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elinor

elinor
Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: December 11, 2019
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'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 - but I've been getting into cold brewed tea bags for water bottles. 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 :)

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 :)

Ratings

reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap JULY on Dec 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks again
paleyellowstar rated for Handmade Postalette Swap on Nov 2, 2019
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Comment: Hello Elinor! Great Postalette! Very pretty and creative - it definitely made me smile.
Ikran3 rated for Christmas Box Swap October on Nov 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I will rate more when I open it! <3
lorz88 rated for SIE - Tiny blind Autumn swap: #2 :) on Oct 15, 2019
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Comment: Hi, thank you so much for this super cute envie I received today! Love everything, especially the butterfly postcard! Thank you
Mye rated for Christmas Box Swap August on Oct 7, 2019
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Comment: I received the box safely. Thank you! I'm excited to unwrap them on Christmas! 😍
CheyanneB rated for WIYM: miniZINE #2 - Bucket list on Sep 26, 2019
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Comment: Awesome! Thank you for sharing :)
CosmicDragon rated for WIYM: miniZINE #2 - Bucket list on Sep 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so kindly for the Zine and the little extras :D
Kokoxo rated for WIYM: miniZINE #2 - Bucket list on Sep 23, 2019
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Comment: Truly beautiful zine and presentation! My boyfriend and I aww'd at your clear envelope! It's very cool ~ I'll have to try sending a swap in clear envelope, it brought me so much joy to receive one! ~I wish you encouragement, strength, and all the best to complete your bucket list ~ especially the last objective <3 I hope too see you in another swap soon! xoxo 🎈
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Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for all my lovely letters and bits over the 5 weeks. It really was happy mail :-) I'll be sending a proper reply 'snail mail' stylee :-) x
shiloh102 rated for WIYM: July--No Reason on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap.
Woolandwossit rated for Monthly Zine Swap - June 19 on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! such a clever idea -it added an extra dimension to the package :) really lovely
camelsamba rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - July on Jul 12, 2019
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Comment: I feel so educated - thanks for the informative art history zine!
porpie5 rated for Monthly Zine Swap - June 19 on Jul 8, 2019
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Comment: VERY CLEVER! I have never seen a zine the opened up! Very good! Thanks so much. The other zine is so cute and has some good suggestions for "Little Flat Gifts". Thank you so much! Your zines are really special!
9O96O rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - July on Jul 4, 2019
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Comment: I was so happy to open the pdf file and see all those dog images. Gotta love a dog zine. I like all dogs but totally get the difference between the small ones and the big ones. I've had 2 of the bigger kind. But those little devils are so cute and portable. :D
cinnamonspice rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - July on Jul 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. Nicely put together.
KatePossum rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - July on Jul 2, 2019
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Comment: Hi Elinor, Thank you so much for your beautiful and educational Zine on Art, beautifully put together :)
jenmcjen rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - July on Jul 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous art history zine - what a great idea and what a fabulous execution!
sarasart rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - June on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Loved your zine and creative Ideas!!
EmmaLouLoves rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - June on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks Elinor, really creative, my fave page was Denmark and the only one I've visited is Stockholm; which was amazing 😁👍
jenmcjen rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - June on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: This is so cool, with the capitals of an area I never would have thought to look up. Yes, I sound VERY American saying that, but it has more to do with none of my ancestry being there. So I'm so glad YOU made it and sent it to me! I love your drawings, too, what talent, and excellent use of color. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous creative zine!

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Comments

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. 😁

mummsie on Oct 9, 2019:

Thank you my friend for the pretty birthday card, and I adore all the enclosures. I feel a journal page coming on lol. I hope you had a lovely birthday!!!

thisismeAXiD on Oct 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

rainbowfizz on Aug 15, 2019:

5 week of snail mail - week 1

Just stopping by to say this arrived. Thank you :-) So jealous of your upcoming travels....Enjoy!!

isabellasnow on Oct 18, 2018:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH from WIYM GROUP!

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:

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To the Nuts for Sewing and Crafting Group

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