Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2022 2:48 am


Date Joined: April 17, 2021
Last Online: January 24, 2022
Birthday: December 1
Country: Canada
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About Me

A Note as of December 21, 2021, 90% of the flooding is gone! mail is coming and going now as normal!

Hello! I am four gnomes in a trenchcoat A.k.a. Abi! I live in Canada and work as a barista and am a little bit of a coffee snob. In my free time, I enjoy drawing, sculpting, and writing. my favorite things to draw are skeletons and animals. though recently I have been mixing watercolors into some of my drawings. I love to collect all types of stickers and have made some of my own stickers too!

some of the things I have made can be found on my Etsy FromtHeart You can also find me on Instagram where I occasionally post some things I have made. my handle is also @fourgnomesinatrenchcoat on Instagram

A NOTE! Both my mom and I are on this site and since we live at the same home, we have the same address. I do not have a second profile it is just my mom (fierycanuck). While we do enjoy similar swaps we are not the same person!

Favorite Music

I am a huge fan of indie and electro music. most of the time I can be found with headphones in listening to music.

here are my current top ten songs: Achillies come down - the gang of youths

Brutus- the buttress

Perpetual mild illness- the original crooks and nannies

Hayloft- Mother mother

Of the night- Bastille

Meet me in the woods-Lord Huron

Comics- Caravan Palace

Psycho- kujah

Come around- MIA

NFWMB- Hozier

Favorite Books

My favorite book genre to read is fantasy. My favorite is rewritten fairytales. I love how authors are able to take a well-known story and rewrite it in a way that you never quite know where it is going.

My top two books are the lie tree by Frances Hardinge and seven wonders by peter lerangis

Favorite Movies

I am a huge fan of action movies! I love the fast pace and the suspense of them.

I usually will watch the same two movies or and over again until I can predict the next line of each movie, then I find two new movies and start the process over again.

the two movies I switch through right now are:

King Arthur: Legend of the sword

and Robin Hood (2018)

I also like to watch animated cartoons with my Mom and younger sister. our current favorites are: Miraculous Ladybug

teen titans go

and Gravity falls

Favorite Crafts

I love jewelry making, drawing, watercolors, letter writing, postcard making, sticker making, and sculpting with polymer clay.

Currently, I am making polymer clay charms and am really enjoying that!. My current favorites are some goldfish in a bag that I made using polymer clay and resin, along with some glow-in-the-dark UFOs with cows. Some of the things other things I have been making can be found on Etsy at Fromtheart.

I have recently discovered the joys of making envelopes! so most of the envelopes I send I have made and decorated myself! I Have also been making tags, pocket envelopes, and snail-mail folders too.

I have recently branched out into pressing flowers and using them in crafts. So if you have any advice or have some you would like to send along to me I would greatly appreciate it!

Likes and dislikes

Honestly, I can not think of something that I would not enjoy receiving. I just get excited about getting mail at all! I will not lower my rating if I did not like something you send. I would much rather receive something that brings you joy and that you enjoy sending. Don't stress it! anything I won't use will either be given to my siblings or will be used in another swap.

I am super interested in history and other cultures so if you write me a letter please tell me about your culture, religion or local history.

If you are sending to me in a postcard swap, I prefer blank postcards. not stamped and not written on unless the swap calls for something different. the only postcards I will not use/enjoy are city/province/attraction postcards. I have no use for them and it feels a little weird to me to send someone a touristy postcard for a place I have never or will never go to.

drinks and snacks

I love trying new snacks and drinks so if you have anything you think I haven't tried please send it along!

I love tea! especially iced teas as I usually forget I made myself tea so it is cold by the time I have finished it.

I love coffee! I prefer sweet coffee but am willing to try any new types at least once.

I also like drink powders! they are a little hard for me to find but there are so many I have not tried yet that I would love to try!

Things I am always looking for

I'm sure I am not the only person who has a hard time finding certain crafty items. Here are a few that I have a hard time finding!

