Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2023 8:51 am


Date Joined: June 24, 2015
Last Online: July 3, 2023
Birthday: April 17
Country: Australia
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*Greetings from Australia!*


Hello, I am Zindy! I am a creature from Australia and I quite enjoy sending things in the mail. Isn't it magic, putting something little in the postbox and knowing that it's going to put a smile on someone's face? That's just about the best thing.

✪ Zin's Big Project!
✪ Rating + Sending
✪ Things Zin Will Enjoy
✪ Please Don't Send
✪ Fast Favourites
✪ Crafty Things
✪ Characters Zin Likes
✪ Roleplay + Writing
✪ Private Swaps
✪ Did You Draw That?
✪ Here's Something Cool
✪ Ratings! Thanks Everyone!

Watching: Game trailer shorts!
Listening: The Megas
Drinking: Endless cups of tea
Playing: Stardew Valley
Making: Crochet blankets!

So I have this dream, to make a blanket entirely out of swapped squares! This is where I'm up to so far:
I'm putting the black and white borders on so it all goes together even if all the actual squares are random!

If you crochet and you want to help me out with this, I'd love to do a private trade! Just PM me to hear more about it!

rating and sending
I pretty much get super excited when things land in my letterbox, and I immediately rush to the computer to rate! So, if I haven't rated you, that means it hasn't gotten to me yet. Please be patient! Post all the way to Australia takes a looooong time.

I am definitely 100% not at all the kind of person to flake on a thing! I'll always send a message if for some reason I'm held up. And if something's on its way to you from me but you haven't gotten it yet, let me know! Post is slow from Australia and a few times I've sent postcards that have apparently gotten lost. So let me know if something never shows up and I'll do my best to sort it out :)

happymail enjoy
-Blank notecards!
-9cm granny squares for my blanket project! As long as they're the right size, any yarn or colour will be fine!
-Doilies - the crochet kind! They're such beautiful demonstrations of skill and patience, I love them so much~
-Stickers! Any kind. It's hard for me to get interesting stickers where I live, so this will always make me happy~
-Your handwriting! This fascinates me. A notecard or an index card or something with your ABCs in capital and lowercase would be rad! I'm also interested in examples of antique handwriting- a photocopy of your grandmother's recipe perhaps, or an old letter you found.
-Tea! Oh my word yes. Any kind at all here, also (my only dislike is licorice). Especially small or local brands, if that's something you have.
-Pull Tabs. You know, these things from soft drink cans? I'm collecting them to experiment with crochet on them, but I don't drink a lot of cans myself!
-Snap hair clips like this in cute colours or patterns~

-No religious content for me, thanks!
-I'm not fond of licorice or aniseed flavours.
-Weather's often real hot here in Australia! If you're sending food my way, please put it in an extra bag (like a teeny ziploc one) just in case it gets superheated or squashed! Nothing worse than not being able to read a letter because the pages are all stuck together :(
-Please don't send anything strongly scented! This means perfumed things and it also means candy that you can smell through its wrapper or anything like that. If something smells strongly, customs pretty much will always stop it to look inside, which means it takes FOREVER x 2 to get to me!

Colour: Teal
Dinosaur: Archaeopteryx
Tea: Adagio's Anderson
Animal: Rainbow Lorikeet
Car: Jaguar SS
Book: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Flower: Fortnight lily
Play: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Game: Chrono Trigger
Power Ranger: MagiGreen from Mahou Sentai Magiranger
Cocktail: White Russian

An Expanded List Of Things
(In no particular order, and in a big annoying block for you to wade through)
Stories | Postcards | Old, unexplained photos | Interesting ephemera | Tickets, maps
Handwriting | Calligraphy | Hand-lettering
Plants: Fortnight lily | iris | geranium | succulents | cacti
Birds: Australian magpie, kookaburra, sulphur crested cockatoo, rainbow lorikeet, lyre bird
Reptiles: Snakes, geckos, goannas, iguanas, chameleons
Dogs: Corgi, Jack Russell, bull terrier, kelpie, borzoi, husky
Artists: Brom, Keith Thompson, Wen-M, Loish, Klimt, Petrus van Schendel, STELARC, H. R. Giger, many many more!
Patterns: Chevrons, stripes, tesselations
Motor bikes | vintage caravans | Old fashioned cars (Jaguar SS!)
My cherry red ukulele
Scents: Rain, cut grass, lemongrass, rotting citrus (long story)
Snacks: Candy corn (don't laugh!), roasted seaweed flakes, yoghurt, weird Japanese things
Sounds: The sea. Australian magpie birdsong. The SFX from old Doom games. Rain. Leaves rustling in the wind.
Vintage aeroplanes | Stunt flying (The Roulettes!)

