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Date Joined: July 20, 2011
Last Online: January 28, 2014
Birthday: September 27, 1973
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

Update: February 2012 I'm having a break from swap bot (mainly for financial reasons as posting out overseas has gotten so expensive). I'll check in about once a month and sign up to a few swaps as and when I can afford to. Thanks.

About me: eccentric english lady in thirties, happily married, with one child. work in data management.

I love knitting, sewing -embroidery and fabric craft like dressmaking, and Lego! I still have sets in my house of houses from when I was a kid - and love the new buildings and lego people that they've brought out.

I am not religious, so I dont want anything 'god' related, nor anything 'occult' such as tarot. I really dont like anything like that.

I dont have any pets, so am not a great animal lover, but appreciate that they are cute (sometimes!) I would love to have a big garden so that I could keep chickens and goats, and maybe a tortoise!

My tastes are quite conservative and classical, if you think it wont offend anyone, then it will probably be ok for me.

I like postcards, craft things, tea (everything is better with a cup of tea) in all sorts of varieties - green tea, herbal, oolong, earl grey.The only one I've found I don't like is rooibos (red bush tea). I like pencils, and usually write with one rather than a pen!

I dont watch much TV, but I like films, and foreign language films,I watch a bit of sport stuff- I follow the Tour de France as my other half loves cycling.

I am interested in travel, and love VW campervans, I go camping quite a bit when its warmer, but its more like 'glamping' with all the stuff I take.

I have eczema and asthma, and am allergic to a lot of 'scented products' -please be aware of this!

Favorite Music

Favourite music: anything really. I like coldplay, queen, aerosmith, bon jovi, meatloaf, t.rex, classical-rachmaninov, beethoven, sibelius, elgar. I do NOT like hip-hop, trance and garage!

Favorite Books

Favourite books: crime fiction like Inspector Montelbano series, and easy reads like Stephanie Plum series. I used to work in a bookshop though, where I had to read so much that I'm kind of tired of books at the moment, and preferring craft books and patterns.

I love notebooks and pencils (I always prefer writing with a pencil or an Italic pen) as I am always writing stuff down as I am really good at forgetting! I create a lot of lists to help keep me organised.

Favorite Crafts

Now this is what I do most of the time!

knitting: I love knitting -socks, jumpers, hats and scarves, I knit for my family a lot. I use cable needles, and love wooden needles, and natural fibres.

crochet: (beginner level!) I'm not very good at this but am trying to master the basics.

dressmaking: i like amy butler patterns and have just discovered the delights of japanese sewing pattern books and magazines like pochee. I love Japanese style (so varied!) and things kawaii.

I would love to get any craft supplies for sewing or knitting: ribbons, embroidery threads, stitch markers, colourful fabrics (I adore liberty prints).

I also like pretty little tins (like old sweetie tins) which I use for pins, stitch markers and all sorts of clutter!

I have just started doing some paper based crafts- Zentangles, and art journalling. I love the work done by Danny Gregory.

I always appreciate anything handmade.

stuff to know about me

I will be sending my swaps via UK Royal mail. This is not known for being the fastest in the world, and if I am sending overseas then sometimes big delays can happen so please bear this in mind before assuming that I havent bothered.

My local Post Office is not very good but I have to use it for weighing and sending parcels.

Please alert me if something expected is not received and I shall sort something out.

My greatest fear with this site is that people will make a judgement that is not true about me.

Please do not betray my trust, or let me down. Believe me - I have had enough in my life of that.

About Me

I like lots of flavours: vanilla, spice, chocolate, strawberry, lemon & more...

I like all colours as each have their place. My favourite colour is turquoise, and secondly purple.

I like nature, I love being outdoors especially in Autumn.

I like foraging (collecting berries like sloes and blackberries) and make jams, chutney and flavoured gin & vodka which I mostly give away as presents through the year. I like giving and receiving home-made traditional stuff- which is why I love swap bot!


