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EccentricNincompoop

EccentricNincompoop
Date Joined: March 13, 2019
Last Online: July 5, 2020
Birthday: July 29
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

Update: 01/07/2020

We welcomed our son George on the 8th of June this year via emergency c - section. Our daughter Marie - Joanna is growing fast and now loves exploring our garden. Please feel free to ask me anything about them in your letters.

I am currently looking for private journal swaps to do as well as any other private swaps. If anyone would like to exchange self care packages from New Zealand or Australia please let me know.

Last week, I started to receive swaps that were sent at the beginning of March, so please be patient with asking for a rating and whether it has arrived. As soon as i have got it and opened it, I will put your rating through.

If any swaps from February or earlier have not arrived yet please reach out to me and i am happy to resend them. Please let me know your address in the message as well.

Thank you for checking out my account and I look forward to swapping with you!

Update: 02/05/2020

I have now completed 17/100 swaps that i set as my target for this year! Please feel free to private message me if you would be interested in doing a swap with me.

With the Coronavirus mail has been a lot slower the past couple of months. When I mark a swap sent I have put it in the post box ready to start its travels to you. I am sorry if there is any delay in swaps arriving because of the virus. As soon as I have received your swap I will open it and post a rating.

Update: 03/03/2020

Over the past month I have found a love for journaling and note taking about random things. I have done my first craft market of 2020 and it was a sucess! I will be listing some of the things that didn't sell in my Etsy store (link at top).

I have started hosting monthly journal swaps, which I have started doing private swaps for. Please feel free to send me a message about doing a private swap at any time. If it is up my alley, I will definitely be keen.

This year I want to complete a total of 100 swaps. I would love to hear what swaps you suggest joining. I am currently at 9/100 swaps completed for 2020.

Things you could tell me about (if you have to/want to write me a letter - interesting places you have visited - about the last photo you took - best mistake you have made - describe what your family pet is like - tips for parenting - your views on spiritualism - about the history if where you are from - a few facts about your favorite plant, activity, artist, musician, place to visit. - What childhood memories have ,made an impact on your life - if you could relive the past five years what would you change? - when was the last time you smiled and what caused it

Update: 02/02/2020

Our little boy George is due on the 16th of June! Recently, my friend Chelsea from @hellosunshine have started getting into spiritualism, medicinal gardening, becoming self sustained and crystals. I have also started collecting incense sticks and memo pads. I love to receive quotes or things to make junk journal pages out of. Sometimes I feature openings of swaps on my YouTube channel (link at the top) and would love for you to check them out for some inspiration.


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.

I love to get suggestions on things to read and I love spiritual, crystal and witchery 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. I tried to make candles and lip balms, they went pretty well but its an expensive hobby.

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 and son George, 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 them.

Ratings

Rosa1 rated for February Journal Swap on Jun 12, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful little journal ~ I will sit later after I finish planting and read more carefully ~ thanks again & stay safe ;)
AddictWithAPen rated for March Journal Swap on Jun 12, 2020
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AddictWithAPen rated for February Journal Swap on Jun 12, 2020
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Comment: I really love the handmade journals, they are beautiful! Your handwriting is so pretty too. Ahi is the cutest. Thank you for sharing your february and march with me, I really enjoyed reading everything! Also, I like how you added poems, five facts, a playlist and the highlights of the month, I will definitely steal some of these ideas for my journals :) Thank you very much!
Ladyadybug rated for Tag swap on Jun 11, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the tags!
AFK rated for Postcard on Jun 9, 2020
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Comment: I loved all the quotes. Thanks for joining my swap :-)
Merimax rated for Feb Journal Swap on Jun 9, 2020
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Comment: Your journal arrived today. The mailing date seems May 14, so I guess it's a resend. Nice writing. Wishing all the best to you and your family.
ddoherty6138 rated for 10 Pages of 6x6 papers swap on Jun 4, 2020
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Comment: Portia - thank you for the lovely papers. New Zealand to Canada is a long haul. You can check out what I make @613CardCrafter.
bblue rated for Poem About April on Jun 2, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for this poem about your isolation adventures! Sounds like a lot has happened at your place lately. I got the February poem today too; both were postmarked May 12th. Was wondering where that was, but looks like NZ Post was just backed up.
Response: I'm glad to hear it arrived safely. We have been experiencing a lot of delays especially with international mail at the moment due to covid 19
junemoon rated for Poem About March on May 30, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your March poem-- I very much envy you kiwis to have essentially stamped out the virus. We won't relax the rest of the year -- and it's awful!!
denisemichelle rated for Coffee themed snailmail on May 14, 2020
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Comment: The package was wonderful- I loved the loaded card, all the coffee-dyed doilies and stationery, a fantastic wood stamp too! And I look forward to trying the coffee! However the swap deadline was Feb 29th, and was marked sent on Feb 16th. I certainly understand that international mail takes time and things may have been delayed recently, but the postmark on the envelope says Apr 23rd.
Response: Thank you for your rating. I had posted the package on the 16th of February and as it was posted via standard international mail I have no control over when the post box was emptied and the mail processed.
SimpleeAnne rated for Self Care Package Swap on Apr 26, 2020
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Comment: Omg! Portia - you made me cry! Thank you so much for the most amazing package x
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it and that it arrived safely!
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bblue rated for Poem About January on Mar 11, 2020
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Comment: Sounds like you've had an auspicious start to the new year!
DreZee rated for LGBTQ ATC Swap on Mar 4, 2020
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Comment: I finally received the ATC, thank you for resending, it's lovely. I am sorry to rate a 3, but your card was not ATC sized which is supposed to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
Response: Thank you for your rating. I did my best to make it to using having to use conversations to make it as close to size as I could.
AbeRex rated for LGBTQ ATC Swap on Mar 2, 2020
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Comment: Yay! It finally came! Thanks so much!
wererat rated for Mental Health Chat on Feb 28, 2020
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Comment: I received your letter today, I think It really was delivered by snail mail! Thank you so much for sharing your mental health journey. You’re such a strong, and amazing person. I am sending virtual hugs your way. Much love to you and your family <3
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Comment: Thank you so mach! It's Amazing packet!
Amandlyn22 rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Jan 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the the card and tag! Just showed up today.
JanJak rated for Monthly Zine Swap - December 19 on Jan 14, 2020
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ashanti2106 rated for Five Christmas Card Swap on Jan 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extra!

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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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