My name is Janaina, but you can call me Jay! I'm in my thirties and I teach English in Brazil.
I reduce, reuse, recycle, regift and you can do it for me as I might do it for you. It´s a principle of a life without excess and accumulation. It´s fun!
I love anything with cute dogs on it. Actually, I don't think there's such thing as a "non-cute dog" (or animal whatsoever). Being the mother to the two most lovely poodles ever seen, anything that comes with four legs and fur has a special place in my heart.
Here's a picture of my babies: Petit (12 yo boy on the left) and Fefê (14 yo girl on the right). They're the best kind of "people" I'll have in my life, that's for sure!
Things that make me smile:
I'm crazy about books and willing to swap whatever you want for them. We can arrange a private swap, just get in touch. I can cross stitch you something (scroll down to see a few of my pieces) or agree on something else. I'm particularly interested in crime books. Examples of authors I like: Tom Perrotta, Jo Nesbo, Alex Kava, Rachel Ward, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Andrea Kane, Cory Doctorow, etc...
If you have any suggestions of books you think I should read, please, leave me a note!
linnen/evenwave for me to cross stitch on. Any color is fine, although I´d prefer it in white or some other light color. 14ct (28ct) would be p.e.r.f.e.c.t!
DMC skeins of embroidery floss are always welcome! I'm trying to complete my collection, so here are a few of the shades I still don't have:
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embroidery needles. The smaller the better!
making other ppl smile
comics (Calvin and Hobbes are by far my favorite but anything (in English) that's popular in your country and that I can use in class'd be a blast w/ my students)
anything for my husband. He's a military and loves anything WWII related. Also anything related to the military forces in your country. He's size L, loves caps, pens, socks and camping. He's studying Spanish and is very motivated about it, so cosswords/news magazines in Spanish and anything in the theme of the Día de Los Muertos would make his day. He loves music and I believe he'd love a postcard w/ something written in Spanish.
a wooden envelope template similar to THIS
anything kawaii: sticky (or not) memo pads, flakes, pens, pencils, pencil cases, small containers/tins, stamps, pouches etc... Monokuro boo, matryoshka dolls, Deery Lou, TuxedoSam, Nyokki and Penne, Crux Furry Bunny, Purin, Miss Bear's Dream, Hannari Tofu, Yogurt Kun, Iiwaken,Little Red Hood, Mamegoma, Momobuta, Kireizukin, Pinny-mu, Berry Puppy, Rillakuma, Usarusan, Shinzi Katoh, anything with poodles or puppies on it, fruits with happy faces (especially berries and any red fruits)
I just love anything Canada! Maple leaves, maple syrup, Tim Horton's, naked postcards, maps, calendars, stickers, touristy t-shirts, nail polishes, anything Toronto, pressed pennies, The ROM, you name it!
anything for my babies!
I love anything from and about London: tea, Union Jack print, naked postcards, maps, calendars, stickers, touristy t-shirts, nail polishes, used books,...
eco friendly bags (store bought or handmade)
funny shower caps, like this one here
anything w/ woodland critters,dragonflies, ladybugs, bees, mushrooms, blue birds, pandas, bees, fireflies, Red Riding Hood, cookies, cupcakes or cherry flowers on it.
Things that make me frown:
smoke smelling things. This is a smoke-free home.
broken things. Attention to how you pack your swaps, people!
ATCs and scrapbooking items (just not my thing)
Disney, Hello Kitty, Sponge Bob or Diddle stuff.
Zoos. Animals are supposed to be free. It's not funny to be encaged.
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