Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2019 4:08 pm


Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: March 18, 2019
Birthday: October 5
Country: United Kingdom
My Blog

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 :)

✪ 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 ad cards, tourist multi-view cards, or anything with photos of food or animals, 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)) - I'm happy to receive good quality homemade cards,

✪ 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.)

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

✪ 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 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 and geranium). Please don't send perfume samples, thank you,

✪ baking accessories,

✪ 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 16/ EU48/ US12 :)

✂ 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 - 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 chewy sweets, dark chocolate and marzipan.

Thank you for your consideration :)

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 animal or 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 :)


reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap (January) on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much sorry for delay in rating I thought I rated you 😀
Comment: Be awesome or dont bother? Thats too funny. Thank you! P.s your puffy sticker made it! lol
doodlebugdezines rated for NFS ~ Sew As You Go Block on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: I like your block... great fabrics and the soopah kewl postcards!! Thank you!
KSENiA rated for First and last lines no. 6 on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and lines. Sorry for the late rating.
Mye rated for A stocking filled with Christmas on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much! ❤❤❤ Happy holidays and Happy New Year :)
snailmailer1 rated for Christmas Box Swap (October) on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you . I look forward to opening it.
SunshineAmsterdam rated for Christmas Eve Box on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to open it 😁 Added: omg! I loved the package you made! I loved everything that you put in! Thank you so so much. If you are interested in doing private swaps/penpalling, let me know 😁
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #114 - Pretty tape on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you =)
Comment: The gifts look beautiful, can't wait to open them in December. Thank you.
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #77 - Traveling on Oct 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you =)
reauk rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #90 - Bathtub on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you will open Christmas morning
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap (September) on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks very much will open Christmas morning
Mye rated for October Birthday Cards on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Will open it on my birthday 😊
Comment: Thank you ❤
anicka22 rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #59 - Random flat on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely wrapped presents
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Mekenzie rated for October Birthday Cards on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely greeting card and presents
Kiwi rated for October Birthday Cards on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Your envelope arrived. Thanks. I'm excited what's inside! :)
Comment: putting mine away till Christmas.
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #45 - Random Flat on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you =)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 168 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
180 192 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 94 84 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


isabellasnow on Oct 18, 2018:


CurlyTea on Oct 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Oct 5, 2017:

MisplacedfromPA on Mar 24, 2017:

I just got your lovely thank-you card and tuck-ins. It was really enjoyable sending you Happy Mail all month long in February. Happy Spring!

Soph on Feb 18, 2017:

It was a most lovely surprise to receive your beautiful bonus card within the Postcard swap roulette intl. Thank you very much!

biasbabe on Feb 10, 2017:


To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

phillaine on May 25, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

Terri07 on Aug 26, 2015:

Welcome to the wonderful world of Swap-Bot. Hope you have lots of swapping fun.

Login to leave a comment now!