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Annabelle

Annabelle
Date Joined: October 5, 2007
Last Online: January 2, 2010
Birthday: April 23, 1977
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a somewhat quirky, crafty girl from Portland, OR. I turned 31 this year, so I guess I'm in my thirties. How did that happen? I love random surprises, giving and receiving. Hiding plastic farm animals for others to find is a favorite pastime. I've written 3 little zines recently. Postcardx is super fun!

Stuff I Like

ephemera, polaroids, photobooth photos, any odd photos, zines, striped socks, tiny plastic animals- especially farm animals, mail!, autumn, paper, doodles, sketches, haiku, kawaii- tare panda is my favorite- see more kawaii info below, decaf and herbal tea (I'm currently looking for some kind of decaf tea with jasmine), tea bag tags, decaf coffee, buttons- the kind you pin on and the kind on clothes, glass and metal beads, vegan recipes, favorite color: green, favorite color combo: light to medium green and blue- like the ocean, I like all colors though, mix cds, classic atari games, board games, card games, foreign coins, crafty stuff, postage stamps-new and used, beach glass, natural items- leaves, lichen, rocks, etc, snoopy, sheep, chickens, monkeys, stationery, pug dogs, vw vans, stickers, bits and pieces, odds and ends...

Favorite Crafts

Pottery, collage, any paper craft, mail art, photography, drawing, crocheting, knitting (I'm an amateur), sewing, a little jewelry making, mixed media stuff... I have thoughts of doing art installation stuff, maybe with a group of people, Andy Goldsworthy'ish things and maybe some more urban type stuff.

When in Portland...

...be sure to visit Sushi Takahashi and Ground Kontrol. Conveniently located just a couple blocks from each other. What could be better than an evening of vegan sushi from the train and video games!

dislikes

There are just a few things I wouldn't really like to receive: Candy or other food, I have some pretty specific eating habits, no sugar, vegan, etc. Lotions, lip gloss, soap, and other stuff like that. My ears aren't pierced, so I can't use earrings. I don't really like disney or diddle. Otherwise, I probably will love anything you send!

postage

I love stamps! Please use actual stamps when sending stuff to me, if you can, not a printed postage machine label.

one-on-one swap possibilities

Zines. Handmade stuffies. ATCs. Polaroids. Penpal letters.

tare panda

I love tare panda! If you have any extra tare panda stationery, stickers, etc. that you would like to trade for something, let me know.

kawaii

I like just about any kawaii, but here are a few others that I like almost as much as tare panda: monokuruo boo, mamegoma, food with faces, chococat, vintage (or vintage looking) hello kitty, superhero hello kitty and those little cats that have a food item for their body. I love snoopy (and woodstock) too, even though he isn't kawaii :^) The only kawaii things I don't like are the real animal photos, diddle and disney.

wish list

snoopy stationary- letter sets or memo sheets (any size)

superhero hello kitty lettersets or large memo sheets

tare panda, superhero hello kitty, monokuro boo and mamegoma sticker flakes (or anything else!)

handmade stuffies and amigurumi!

