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elinor

elinor
Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: April 21, 2021
Birthday: October 5
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

April 2021 - I'm currently staying with family for a few weeks, I will rate any swaps that arrive when I get home. Thank you for your patience :)

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 :)

βœͺ typography/ quotes,

βœͺ sewing/ sewing machines/ embroidery,

βœͺ tarot,

βœͺ maps,

βœͺ Studio Ghibli (especially Totoro),

βœͺ Kaikai kiki/ Takashi Murakami,

βœͺ anything Japanese or Japanese style,

βœͺ aerial views,

βœͺ fireworks,

βœͺ stars and the night sky, lanterns,

βœͺ Buddhas, temples, shrines, religious statues, Madonnas/ Virgin Mary,

βœͺ beautiful views and landscapes (mountains/ lavender fields/ panoramic views etc.),

βœͺ shaped cards,

βœͺ Art and patterns - art nouveau, art deco, floral, geometric etc.

βœͺ 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! ☹

βœ‰ I appreciate nice stamps but I'm not a collector.

Things I would like to receive

βœͺ folded cards and postcards (I prefer my postcards written and stamped (naked)) - I'm happy to receive good quality homemade cards,

βœͺ 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.)

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

βœͺ anything Studio Ghibli (but I'm not interested in anime or cartoons),

βœͺ anything to do with maps or travel or post related, including airmail stickers,

βœͺ magnets - ideally showing a famous site or with a place name on,

βœͺ tea towels/ kitchen towels,

βœͺ pillow case or cushion cover,

βœͺ little decorations such as hanging crystals, signs, frames...

βœͺ anything Jane Austen,

βœͺ socks (UK size 6/ EU size 39) - any type, I love bright colours and patterns :)

βœͺ art of Kaikai kiki by Takashi Murakami

βœͺ little bags and pouches,

βœͺ 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,

βœͺ magazines or books or articles about crafts, especially sewing (in any language)

βœͺ travel accessories

Favourite colours: ↣ deep sea blue/green, ↣ sage green, ↣ deep purple, ↣ metallic gold, ↣ petrol blue

Sewing and quilting

βœ‚ I really like rich coloured fabrics, geometric patterns and bright floral prints. I love Japanese fabrics! Please nothing too primary coloured or childish/ cartoons.

βœ‚ Colours I particularly like are greens, blues and purples.

βœ‚ 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 :)

βœ‚ I'd love to receive sewing magazines, patterns or articles in any language!

βœ‚ 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...

βœ‚ 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: βœ‚ Bags, zip pouches, storage containers, βœ‚ Quilt blocks and mini quilts, βœ‚ Decorations, bunting, βœ‚ 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 :)

Zines

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 -

❈ 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

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Comment: Thank you! Such a nice and colorful ATC! I've never been to South America either, but it would be lovely to visit someday.
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC, the fluffy penguin chick is cute!
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Comment: I love the colours in this atc! Thank you! πŸ’›πŸ§‘β€οΈπŸ€ŽπŸ’™
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Comment: Thanks for the cool torii gate atc! πŸΌβ›©πŸŒΈ
9O96O rated for AMA: Egg Shape ATC on Apr 11, 2021
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Comment: This was my first egg-shaped ATC swap and it was a fun one. Your egg is so pretty. I love the watercolour. The die-cut chick goes so well with it. Thank you for making it for me elinor. πŸ€—
Virginie rated for COLOR Me Happy ATC #5 (Blue) on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the blue atc and the extra goodies 😻
Curiouskitty rated for CPG Rainbow ATC - Global on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for all the versions of your rainbow ATC's. I really like that they are all different & that you sent them to me. I laughed out loud when I read your note because the same thing happened to me! I ended up with 4 bases & 3 attempts! Lol!! I thought about sending the others but in the end I didn't but I should have, I really got a kick out of getting yours! Thank you as well for the labels & stickers. I really like the vintage look of the fruit. πŸ˜ƒ
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Comment: Thank you for this wonderfully put together swap! What fun! And I loved the ATC! πŸ’œβ€οΈ
captkristi rated for SSM: Bookish ATC on Mar 24, 2021
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Comment: How funny!! I just sent an envelope to you a few days ago...and then I got your amazingly creative and so fun ATC today. Thanks so much. It's truly the most unique ATC I have seen to date!! Thanks for being a part of Sunshine Swaps. We love having you!!
twileteyes rated for AMA: Triangle Shape ATC on Mar 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! I love that you made two and made them the inverse of each other!
ChristineMartinez rated for AMA: Face Time ATC -Mar on Mar 19, 2021
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Comment: What a fun card!! I love how you used the embellishment for her necklace - super creative! Thank you for the post card and extras too!
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Comment: This ATC is gorgeous! I love it so much. Thank you for sending it, I'm so happy to have it in my collection πŸ˜„
Sendingkindness rated for AAA: Challenge #2 Stars on Mar 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely star-themed ATC. I think you did a beautiful job! I think it’s really fun that you included your first attempt for me to try and finish. I am constantly starting over on ATCs and think it’s a great idea to collaborate the ones that stump me. I may have to steal that idea in the future:)
bpl76 rated for CPG-Random Acts of Happiness-2 on Feb 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you ...you hae spoiled me love it all
dottyspeckle rated for Rainbow/LGBTQ Pride ATC on Feb 23, 2021
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Comment: I love it! The extra stickers were unexpected and so cute, too!!!
wincejl rated for CPG-Random Acts of Happiness-2 on Feb 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! I love it all!
susu707 rated for Aliexpress Stationery on Dec 9, 2020
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Comment: everything was so lovely, thank you for sharing I found everything so cute.
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Comment: thank you so much, stay safe and healthy
Ikran3 rated for Christmas advent calendar day 13+14 on Dec 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautifully wrapped gifts 😊
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Comment: lovely parcel arrived for me, thank you so. much for sending these out and for using environmentally happy papers. Have a good christmas time <3

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Comments

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.

´❀️ Β¨`Β° β˜† β˜€οΈ .❄️*´°✨⭐️

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. 😁

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:

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