Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2021 11:11 pm


Date Joined: August 14, 2015
Last Online: September 16, 2021
Birthday: October 5
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

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 :)

✪ typography/ quotes,

✪ sewing/ sewing machines/ embroidery,

✪ tarot,

✪ maps,

✪ Studio Ghibli (especially Totoro),

✪ Kaikai kiki/ Takashi Murakami,

✪ anything Japanese or Japanese style,

✪ aerial views,

✪ fireworks,

✪ stars and the night sky, lanterns,

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

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

✪ shaped cards,

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

✪ 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! ☹

✉ I appreciate nice stamps but I'm not a collector.

Things I would like to receive

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

✪ 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.)

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

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

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

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

✪ tea towels/ kitchen towels,

✪ pillow case or cushion cover,

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

✪ anything Jane Austen,

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

✪ art of Kaikai kiki by Takashi Murakami

✪ little bags and pouches,

✪ 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,

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

✪ travel accessories

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

Sewing and quilting

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

✂ Colours I particularly like are greens, blues and purples.

✂ 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 :)

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

✂ 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...

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


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 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 :)


snailmailer1 rated for Advent Calendar 1-6 on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I'm not opening this till Christmas. I'm sure I'll love them.
Sola79 rated for Advent Calendar 7-12 on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for gifts, card and cute figurines, look forward to open the gifts :)
Comment: Thanks for the zines! I relate to the personal one. You depicted the struggle well.
Minxy1964 rated for UKCA: ATC - C is for.... on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Very clever ATC, with all the different C things. I love it. Thank you xx
kizzlets rated for AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: Blue is my favorite color! The mess is fantastic!
Comment: Thank you for the card. I loved the parts that look like it was made from bubble wrap.
Comment: Thank you Elinor for the adorable ATC! I hope you had lots of fun!
user3370 rated for AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the post card! I like the cool deep-sea vibe :)
thevmatt rated for AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much!
January rated for AMA: 4 from 1 Masterboard PcS on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: The blues on your masterboard PC are beautiful! So serene and peaceful, thank you :)
Catt007 rated for HMPC: Everyday Ephemera Postcard on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cool card, great idea and I am going to have to try it 😀
user3370 rated for AMA: Arch Shaped ATC on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the ATC! Clever arch and well done!
user3370 rated for AMA: Above and Below on Sep 3, 2021
Comment: Great collage postcard! I love how you did the seaweed. Thank you!
papercraft70 rated for HMPC: Put a House on It on Sep 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the unique PC.😻
denimblu14 rated for UKCA: ATC - B is for.... on Aug 28, 2021
Comment: Blue is my favourite colour so thank you very much Elinor for your fabulous idea for the B is for ATC, ta also for the extra goodies :)
dally rated for SSM: Sticker postcard #7 on Aug 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you, love the stickers you used!
kizzlets rated for Mixed Media ATC: Used Postage Stamp on Aug 26, 2021
Comment: Pretty! Love the leaf ink stamp on your ATC background!
theprairiemailbox rated for CPG Cityscape ATC - Global on Aug 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this ATC - I really like the perspective you drew the city from! Very cool!
bearnbabs rated for AMA: In 6 words on Aug 21, 2021
Comment: Your Pc "Everything is going to be alright" arrived today ;It's like I just bought it. Love the 6 Words. Thanks for sharing. Love the colors you used. Its very creative. Have a great day every day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you. I have no idea what I'll make, or which one I'll use....but I'll figure it out. 👍 I think I'll have to look at them for a bit and figure out what I can "see".

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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.

´❤️ ¨`° ☆ ☀️ .❄️*´°✨⭐️

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:


CurlyTea on Oct 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Oct 5, 2017:

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