other handmade stuff

amigurumi and felt/fabric stuffie patterns

polaroids

wacky photobooth photos

zines

decaf tea with jasmine

the little tags from tea bags

Ratings

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Comment: What a super awesome package Annabelle! and that's an understatement :) The reusable shopping bags are OMG gorgeous, your zines (those made by you) SO good (I am a haiku lover too and really like your drawings) , the other zines you picked up for me (I was actually dying to read two of them and could not get hold of copies) , the beautiful postcards and all those recipes. I am off to make spinach lasagna this weekend :) Thanks, thanks, thanks! I would give you 10 hearts if I could. Will keep in touch!
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Comment: Wow! Can I say; Awesome! Thanks heaps! I loved both of the postcards you sent me. I adored the one with the zebra etc! It has taken pride of place on my postcard wall! Thanks for doing this swap with me!
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Comment: I love your ideas, especially the library one! And thank you so much for sending your zine - it's wonderful. The first one I've ever received! I really enjoyed this swap, and it looks like you did too! Sam xoxo
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Comment: Thank you for the photos :)
JewelzyBug rated for International postcard pen pals on Oct 25, 2008
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Comment: Hi! I got your great pc and am sending you out a reply! Thanks so much!
coolcamaro rated for International postcard pen pals on Oct 5, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
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Comment: Thank you so much! The polaroids are beautiful! They will go nicely in my collection.
neopostretro rated for polaroids of neon signs @ night on Sep 16, 2008
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Comment: Very cool polaroids! Thank you!
Frogglin rated for your polaroid photography on Sep 8, 2008
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Comment: Awesome photo and I love the zine so much. Say hi to your monkey for me!
apartmentcatEtsy rated for Craft Zine on Sep 4, 2008
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Comment: A wonderful zine! And thank you for the extras!
JoannaTHSAL rated for polaroids of neon signs @ night on Sep 4, 2008
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Comment: Great photos - worth the wait! Thank you! (Great idea for an envelope too!)
kaypendragon rated for Feltbots: pincushion or magnet on Aug 29, 2008
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Comment: Thanks! I love the turtle!
Chloetron rated for your polaroid photography on Aug 22, 2008
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Comment: Aw, thanks so much for sending your zines and some sticker flakes along with the very pretty polaroid. I would love to get that piece of camera ephemera, and I would definitely send you something awesome back!
julijul rated for Vacation Postcards! on Aug 22, 2008
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Comment: Wow what an interesting old postcard. Thanks! hope you had a good time.
coolcamaro rated for Vacation Postcards! on Aug 21, 2008
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Comment: Thank you.
joyceann888 rated for Vacation Postcards! on Aug 21, 2008
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Comment: Thanks for the fun card! It looks like a spot I'd enjoy visiting!
Dooped rated for your polaroid photography on Aug 20, 2008
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Comment: Ahh! I can't tell you how much I love everything you sent! The polaroid was beautiful, the postcard was adorable, and I can't wait to sit down with a cup of tea and read your zine! Thank you again - you're a great partner! (P.s. I don't think Charlie would ever like to have sticky notes all over him. Just a guess, though. :>)
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard(s). Great....
neopostretro rated for Polaroid Street Art/Graffiti on Aug 6, 2008
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great polaroid and the cute notecard!
cloud9 rated for One envelope scavenger swap! REVISED on Jul 29, 2008
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Comment: Got my envelope today....WOW!! I was so excited!! I loved everythihg!! You did a great job!! Thanks so much for the extra special RED surprise too!! I hope we can swap again real soon!! Happy Swapping, Beth :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

Hippiechick1955 on Feb 15, 2010:

We have a new group that is starting up: "Pug Lovers and all things puggy"

You have been sent an invitation to join. Your invitation should appear at the end of your list of current groups. Hope you will accept!!!

stacirose on Jul 30, 2009:

Last day to sign up is today!!! Would love to see you there!!!

Handmade Holidaze Notecards!

coolbaker5 on Dec 27, 2008:

swap Join a new swap Vegan Recipes

Canariangal78 on Dec 6, 2008:

Hello! :) I just sent you an invite for the Collective Zine Project as it would be great to have you in the team. Let me know when my parcel gets there, I guess it already arrived. Hope you liked everything in it :)

tobiejonzarelli on Oct 5, 2008:

Hi Annabelle, thanks so much for taking time to send a response card for the International pen pals postcard swap. I love Karen the kitty!! Keep your eye out for that mail man! =) Mary

SacredYoli on Oct 3, 2008:

Thank you for joining my RAK Swap. I hope you find this swap both fun and enlightening. Please join my flickr group to add your photos, so that all can enjoy. http://flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/ There are already photos posted.

Saludos, Yoli

tobiejonzarelli on Sep 12, 2008:

Love to have you join a new swap!

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/21651

JenDiggityDirt on Aug 28, 2008:

P.S. I'm jealous you're in Portland. I think that's pretty much vegan Mecca, from what I gather. Do you go to Food Fight all the time? sigh I'm really, really jealous!

JenDiggityDirt on Aug 28, 2008:

Hey there! Thanks for joining the Amalagamated Vegan Society! Our first swap should be going in the next few days. We'll have loads of fun, I'm sure!

indygirl on Aug 16, 2008:

Thanks for the craft zine swap! Especially love the monkey and the haiku:)

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