Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2021 4:58 am


Date Joined: November 21, 2020
Last Online: June 18, 2021
Birthday: December 31
Country: Italy
My Instagram (may include spoilers)

About Me

Hey all, I'm from Italy, approaching my 40s, HR generalist during the day and paper crafter / letter writer at night. My actual name is Mariagiovanna, I usually go by Giovanna. I have been writing letters since the 1990s. I am a huge lover of vintage/vintage inspired aesthetics but appreciate many others - I mean, we don't have to choose, right? I'm a childfree intersectional feminist who's very interested in social issues. On a spiritual point of view I'm somewhere between NeoPaganism, Core Shamanism and Pastafarianism.

I speak Italian, English and a little Spanish and French, feel free to write me in any of these languages. But I like to learn words and basic sentences in other languages, so feel free to share.

My hobbies are writing, reading, watching tv series, cooking, geocaching, escape rooms and similar activities. I like dogs and ferrets (I have 2 ferrets!), but actually almost any kind of pet :-) Also, I'm fascinated by bees and jumping spiders.

Notice: The postal service has been slower than usual lately. I suppose it's due to coronavirus, plus some new procedures at the postal service in Italy. I've noticed that my mail arrives to Europe in around 15-25 days, in the US or Asia in 45-60 days. I haven't sent anything to other continents, recently. In case you don't receive a swap from me 1-2 months after the sending date (depending on the distance) please do contact me in order to make plans for a re-send.

Favorite Books


  • Margaret Atwood
  • Octavia Butler
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Frances Hardinge
  • Joanne Harris
  • Robin Hobb
  • Ursula Le Guin
  • Natasha Pulley
  • Sarah Waters

Favorite Television

Some TV shows I've been enjoying lately:

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Doctor Who (not consistently though)
  • Carnival Row
  • Crazy Ex Girlfriend
  • Game of Thrones (the first few seasons at least)
  • Glow
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Lucifer
  • Modern Family
  • One Day at a Time
  • Pose
  • Scrubs
  • Sherlock
  • The Alienist
  • The Good Place
  • The Umbrella Academy
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Other interests

Topics A-Z

If you want to know some of my interests or will send themed stuff, these are some ideas. Of course don't feel limited.

  • Archaeology
  • Anatomy
  • Animal behaviour and evolution
  • Dark stories and spooky stuff
  • Etymology, linguistics and grammar
  • Food from all over the world
  • Foreign cultures and habits
  • Gender studies
  • Languages
  • Legends and lore tales
  • Mysteries
  • Mythology
  • Paganism(s)
  • Paper crafting
  • Recipes
  • Religious traditions, myths etc (feel free to write about that, no need to send devotional objects and please don't try to convert me :-) )
  • Shamanism
  • Social and gender studies
  • Speculative fiction
  • Steampunk, dieselpunk, cyberpunk
  • Victorian age


  • Patterned and scrapbooking paper
  • Crafting paper of any other kind, including upcycled paper (a newspaper, a map or a museum ticket in your language for example)
  • Ephemeras are my all times favourite, especially if vintage inspired.
  • Letter paper
  • Snacks, chocolate, teas or spices from all over the world
  • Recipes
  • Rubber / clear stamps
  • Stickers but please no alphabet, planner or reward stickers because I wouldn't know how to use them
  • Washi samples
  • Vintage / victorian (inspired) photos
  • Spooky stuff

  • Anything with ferrets!

  • Other animal themed stuff: it would be super special to receive cetaceans, octopus, bees or bear themed things
  • Favorite colors: red, purple, blue and brown tones


Please don't send me things that are racist, sexist, homo-bi-transphobic, ableist, ageist etc, or anything violent. I don't have fun unless everybody does - and yes, I've been called a party pooper before because of this. Depending on the swap's topic, it's ok to send me fiction or news with such themes - I mean, I do know they exist in the world and don't want to turn my eyes away.

