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CatInTheHat

CatInTheHat
Date Joined: July 1, 2007
Last Online: November 26, 2009
Birthday: May 27, 1985
Country: UK
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About Me

I work for a conservation charity in Dorset, south coast of England since doing an Ecology degree at the University of East Anglia. I'm passionate about the environment and conservation and I enjoy crafting and scrapbooking and love taking part in swaps. I also love all things vintage!

My favourite colour is probably green, at the moment! I especially like soft, mossy greens and greyish greens. I generally prefer natural looking colours to bright ones, but I also love sunny oranges and yellows. I prefer dogs to cats, the countryside to the city, and tea to coffee (of course, I'm English!).

I love receiving handmade items, as long as these have been made with care. I don't have pierced ears but do wear clip on earrings. I love to receive fabric items, especially patchwork, such as quilts and tote bags, or any kind of bag really! I would also love to receive softies and art dolls in any style. Any handmade items will always be happily received!

I love vintage buttons, ric rac, ribbons and lace. I collect lots of odds and ends for making collages such as old bingo cards, game pieces, victorian scraps, old photographs, letters, postcards etc, so if you're having a clearout of your stash I'm always happy to find a home for these sort of items!

Favorite Crafts

I love creating in all sorts of styles and media. I make jewellery which I sell on etsy and have been experimenting with more use of found objects and recycled treasures, although have not had the courage to list these for sale yet!

I enjoy collage and make ATCs and larger mixed media pieces, again encorporating found and repurposed items when I can. I am also interested in assemblage and more 3 dimensional creations.

I also love fabric and sewing, although still very much a beginner! I would love to learn to follow a pattern but at the moment I'm mostly sticking to small scale items such as purses and softies that I make up.

I am attempting to learn to crochet, and am constantly amazed by the quality and range of yarn available. I am fascinated by amigurumi and would love to learn to make them!

I also love art dolls of all kinds and I enjoy playing around trying to create a doll that is original and representational of my own style and character.

Favorite Books

Too many to mention really, but I love fantasy books, especially tolkien, Philip Pullman's His dark Materials and James Barclay's Raven series. Other great books that come to mind right now are Memoirs of a Geisha, Chocolat, the Earth's Children series, Five Quarters of the Orange, The Da Vinci Code, The Mosquito Coast and By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept.

Favorite Movies

The Lord of the Rings, Pretty Woman, My Best Friend's Wedding, Love Actually, Much Ado About Nothing, I Capture the Castle, Pirates of the Caribbean, That Thing You Do, The Holiday, probably lots more that escape me right now!

My Sweetpea

My fiance, Matt, is starting to get a wee bit jealous of all the wonderful mail I receive so if you'd like to send something for him in a swap instead of for me that would make his day!

He likes cricket, sailing, funny monsters, cooking (especially trying new unusual recipes), old cartoons (warner bros, flintstones etc), art, biographies, the sea, Ricky Gervais, golden retrievers, Jeeves and Wooster, socks, and other boy-type things!

Things I like

  • birds
  • mushrooms (images, softies etc)
  • cottages
  • lizards, especially chameleons and leopard geckos
  • actually, any and all reptiles! (In the wild! Not as pets)
  • the sea
  • blues, greens, colours from nature
  • anything vintage
  • marsupials
  • chocolate
  • tea (not really fruit teas though)
  • old childrens books with beautiful illustrations
  • buttons
  • fairies
  • badgers
  • unusual rubber stamps
  • anatomical drawings
  • japanese fabric
  • cupcakes
  • seahorses
  • amigurumi
  • meerkats
  • vintage jewellery

Things I'm not so keen on

  • big chain stores and multinational companies
  • mass produced goods
  • the smell of cigarette smoke
  • items not made with care

