Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2023 2:07 am


Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: September 26, 2023
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 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 :)

✪ anything handmade :)

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

✪ typography/ quotes,

✪ sewing/ sewing machines/ embroidery,

✪ tarot,

✪ maps,

✪ Studio Ghibli (especially Totoro),

✪ Kaikai kiki/ Takashi Murakami,

✪ anything Japanese or Asian 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 tourist multi-view cards, or anything with photos of food, 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) 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.

✪ 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!)

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

✪ 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 odd and mismatched socks, and 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, rose, and geranium). Please don't send perfume samples, thank you,

✪ 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 18/ EU46/ US14 :)

✂ 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 - but I like hot chocolate. 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 -

❈ 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

❈ Anything containing cashew nuts

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

❈ 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

❈ Adult colouring items

❈ 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 :)


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!🥰🥰🥰 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! ❤️❤️❤️
kittyhahahotbot rated for Zine-Go-Round #28 on Sep 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much. I like your stamp page! Happy Fall!
MelissaLB rated for BS&S: Mabon Greetings 2023 on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and lovely Mabon greeting. Best wishes to you also for a lovely Mabon and fall season.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card! I love the designs you used.
SFreer rated for MAE: Inchie Swap #1: Yellow on Aug 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you Eli for the cute inchies and cards. Inchies are challenging for sure! LOL!
Comment: Thank you for the fish shaped PC. It reached me intact! 🐟
Comment: Love the postcard. Very creative. Thank you.
dvmac rated for Zine-Go-Round #25 on Jul 29, 2023
Comment: cool theme Elinor! Thanks.
chimerix rated for AA.HM.PC: Book Pages Art - July on Jul 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely beautiful postcard. I love all of the layers. Aloha
9O96O rated for Zine-Go-Round #26 on Jul 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks for VAgardengirlgirl's ZGR. I'll have to think about what my favourite lunch is. I like your choice because marmalade is my favourite jam. Thanks for the fun round lady stickers.
Manonroberts rated for BS&S: Lughnasadh Greetings 2023 on Jul 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card!
heliogal rated for BS&S~Litha Card Intl on Jun 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your gorgeous, luminous handmade Litha card!! I will treasure it!!
Catt007 rated for Open When Envelopes on Jun 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelopes and sorry for being slow to rate, they arrived a while ago. I haven't opened any yet but I'm looking forward to it. Thank you for joining the swap. Catch you soon. 😀
lrm1980 rated for Zine-Go-Round #24 on Jun 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sending Veronique's travel zine. I love your world travel page!
Brightpinkpig rated for Make a zine! on Jun 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fab zine I hope you get to visit all the attractions xx
Duamutef rated for BS&S: Beltane Greetings 2023 on May 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much...i do love the colors you used very calming and very eye pleasing...great piece of art...ty for the stickers..much appreciated...happy swapping
PrincessLeia rated for Zine-Go-Round #23 on May 9, 2023
Comment: Thankyou Elinor for sending along the zine. Love that bird washi you used!❤️❤️❤️ thanks for the stickers too.
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Add Stitching - April on Apr 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful card! Simple but great! And an opportunity to test out all the different stitching of the sewing machine. :)

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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!! 🎂🎂🎂💌🎂🎂🎂

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.

´❤️ ¨`° ☆ ☀️ .❄️*´°✨⭐️

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. 😁

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