Other dislikes or "rather not":

  • Alphabet, planner or reward stickers
  • Anime stuff
  • Baby related stuff
  • Bookmarks
  • Candles
  • Coins or foreign currency in general
  • Friendship books, label bags and such
  • Home decorations - house is small and crammed already LOL
  • Magnets - no magnetic fridge, so no room for them :-(
  • Make up
  • Political topics


MissRich rated for Botanical Themed Envelope #1 on Jun 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you SO much! I love everything!
inkspellonyou rated for ESO: Space Lovers Swap on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all you have sent, I loved everything!
Response: Hey I hadn't noticed this message LOL, so it has arrived? I'm so happy about it!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the story and card! <3 Al
Response: Glad you liked it! :-)
bexkex rated for SIE: Stickers passion! on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Very nice stickers! And the packaging was so nice! :D
Response: I'm happy you liked them! :)
KIllerMal rated for SIE: Stickers passion! on May 27, 2021
Comment: Ciao ^^ ho ricevuto proprio ora la tua busta, mi piace come hai decorato ! Grazie per la selezione di adesivi, sono tantissimi e stupendi! Spero di vederti nei futuri swap ^^
Response: Mi fa piacere che ti siano piaciuti! :-) Alla prossima
Tara rated for Blind Envie:Happy Mail Extravaganza 2 on May 24, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh, your happy mail was so fun to open. Thank you so much for the fun stuff.
Response: I'm happy you did like the swap, thank you for the rating!
Comment: Awwww, what a lovely bundle of joy!!! Thank you so very much for this fabulous evelope!! I love the variety!! And I loooove the paper-bundle with the vellum-labels :) I have never seen them before, they are fanastic!!! Thank you for making even a destash-swap so special!!! Have a brilliant Sunday /)
Response: It's great you liked this swap so much, and I'm honoured about this! Take care
m3i5 rated for ESO: Crazy eight washi tape swap #2 on May 22, 2021
Comment: Hi Gionanna, Thank you very much for the assortment of washitapes wrapped in see through paper and the cute cherry paperclip, love it! :D
Response: Hopefully they can be useful :-) Take care
Comment: Such lovely origami-pockets! I loved the botanical cutouts! Thank you so much! 🥰
Response: Thank you for the rating, I'm happy you liked it!
bexkex rated for Tiny European Swap #16 on May 19, 2021
Comment: Got it today, thanks! Not really my style but I'll make sure to send it to someone who's going to use it :) many thanks
Response: I'm sorry that I couldn't send you things that matched your style more!
Stachel rated for ESO Quiz For You on May 11, 2021
Comment: (Sorry for rating late) Thanks for the Harry Potter quiz! This is putting me under some pressure, because I expect myself to be nothing less than doing perfectly, hahaha 🤣. Here are my answers: 1) b 2) c 3) a 4) a 5) c 6) c 7) b 8) c ??? 9) b 10) c I hope those are correct, hahaha 🤣 Well, I could live with one mistake 🤪
Response: I hope you enjoyed it. The only wrong answer is 8: Dumbledore means Bumblebee in Old English :-)
Gaucha rated for ESO Quiz For You on May 6, 2021
Comment: Wow, that was a hard quiz. I had to guess all the 10 answers (no Google ;-) 1B 2A 3C 4A 5A 6C 7A 8A 9B 10C
Response: Hey, almost all right except the following: 3B, 4C, 5B :-) Great score!
roosje rated for ESO Vintage Vibes Swap on May 6, 2021
Comment: Hi there, thank you so much for great swap, loved your envie and the beautiful contents! Can't wait to create with them, thank you.
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you liked what I sent!
wolfeagle rated for CR: Intl- Dragonfly Mail Art on May 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard. I feel so honored to have your first. Hopefully, the first of many.
Response: It was a please to make and share it!
BusyB rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #7 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Hello there. My wonderful swap envie arrived today in great shape. Everything is absolutely amazing! I'm so happy with the vintage goodies especially and so glad you sent the vintage Vogue pattern page. LOVE! So excited to use so much of these in my current journals! Many ❤️'s for you! Stay safe and happy.
Response: I'm so happy you liked them, also when I read your profile I thought that paper was made for you :-)
MiekeC rated for ESO: Tomorrow's Ephemeras on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for al your items.
Response: Thanks for the rating :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute molang bunny sticker sheets and the floral sticker sheet!
Response: I'm happy that you liked them!
Gnoe rated for LDEM - Bits and Bobs for 1 stamp #4 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a lovely assortment of JJ goodies. The gorgeous plant photo and cute kitty postcard are my favs! Stay safe & have a lovely weekend.
Response: I'm happy you like them, have a good weekend you too
Satorii rated for ESO: Crazy 8 washi tape swap on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for e great washi
Response: I'm glad you liked what I sent!
HollyBear rated for LSRUS: Mystery Sticker Grab Bag on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of stickers. I love the decorated envelope!
Response: Happy you liked them!

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Caithness on Jan 21, 2021:

Thank you so much for the delightful mail that has come through my letterbox today. So many wonderful goodies - I love all of them. Everything was such a good choice and just perfect for me! Thank you x

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