Swap-bot Time: October 29, 2020 12:32 am


Date Joined: April 25, 2019
Last Online: September 15, 2020
Birthday: June 26
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

*13/09/2020 Due to my husband not having any work for the last six months due to COVID-19 I am still not in a position to do any swaps.


I live in England in the United Kingdom. I am a wife, mother, christian, baker, gardener, craft maker, bookworm, friend, board game lover, autumn and christmas lover and homebody.

I love to laugh, to make connections with other people and to brighten people's days. I'm open, friendly and accept everyone as they are.

My husband works away quite a lot and we home educate our 6 year old daughter. This is something we have done for over a year now and isn't a new post-COVID thing. We love the freedom it brings us as a family.

We have a downstairs room which was used as an office which I have claimed and now call my Craft Emporium ;-) It has recently acquired a sofa which I like to curl up on to do my crochet.

We are blessed with a nice sized garden and we like to grow veg each year. We have added in a wildlife pond recently and hope to have frogs in there next Spring.

As a family we have visited America 3 times all around the Oregon area as we have friends there. We love it and can't wait to go back.

I'm currently trying to reteach myself German so if anyone wants a (very) out of practice penpal let me know!

Can't wait to get to know you!

Favorite Books

I love reading and I read to relax and switch off so I only like happy endings :-) I mostly read fiction, chick lit, fantasy and crime being my favourite genres.

Authors I like are: Sarah Morgan, Jude Deveraux, Nora Roberts (J.D.Robb), Debbie Macomber, Lucinda Riley, Lee Child, David Baldacci

Other books I have particularly enjoyed are the Harry Potter series and Magician. I will read these again and again.

I also have quite an extensive recipe book collection and I love just to flick through them. Crochet pattern books and gardening books are also favourites.

Favorite Crafts

Crochet is the craft I do most often and which comes most naturally to me. I love to make things for other people. I've considered setting up an Etsy shop but for now I like to do it for fun and to bless people, not for money.

Over the years I have tried many different forms of journalling but found none ever fitted. Now I just do my own thing and I am loving it :-)

Since joining swap-bot I have rediscovered my love of letter writing.

I also enjoy sewing and paper cutting. I've recently gone back to cross stitch and starting to explore embroidery and am enjoying exploring different hand sewing techniques.

I will give a go to anything which takes my fancy or that I spot on pinterest! My daughter and I are currently decorating a dolls house we made her out of a small bookcase.

Favorite Television

I'm a bit of a box set addict. We don't have a tv licence but we own boxsets and have a netflix account.

My favourite series that I've seen are:

West Wing, Gilmore Girls, Fringe, Warehouse 13, Numb3rs, Downton Abbey, Castle, Friends, Agents of Shield, Hawaii 5-0, Firefly

I love hallmark Christmas movies and have recently watched some of their tv series.

I'm always happy to receive a recommendation!

Board games

I love board games and me and my husband play regularly sometimes with friends and sometimes just the two of us. Our favourites at the moment are:

Patchwork, Love letter, Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Sky, Takenoko, Above and Below, Sorcerer's cave

Again I'm always happy for any recommendations, especially for good 2 player games.


  • Themes I like: bears, hedgehogs, penguins, wolves, yoshi, autumn/winter, lakes, waterfalls, woods, trees, rainbows, Christmas

  • Colour! I love colour, especially how different colours contrast each other.

  • Tim tams - absolutely love just the original ones but can't get them in the UK. Also Altoids (the original ones), York peppermint patties and the Nestle tollhouse mini morsels chocolate chips and their seasonal special edition chocolate and mint chocolate chips. I have been sent a couple of times sweets from Finland which are both gummy sweets and liquorice - soooo good!

  • Blank notecards, lined notebooks, pens (especially pretty ones/unusual ones)

  • Fiction books, recipe books

  • Anything related to a cosy evening in

  • Pumpkin spice or gingerbread scented candles (no other scents please). Unscented candles.

  • Christmas tree or Christmas house decorations

  • Easter tree decorations. I remember visiting Germany when I was a teenager and loving how much the shops and houses were decorated.

  • Autumn/Fall decorations - I love to decorate my house for all seasons but here in the UK there aren't really any for Fall available

  • Cookie cutters, cupcake sprinkles, recipes

  • Crochet related items, fabric, sewing items, seeds or other things to grow, acrylic yarn

  • Silver based stud earrings, fingerless gloves

  • Handmade items, anything crocheted

  • Something I can't get in the UK


Thanks for the thought, but I'd rather not have....