Anything gnome-themed! as you can probably tell by my username, I love gnomes!!

grid Washi tape

botanical Washi Tape

vintage Washi Tape


word stickers

clear stickers

green pens

Ephemera (vintage, fairytale, botanical,)

non-puffy stickers

seed paper

paper confetti

Anything fairytale-themed

If you have any of these things and are looking to get rid of them I will gladly take them off your hands!


Comment: I am so into green right now thank you for the paint chip card.
watercolorgirl rated for VF: 6 pocket mini album INTL on Jan 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your lovely mini pocket album. I really like the colors that you used. I will also enjoy using the Washi tapes. Hope you are having a happy New Year.
Itchy rated for Profile-based postcard #1 on Jan 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice PC:S, I totally love them! :)
Comment: I loved the sticker selection. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the great swap. Love the envelope and goodies.
Comment: Thank you so much for the journal cards, they are absolutely fantastic.
Comment: Hello Abi and thank you so much for these lovely pockets! I just love the Kraft paper fronts with the gorgeous postage-style tops--such a wonderful accent. The pockets are beautifully made; thank you for the tea &the paint chips, too.
Jangonz rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: Great to do Nothing! Have a good weekend.
kaelin rated for 3 things about my cat on Jan 15, 2022
Comment: Such a sweet and thoughtful swap. The handmade stamp is my favorite item of any I’ve received so far! Many blessings, well-wishes, and good health to you and your cats. 😸
Comment: Thank you absolutely amazing cant wait to use it in my garden journal ill be making
lilymonmomma rated for 1st Fandamonium swap on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: You put so much thought into the letter. I absolutely adored the studio Ghibli stationary. Not to mention the stickers and everything else you put in there thank you so much.
primaveratime rated for Chocolate (October) on Jan 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you Abi for the great chocolate.
annim rated for Playlist Swap - Discover New Music! on Jan 4, 2022
Comment: I have never heard of these songs. I do love the title of "perpetual mild illness". It is how I have been for the last months. :D
Comment: Thank you for the great swap. I love the snowman postcards you made! 😊❤️
Comment: Thank you for the journal cards. My favorites are Monday, the one where you split the image in two then did stamping, the butterfly, and the embossed white with the gold leaf. Nicely done.
Comment: Hello Abi, thank you soooo much for the wonderful botanical items... I love everything!! The stickers are amazing. Very generous and thoughtful swap ❤❤❤
Comment: Thanks!
Colinde rated for Thrift shop finds on Dec 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice pot holder, I really like it and used it already for Christmas diner today! Best wishes and merry Xmas!
Ladyadybug rated for YTPC: Book Page Ephemera on Dec 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the abundant amount of ephemera you have made and sent me! :)

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9O96O on Jan 13, 2022:

Hi AW. I thought you might like a Rien Poortvliet painting on your Comments section. His gnomes are so charming. I've dropped your deco in the mail for the Artistic Deco 1/2022 swap.

AnnaM on Dec 22, 2021:

Thank you so much for your birthday wishes! Happy Belated Birthday to you! Anna ♥

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GummiBear on Nov 11, 2021:

Hey I got your beautiful envelope. Thank you so much. I love the way you decorated it. Ill definitely be keeping it to store loose envelopes now.

nadithings on Oct 19, 2021:

Thanks soo much for the envies and especially the earrings!! I actually have the exact books! I hope you get my snacks soon too! Thanks again for the surprise cheap postage tag! Xoxo nadi

Trevismom on Oct 16, 2021:

Hello! I'm you partner in the hand made fairy accessory swap. I wanted to let you know that it will be a couple of days late. I'm waiting for one part to come in to finish it. I hope that you don't mind. Have a great day! Deanna ❤

SwapwithMisty on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you for the fabulous recipe!! I'm super excited to try it!!! <3

bblue on Oct 3, 2021:

Thank you for the fabulous package of surprises you sent for the Surprise Tag! I really appreciate all the items you made, such as the collage and decorated envelopes. And the oversize paperclip made me smile.:)

kizzlets on Sep 26, 2021:

@fourgnomesinatrenchcoat Hiya! I got your email for the Five Items Challenge swap! I was impressed with how you altered the fox paper, loved the way it’s collage, now I wish I had your collage in my hands haha! It’s beautiful, thank you for sharing it with me

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