Art deco | art noveau | film noir | old advertising/posters (propaganda especially!)
Steampunk | Dieselpunk | Cyberpunk | basically suffix it with punk and you have my attention
Space opera | Sci-fi | Fantasy (Dragons!)
Warhammer 40,000 | Eclipse Phase | Mass Effect
Kamen Rider | Power Rangers / Super Sentai
Tank Girl | Hellboy | Judge Dredd
Harajuku fashion | electropop | kawaii theme | pastries/food

Amigurumi, ATC, baking, bookbinding, candy wrapper chains, ceramics, collage, comics, crochet, digital art, drawing, drypoint, embroidery, envelopes, friendship bracelets, graphic design, jewelry, kumihimo, lino cut, mixed media, origami, painting (traditional, digital), papercraft, photography, screen print, sewing, shrinkydink, stencils, stickers, weaving, yarn spinning, zentangle, zines. Jack of all trades, willing to try anything once!



Baymax (Big Hero 6)
Kamen Riders (Any, but Kabuto and Wizard are my favourites!)
Garrus (Mass Effect!)
Enderman (Minecraft)
Briareos (Appleseed. Huge weakness for hunky cyborg fellas)
Motoko and Batou (Ghost in the Shell)
Priss and Nene (Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040)
Happy Go Lucky (By Kamio!)
Xenomorphs (Alien series!)
Vegeta, Android 16 (Dragon Ball Z, ah childhood)
Woobat, Mightyena, Charizard (Pokemons, aw yeah. There's more of course, but these three are a start.)
Also these birds are stupidly cute.
Godzilla (any flavour, new or old) && Gamera

Okay, so! Roleplaying is a thing I do. Aetolia, that I mentioned, is a text MUD, and I've been roleplaying in that for around eight years. Before that, there was forum-based RP (Gaia online, how I fondly remember thee). I've done tabletop once or twice. Not had a chance yet to try LARP but I'd be game if the opportunity arose!

If you ever want to muck around with roleplay (want a letter from one of my characters, perhaps?) just let me know! It seems like it could be real interesting.

If you're ok with sending to Australia, I am totally up for private trades.
Wanna do an ATC? I'm down for that.
Do you make granny squares with crochet? I kinda want to make a patchworky swapped blanket, let's trade those!
You wanna trade postcards? Sure!
You want something I can do, but you don't do the same to swap back? Make me an offer, I'm happy to hear what you have to give!

If you want to set up a private swap, just PM me~

If you're wondering about my profile decorations and whatnot, the answer is: yes! I also make a lot of my own stationery and stickers and whatnot.

I feel like it's worth mentioning that I'm an arting starvist, so if there's something you'd like (drawing, painting, some custom headers for your profile a bit like mine, whatever) then don't hesitate to drop me a PM about it and I'll see what I can do!

An interactive mirror built from 450 rotating penguins.
Three-Dozen Floral Designers Transform a Condemned Detroit Duplex with 36,000 Flowers
Mononoke (not princess Mononoke)
Tank Girl and Booga in the style of Egon Schiele.