  • Sweetener of any kind (natural or artificial) as it makes me ill. Sugar, syrup, honey etc are all fine

  • Botanical or butterfly themed things

  • Halloween, horror, anything gory, clowns, spiders, snakes, insects

  • Food - banana, cinnamon, fruit teas, hot or spicy sweets/chocolate

  • Stamps - I don't use them and have no use for them so will just gift them onto somebody else

  • Papercraft supplies - I don't do ATC's, pocket letters, handmade cards or papercrafting of any sort so they will be wasted on me

  • Kids stuff or disney stuff


Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely patch! I really like all of the stitching you did on it. Aloha
Response: Oh I'm so glad it got through and you liked it :-)
Comment: Oh my god, thank you so much for your sweet and lovely mail! I wish I could give you more than one heart. I just adore the sweet red cat coster you made for me. I was like, this is the best day of my life. Someone besides my mom ;) made something so beautiful and especially cat themed for me! I am rambling, sorry, but thank you so, so, so much! It really made my day brighter. Thank you again! Sending you lots of love, and kisses from my cats to you. Please take care and stay safe! Julia
Response: Oh I'm so glad you liked it and it arrived safely. So happy to have brought a bit of joy especially at this time.
eileensariot rated for ABC Snacks - U V W 🥞 on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: thank you so much for the package! I loved the taffy! I already tried it haha. I will probably have the wispa this weekend :)
Response: Glad it arrived ok and you're enjoying it :-)
Comment: I loved hearing about your childhood memories
Response: Thanks for the rating :-)
ToujoursMoi rated for HG: Crafts in 2020 on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful note card and good luck with all your crafty goals!
Response: Thank you :-)
Tuutis rated for 🌷 Send me something... #1 🌷 on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much, I especially love the colour of the socks. But too bad, I can't eat the chocolate because it's dark chocolate, but I'll give it to my sister :). Edit 6th March: woowww, thank you from your surprise package! She sent me extra sweets, which I love, this kind of kindness makes me very surprised, but so deeply happy as well.
Response: Sorry about the dark chocolate, I even went through your profile and saw bubblegum, grapefruit, cherries in chocolate etc and must have missed the dark chocolate. Apologies. Edit: Yay glad they arrived and you enjoyed them x
Comment: Thank you for the sweet snowflake card!
Response: Glad you like it x
Comment: Thank you for the lovely and great swap
Response: Ah yay! So glad it got to you ok and you like it x
marinda rated for Happy Profile- Thanksgiving on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks! :)
debbiespoms rated for Private Swap on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Received Halloween kitty today. I love him and the extra goodies! Thank you for doing the private swap with me.
Response: You're welcome. Happy to do another one at some point :-)
SquidSorbet rated for ST: Mystery Candy Swap on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the candies & fun extras! :)
Response: Ooh yay it arrived quick!!
Comment: I can't wait to open the gift :D and thank you so much for the extras - you won my heart (both on swapbot and in real life) with the strawberry chewing gum 😍
Response: You're very welcome :-) Happy to send you more at any point :-) x
2bneat rated for SH: Small Stocking Stuffer #5 on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffers, I've put them away to open in December. Thank you also all the teas you sent, we have already been enjoying them. ♥♥
Response: Glad you are enjoying them. And the gifts at Christmas :-)
Bloempje666 rated for ABC Snacks - E 🍪 on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: thanx for resending, this time it was very quick! and thanx for the fabric ;)
Response: You're very welcome! Glad this one turned up! x
Welshgirlie rated for ABC Snacks - H 🍩 on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fab chocs, I love Heroes and the variety 😍😍xx
Response: Glad they arrived!
moodymel rated for ABC Snacks - G 🥮 on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers! The chocolate bar was DELICIOUS! Great choice!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
scrapkween rated for Handwritten Bible Verses #4 on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Loved the verses!
Response: Glad they arrived x
Comment: Natasha: Thank you for the lovely journal and the colorful tree! Very nice!
Response: Glad you liked it :-)
LouJan38 rated for ABC Snacks - F 🥨 on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Thankyou x I ate the fudge as I looked at the rest!!! My fave!!! ❤️
Response: Ha ha. I would have done the same :-)

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anicka22 on Mar 16, 2020:

Thank you for the pretty fabric for my march wishlist

LahDeeDah on Mar 8, 2020:

Welcome to Needle & Thread. We hope you enjoy the group :-)

TeaNi on Dec 31, 2019:

Thank you so much

for granting a wish for me with the hand mask and cute unicorn sticky note pad! :)

romyisa78 on Nov 25, 2019:

Natasha, thank you so mmuch for that really biiiig surprise you sent me from the wishlist group. you really made my day. big hugs from germany

Swan on Oct 17, 2019:

Thank you for the variety of Fair Trade chocolates and the fruity tea for my October Wishlist!

itsnobody on Sep 29, 2019:

Thank you for the very cute feline surprise for the "Small Surprise, cheap postage tag". This is something I just needed and I can't find anywhere in Bulgaria. Lovely!

BlueberryLady on Sep 23, 2019:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group !! a New Swap will be up soon...

yvonne401 on Sep 10, 2019:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



arimails on Aug 2, 2019:

Profile Hello from all over #10 Twist

hello @ rainbowfizz, I hope you are having a wonderful day! I spent today getting classroom and lesson plans ready. School is starting soon, I am both working as an educator and taking classes as a student. HOW STRANGE!

Here is a quote for you: "if you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way"

Happy Swapping!

PineappleTarts on Jul 23, 2019:

Cute Profile #1

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