape swap on Sep 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great washi! The postcard was beautiful too. ๐Ÿ’œ
STUFFellaneous rated for Monthly Zine Swap - July 19 on Aug 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
juliewasson rated for Happy Mail Swap on Aug 27, 2019
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Comment: Wow. What an exciting package. Thank you so much.
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Comment: Congratulations on getting the job!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard :)
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Back Beach card. So serene. Iโ€™ve always wanted to visit New Zealand!

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Comments

amyscraftandmail on Jul 11, 2019:

Just leaving a wee bouquet just to say hello lovely.

amyscraftandmail on May 26, 2019:

Hey lovely, thankyou so much for introducing me to the world of swapbot. I'm so excited for my journey on here. :-)

Bantiarna on Apr 10, 2019:

What type of typewriter do you have?

dancingtiger on Mar 13, 2019:

wishing you good luck for the imminent arrival x

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