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laurahewitson

laurahewitson
Date Joined: August 11, 2019
Last Online: October 21, 2019
Birthday: March 2, 1993
Country: Australia

About Me

Hi! I'm Laura. I'm 26 years old from Melbourne, Australia. I live with my husband, our cat Belle, and our budgie Scuttle in a home we rent at the edge of the suburbs.

I love to read - especially classics and historical fiction. I'm a self-taught dressmaker and spend a lot of time making vintage-inspired clothes for myself. I particularly love the styles of the 1940s, and feel especially elegant wearing them. I work part time as an office administrator in a church (different to the church I attend), and spend the rest of my time homemaking. I enjoy cooking, baking, and gardening (we have a lovely veggie patch going), spending time with my family who live nearby, and exploring my town and Melbourne city. I also took up ballet five years ago and it's one of my favourite things to do.

I'd love a pen pal from anywhere in the world, near or far, who shares similar interests and wants to swap stories of our lives. I'm very creative and like adding pretty things to my letters, though that's not essential.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Favorite Music

Broadway cast recordings; classical/ballet scores; singer/songwriters e.g. Carole King, Sara Bareilles, James Taylor; jazz, swing, big band. I also enjoy simple instrumental piano/guitar - ambient-type music which is very relaxing.

Favorite Books

Anne of Green Gables; anything by Jane Austen; WWII-era historical fiction; Little Women; Harry Potter series; Outlander series. My favourite authors include Jodi Picoult, the Bronte sisters, Victoria Purman, E.M. Forster, and Sue Monk Kidd.

Favorite Crafts

I absolutely love dressmaking. I make most of my own clothes and particularly love 1940s/1950s style. I'm starting to dabble a bit in historical dressmaking, too. It's extremely nerdy but very interesting! I've just started to teach myself tailoring, so it will be exciting to see how that turns out!

Of course I love to decorate, write, and send beautiful letters to loved ones and pen pals. There's no feeling like opening happy mail from around the world!

I enjoy knitting and crocheting in the cooler months, as well as baking, and graphic design.

Likes

My favourite animals are elephants. I honestly just think they're amazing. I love all flowers and growing things, but especially daisies. My favourite colour is red. I love anything vintage/WWII related. I collect sewing and penpalling supplies. I love herbal teas, but not black tea, and I prefer fruity teas to floral teas. My husband is Aboriginal Australian and we enjoy engaging with and learning more about his culture. I feel especially loved when people gift me bathtime goodies, as I suffer from chronic pain, so baths are an important part of my self-care. Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year, and my favourite seasons are autumn and spring. I prefer the city to the bush, though the idea of small-scale farm life is growing on me.

Dislikes

I don't drink coffee or black tea. Not a fan of skulls, spiders, snakes, or other spooky/gothic/horror themed things. I don't enjoy sci-fi and I'm not a maths person. I really don't like camping/being without running water for extended periods (though you'll get me in a cabin at a caravan park!). It's very upsetting to me to see the damage being done to the planet, and I do my best to avoid watching/reading/listening to the news as I find it triggers my anxiety, however I still have a general grasp on current events.

Favorite Movies

I absolutely adore the Golden Age of Hollywood. OId-school films and movie musicals bring me so much joy. Some particular favourites include Roman Holiday, Singin' in the Rain, Brigadoon, Kiss Me Kate, Some Like It Hot, and Breakfast at Tiffany's. I'm also a huge Disney fan - Belle is my favourite princess. As far as modern movies I enjoy, I watch a very wide range, from rom-com to super heroes and even psychological thrillers. Just don't ask me to watch a horror or anything with excessive violence. I like to be able to sleep!

Ratings

neca84 rated for Easy Swap on Nov 5, 2019
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Comment: not received, not marked sent, very unhappy with this
sakura15 rated for AS: Etsy $5 wish list #11 on Nov 3, 2019
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Comment: Yay for Belle! I am so happy with it! Thank you! I hope your gift arrives soon!
sakura15 rated for AS: Washi sample swap on Oct 21, 2019
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Comment: What a surprise to find such a cute little envelope in my mail box! Thanks for the samples! ^_^ I love the minty coloured ones!
farh rated for Tea swap for tealovers nr.9 on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: thank you foe the teas, laura! im happy for the flavor you chose for me xx
Queensmiley2530 rated for Mail Tag Swap #13 on Sep 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package of air mail goodies. Love love them
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! Enjoy using them :)
zurdoswifey rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.11 on Sep 19, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the teas ๐Ÿ™‚
Response: You're most welcome :) I hope you enjoy them.
PizzaSmurf rated for Tea for Thee # 13 on Sep 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the tea! I haven't tried either of those flavors yet but they seem right up my alley. <3
Response: I hope you enjoy them ๐Ÿ˜Š Twinings fruit teas are some of my favourites!
nannycat rated for AS: Stationary swap on Sep 18, 2019
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Comment: thank you for your lovelly selection of goodies warm regards Wendy
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you liked them! Glad they made it over the strait safely ๐Ÿ˜Š
KatKit rated for A Swap with an Act of Kindness on Sep 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank You Laura. What a wonderful story. I hope your husband is doing well.
Response: Thank you! Yes. Heโ€™s all better now ๐Ÿ˜Š
neea1989 rated for Tea for Thee # 11 on Sep 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! โœจโ˜•๏ธโœจ
Response: Youโ€™re welcome! Hope you enjoy the teas ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜•๏ธ
Lantana149 rated for Mail Tag Swap #12 on Sep 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the awesome goodies! I will definitely put them to use! Love them all!!!
Response: Youโ€™re most welcome! So glad you liked them ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Comment: So happy to receive your letter today. I will get started on one to you right away <3
Response: Thanks Rachel! Can't wait to hear from you soon!

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Comments

neca84 on Nov 5, 2019:

SHAME SHAME Laura it seems has turned into a flaker, Please don't let her into your swaps. if you want details please don't hesitate to message me

scrapkween on Oct 7, 2019:

Hi Laura =) I have a letter for you, would you mind sending me your addy? Thank you =)

scrapkween on Aug 22, 2019:

Welcome to Swap-bot! Just wanted to say hi =) Im soo happy that you are my partner for the Christian Penpals swap! I can't wait to hear from you ! Have a wonderful day!

VivaLaDiane on Aug 12, 2019:

Welcome to Swapbot! Per Newbie Helper rules, please message me your mailing (not email) address including first/last name so I'm able to approve group entry. Thanks so much and have an amazing day! โ™ฅ

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