Tommie rated for Zentangle Rainbow Series #7 VIOLET on Feb 27, 2012
Comment: thank you!
bowedover rated for NFS Beginners: Tea Wallet on Feb 24, 2012
Comment: Love it! Thanks so much :)
MeSo rated for pamper your teeth. on Feb 22, 2012
Comment: Thank you :)
Craftywonder rated for Variety of Buttons on Feb 22, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the tissue cover, and the added embellishment of the ribbon was a lovely idea! Thank you for the extras as well, I can already see how I'm going to use the fabric, ribbon, and embroidery floss...! Thanks again!
kgeslab rated for Advent Calendar - TEA with a twist on Feb 17, 2012
Comment: Thanks! It was so much fun. Sorry it took me so long to rate you!
Brighteyes1028 rated for Easy Infinity Scarf on Feb 11, 2012
Comment: Thank you
Response: I hope you enjoy wearing it. I had fun making it for you.
Comment: Thx for a great first swap!
Response: I hope you carry on with more swaps- I really liked this swap as it got me to do something different.
Comment: Thank you so much for the crochet square.
Response: No problem, I enjoyed this swap. Thanks for the heart.
smilesalot7 rated for spoil my bathroom on Feb 8, 2012
Comment: Thank you for everything. I love the bag. :o)
Response: Glad it arrived safely. I hope the bag makes you smile! Thanks for the heart.
LJ rated for *Edited* Seasonal Apron Swap--February on Feb 5, 2012
Comment: The apron is beautiful! You did a fantastic job! The fabric is very fun. Thank you so very much, I am honored to be the recipient of your apron!
Response: So glad you liked the fabric- I thought it went with the 'theme', and certainly made me smile even though it was way out of my 'normal fabric zone'! I had fun doing my first 'frill' too!
Sproet rated for Semi circle dumpling pouch on Jan 26, 2012
Comment: Thank you for a lovely dumpling! Really like the print too. You really took a risk with the soap but ... the pouch smells really nice ;-) Love it! Xo, Miranda
Response: So glad you liked it, and the soap, I know it was a huge risk, but the dumpling was so empty it needed a treat!
Artstamper rated for Zentangle Rainbow Series #4 GREEN on Jan 21, 2012
Comment: Thank you for your lovely zentangle! Also for the PC of Stonehenge and the felted wool. Really enjoyed your letter.
Response: Glad you liked it, and the blue one as well, I am really enjoying doing Zentangles now that I've practiced some more.
Artstamper rated for Zentangle Rainbow Series #5 BLUE on Jan 21, 2012
Comment: Thank you for your very pretty blue zentangle. I know what you mean about the mail especially when it is out of the country. It came fast so not to worry.
auntmaymay1221 rated for tea and a tote. on Jan 9, 2012
Comment: Extra tea-yay!
Response: Glad you liked it- I can never be without tea!
Comment: Thank you for all those different kind of teas. I really enjoyed opening one a day and even if I haven't drunk all of them yet I loved the once I already tasted. This was a very nice swap and I hope there will be another for 2012, because this advent calendar was amazing, well you as one of my swap partners made it amazing! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! I loved this swap too. It was simple to do, but so nice to receive and drink all the lovely teas. I have found some new favourites (apple tea) as well.
Comment: Meg, It finally arrived and thank you for the receipe. I have mailed a letter back. Have a happy christmas. Fran
Response: So sorry attempt no. 2 hasn't arrived. Have written again and posted today (7th Dec) this one has a cheesecake recipe with it so you'll know if you get this one. I've made sure it is airmail letter rate too- in case this was the problem.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely apron! I love love the white and gold! Baked cookies while wearing it on Saturday! Thank you again. Happy Christmas.
Response: So glad you liked the fabric, I was a bit worried it wasn't colourful enough- but I like a bit of plain and simple!
Deeno1105 rated for Zentangle Rainbow Series #3 YELLOW on Dec 16, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the yellow zentangle and the extra blank tile w/sleeve. Just remember, there are no mistakes & practice makes perfect. =-)
Response: thanks for the heart, sorry for the delay in responding. Glad you liked the tangle- and yep practice is part of the process to getting better!
Response: Thanks for the heart!

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Itti on Nov 14, 2011:

Great profile!

bellazoo on Nov 13, 2011:

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on! xoxox

ravenpixielove on Oct 21, 2011:

I forgot to say that I loved the bird card you sent the tangle in im using it in some art

TerryF on Sep 28, 2011:

…to the Nuts for Sewing Group!

ravenpixielove on Sep 13, 2011:

Thank you for your daisy tangle It's great!! hope to swap with you again.

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