Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2021 11:42 pm


Date Joined: January 21, 2015
Last Online: June 8, 2020
Birthday: June 24, 1976
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I live in London and enjoy going to exhibitions, theatre, markets and things like that. I also like fitness, in particular triathlon, wild swimming and cycle touring. But probably what I love the most is to stay in and craft! I do a lot of drawing, relief printing, embroidery and sewing (and a bit of knitting sometimes). My latest obsession is paper crafts and collage. I love vintage magazine/book pages, ads and illustrations for cutting out and decorating mail and making collage.

I'd say my taste is on the quirky side. If it seems a bit odd to you I'll probably like it, check out my Pinterest link at the top.

I like outsider art, abstract art, surrealism, masks, wilder mann, folk art, occult, vintage botanical and anatomical illustrations, insects, taxidermy, tarot cards, shamanism, lucid dreaming (anything about dreaming really), maps, Japanese, Scandinavian and mid-century inspired things. I love colourful things especially certain combos like yellows and pinks, turquoise and reds, blue and orange.

I really love making things and seeing things made by other people so I guess what I'd like to receive most in swaps is:

things I can use for crafting..vintage/retro illustrations from children's books, instruction manuals, text books, housekeeping magazines etc. Maps, postage stamps, vintage ads, foreign ephemera, packaging, ticket stubs, coasters, magazine pages, playing / fortune / games cards, stencils, patterned paper, cool magazine cut outs, any collagable paper ephemera...


things made by you! I'd LOVE to see what you make or receive your art work.

I also love snail mail stationery, chocolate of any kind (especially green tea flavoured) and liquorice.

I don't wear make-up and only use natural toiletry products.

Most of all I'd like to hear a bit about you and what you like :-D

Favorite Crafts

I'm really interested in incorporating my existing creative interests into mailable form! So for instance I'm starting to make letter paper and envelopes combining collage, embroidery on paper and lino prints. So much fun!

Favorite Books

Rule of the Bone - Russell Banks, Vernon God Little - D. B. C. Pierre, Arrow of God - Chinua Achebe, Memoirs of a Porcupine - Alain Mabanckou, Nights at the Circus - Angela Carter, The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski, Orphans of the Sky - Robert A. Heinlein, The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao - Juno Diaz, One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers, The World According to Garp - John Irving, The First Bad Man - Miranda July, The Story of the Stone - Cao Xueqin, Wild Swans - Jung Chang

Favorite Music

Some bands I like: Dark Dark Dark, The Be Good Tanya’s, Frazy Ford, Joanna Newsom, First Aid Kit, Agnes Obel, Cat Power, Raina Rose, Joni Mitchel, Songs: Ohia, Tindersticks, Valerie June, Wild Child, Father John Misty.

I'm always looking for new music, I'd love to hear from you if you like any of these bands and have a recommendation!


I really want you to enjoy the swaps I send. Please do tell me if you didn't receive something, I take pics of what I send and would send again if something goes missing.


Keruka rated for ISS: Mail Art #6 - Space on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for my gorgeous envelope! I love everything and can't wait to try the tea xx
Dasha rated for HMPC: Put a "Bird" on it on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a bird themed PC. I like the idea of the owl causing a panic, but as a collage PC it is bit to plain for me with only one element glued on.
AshCash rated for Honestly, it's a bit odd. on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: What a fantastic package! Thank you so much. I love everything. I am especially pleased with the postcards. They crack me up. : )
sevofluran rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #5 on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Hi, I´m so sorry it took me so long time to rate this swap. Your happy mail to me was absolutely WONDERFUL! <3 <3 It was an anatomical themed mail you had made to me. You asked if it was creepy... but no, it was so thoughtful and creative. A perfect happy mail for me! =D From Jana
Response: Wow yes I remember this! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I really like anatomical stuff too, it was a really fun swap. Best wishes to you!
Comment: Love Love Love my animal theme parcel, so many pretty things i would give more hearts if i could xx
LadyCyr rated for Hand made tarot card post card #2 on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Love the card you sent
Singske rated for EUHS: Handmade Postcard on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely handmade postcard. Looks really great. I love the coulorfull lines and details you put on it. And the wasp, it makes me think of some old horror B-movie. Have some fun with your weaving class. I used to do a lot of weaving when I was working with disabled people, so much fun to do. Lots of love
LadyCyr rated for Hand made terot card post card #1 on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: I love the card you made me so different and cool took me a bit to see how you made it but that was such h a cleaver idea I'm pretty sure I will be having one of the most interesting decks ever everyone has been so creative thank you and I hope you join the future ones as well :)
Response: So glad you like it! Best swap idea ever! X
LadyRisa rated for Hand made terot card post card #1 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Strange things happen underneath a full moon! Thanks so much!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the heart x
luluvision rated for Doodle Bomb PC on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Ooh! Your doodle PC was such fun! Thank you!! This was also my first time doing a doodle pc and I had a lot of fun with it!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart x
Comment: What a fantastic package that arrived in my post box today!!! Thank you very much!! I'd give you more hearts if I could. I'll be hosting this swap monthly. So if you are my partner again, yes I would be very interested in items from theNatural History Museum!!! Regards Mark :-)
Response: You’re welcome. So glad you enjoyed it! It was a fun swap, I’ll look out for the next one.
RockyBeach rated for AMA: Sender's Choice-Feb on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: I just love it! <3 Thanks so much for that map Leporello. Such a fun and inspiring thing! I will try this out too.
Response: You’re so welcome, glad you liked it x
Beat rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #1 on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: I love the mumi trills and envelopes you sendt me
Comment: I loved the vintage pictures! They are amazing. I love the look and the feel. Thank you so much for sharing.
Peaches12 rated for Map It Mail Art on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: This was so much fun to get your art in the mail. I even showed it to the postal worker!! What a neat and fun idea. And it made it thru the mail without any rips or tears. I really liked the vintage pictures you used. Have a blessed day.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome envelope you sent me!! I love it 💙❤💚💛 It truly caught my eye with that fun collage! Thank you for making me smile 😃
renate rated for WIYM: I love snail -mail supplies #1 on May 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your nice envelope with Snail-mail items.
Victorianna60 rated for WIYM: HORSE POSTCARD SWAP on Apr 16, 2017
Comment: Love the wooden PC ! It is the first one I have received ! The front is very cool ! I am taking some new photos of my Breyers , I will send you a photo as a PC ! Thank You !
Response: Wonderful! Thank you very much, I can't wait :) glad you liked the wooden postcard x
armadillogal rated for WIYM: Funny cat postcard on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Ha ha ha ha...that's a cute card! Thanks.....
Babsmomof5 rated for WIYM: Funny cat postcard on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Too, too cute! Thank you so much!!!

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Itti on Jul 9, 2019:

Hey, I was just browsing profiles and your mention of paper crafts and quirky things made me wonder if you'd be interested in joining the Scales 'n' Tails group? I sent you an invite just in case. Would be great to have you on board!


CurlyTea on Jun 26, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Jun 25, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Senga89 on Apr 3, 2018:

Thank you for your Moon hand made terot card! :) I like the idea, it's creative! Have a nice day!

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

EmilyT on Feb 11, 2018:

Welcome to beginner's cross stitch. Sometimes there are embroidery swaps, too. If you'd like to host any embroidery on paper, or any other type swap, let me know and I'll move you to officer!

CurlyTea on Jul 3, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday!

bbsporty on Feb 26, 2017:

Handmade Postcard Club

Artistic on Sep 29, 2016:

So glad you enjoyed the scavenger hunt goodies! :)

RyeRye on Sep 6, 2016:

Just adding some art to your profile~

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