Swap-bot Time: May 13, 2021 6:17 am


Date Joined: September 19, 2018
Last Online: April 12, 2021
Birthday: July 14
Country: New Zealand

About Me

Hello, my name is Astrid.

I’m located here in Northland, New Zealand – the subtropical part of the country but I grew up on an island in the Southeast Asia. I live with my husband along with our cats Rhaego and Selene.

I love the beach, islands, and nature as I grew up with it in my childhood. Now, the view and environment here in New Zealand is the exact place I want to be seeing sunrises and moonrises every time.

I follow the Green Witch path and considered myself still a novice witch. I have a vegetable garden as it evolves with companion planting with edible and medicinal flowers. Nature nurtures my soul as I draw energy from it. Striving to be slowly self-sufficient with homegrown produce. I’m currently taking a horticulture course to get my skills to the next level.

Home is where my heart is that’s why it's sacred. I adopt simple GW recipes from time to time because I love cooking and baking (simple recipes).

In magickal ways, I’m into astrology, palmistry, tarot, and more to learn about herbalism and moonology. My power is intuition though I have a lot to discover and unlock in that field.

My favourite season is summer when everything is in full bloom but spring is my time sprucing up the garden.

(Please note that I'm located in the Southern Hemisphere so I follow the season here in Wheel of the Year.)


G a r d e n i n g

I started gardening when I came to NZ as a beginner with just planting according to season and instructions on the seedling labels. Eventually, I learned to improve and currently gaining more knowledge.

P h o t o g r a p h y

I love taking photos and I appreciate both digital and film. Landscapes are my forte.

A n a l o g u e J u n k i e

Preserving letter writing/snail mail (see crafts), loves typewriters, film photography with a collection of film cameras (range finder 35mm, point and shoot, Lomography cams).

Favorite Crafts

Snail Mails / Mail Art

I love writing letters and receiving one. I like to make themed mails and decorating envelopes. Recycling and upcycling is my first mantra. I scavenge home items particularly papers that can be reused but sometimes I can't resist nice patterned papers/illustrations (on sale) and die cuts to make my art. Thrift/Op shops are my source of vintage and old books that I sacredly dissect to make use of awesome illustrations.

My writing tools include fountain pens, dip pens, nibs and fountain pens. I'm particular with the papers I write on to compensate the fountain pen inks (avoiding bleeding and feathering).

I like making DIY cards / mail folders / flip books.

Favorite Music

90's kid here, I'm on the heavy metal, rock n' roll, and alternative side. \m/

Guns n Roses Metallica Skidrow Bon Jovi Cranberries Alanis Morisette Incubus System of a Down

I also listen to classicals, some indies.

Favorite Television

Game of Thrones Outlander Your Honor


  • coffee
  • skulls
  • Halloween
  • witchy stuff
  • vintage papers
  • old books
  • postcards: vintage, travel, handmade
  • vampires
  • illustrations: anatomy, botanical, landscape, nature
  • flat origami
  • pop culture art
  • maps: city, country, vintage, topography
  • astrology
  • tarot
  • oracle cards
  • vintage stamps
  • lettering
  • typography
  • stickers: botanical
  • books: historical, landscapes
  • baking and cooking illustration,
  • boho style
  • colours - black, green, blue, lavender, iridescent shade, metallic
  • airmail theme
  • coffee

Please do not send

  • girly stuff
  • puffy stickers
  • kiddie stuff
  • religious items
  • colourful and bright stuff (I have plenty)
  • glitters
  • unicorn

To receive...

Handmade and DIY are appreciated.


Rosa1 rated for SWAS: Ostara Greetings on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: So beautiful ~ thank you!!
KaurinMarie rated for TPC: Handmade Bookmark on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the bookmark! It’s so pretty and magical!
Comment: I finally got your amazing postcard! Thank you so much <3
echeveriaLilacina rated for TPC: Botanical Swap on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Dear Astrid, Thank you SO MUCH for this amazing swap. I love the variety of botanical things you included! Absolutely can't wait to get crafty with it. <3
Response: I'm happy you loved it, Jen! I love botanicals, too! Enjoy! 😍
Drea3nvy rated for TPC: Zodiac Happy Mail on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Amazing beautiful Taurus themed goodies thanks a million my friend wow this is beyond beautiful thank you so much :)
Response: You're very much welcome! I'm happy you liked it! Enjoy!
ApricityMail rated for TPC: Seed Swap on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: WOW. Opening this gorgeous swap today had me in tears. Thank you for going above and beyond to create something so beautiful. I am blown away by your kindness and creativity.
Response: Yay! You got it!. You're welcome! I had fun doing it!

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