piashlara rated for WIYM: Beginner Zine on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Aaaah that zine is so cute!!! It arrived late but I know it came from the other side and was sent in time so worries there (they probably fly that stuff through the galaxy first xD in that case it had a great journey!). Thanks so much!!! <3
Wandervogel rated for Make my day on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Hello! Sorry for my late rating! >___< Thank you for that swap!
thepinkaholic rated for Insta Tarot (Round 2) on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! That makes perfect sense with my life situation right now.
Lorellie rated for Insta Tarot (Round 2) on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: As I commented on Instagram, your reading was great! Thanks so much for playing :)
brumby3 rated for Winter Comfort on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Wow! Zin, I am so touched by the package you sent me - thank you so much! Everything is fantastic. I particularly love the crochet items, they are so beautiful! The winter has been a bit mild here on the coast, but the last few days have been really cold, so this package is perfect! Thank you so much again, you really went above and beyond what I expected from this swap. Take care and happy swapping, Annabelle xoxoxo
lorz88 rated for Knit, Crochet, Sew: May 2018 on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Hi I hope you're happy and well! Thank you so much for what you sent me i love it!! I have it sitting under a vase of flowers! Love the colours, thank you so much. Thanks also for the extras, the stationary is very pretty and I love the envelope! Thank you! Have a lovely day!
Hyshu rated for You've Got Mail #2 on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great swap!
Response: Oh my goodness, it finally got there! I'm so glad. It must have had a wild ride in the postal system. Have a lovely day!
Johanna51 rated for You've Got Mail #2 on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your letter and the extra's.
WintersGift rated for Insta Tarot (Round 1) on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: Great reading and adorable deck!
Rosa1 rated for Insta Tarot (Round 1) on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: thank you!
HannahsMommy07 rated for You've Got Mail #2 on May 21, 2018
Mammybarnes rated for Fish ATC and Mail Art on May 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice ATC
evsmom03 rated for Simple and Quick Tea Swap on May 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the teas! Yes, we can get Bigelow here, I have a few myself lol! I can't wait to try them! I haven't had coconut tea yet 😊. The art postcards are amazing & will be making it onto my postcard wall! It's been rainy here, but I think it's supposed to be nice tomorrow (finally!). Thank you again! Kerry
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards. That is fantastic that your mailman could still deliver your package to you!
Jaymmers rated for Getting started tea swap #2 ☕️ on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: I absolutely LOVE these postcards! I also really enjoyed your letter. Would you mind if I wrote you back? Just let me know :)
Response: I would not mind at all! And I'm so glad you like the postcards, too. Have a lovely day!
NatACT rated for AS: Christmas Ornament on Mar 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ornament. I know I thanked you face to face, but I can't believe I didn't rate, sorry.
Response: It's super easy to forget stuff in the silly season. And in any other season apparently, because I have been meaning to get in touch with you again! Let's do that sometime.
kasa rated for International penpals swap on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you Zin for your letter and all the other things you sent that show some things about your life. I have been to Canberra many years ago. All the best in your new job.
SLembke rated for Dog With a Heart on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Love the daschund! I can so see my friend that has three (!) putting them in sweaters like that. Thanks.
Response: There seems to be this thing with daschunds where you have one, or you have many, there is no 'only two'. That's pretty ok with me though :)
TrishaLouise rated for Heart ATC inside and out on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic hearts ATC!
claradead rated for Doodle me a face! Handmade PC #1 on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: Zin, love love love the card. Very raw, yet clean at the same time. Your drawing is so nice, u should work for Disney!!! Thanks again and best wishes from Hong Kong!
Response: Haha, gosh, thanks so much for the kind words! I'm not sure Disney would go for my ah... particular art, but the vote of confidence is super appreciated. I hope you're having a lovely day!

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CurlyTea on Apr 17, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Apr 19, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

nannycat on Dec 19, 2017:

you went to so much trouble to make sure the fill my stocking ,got here on time I had to open it before Chritmas like a big kid .... the pens are great they will get used a lot ..I hope you and your family have a great Chritmas and a safe and Prosperous New Year Cheers Wendy

nannycat on Dec 19, 2017:
sakura15 on Sep 26, 2017:

I love these cat gifs. They are hilarious! Enjoy!

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HappyMom on May 15, 2017:

Thanks for all the great comments on my Instagram!

reader44ever on Oct 3, 2016:

haha Zin . . . We Americans apparently have to be different in just about everything. Chocolate on the outside and nougat on the inside here is, I think, a Three Musketeers. ;-)

lloydp on Aug 8, 2016:

Hi Eleanor Here is another cutie Pat

lloydp on Aug 8, 2016:

Hi Eleanor Here is my favourite animal (Deco your Friend's profile - favourite animal) Pat lloyd

LizH on Aug 5, 2016:

my 2 favorite animals via Deco your frined's profile swap

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