Ratings

stacirose rated for Autumn Inspiration on Jan 20, 2010
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Comment: I will be happy to change my rating if something arrives. Be well.
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Comment: I have PM'd with no response - swapper has not been on Swapbot since 11/26/09 - I hate to give a one, but.... Will re-rate if swap is received.
neca84 rated for Owls on Dec 15, 2009
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Comment: No OWLS NO communication nothing... I will revise this rating IF I ever see an owl in my letternbox........... how disapointing, I am sooooo OVER Flakers,
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Comment: thank you for the great atc and the extra prints. have a good week.
Response: I'm glad you like the ATCs, thanks for the rating!
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Comment: The ATC was definitely worth the wait.Thank you. Merry Christmas, Connie
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thanks for being so patient!
miyi rated for ✩Non-Brand &etc Kawaii Swap ✩ on Nov 18, 2009
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Comment: Package was late, but I really love the stuff you sent me! Yes I like the penguin stickers too! Will use the cute pen at work~
Response: I'm really glad you liked everything! Thanks for your patience and the rating :)
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Comment: thanks for the cute inchies you sent me..love them...
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like them
madamegooseberry rated for Vintage Hallowe'en Inchies on Oct 24, 2009
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Comment: Just wonderful! I love them! Thank you so very much!
Response: I'm glad you love them, they were fun to make!
Lishmo rated for Vintage Hallowe'en Inchies on Oct 24, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much! The inchies are beautiful. :)
Response: Thanks! I'm so glad you like them :)
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Comment: How very unique! These will be an excellent addition to my new inchie collection :-D Thanks!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you like them!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful ATC :-)
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like her
artrato3 rated for Color Combos on Sep 22, 2009
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Comment: great swap,a wonderful parcel of gifts!
Response: Thanks, I'm really glad you like the things I sent!
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Comment: thank you so much, she came out great. :)
17Papergoddess rated for HOOT! 'cause they're cute on Sep 16, 2009
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Comment: Love it! thanks :) too cute
Response: I'm so pleased, he was really fun to make!
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Comment: excellent assortment, lol. I opened the pkg in the car enroute to dinner with friends so I had to keep passing round the bits & pieces for all to exclaim over as I tried to explain the concept of swapbot, lol. Ready for round 2 whenever you are! thanks for the set up :)
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you liked it all! Definitely up for another round!
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Comment: Nice work!
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Comment: What a beautiful ATC! Thank you very much!!!
Response: You're welcome! I really enjoyed making it and I'm glad you like it!
fepamplona rated for 100 Inchies Project - Numbers on Aug 26, 2009
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Comment: Hi, thanks you for the inchies, they are BEAUTIFUL!
Response: Thanks, I'm glad you like them!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC :-)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package of goodies. Marmite Walkers are perfect and the chocolate yum. The softie is adorable, i love it :) No wonder your boyfriend wants one too. I tried to get on to your blog but i had trouble. Can you pm me the link again. Thank you :)
Response: I'm really glad you like it! Your package was fab too, everyone wants me to make them a moopy from the pattern you sent!

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Comments

kthanxbye on Oct 6, 2009:

thank you for the sept. wishlist goodies:)

JennyTheArtist on Sep 28, 2009:

photo Thank you so much for the beautiful, little, white lace via September's wishlist. It's perfect!!

CuteasaButton87 on Sep 2, 2009:

Hey, ive just made a new swap that i think you might be interested in - please join as this is my first attempt at organizing a swap =]

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/44336

Thanks xx

RainyC on Aug 31, 2009:

You are very welcome.. I realized after a few others posted.. that I forgot to include that in my packages.. RainyC

julief on Aug 25, 2009:

Ah! I can't thank you enough for granting my wish and making me those earrings. I adore them! They are a million times better than the ones in my etsy faves! Thank you so much!

Bluelily on Aug 20, 2009:

Thanks so much for the ATCs you made. They are wonderful. Very artistic. I love the "Night Owl"......lol.....that is what I am....lol. And I just bought a binder with sleeve pages to display the atcs I have been given so this is really special. Thanks, Susan

KatarinaNavane on Jul 15, 2009:

Thanks so much for the ATCs from my wishlist! They're lovely

barmeychick on Jul 8, 2009:

A BIG THANKYOU for my earrings & goodies that you sent to me for the wishlist group! I love the colours of my earrings :-)

kupkake on Jul 3, 2009:

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Thank you so much for the (R&RSS) AWESOME package! I LOVED everything, especially the black bag! :)

Thank you, Suzie

eadaoin on Jul 1, 2009:

Thank you for the fab wishlist package. I love the retro patterns :)

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