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Date Joined: June 27, 2012
Last Online: July 18, 2014
Birthday: May 31
Country: Australia

About Me

hello :-)

My name is Emily, I'm 18 and from Australia. I love snail mail and craft which is why I joined swap-bot :-)

I adore retro and vintage ornaments, trinkets and craft supplies, which is why I am so addicted to op-shopping (thrifting I think it's called elsewhere).

I love looking in my mailbox each day and the excitement of receiving something lovely :-) I also enjoy the process of creating the mail and making it look pretty.

p.s I don't have any allergies :-)

p.s 2: I would never flake on a swap, and if you haven't received something of mine, please message me and I will be happy to resend :-)

Favorite Crafts

I love:

  • sewing - I much prefer hand sewing to machine sewing, so my projects tend to be small.

  • knitting - I'm currently knitting a patchwork blanket for my bed :-)

  • embroidery- I have recently become a fan and I am trying to improve my skills - I'm not the best at it yet >_>

  • decorating things such as envelopes

  • I love love love 60s and 70s craft, its so kitsch!

  • paper craft

My collections

I have a variety of trinkets that I collect including:

  • buttons (especially old + novelty buttons - but I collect pretty much any if they are colourful)

  • ribbons and lace

  • stationary & stickers (especially Japanese stationary + stickers)

  • vintage wrapping paper

  • postcards - I am a keen postcrosser (my favourite ones are vintage and retro but I also love; cats, horses, flamingos, eagles, dinosaurs, wolves, donkeys, moomin, cheburashka, krtek, barbapapa, studio ghibli, christmas decorations, soviet cards, obama, the queen, lord of the rings, edward gorey and fiep westendorp. I am not really a fan of tourist cards unless they are old). Naked or in an envie- doesn't bother me. and written by you, or unused are both good too :-)

  • postage stamps (especially cat, children's illustrations/cartoons, christmas, fish, horse, mushrooms, moomin, roald dahl, US and USSR cold war era stamps, the queen and my favourite of all; space themed ones - also any vintage stamps)

  • vintage material

  • confetti, sequins and glitter

  • vinyl records (I love bing crosby, david bowie, chicago, the supremes, the platters, the hollies, the doors, the drifters, the coasters and the beatles among many others)

  • 60s/70s craft magazines

  • 70s kitsch decor- right now I'm going through a phase of loving macrame and shell decorations.

  • fake plastic flowers (the uglier/more fluro the better!)

  • real flowers and decorated/novelty pot plants ( I would love to receive a packet of flower seeds!)

  • cacti and photos of cacti

  • vintage christmas things - decorations- tinsel, baubles, ornaments, cards, wrapping paper, postcards, clothes. anything!

  • vintage tins, jars and containers

  • yarn - any colours :-)

  • fridge magnets (I love kitsch things so feel free to send one that you think is ugly. the more glittery / tackier, the more I love them :-P )

  • washi/decorative tape- I'm awfully obsessed at the moment.

  • tea cosies - I am up to 34 and plan to continue expanding my collection!

  • stamps and ink pads - I would love love love to receive these!

  • sparkly nail polish

Favorite Books

I am not a fussy reader, I will read essentially any book from any genre.

My favourites of all-time are:

  • Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl

  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

  • The Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by Tolkein

  • To Sir With Love by E. R. Braithwaite

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Favorite Movies

legally blonde, bread and tulips, nightmare before christmas, spirited away, the boat that rocked (love the soundtrack!), the lord of the rings trilogy, parent trap, mulan and probably many more that I can't think of right now.


I'm quite happy to receive anything you think I will like but I would prefer not to receive tea or sharpies. also as I mentioned before, I'm not too fond of tourist postcards unless they are retro. thanks :-)


melanie8284 rated for Gain exposure to your blog 2! on Jun 10, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
TangoAlphaMike rated for Gain exposure to your blog 2! on May 30, 2013
Comment: Cute blog! Fun to read :)
gemgem77 rated for Christmas Cards with Surprise on Jan 31, 2013
electrichaos rated for CAT postcard swap on Jan 29, 2013
Comment: thanks for the postcard! love the flower. it made it all the way and is still pretty secure!
Response: haha I'm awfully surprised it managed to stay on! I'm glad it did and that you liked it :-)
Comment: I like all the stamps and the great postcards! Thank you =D
Response: glad you liked them! thanks for the heart :-)
Comment: Hi! I really like the foal & mother postcard - beautiful moment. Thanks for the extra stamps =)
Response: glad you liked it :-)
JanHardt rated for cat theme mail art with surprise on Jan 22, 2013
Comment: Great envelope and extras. I love all the kitty stuff. Thank you
Response: glad you liked it :-) thanks for the heart!
Snowfairy rated for Festive Mail ART Swap 2 on Jan 21, 2013
LinaRoundtheBlock rated for Festive Mail ART Swap 2 on Dec 28, 2012
Blurg rated for Festive Mail ART Swap 2 on Dec 4, 2012
Comment: I love the paper cuts, and all the postcards. Many thanks. Happy Holidays!
Response: glad you liked it! happy new year :-D
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Glad you like the Shins - I got to see them in concert in the summer! They were great! LOVE the stamp!! Hope to see Australia some day!
Response: oh wow that's awesome! I'm super jealous haha :-P
ArtsyTiger rated for Festive Mail ART Swap on Nov 26, 2012
Comment: Thanks very much for the envie!
Response: glad you liked it! thanks for the heart :-)
worldtour rated for Christmas Cards with Surprise on Nov 26, 2012
Comment: Thanks a bunch! :)
Response: thanks for the heart :-)
Gabbyloco1 rated for Festive Mail ART Swap on Nov 26, 2012
Comment: I LOVED the snow globe! You did a great job!! Thank you for the goodies as well
Response: so glad you liked it! :-D
SFreer rated for Festive Mail ART Swap on Nov 20, 2012
Comment: I love the envie Emily! What a great idea doing a snow globe! Of course, the mini envie with stamps in it is such a wonderful little extra as is the buttons, etc.. thank you so much!! :)
Response: so glad you liked it :-D
Comment: Thank you Emily! Honestly, your card did not came here in one piece, but I like it's back, your words and the postage stamp! :))
Response: oh no! sorry! thanks for the heart :-)
Comment: You did a very nice job on that card. If you could see our Postal Services postcard you would really know what flimsy is!
Response: thanks :-) and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Ah this postcard is so sickly sweet it makes me nauseous! Good choice!
Response: haha glad you *didn't* like it :-P

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Cadfael57 on Dec 10, 2012:

I started to open the envelopes! It's very fun... and the stamps are super, thank you very much ;-) Christmas arrives... (24 days of gifts advent calendar #58 - PostStamps)

RyeRye on Oct 21, 2012:

Lunanai on Jun 27, 2012:

Welcome to the swap-bot!

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